Catalyst Maria Scholar Receives INCS Outstanding Senior Award!

We are extremely proud of Catalyst Maria scholar Isa M., who was one of four recipients of the Outstanding Illinois Charter School Senior Award



Isa is an incredible member of the Catalyst Maria community, and embodies the INCS award's criteria of "demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, commitment to their community, and strong leadership qualities in their school and extracurricular activities. They embody the mission of their charter school and work hard toward achieving their dream of graduating from college and being successful in a career and beyond."

Isa will be awarded a significant college scholarship and will be honored at the INCS Charter Conference on October 26, 2015!

Congratulations Isa on your award and thank you exemplifying the Catalyst mission of "Teaching minds and touching hearts"!

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Catalyst Maria Participates in Out of the Darkness Walk

This weekend Catalyst Maria scholars and staff participated in The Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk (promoting Suicide Awareness and Prevention). It was a beautiful day and thank you to everyone who participated and/or helped promote the walk! Check out an image of Catalyst staff below!

Prevention Walk 

Catalyst Maria Homecoming 2015!

Catalyst Maria High School is excited to celebrate Homecoming 2015! Please see below for an outline of events, and please contact the Catalyst Maria Main Office with questions at (773) 993-1770.




After-School Event

Monday, 9/28


MKC Banner Making

Tuesday, 9/29

Sports Day

Soccer Game in Marquette Park

Wednesday, 9/30

Movie Character/Superhero Day

Senior Picnic (seniors only)

Thursday, 10/1

Black and White Day

Movie Night

Friday, 10/2

Catalyst Spirit Day!!!!

Football Game at DePaul Academy and parking lot dance party

Saturday, 10/3

Red Carpet

Homecoming Dance 7:00-10:00

Catalyst Maria College Fair

The Catalyst Maria team held an incredible event on-campus Friday morning! The image below depicts animal science scholars checking out Veterinary Tech College Program, as well as the 40 schools that attended CM’s annual College Fair!  This was an incredible experience for our scholars, and many thanks to Ms. Fawaz and Ms. Comiskey for their leadership in making this event such a success!

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Catalyst Maria SY15-16 Title I Meeting Dates and Topics

Please join the Catalyt Maria Parent Group for Title I meetings on the following dates and topics:



Introduction to PowerSchool/Goodle Doc(keeping a line of communication with teachers)



Cyber Bullying Prevention and Tips on safety using social media technology



Literacy Night



Parent Involvement = Student Success



10 Tips for Successful Parent - Teacher Conferences



Help your Student Get the Most out of Homework



Health and Nutrition Night



Harold Washington Library ( Educational Resources)



Technology Workshop



Study Skills

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Please join our efforts as a champion for changing lives at The Catalyst Schools. If you would like to speak with a Catalyst staff member about your donation, please call us at 773-295-7001.