Catalyst Finance and Academic Committee Meetings' Agendas 3.3.2022

The Catalyst Board of Directors' Finance Committee will hold a meeting on March 3, 2022 at 9:00 am and the Academic Committee will hold a meeting on March 3, 2022 at 4:00 pm. These meetings will be held by video conference- 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
  • Current status and next steps with KCA finances and KCA Foundation Board
  • FY23 budget process


Academic Committee  Agenda:


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


The Chevalier- Coming to Catalyst Circle Rock’s Kehrein Center for the Arts on February 18th

We are excited to celebrate Black History month with the premier of a new play that focuses on 18th-century Black composer, Joseph Bologne, also known as The Chavelier de Saint Georges.

Bologne was a virtuoso violinist, a friend of Mozart and Marie Antoinette, general of Europe’s first Black regiment, and a crusader for the abolishment of slavery. A concert play on his life, The Chevalier, will be presented at Catalyst Circle Rock’s Kehrein Center for the Arts on February 18, 2022, at 7:30 pm. 

The performance was highlighted in this week's edition of Streetwise, linked here and on Chicago’s classical music stationWFMT 98.7, linked here.

A link to free tickets and 3-minute trailer can be found here:  Tickets & Information

Additional information on The Chevalier, Joseph Bologne can be found here:  The story of a Black 18th Century Composer.

Streetwise Chevalier


Commissioned by The Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2018
Debuted at the Tanglewood Learning Institute in 2019
Finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in 2020
Recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Grant in 2021

Catalyst Schools CLOSED February 3, 2022

Catalyst Schools will be closed on Thursday 2/3/22 due to weather. Friday 2/4/22 is a previously scheduled staff professional development day and there will be no school for scholars. Scholars return on Monday 2/7/22. Please stay safe in the winter weather!

Catalyst Celebrates Black History Month 2022

The Catalyst school communities are excited to celebrate Black History Month throughout February! Some of the events scheduled include Black History Month assemblies and a focus on Black Health and Wellness! More information to come in the weeks ahead!
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