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Catalyst Board of Directors May 9, 2022 Meeting Agenda

The Catalyst Board of Directors will hold a meeting May 9, 2022 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.

If you have questions, please contact Catalyst's Director of Administration Michael Kasang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Location:

Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, Illinois 60644

AGENDA

*3:00-3:30- Welcome: Larry Williams, Chair and Mr. Gordon Hannon, CEO

  • Review of agenda
  • Review and vote for approval of March 7, 2021 Board of Directors meeting minutes; May 4, 2022 Academic Committee meeting minutes; and May 6, 2022 Finance Committee meeting minutes

*3:30-3:40 -Public comment (limited to 2 minutes per speaker)

*3:40-4:10-Academic Committee: Dr. Catherine Burns

  • Update on school academic plans
  • Update on Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria ISS/OSS suspension data and IEP completion rates

*4:10-4:30 - Finance and Strategic Issues Committee: Ms. Ying-Yuan Hsu

  • FY22 YTD
  • KCA and KCAF structure discussion
  • Review and vote for approval of FY23 budget

*4:30-5:00: Board governance items:

  • Board terms and Board member training requirements
  • For Discussion: How can the Catalyst Board ensure its foundational values and beliefs remain embedded in the fabric of the school?

*Adjournment

Please join us for the Catalyst Maria 5K on May 21, 2022!

Please join us for the Catalyst Maria 5K on May 21, 2022 at 8:00 am! This event will feature a Kiddie Run, live music, raffle baskets, an award ceremony, a cheerleading performance, post-race party! Please register at this link- we hope you can join us May 21st! 

5k

Catalyst Academic and Finance Committee Meetings' Agendas 5.4.22 and 5.6.22

The Catalyst Board of Directors' Academic Committee will hold a meeting on May 4, 2022 at 4:00 pm and Catalyst's Finance Committee will hold a meeting on May 6, 2022 at 10:00 am. These meetings will be held by video conference and are open to the public- please contact Catalyst's Director of Administration Michael Kasang at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-295-7001 for conference call information.

Finance Committee Agenda:

  • FY22 YTD
  • FY23 proposed budget

Academic Committee Agenda:

  • Analysis of Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria ISS/OSS suspension data and IEP completion rates
  • Current status and next steps of Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria academic strategic plans

Catalyst Maria HS scholars interview at Holy Cross Hospital

The Post-Secondary team at Catalyst Maria High School connected eight seniors to Holy Cross Hospital for job interviews this month!  This was the first group of CMHS scholars to engage the interview process at Holy Cross, and the Post-Secondary team is working to create an on-going employment partnership with the hospital for our scholars. Carmen Anzalone, the Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist at Holy Cross stated, “The students were all very professional and I anticipate having them move forward and continue with our hiring process.” A HUGE shout out to Mrs. Comiskey for facilitating this opportunity for our scholars! 

Holy Cross Catalyst

BIPOC Excellence in Medicine Panel at Catalyst Maria

Catalyst Maria High School recently held their second annual BIPOC Excellence in Medicine Panel in conjunction with the study of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Juniors and scholars in CMHS’s biomedical classes had an opportunity to ask a variety of medical professionals questions on their careers and inspirations.  The event began with a conversation between Catalyst Maria’s Nurse Ava, Dr. Carmelle Romain, and Nurse Jaymara Baker, and scholars then split into different breakout rooms based on their career aspirations.  These breakout sessions featured conversations about healthcare innovation in business (with an MBA student from Kellogg); nursing school (with Nurse Israel Luna, Nurse Baker, and Nurse Ava); and medical school (with Dr. Carmelle Romain). Thank you to all of the staff members who assisted in the preparation and execution of the event, with a special shout out to Ms. Levin for her leadership!

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Please join our efforts as a champion for changing lives at The Catalyst Schools. If you would like to speak with a Catalyst staff member about your donation, please call us at 773-295-7001.