Catalyst Debuts New Network Videos!

Catalyst has developed videos over the past several months that highlight our mission and the incredible staff members and scholars that embody it! These videos are shared on the website Vimeo, where the world can view a snapshot of the life-changing work taking place every day at our schools! The videos can be accessed from the Vimeo icon on the bottom of our homepage or by clicking here!

Catalyst Maria Leaders to present at ACT Conference

Catalyst Maria's High School Principal Dawn Sandoval and Director of Instruction Elizabeth Ahrens will be presenters at the Illinois ACT 2014 annual conference, Remapping the Road to College and Career Readiness!  This event is being held on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the DoubleTree Chicago Oak Brook in Oak Brook, IL. The conference will have over 300 school counselors, administrators, and outreach representatives from Illinois’s postsecondary institutions in attendance. Mrs. Sandoval and Mrs. Ahrens will be presenting on:

Session Title: Blending Humanities and Writing with STEM to Increase Student Achievement

Session Time: 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. 

Congratulations to Mrs. Sandoval and Mrs. Ahrens on this incredible accomplishment!

2014-2015 Catalyst Board of Directors Meetings

Board of Directors Scheduled Meetings 2014-2015:

Please see below for the scheduled dates, locations and times of the Board of Directors meetings for the 2014-2015 school year:

9/8/14- BOD Development Committee meeting- 8:30 AM, 500 W. Monroe

9/15/14- BOD Meeting- 1:00 PM at Catalyst-Circle Rock, 5608 W. Washington Blvd. 

11/17/14- BOD Meeting- 3:00 PM at Catalyst Howland, 1616 S. Spaulding Ave.

2/9/15- BOD Meeting- 3:00 PM at Catalyst Maria, 6727 S. California Ave.

4/27/15- BOD Meeting- 3:00 PM at Catalyst-Circle Rock, 5608 W. Washington Blvd. 

6/22/15- BOD Meeting- 3:00 PM at Catalyst Howland, 1616 S. Spaulding Ave.

No Tardy Party!!

Catalyst Howland celebrated its 1st Quarter “No Tardy Party” on Monday, November 11, 2014!  Catalyst Howland had 176 scholars with perfect attendance this quarter- WOW! Keep up the great work Tigers!

Thanksgiving Holiday Break

The Catalyst Schools will be closed to scholars and staff in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday from Wednesday November 26, 2014-Friday, November 28, 2014. We are so THANKFUL for all of our Catalyst scholars, families, staff and partners!

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