Four Catalyst Maria High School Seniors-Christopher A., DuJuan H., Felipe L., and Joanna M. (pictured below)- achieved the Illinois State Scholar Award! The State Scholar Program identifies graduating high school seniors who possess superior academic potential. Students from nearly every high school in Illinois compete in the program, and State Scholars can be found on the campuses of nearly 200 public and private institutions of higher education in Illinois. The combination of exemplary college entrance examination scores and record high school achievement indicate an especially high potential for success in college. To be honored as a State Scholar in Illinois is an outstanding accomplishment that will be a highlight of the recipient’s academic record- we are so proud of Christopher, DuJuan, Felipe, and Joanna!
Catalyst Maria scholars participating in the Mission Propelle yoga program were featured on WGN News! CMES scholars, along with CMHS Principal Ms. Sandoval and Catalyst teacher/yoga instructor Mrs. Groenewold, were featured in a story highlighting the benefits of yoga in the school environment. Mission Propelle is an empowerment program for female scholars in grades K-5, and the yoga classes also emphasize literacy enrichment, self-acceptance and friendship. Check out the video through the linked image below- great work Mrs. G. and the Mission Propelle team!
Please join the Catalyst Maria school community for their Back to School Festival 2018 on Saturday August 25, 2018!
Catalyst Maria High School scholar Christopher A. (Class of 2019) spent this summer working with UChicago and UIC on laboratory research on prostate cancer. The focus of this research was centered on the disparities between African-American and European-American males and prostrate cancer based on vitamin D deficiency. Christopher (pictured below) worked very hard this summer and presented gave a formal presentation on the research this week- we are so proud of him!