21stCenturyLearners

Catalyst Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week is national Teacher Appreciation Week! We are so grateful for all Catalyst staff (who are all teachers in some way!) and the impact they make on hundreds of lives every day at Catalyst Howland, Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria! 

Catalyst Maria Scholars Accepted into Chicago Scholars!

Of the 1,700 students who applied for Chicago Scholars across Chicago (with the mandated 3.0/18 on the PLAN/ACT to apply), Catalyst Maria had TWELEVE scholars accepted into the program (only 100 were selected city-wide!)!  This is as close as it gets to being guaranteed a full-ride scholarship- AMAZING work scholars (pictured below)!

Chicago Scholars 2

MKC and Catalyst Host Supporters!

Catalyst partner Maria Kaupus Center and Catalyst-Maria were honored to host Justice Jesse Ruiz and Alderman-elect David Moore on campus.  The visit highlighted the partnership between the two organizations and the great things happening at MKC! Check out an image from the visit below, which links to the MKC website!  

MKC Visit

Catalyst Board of Directors' Meeting- 4/27/15 Agenda

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their scheduled April 27, 2015 meeting at Catalyst Cirlce Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.  

The agenda for this meeting will be:

*Welcome and mission moment

*Review and decision on February 2015 Board of Directors’ meeting minutes

*Academic Committee

  • Update on PARCC, NWEA and EPAS testing
  • Update on charter renewal process/calendar for Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Howland Charter Schools

*Development Committee

  • FY15 YTD
  • Remaining FY15 events and collaborative strategy into FY16
  • Auditorium Initiative
    • Leadership Team
    • Potential Strategies

*Finance Committee

  • FY15 YTD
  • FY16 Budget
  • Catalyst National
    • Update
    • Decision on Catalyst National LLC

*Adjournment

Catalyst Howland Peace Warrior Celebration

Catalyst-Howland has partnered with North Lawndale College Prep for Peace Warrior Training throughout this year, which culminated with a celebration yesterday.   Catalyst scholars and staff forged great relationships  with NCLP high school Peace Warriors, and look forward to the upcoming Peace March in North Lawndale! Check a picture from yesterday's celebration below:

Peace Warriors Pic

Support Catalyst    

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.