December President’s Pen

Earlier in December, our principal let me know that our AP English Literature class would be using the new stage instead of their normal classroom because they planned to read aloud and act out scenes from Hamlet. So, a few minutes into seventh period, I wandered over to the gym and was floored! The gym space was dark with only … Read More

CRSM Community Serves Up Generosity

Anaid Hernandez knows what it is to serve others. Every month, she has been one of about 50 volunteers who show up at the CRSM parking lot to fill the cars of about 500 families at pop-up food banks held in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food. With her son, Joshua, a freshman, at her side, she is a valued … Read More

CRSM Class of ‘22 Blazes Trail to Ivy League and Top Universities

From the Ivy League to top-tier colleges across the country, acceptances and scholarship offers are on a roll for CRSM seniors this month. Ivy League Brown University and U.S. News & World Report top-ranked Boston, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Santa Clara, and Stanford university’s top the list. At the same time Posse, Evans, Questbridge and a finalist for The Gates Scholarship … Read More

And They’re Off: A Behind-the-scenes Glimpse of the College Countdown

It might be five months until the May 1, 2022, National College Decision but CRSM seniors Claudio and Anthony have set their sights on the specific colleges/next launching pads where they can pursue their dreams and studies, they are passionate about. Claudio, who holds a 3.82 GPA, was selected from more than 2,500 students to receive the Posse Scholarship. He … Read More

November President’s Pen

Sometimes small occurrences combine in such a way that saying it is just a coincidence is an entirely insufficient explanation. In certain moments, Providence plays a hand and for a brief second you sense that God really is actively working in our world through those around us. At Cristo Rey St. Martin, it seems we are offered more of these … Read More

CRSM Earns High Marks on Cristo Rey Network Benchmarks

Academic rigor and commitment to college enrollment truly sets CRSM apart, as evidenced by recent data that shows CRSM reaching top marks among the 38 Cristo Rey Network schools on readiness for college, graduates doing well in college, AP tests and more. Each year the Cristo Rey Network shares an annual data directory which is an opportunity for us to … Read More

Hope Forward: College Surprises Seniors with Hand-delivered Acceptance Letters

Seniors Gallery, Eliza and Judy thought they were meeting with other members of the Class of 2022 and Principal Mike Odiotti to discuss outstanding details they needed to clear up before graduation next June; instead, the trio and 14 of their peers found a representative from Hope College waiting for them with surprise acceptance packages and a sea of congratulations. … Read More

CRSM Senior Joins Dignitaries to Salute Veterans

A big shout-out to our senior Alexis and the 175 supporters who paused on Nov. 11th to honor those who have served in the military at the Lake County Veteran’s Memorial Dedication Ceremony. Dedicating her invocation to her grandfather who was a P.O.W. in World War II, Alexis kicked off the event held at the Waukegan National Airport in a … Read More