Catalyst Participates in Suicide Prevention Month

September is Suicide Prevention Month, and Catalyst participates in this important initiative. At Catalyst Maria, the Social Work Team’s Suicide Prevention Month initiative includes getting scholars, teachers and staff members to sign up to walk or donate to “The Chicagoland Out of the Darkness Walk” (suicide prevention walk), which takes place September 26th.  If you would like to donate to this intiative, please find the fundraising link here.

Suicide Prevention

Catalyst Maria SY15-16 Title I Meeting Dates and Topics

Please join the Catalyt Maria Parent Group for Title I meetings on the following dates and topics:



Introduction to PowerSchool/Goodle Doc(keeping a line of communication with teachers)



Cyber Bullying Prevention and Tips on safety using social media technology



Literacy Night



Parent Involvement = Student Success



10 Tips for Successful Parent - Teacher Conferences



Help your Student Get the Most out of Homework



Health and Nutrition Night



Harold Washington Library ( Educational Resources)



Technology Workshop



Study Skills

Catalyst Maria National Junior Honor Society Upcoming Events

Catalyst Maria is a proud partner school of the National Honor Society (NHS) and National Junior Honor Society (NJHS).  Please see below for some upcoming events and timeline for these organizations at Catalyst Maria:



Application Timeline for NHS and NJHS:

Applications for the 2015-2016 will open the week of September 21st.

Applications are due October 1, 2015

Decisions will be released on October 6, 2015

NJHS and NHS Induction will be on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and families are invited to attend induction.


Other events:

Saturday, September 26, 2015- NHJS Special Olympic Bake Sale

Organized by 8th Grade Scholar, Sofia

McGuane Park- 2901 S Poplar Ave, Chicago, IL 60608- 8:00 AM


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

NHS and NHJS Special Olympics Floor Hockey Skills Challenge


Marquette Park


MB Financial Supports Catalyst!

The Catalyst Circle Rock school community was privileged to host a team from MB Financial on-campus Wednesday for their “MB on the Block” community outreach day! Fourteen volunteers from MB read with 1st Grade scholars (pictured below), as well as working on a labeling project for the CCR library! Catalyst is extremely grateful for the support of MB!


Construction Impacting Catalyst Maria

From Thursday 9/10/15 through 9/25/15, construction will be occurring that will impact the Catalyst Maria campus, specifically the drop-off and pick up procedures. Throughout this construction, the flow through the parking lot will be reversed

Families dropping-off and picking-up scholars will enter the parking lot from California and 68th Street, proceed north, and exit on Marquette.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Catalyst Maria Main Office at (773) 993-1770. Thank you for your patience and flexibility during this construction. 

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.