Catalyst Education Celebration- December 3, 2015

Education Celebration 2015

Please join Catalyst on December 3, 2015 for our annual Education Celebration at City Winery!

This is a terrific opportunity to spend an evening with food, drink, and festivities while supporting Catalyst scholars, staff, and school communities!
Due to generous corporate sponsorship, all ticket sales from the event will directly support our 1,600 Kindergarten-12th Grade scholars and their continued success through high school, college, and beyond.
There are reduced ticket levels for Catalyst staff, parents and Young Professionals, and tickets and more information can be accessed here
If you have any questions, please email the Catalyst team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Thank you for your support of our scholars and school communities!

Catalyst Maria Fall Play Featured on CBS News!

Catalyst Maria High School was on CBS news for a feature report on their fall play (linked through the image below)! The original full play, A Work in Progress,  was written by a CM teacher and features poetry by the students of Catalyst Maria High School.  


The play will be Friday 11/20/15 at 6:30, Saturday 11/21/15 at 2:30 and 6:30, and Sunday 11/22/15 at 2:30 in the Catalyst Maria auditorium.

Tickets are $5 at the door and all proceeds go to fund the Drama Club's next production- we hope to see you there!

Meet Catalyst at Parent Power School Fair!

Meet the Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria school teams at ParentPower Chicago's Second Annual Chicago School Fair! The fair will be held this weekend (November 14 -15, 2015) at Navy Pier.  

Circle Rock (K-8) will be located at Booth 52 and Catalyst Maria (K-8, 9-12) will be located at Booth 135!

For more information, access Parent Power's website through the image below!

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Circle Rockets Featured in Chicago Tribune!

The Ravinia sponsored Circle Rockets were featured in an article in the Chicago Tribune for their efforts in assisting the launch of Sistema Ravinia sites in Lake County! The full article, which can be accessed through the linked photo below, read in part “The Circle Rockets came from Chicago to perform for Lake County students and their parents at Ravinia. They also assisted the students in playing their first song.” Great work Circle Rockets!

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Catalyst Board of Directors' Meeting- 11/16/15 Agenda

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their scheduled November 16, 2015 meeting at Catalyst Cirlce Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. The meeting will be from 3:00-5:30 PM.

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

*Welcome and mission moment

*Review and motion for approval of September 28, 2015 Board of Directors’ meeting’s minutes

*Proposal for renewal of Greg Mooney, Michael Kelly, and Susan Wallace to the Board for a three year term

*Academic Committee

  • SY2014-2015 SQRP results
  • SY2015-2016 academic updates

*Development Committee

  • Education Celebration Update

*Finance Committee

  • FY15 independent audit results
  • FY16 YTD
  • Update on Catalyst Circle Rock facility discussions


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.