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 Maria Lady Wolves are state regional champions!

The Catalyst Maria Lady Wolves are state regional champions!! The team defeated Julian High School 74-20 on Friday evening. The Lady Wolves next game will be 2/12/19 vs. Crane Medical at Lisle High School at 6:00 pm. Congratulations to Coach Cooper and the Lady Wolves on this great accomplishment!

Lady Wolves Regional Champions 2

Catalyst Schools CLOSED January 30 and January 31, 2019

Due to the weather conditions forecasted for Wednesday January 30, 2019 and Thursday January 31, 2019 Catalyst-Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria will be CLOSED to scholars and staff for classes and all school activities.  Catalyst-Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria will have professional development for staff on Friday February 1, 2019 and will not have classes for scholars. Please be safe.

Catalyst Maria HS scholars ALL achieve awards at CPS regional Science Fair!

ALL CMHS scholars who attended the CPS Central Regional Science Fair this week received awards! Details of the awards are below:

Kalvon M. 10th grade – Honorable Mention
Habib K. 9th grade – Excellent Award
Tariq J. 9th grade – Excellence Award
William G. 10th grade – Excellence Award
Christopher A. 12th grade – Outstanding Award

Christopher A. will be moving onto CPS City Science Fair in March to compete against other Regional winners! 

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