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

Go Knights! CRSM Boys Soccer Team Wins Sectional Championship

After winning the sectional championship, the CRSM Boys Soccer Team faced the Wheaton Academy Warriors, for the Super Sectional title last week. The historic season came to an end on October 26th when the CRSM varsity soccer team lost their playoff game against Wheaton in a close game of 1-0. “Although, it wasn’t the result we were after there was … Read More

Paths Forward; UL shares future career opportunities with students

Human resource leaders from Underwriter’s Laboratories Inc. (UL) visited CRSM on Oct. 26th to share their insights on the multitude of career opportunities offered by the Northbrook-based global science leader and help prepare them for the workforce. In addition to sharing personal career experience, the UL team offered one-on-one mentorship for students. “We are here to share our experience for … Read More

CRSM, Architect, Receive Prestigious Award for Innovative K-Mart Transformation

Cristo Rey St. Martin, and JGMA Architects were honored with the inaugural 2021 Richard H. Driehaus Legacy Award for Innovation at the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards ceremony on Friday, Oct. 23rd. “We are especially grateful to Juan Moreno and JGMA Architects for bringing life to our vision and creating a beautiful, light-filled home for learning for … Read More

Helping Students Excel: Celebrating Illinois Tax Credit Scholarships

Public officials, students, parents and scholarship donors gathered on Oct. 14 2021 at CRSM to celebrat the power of the innovative statewide programs that gives low-income students the opportunity to attend quality, private schools that meet their diverse learning needs. Alex Leva, a senior at CRSM, understands the impact of the Illinois Tax Credits Scholarships. Her words speak volumes about … Read More

October 2021 President’s Pen

“We had no idea what we were doing!” is what my friend and colleague, Fr. John P. Foley, SJ likes to proclaim when asked about the founding of the Cristo Rey movement. What started as one school in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood has blossomed into thirty-eight schools nationwide. Being part of the founding leadership of that first school, I used to … Read More