Operation School Supplies

For many Cristo Rey families, getting their kids ready for back to school is another financial struggle when they’re trying hard to make ends meet. We are very thankful to two of our Corporate Work Study partners for their contributions this year at the start of school.  La Voz, the Hispanic ERG at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, and employees at Hollister Inc. … Read More

Cristo Rey St. Martin celebrates the first week of the 2017 school year

Welcome to the Class of 2021! On Monday, August 21, Cristo Rey St. Martin celebrated the beginning of the 2017 school year. The event was extra special for several reasons – marking the last “first day” of school that will be held at the current campus. CRSM will move in April, 2018 across town to a new state-of-the-art educational facility, … Read More

Mobile cuisine, open house, a momentous moment for CRSM

Dining on good eats under a white tent, about 100 guests raised their glasses to celebrate a momentous moment for Cristo Rey St. Martin (CRSM) before taking tours of what will become the new home for students, staff and faculty next spring. The once-abandoned K-Mart is being transformed into a state-of-the art educational facility. With food trucks parked curbside, board … Read More

Redefining CWSP Goals: Measuring what matters most

In addition to the school’s rigorous academic studies, the Corporate Work Study Program puts students on the job one day a week at corporations, law firms, banks, hospitals and non-profits throughout Lake County. The work program helps to defray more than 60 percent of the cost of their tuition; in addition, it exposes all of our students to what life … Read More

Change maker is finding her calling in the classroom

Putting in long hours every day in the classroom, Ariel Filion spent her summer teaching reading and creative journaling to fifth graders through junior students in a Boston school. “Ms. Ariel,” to her students, the Class of 2015 CRSM graduate is a junior at Colorado College. Her commitment not only to teach, but to advocate for marginalized students, drew her … Read More

The Pathway to Science: AbbVie scientist inspires next generation of innovators

Students in Christopher Call’s science class were ecstatic when the Cristo Rey St. Martin (CRSM) teacher announced: “We won’t be doing dissection today and, your lab practical is postponed until Monday.” Instead, Call welcomed a scientist and team from AbbVie Inc., into his mobile laboratory during one of the final school weeks in May. The team from the North Chicago-based … Read More

The Write Stuff: Students take stage at poetry and prose competition

From Dr. Seuss to Chance the Rapper as inspiration, CRSM students joined more than 120 students from Lake County to participate in the 7th Annual Tenth Dems Poetry & Prose Contest. Many found their muse in the theme of “service” in a variety of sources. Cristo Rey’s young authors took more than half of the 12 awards at the April … Read More

Words of Inspiration: Class of 2017 Graduation

During the Class of 2017 Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony, many words of inspiration helped to celebrate the accomplishments and give blessings for the future for the 93 students walking the stage/altar to receive their diplomas. Here we share the speeches from the Valedictorian, Michael Jasso, and the Salutatorian, Alondra Lopez: Michael Jasso Washington University, St. Louis, MO Engineering National … Read More

Class of 2017: Largest class college bound

With 93 students, the Class of 2017 is the largest graduating class in the school’s history, and 98% of them were accepted into bachelor degree programs. On Saturday, June 3, 2017, the new graduates received their diplomas at a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony held at Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Waukegan and presided by Fr. Corey Brost, C.S.V. … Read More