Q Brothers Visit Catalyst Circle Rock!

Catalyst Circle Rock was very forunate to be visited by the renowned Q Brothers today! The Q Brothers are two brothers who travel the country performing professionally as well as visiting local schools to speak with students on music and fine arts. The Q Brothers and Catalyst partner Chicago Children's Choir have been working together to put on a show next year and creating a documentary on their association with CCC and their outreach programs! Check out a picture from today's visit below!

Q Brothers

Circle Rockets receive special visit!

The Circle Rockets had a special visit from Ms.  Miriam Fried, Program Director of Ravinia's Music Institute on Thursday. Ms. Fried and her students performed for the Circle Rockets in an awesome performance- the groups are pictured below. Thank you Ravinia for arranging this special vist!

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BIG Events for Circle Rockets Orchestra in January!

The Circle Rockets, a 90 scholar Orchestra formed in partnership with Ravinia and Catalyst, have some BIG events happening in January!

On Saturday, January 24, 2015 members of the Ravinia Associates Board (around 50 attendees) will be on hand at Catalyst-Circle Rock. At 10:30 AM the Circle Rockets will show off their greatness in a knock-out performance, followed by break out sessions with the Board Associates, and culminating with a Side-by0Side performance.  It promises to be an INCREDIBLE morning!

During the week of January 26th members of the Civic Orchestra will be on campus to work alongside our scholars at their daily practices. On Friday, January 30th, Mr. Welz Kauffman, President and CEO of Ravinia and members of the Ravinia Jazz Scholars will have a performance for our middle school scholars at 11:30 AM. At 4:30 PM that afternoon, the Civic Orchestra members will perform with our scholars in a Side-by-Side concert!

These events will take place at Catalyst-Circle Rock Charter School- questions can be directed to Ms. Sharon Morgan at CCR!

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Catalyst Circle Rock Receives Generous Gifts!

The Catalyst Circle Rock Kindergarten through 3rd Grade scholars received quite the surprise today when they each received a gift through the Sun Times Season of Sharing campaign! Many thanks to Mrs. Coleman and Ms. Mitchell for arranging this special occassion, and a HUGE thank you to those that contributed an incredibly meaningful gift to our scholars!  


US Congressman Danny Davis visits Catalyst Circle Rock!

Catalyst Circle Rock hosted United States Representative Danny K. Davis today!  This was a great event where Congressman Davis visited with school leaders and was able to tour the incredible instruction that is occurring in CCR classrooms!  Check out the picture below of Congressman Davis and Principal Ms. Mitchell below:


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