February Campus Ministry News: Juniors Reflect and Prepare for Lent during Retreat

The class of 2013 recently enjoyed two days of community and faith building on their Junior retreat at YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, IL. “It was fun and relaxing, and a break from the stresses of life,” said Maurice Richardson. “I got to talk with classmates I never cross paths with in the hallways.” Through prayer, small group conversations and … Read More

February 2013: President’s Pen

There are some banners hanging on street lights in North Chicago that say, “Welcome to the new North Shore.”  For Chicago area residents, mentioning the area known as the North Shore conjures images of beaches, parks, beautiful homes, quaint downtowns, famous estates, country clubs and superlative schools – both public and private. New Trier, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Carmel, … Read More

February Academic News: CRSM Environmental Club Awarded Top Honor

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep and its Environmental Club received the prestigious “Green Flag Award” from Eco-Schools, an internationally acclaimed program that provides a framework to help educators integrate sustainable principles throughout their schools and curriculum. The Green Flag is the top award that Eco-Schools grants, and Cristo Rey St. Martin has been working towards this honor since 2011 … Read More

February Academic News: Author Wes Moore visits CRSM

Each summer Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep teachers require our rising juniors to read “The Other Wes Moore”, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling account of the fate of two men who share the same name and background. The book’s author recently visited CRSM, courtesy of Astellas Pharma US. Both men named Wes Moore were raised … Read More

February Academic News: Senior Richard Peña Receives Horatio Alger Award

The Horatio Alger Association selected Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep Senior Richard Peña as a recipient of its national scholarship. Peña, one of 106 scholars selected by the Washington-based association, will receive $20,000 to use towards achieving his bachelor’s degree. He will receive his award in April during an all-expenses paid trip to the nation’s capitol. The association encourages … Read More