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Catalyst Maria HS Homecoming 2019

This week, CMHS celebrated Homecoming Week 2019! Through the efforts of the entire CMHS team but with a special shout out to Ms. Dore, the school community celebrated with traditions such as decorating the halls blue/ orange/white, having themed dress down days, and holding a seminar door decorating competition! The Wolves took home victories in volleyball, soccer, and football this week, and over 70 scholars and staff packed the stands for the “white out” themed (pictured below) victory during the Homecoming football game vs. Tilden!  The week culminated Friday with an all-school pep rally, and scholars will enjoy a their dance on Friday night!

White Out

Catalyst Board of Directors September 30, 2019 Meeting Agenda

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their first scheduled meeting of the 2019-2020 school year on Monday September 30, 2019. This meeting will be held at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 and will be from 3:00-5:30 PM.

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.  In accordance with OMA, the agenda for this meeting is below:

*3:00 – 3:25- Catalyst parent and Board member meet and greet

*3:25 – 3:50 Reconvene and welcome

  • Review of agenda
  • Introduction of Velia Soto and Kimberly Hinton
  • Review and vote for approval of May 20, 2019 Board of Directors’ meeting minutes; July 22, 2019 and Finance Committee’s meeting minutes; and August 16, 2019 Academic Committee’s meeting minutes.
  • Review and vote for approval of amendment to Catalyst Board of Directors’ bylaws
  • Review of current governance agreements with CPS

*3:50 – 4:00 Opportunity for public comment, if requested (2 mins max per speaker)

*4:00 – 4:30 Academic Committee

  • Review of SY18-19 preliminary SQRP results
  • Review of SY19-20 strategic plans
  • Monthly academic dashboard overview
  • Update on Catalyst Circle Rock charter renewal

 

*4:30 – 5:00 Finance Committee

  • FY20 budget overview
  • FY20 private fundraising goal and year to date review
  • Update on auditorium campaign

*5:00 – 5:25- Closure and next steps

*Adjournment

Catalyst Board of Directors November 25, 2019 Meeting Agenda

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their second scheduled meeting of the 2019-2020 school year on Monday November 25, 2019. This meeting will be held at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 and will be from 3:00-5:30 PM.

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.  In accordance with OMA, the agenda for this meeting is below:

*2:45 – 3:20- Catalyst parent and Board member meet and greet

*3:20-3:35- Catalyst Circle Rock Dean of Scholars Jason Kent and Catalyst Circle Rock Social Worker Kimberly Walton to present on student discipline and restorative practices at Catalyst Circle Rock

*3:35 – 3:50 Reconvene and welcome

  • Review of agenda
  • Review and vote for approval of September 30, 2019 Board of Directors’ meeting minutes; November 21, 2019 and Finance Committee’s meeting minutes; and November 14, 2019 Academic Committee’s meeting minutes.
  • Review and vote on three-year renewal term to Catalyst Board of Directors and Finance Committee for Yuan-Ying Hsu
  • Review and vote on initial three-year term to Catalyst Board of Directors and Academic Committee for Velia Soto
  • Review and vote on initial three-year term to Catalyst Board of Directors and Academic Committee for Dr. Kimberly Hinton

*3:50 – 4:00 Opportunity for public comment, if requested (2 mins max per speaker)

*4:00 – 4:30 Academic and Mission Committee

 

  • Review of SY2018-2019 SQRP results
  • Monthly academic dashboard and SY2019-2020 strategic plan updates

 

 

*4:30 – 5:00 Finance and Strategic Issues Committee

  • FY19 Finance and Compliance audit review
  • FY20 year to date review
  • FY20 private fundraising goal and year to date review
  • Kehrein Center for the Arts update

*5:00 – 5:25- Closure and next steps

*Adjournment

Catalyst Circle Rock’s 5th annual Men Take Your Child To School Day

On September 18, 2019, the Catalyst Circle Rock school community hosted its 5th Annual CCR Men Take Your Child to School Day (pictured below). Hundreds of CCR fathers, grandfathers, and other men of the community greeted scholars and then had a special celebration breakfast that included an inspirational address by Catalyst teacher Mr. Troy Morris.  Also joining the celebration were Illinois State Representative La Shawn Ford, members from the Sheriff’s Office and the 15th Police District. AMAZING work by Mrs. Myers and the entire CCR community!

CCR Men 2019

Catalyst Maria HS still accepting scholars for 2019-2020!!

Catalyst Maria High School is still accepting exceptional scholars for the 2019-2020 school year! Catalyst Maria High School is an incredible school community for numerous reasons, including: 

• For the Class of 2019- 100% college acceptance and over $9.6 million in scholarships awarded
• Dual enrollment with the opporunity to earn up to 16 college credits while going to CMHS
• Rigorous AP and Honors course offerings
• 14+ sports teams
• 14+ clubs and activities

For more information and to begin the enrollment process, please contact Catalyst Maria's Director of Recruitment Naurice Olivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 773-993-1774. The school's Main Office can also be contacted at 773-993-1770 and applying online can be found at https://catalystschools.org/maria/admissions.

CMHS First Day 2019 2

 

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