Catalyst was featured heavily at the annual Illinois Network of Charter Schools conference on Monday! Catalyst Maria senior Isa Morales was the recipient of the Outstanding Illinois Charter School Senior Award, selected from an incredibly competitive group of deserving candidates!
Catalyst Maria parent Ms. Myisha Shields was awarded the Illinois Charter Parent Advocate Award, representing the parents of over 63,000 charter school students!
Catalyst Maria parent Ms. Tanika Meeks was a featured panelist on the conference’s opening session of All Means All: A Great School for Every Child.
From Catalyst Circle Rock, the Ravinia sponsored Circle Rockets Scholar Orchestra were the featured performance for the 500+ attendees at the awards luncheon and Sister Helen Streuder, was a featured speaker during the session titled Charter Innovations: Employing Tutoring to Drive Strong Student Outcomes.
Congratulations to Isa, Ms. Shields, Ms. Meeks, Sister Helen and the Circle Rockets!
On Tuesday evening Catalyst Maria had their first combined National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Induction Ceremony! A total of 49 scholars were honored for their commitment to leadership, service, character, and scholarship- HUGE shout out to the Catalyst Maria leaders spearheading this initiative- Ms. Fawaz, Ms. Johnson, Ms. Bies, and Ms. Lewis!
Catalyst Maria High School's male soccer team won first place at the Chicago Charter Classic, with wins over Instituto Career Academy, Noble Gary Comer, and Uno Garcia! Congratulations to the Wolves!
Due to the need to correct issues that are significantly impacting the technology infrastructure of our schools, Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria will have an emergency closure on Tuesday October 13, 2015. School will resume on Wednesday October 15, 2015. If you have questions prior to Friday afternoon when corrective work will begin, please call Catalyst Circle Rock (773) 945-5025 or Catalyst Maria at (773) 993-1770. We apologize for issues this may cause and thank you for your partnership.
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"!