Catalyst Circle Rock Hosts Delegation from China

Catalyst Circle Rock hosted over 25 visitors from China interested in learning more about the American education system!  The visitors toured the school, met with school leaders, and heard an incredible performance by the Circle Rockets Orchestra! Many thanks to Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Morgan, Ms. Jessie Connor, Jack Flynn and Mike Schrauth for making the event such a success- check out a picture below!


Catalyst Circle Rock visited by Marcus Ray

Catalyst-Circle Rock was visited by former University of Michigan football player and current Big Ten Network analyst Marcus Ray Thursday!  Mr. Ray provided inspiration for the scholars at CCR during a morning assembly, with the a message of Things in life can make you bitter or they can make you better.  Set a goal and work hard for it, and do not let setbacks prevent you from reaching your dreams.  Many thanks to CCR Dean of Scholars Mr. Kent for arranging this inspirational event- check out a photo below!


Catalyst Circle Rock Featured in Wednesday Journal Article

In a recent Wednesday Journal article, Catalyst-Circle Rock was highlighted for the efforts that their staff and Literacy Brigade volunteers make to changing lives on a daily basis!  A link to the article can be found here- as you will read, the impact that is being made in the Austin community is truly REMARKABLE! 

Catalyst-Circle Rockets Expand

The Catalyst Circle Rockets, our Ravinia sponsored orchestra, will double in size as new musicians are inducted on October 2, 2013.  Ravinia teachers use the El Sistema method of instruction first pioneered in Venezuela.  El Sistema gave birth to the likes of GUSTAVO DUDAMEL who is the conductor of the world famous Los Angeles Philharmonic.  Make your reservations now to witness this historic event - Catalyst doubles the size of its orchestra and promises to become the best performing symphony not only in Chicago's West Side but in all of Chicago!

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