Catalyst Maria HS scholar Chris A, Class of 2019, was recently accepted into the researcHStart program with the University of Illinois Cancer Center/University of Chicago. This program includes eight weeks of full-time work over the summer in biomedical research, mentoring from leading medical researchers, support for career development, and skill-building workshops/seminars. Chris was chosen as one of 24 accepted students in the largest applicant pool to date competing with students across Chicago Public Schools. Chris won this year’s Catalyst Maria High School science fair (pictured below) and is a current candidate in the city-wide fair as well. His accomplishments in science also include passing the AP Biology exam in his sophomore year at Catalyst. We are SO PROUD of you Chris!
Last week 50 CMES scholars had their first performance as part of the Chicago Children’s Choir program. This CCC program was in honor of Black History Month and took place on the stage of Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center (pictured below). Great work by CMES scholars and their staff leaders!
The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their third scheduled meeting of the 2017-2018 school year on February 26, 2018. This meeting will be held at Catalyst Maria Charter School, located at 6727 S. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60629 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:
*Welcome and mission moment
- Roundtable with students and parents from Catalyst Maria
- Check-in with the Maria Kaupas Center at Catalyst Maria
- SY2017-2018 mid-year academic check-in
*Review and vote for approval of November 16, 2017 Finance Committee’s meeting minutes and November 20, 2017 Board of Directors’ meeting’s minutes
- YTD on FY18 fundraising goal
- 2018 auditorium groundbreaking and annual event updates
- Update on Catalyst Circle Rock auditorium fundraising
- FY18 YTD review
- Action: Recommendation to proceed with construction loans from MB financial (vote required)
Catalyst Schools- Board of Directors
Finance Committee Meeting
February 20, 2018 1:00-3:30 pm
800 West Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60607
*Review proposal of Catalyst Circle Rock auditorium project financing with vote on recommendation to full Board of Directors
The CM National Honor Society volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House last week to prepare a meal for the families staying there. The NHS sold candy grams for Valentine’s Day to raise the money to feed 20 people- pictured below are NHS members and staff leaders:
National Honor Society also collects unused food from the Friday bagged lunches, and instead of the food going in the trash, they take it to PADS shelter each Friday (pictured below).
TREMENDOUS leadership and embodiment of the Catalyst mission by NHS scholars and staff leaders!