Catalyst Circle Rock Fathers Greet Scholars

Each year Catalyst Circle Rock fathers greet scholars as they arrive at school as part of the national Dads Take Your Child To School initiative. Below is a picture of the event on Thursday, which links to the national initiative’s website. This was a truly inspiring event coordinated by Principal Ms. Jamsion-Dunn, Mrs. Myers, and many others on the CCR team!

CCR Fathers 2016 2

Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 9/19/16

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their first scheduled meeting of the 2016-2017 school year on September 19, 2016 meeting at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644. The meeting will be from 2:45-5:30 PM.

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.  The agenda for this meeting is below:

*Welcome and mission moment

*Review and vote for approval of May 23, 2016 Board of Directors’ meeting’s minutes

*Academic Committee

  • Catalyst Maria Charter Renewal update
  • SY2015-2016 preliminary SQRP scores review
  • Catalyst Principals and Director of Academics and Leadership strategic plan reviews

*Development Committee

  • FY17 initiatives and opportunities discussion

*Finance Committee

  • FY16 finance and compliance audit discussions
  • FY17 funding update and budget
  • Update on Catalyst Circle Rock facility discussions

*Board self-reflection and review

*Thank you to Amy Soudan for years of service


Catalyst Circle Rock hosts MB Financial

Catalyst Circle Rock welcomed MB Financial Bank for its annual Volunteer Day- MB on the Block- on September 14, 2016. A dozen MB employees worked with K-8 scholars in their classrooms.  Pictured below are the volunteers with CCR Principal Ms. Jamison-Dunn. Many thanks to MB for their support!

MB on Block 2016


Catalyst MARIA 1:00 PM Dismissal-9/7/16 and 9/8/16

Due to heat in the Catalyst Maria facility, the school will have a 1:00 dismissal on Wednesday Spetember 7 and Thursday September 8, 2016. This early dismissal is only applicable for Catalyst Maria K-12.

If you have any questions, please contact the Catalyst Maria Main Office at 773-993-1770.

Thank you for your support and understanding of this measure to keep our scholars save!

Catalyst Begins SY2016-2017 on Monday August 29, 2016!

The Catalyst Schools are extremely excited to welcome our scholars to the 2016-2017 school year on Monday August 29, 2016! The upcoming year will be the 10th year anniversary of the founding of Catalyst Circle Rock and 5th anniversary of the founding of Catalyst Maria! There are special events planned for the start of the year- please contact each campus at the information below:

Catalyst Circle Rock- 773-945-5025

Catalyst Maria- 773-993-1770


First Day

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