Catalyst Maria Scholar Receives INCS Outstanding Senior Award!

We are extremely proud of Catalyst Maria scholar Isa M., who was one of four recipients of the Outstanding Illinois Charter School Senior Award



Isa is an incredible member of the Catalyst Maria community, and embodies the INCS award's criteria of "demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, commitment to their community, and strong leadership qualities in their school and extracurricular activities. They embody the mission of their charter school and work hard toward achieving their dream of graduating from college and being successful in a career and beyond."

Isa will be awarded a significant college scholarship and will be honored at the INCS Charter Conference on October 26, 2015!

Congratulations Isa on your award and thank you exemplifying the Catalyst mission of "Teaching minds and touching hearts"!

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Catalyst Maria Homecoming 2015!

Catalyst Maria High School is excited to celebrate Homecoming 2015! Please see below for an outline of events, and please contact the Catalyst Maria Main Office with questions at (773) 993-1770.




After-School Event

Monday, 9/28


MKC Banner Making

Tuesday, 9/29

Sports Day

Soccer Game in Marquette Park

Wednesday, 9/30

Movie Character/Superhero Day

Senior Picnic (seniors only)

Thursday, 10/1

Black and White Day

Movie Night

Friday, 10/2

Catalyst Spirit Day!!!!

Football Game at DePaul Academy and parking lot dance party

Saturday, 10/3

Red Carpet

Homecoming Dance 7:00-10:00

Catalyst Maria College Fair

The Catalyst Maria team held an incredible event on-campus Friday morning! The image below depicts animal science scholars checking out Veterinary Tech College Program, as well as the 40 schools that attended CM’s annual College Fair!  This was an incredible experience for our scholars, and many thanks to Ms. Fawaz and Ms. Comiskey for their leadership in making this event such a success!

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Catalyst Board of Directors' Meeting- 9/28/15 Agenda

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their scheduled September 28, 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 is:

*Welcome and Mission Moment

*Review and approval of June 22, 2015 Board of Directors’ meeting’s minutes

*Proposal for renewal of Steve Brown, Rick Hurd, Colleen Reardon to the Board for a three year terms.  Proposal for renewal of Amy Soudan to the Board for one-year term

*Academic Committee

  • Network SY15-16 Initiatives

*Development Committee

  • FY16 Development Budget
  • December Education Celebration Logistics

*Finance Committee

  • Review of YTD Financials
  • Update on SY15 Compliance/Finance Audit
  • Auditorium and potential real estate transactions

*Expansion update


Catalyst Circle Rock Fathers Greet Scholars

This morning, dozens of Catalyst Circle Rock fathers greeted the scholars as they arrived to school as part of the school's participation in the Million Father March campaign.  Check out the picture below, which can be used to access a link to a video of today's events!

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