Thanksgiving Break 2018

Catalyst is incredibly thankful for the commitment that all members of the Catalyst community dedicate to our mission of teaching minds and touching hearts! In observance of Thanksgiving, Catalyst Schools will be closed to scholars and staff Wednesday, November 21 through Friday November 23, 2018.

We hope that you are able to rest, relax and rejuvenate with family and friends over the Thanksgiving break!   


Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 11.19.18

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their second scheduled meeting of the 2018-2019 school year on Monday November 19, 2018. This meeting will be held at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 and will be from 3:00-5:30 PM.

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.  In accordance with OMA, the agenda for this meeting is below:

*Reconvene and welcome. Review of agenda. Mission moment.

*Review and vote for approval of September 17, 2018 Board of Directors’ meeting’s minutes and October 31, 2018 Finance Committee’s meeting minutes

*Board review and vote of Dr. Colleen Reardon for a renewal term for Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Board review and vote of Larry Williams for a term as Corporate Secretary for Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Board review and vote of Ariel Murray for initial 3-year term on the Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Board review and vote of Marc Gaddis for initial 3-year term on the Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Board review and vote of Claiborne Wade for initial 3-year term on the Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Academic Committee

  • SY17-18 SQRP score review and update on SY18-19 academic strategic plans

*Finance Committee

  • FY18 compliance and finance audit review
  • FY19 year to date review

*Development Committee

  • FY19 year to date review
  • Catalyst Celebration 2018 review
  • Update on auditorium campaign


Catalyst Maria featured on WGN News!

Catalyst Maria scholars participating in the Mission Propelle yoga program were featured on WGN News!  CMES scholars, along with CMHS Principal Ms. Sandoval and Catalyst teacher/yoga instructor Mrs. Groenewold, were featured in a story highlighting the benefits of yoga in the school environment. Mission Propelle is an empowerment program for female scholars in grades K-5, and the yoga classes also emphasize literacy enrichment, self-acceptance and friendship.  Check out the video through the linked image below- great work Mrs. G. and the Mission Propelle team!

Mission Propelle Yoga

Open House Chicago at Catalyst Circle Rock

Catalyst Circle Rock is one of the selected sites for the Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago! This free public festival provides access to architectural treasures throughout Chicago on October 13-14, 2018.  To find out more, please visit the Open House Chicago website linked here.

CCR Auditorium Open House Chicago

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