The Catalyst Maria school community has an amazing upcoming service opportunity, which is the direct result of the passion and zeal that CM staff have expressed for deepening their impact and relationship with the Chicago Lawn community!
Together with CM's community partners Southside Cleanup and Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP), Catalyst Maria is sponsoring a neighborhood cleanup event on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9:00am. The cleanup efforts will last until noon, and then there will be food and family fun at Catalyst Maria until 2:00 pm.
Please support this opportunity by inviting scholars and their families as well as your personal and professional networks! Please sign up through the linked image below- those who register by April 30th will receive a free t-shirt commemorating the event (registration is open until May 7, 2021).
Catalyst Maria High School currently offers Project Lead The Way Biomedical Science at the Honors level, and the school plans to make the course available to all freshmen starting in the 2021 fall semester! Check out an article on this course through the linked image below, and to learn more about joining the Catalyst Maria Wolves, please connect with CM's Director of Recruitment Naurice Olivera at the contact information below!
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In celebration of US Youth Soccer’s National Youth Soccer Month, Catalyst Maria High School announced the formation of a 7-player boys E-Soccer Team. “This was the players’ idea,” said Mr. José Miguel Burgos, Catalyst Maria Head Soccer Coach. “They were already competing among themselves with their neighborhood friends. So we asked how can the school get behind them, support them, and help them be successful?” Mr. Burgos arranged for the purchase of new team jerseys for the players (pictured below) and even procured new controllers for some of the student athletes who needed them.
Noting the importance of community to the sport of soccer, Burgos continued. “We want the players to feel that together they are part of something special even at a time when they are physically distanced. The simple act of putting on school or team colors can make a big difference whether you’re playing on a field or a digital platform. At the same time, it provides me an opportunity to strengthen the teacher-student relationship with the kids.”
Dear Catalyst supporters,
We hope that you and your families are safe, healthy and doing well.
We are extremely excited to announce the establishment of The Catalyst Schools Alumni Persistence Fund, made possible by the generosity of long-time Catalyst friends Terry and Monica Toth. The fund's purpose is to help Catalyst alumni meet urgent needs that might otherwise be an obstacle to continuing post-secondary education. Terry and Monica established this fund to honor the spirit and legacy of John Baptiste De La Salle, patron saint of teachers of youth. Funds will be shepherded by the Catalyst Maria Post-Secondary Success Team and granted to students who need help with items such as books, computers, transportation costs, supplemental fees or other costs that interfere with progress.
This is a terrific gift that complements the existing Sisters of St. Casimir Legacy Scholarship, also established by Terry and Monica, and The CMHS Leadership in Diversity Scholarship, established by CMHS Post-Secondary team member Victoria Coriano and funded by CMHS faculty and friends. These remarkable contributions will enhance Catalyst's already superb college going and college persistence rates, as well as other post-secondary endeavors of our awesome graduates!