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Catalyst Schools 2022-2023 STLS, Transportation, and FERPA Policies

Hello Catalyst families! 

We hope that you are doing well! Please find the Catalyst Schools' 2022-2023 policies for Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS), Transportation, and Personally Identifiable Information/FERPA below. Copies are also available in the Catalyst Circle Rock and Catalyst Maria Main Offices and Family Engagement Rooms. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Catalyst Circle Rock, Catalyst Maria or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you and we look forward to a terrific 2022-2023 school year!

Transportation Policy

Students in Temporary Living Situations (STLS) Policy 

PII and FERPA

Catalyst Board of Directors Meeting SY22-23

All Catalyst Board meetings are open to the public and an agenda will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. There is a public comment portion of the meeting established for every Board meeting.

Below are the dates, times and location for the Board of Directors' meetings in SY22-23:

September 26, 2022

3:00-5:30 PM

Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Ave.

Chicago, IL 60644

 

**UPDATED September 26, 2022**

December 8, 2022

3:00-5:30 PM

Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Ave.

Chicago, IL 60644

 

March 6, 2023

3:00-5:30 PM

Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Ave.

Chicago, IL 60644

 

May 15, 2023

3:00-5:30 PM

Catalyst Circle Rock Charter School

5608 W. Washington Ave.

Chicago, IL 60644

Catalyst Maria High School’s 9th Annual Post-Secondary Signing Day

On May 31, Catalyst Maria High School held their 9th annual Post-Secondary Signing Day for the Class of 2022 seniors! College seminar teachers celebrated each scholar individually and shared their final post-secondary decision. The Class of 2022 has 100% college acceptance, has earned $16.2+ million in scholarships and have 740+ college acceptances!   

Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter and Catalyst Board of Directors Chair Mr. Larry Williams (pictured below with scholars) attended the ceremony. State Senator Hunter shared inspiring words about her life journey and encouraged scholars to do anything in life that they set their minds to. We appreciate the support and encouragement of State Senator Hunter and Board Chair Williams!  

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Chicago Jazz Great Orbert Davis to perform at Catalyst Circle Rock’s Kehrein Center for the Arts

Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic will present arranged versions of the Miles Davis' classic recordings on Sunday June 12th at 4:30 pm.  During the event there will be a community conversation with Reesheda Graham Washington and Vanessa Stokes, Interim Executive Director of the Kehrein Center for the Arts. Please find additional information below- we hope you can join us!

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Troy Morris Memorial Garden

Under the leadership of Catalyst Circle Rock’s Director of Specialized Services Mr. Tomasso, a memorial garden in Troy Morris’s honor will be installed at Catalyst Circle Rock over the next several months. As part of this garden, customized memorial bricks can be purchased to support a scholarship in his name. Bricks can be purchased for $100, and all funds will go to support scholarships for graduating 8th graders at Catalyst Circle Rock (minus the cost of the bricks). Orders received by July 7th will be engraved in time for the initial installation of the bricks ahead of the unveiling of the memorial garden in October 2022.

We invite you to consider ordering a memorial brick, which can be ordered at this website: https://www.brickmarkers.com/donors/tcs/ After placing your order, you will be transported to the Catalyst Donation page to make your payment.

Troy Morris was a dedicated, passionate and integral part of the Catalyst community for over 10 years, first as an IA and teacher at Catalyst Howland, then as a teacher at Catalyst Circle Rock.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mr. Tomasso at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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.