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Circle Rock scholar selected to prestigious music program!

Catalyst Circle Rock scholar Wanye W. is a recipient of a scholarship through the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, where he performed on Monday (Wanye is pictured in the center below). Wanye is one of 17 musicians who practice every Saturday, and the program provides each student with instruments, lesson books, and materials at no cost. The scholarship boasts a roster of alumni who have gone on to some of the nation’s finest colleges, universities and conservatories- we are so proud of Wanye!

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Catalyst Celebrates Black History Month 2019!

The Catalyst school communities are celebrating Black History Month throughout February 2019! On Friday February 22nd, Catalyst Circle Rock held their annual Black History Bowl- pictured below are several winners!

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Catalyst Maria HS engaged a joyful Black History Month throughout February! Grade level teams incorporated intentional cross-curricular activities for scholars to learn about black history through multiple lenses, and College Seminars each adopted an African country to research and celebrate through a heritage project. Black History Month culminated in an amazing assembly on February 27th featuring both scholar and teacher singers, dancers, poets, and presenters to exemplify the theme of “Black Girl Magic and Black Boy Joy” (pictured below). Thank you to all of the CMHS staff made this possible!  

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Catalyst Circle Rock repeats as ballroom dance champions!

Catalyst Circle Rock's 5th and 6th grade scholars defended their title as “May I Have this Dance” ballroom dancing champions at the Chicago Cultural Center! Through the incredible efforts of our scholars, Mrs. Knight, and Mrs. Myers, the CCR team was once again able to achieve FIRST PLACE!!! Congratulations!!

CCR Ballroom Dance Champion 2019

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