Please join the scholars, staff and school communities of Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria as they celebrate the graduations of our 8th Grade and 12th Grade scholars at the dates and times below:
Catalyst Maria 12th Grade- June 1 at Catalyst Maria at 6:00 PM
Catalyst Circle Rock 8th Grade- June 1 at Catalyst Circle Rock's Kehrein Center for the Arts at 5:00 PM
Catalyst Maria 8th Grade- June 1 at Catalyst Maria at 6:00 PM
The Catalyst Board of Directors will hold a meeting May 15, 2023 from 3:00-5:00 pm. The agenda and meeting information are below. All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public, with a public comment portion during the time below.
Catalyst Schools- Board of Directors Meeting
May 15, 2023
Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School
5608 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, Illinois 60644
*3:00-3:15 Welcome: Mr. Larry Williams, Chair and Mr. Gordon Hannon, CEO
Review of agenda
Review and vote for approval of December 8, 2022 Board of Directors meeting minutes; March 1, 2023 Parent, Family, Community Committee meeting minutes; March 1, 2023 Academic Committee meeting minutes; March 3, 2023 Finance Committee meeting minutes
Review and vote for approval of March 6, 2023 Board of Directors meeting minutes; May 9, 2023 Parent, Family, Community Committee meeting minutes; May 11, 2023 Finance Committee meeting minutes
Vote to approve Catalyst Maria parent Ms. Mitze Moore for three- year initial Board term
*3:15-3:20 - Public comment (limited to 2 minutes per speaker)
*3:25-4:00 - Academic Committee: Guest Speakers Ms. Sasha Fawaz and Ms. Amanda Bates-Kravitz of Catalyst Maria High School
Update on new CPS School Accountability Plans and how it will impact Catalyst
Special Program Feature: Utmost U post-secondary graduate support program at Catalyst Maria and CMHS graduate outcomes
*4:00-4:20 – Parent, Family, Community Engagement Committee: Mr. Claiborne Wade, Ms. Mitze Moore, Ms. Monica Smith
How Catalyst Schools’ Board members and parent groups engaged and impacted the Chicago Lawn, Austin, and wider Chicago communities since our last Board meeting
Board member feature: Steven D’Souza and Catalyst Maria-Northrup Grumman relationship
Recent impact of how Kehrein Center for the Arts at Catalyst Circle Rock impacted the Austin and greater Chicago Community
*4:20-4:45 - Finance and Strategic Issues Committee: Ms. Ying Hsu
Current status of FY23
Vote for approval of FY24 budget
*4:45-5:15 – Governance items: Mr. Gordon Hannon and Mr. Larry Williams
How do we stay in relationship with Catalyst’s foundational legacy?
Discussion on Board membership, terms, and recruitment of new Board members
We are honored and inspired to share an incredible video of Catalyst scholars and staff! Check out the video here, and a huge shout out to Catalyst Circle Rock team member Mr. Charles Myers for his leadership in its creation!
Through the efforts of Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Catalyst Circle Rock Dean Jason Kent, and members of the Cook County Sherriff’s Department and CCR, the Junior Sheriff Mentoring Program celebrated another successful year with an event last Friday! The vision of the Junior Sheriff Mentoring Program is to shape communities by engaging and mentoring today’s youth. In the process, youth are provided support and the opportunity to better understand and develop relationships with law enforcement.