Catalyst Maria Homecoming 2018

Catalyst Maria High School is celebrating Homecoming 2018 this week!  CMHS scholars and staff have celebrated Homecoming Week with decorated hallways, themed dress down days, spirit activities, and a pep rally!  The football team will play their Homecoming game against Fenger High School at 3:00 on Saturday, 9/22/18 at Stagg Stadium (1035 W 74th St.) and the Homecoming dance, “Let’s Glow Crazy,” will follow on Saturday night!  A special shout-out to Ms. Dore, Mr. White, and the entire CMHS team for making this week so special for scholars!


MB on the Block 2018

Both Catalyst campuses were honored to host 17 employees of MB Financial this week.  MB employees tutored students and helped with service projects at both schools. MB and its team have been an incredible partner to Catalyst in lifting up our scholars, families, and communities- many thanks for their partnership and support!

MB on Block 2018

Catalyst Circle Rock 4th annual Men Take Your Child to School Day

On Wednesday, 300 men welcomed the 520 scholars of Catalyst Circle Rock for the school's fourth annual Men Take Your Child to School Day.  This event inspired all in attendance, and was featured on ABC News (linked here).  Thank you to the men of the Catalyst Circle Rock for making this event such an incredible success! 

Fathers Take Your Child to School 2018 2

Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting Agenda 9.17.18

The Catalyst Board of Directors' will have their first scheduled meeting of the 2018-2019 school year on Monday September 17, 2018. This meeting will be held at Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School, located at 5608 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60644 and will be from 3:00-6:00 PM.

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public.  In accordance with OMA, the agenda for this meeting is below:

*Tour of auditorium construction site

*Reconvene and welcome. Review of agenda

*Review and vote for approval of May 21, 2018 Board of Directors’ meeting’s minutes and July 25, 2018 Finance Committee’s meeting minutes

*Board review and vote of Steven Brown for a two-year renewal term for Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Board review and vote of Rick Hurd for two-year renewal term for Catalyst Board of Directors.

*Introduction of prospective new BOD members and existing members

*Update on Auditorium Campaign

*Academic Committee

  • SY17-18 academic updates and SY18-19 strategic plans
  • Update on Catalyst Maria agreement with Chicago Public Schools

*Development Committee

  • FY18 end of year summary
  • FY19 fundraising goal
  • Catalyst Celebration 2018

*Finance Committee

  • FY19 budget discussion


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