Catalyst Maria STEAM 2019

On May 30, 2019 Catalyst Maria held its third annual STEAM EXPO! STEAM 2019 featured scholars in Kindergarten-12th Grade exhibiting and demonstrating their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). The event also had a community resource fair featuring 12 organizations including The Trotter Project (pictured below).  AMAZING work by all members of the CM community that contributed to this event and a special thanks to event leader Mr. Hamilton! Check out some images of this incredible event below!

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Catalyst Graduations 2019

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 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Catalyst Maria

Catalyst Circle Rock 8th Grade- June 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM at Catalyst Circle Rock's Kehrein Center for the Arts

Catalyst Maria 8th Grade- June 9, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Catalyst Maria


Please join us for STEAM EXPO 2019!

Mark your calendars for STEAM EXPO 2019 at Catalyst Maria! This annual event will be from 4:00-8:00 on May 30, 2019 and will showcase K-12 scholar work in the science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). The purpose of the STEAM EXPO is to celebrate the creativity and innovation of our scholars through performances, experiments, displays, and a community resource area. If you would like to support this incredible initiative, please contact Mr. Hamilton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Kehrein Center for the Arts Grand Opening

On May 22, 2019 Catalyst team members and supporters formally opened the Sistema Ravinia Auditorium at the Kehrein Center for the Arts! The Sistema Ravinia Orchestra had a phenomenal performance (pictured below), and the event was attended by hundreds of supporters including Alderman Chris Taliferro.  We would also like to offer a special thanks to Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman, lyric soprano Michelle Areyzaga, and cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing for gracing our stage with a memorable grand opening performance. As one attendee stated, "The Center is incredibly inspiring, but the students are even more inspiring!" We are grateful for our ten-year partnership with Ravinia festival and the numerous supporters who brought this dream to reality!

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