SPRING BREAK, SCHOOL CLOSING & FOOD SERVICE

updated: Saturday March 28, 2020 To our CRSM Family and Friends We’ve been continually monitoring CDC and other organization’s best practices on how best to deal with the issues and challenges surrounding COVID 19. Your health and the health of our students, staff and families comes first. So, we are taking the following precautionary measures: In line with CDC recommendations … Read More

Illinois Tax Credit Program Bulletin #1

The Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship Program allows you and your company to target donations to scholarships for CRSM students from low income families. For your generous donation, you would receive a 75% direct credit – not a deduction – on your Illinois taxes. For example, a $1,000 donation would save you $750 in taxes while, at the same time, quadrupling … Read More

Grainger Hosts Corporate Work Study Meeting

On Wednesday, February 26th, Grainger hosted over 70 business partner executives who gathered to participate in round-table discussions meant to maximize the benefits to the companies, managers, student supervisors and Cristo Rey students who participate in the CWSP. After a continental breakfast was served, Rudy Juarez, Vice President & GM, Latin America/Global Export welcomed everyone and invited President Preston Kendall … Read More

Congressman Brad Schneider Visits CRSM; Follows-up on Students’ Advocacy Trip to D.C.

You may remember that last November, five Cristo Rey St. Martin students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice. They had a meeting at the office of U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 10th congressional district, Brad Schneider. The Cristo Rey Group focused their legislative advocacy on climate change and environmentalism. Congressman Schneider’s office scheduled a meeting … Read More

“Success Can Be Defined in Many Ways”: An Interview with Daniela Martinez

I first met Daniela (CRSM ’10, St. Mary’s University ‘14) at an alumni party in downtown Chicago. She agreed to speak with me about her travels from North Chicago to Honduras to Minneapolis and back again. Her casual demeanor and winning personality belies an intensely independent and ambitious person who has her own definition of success. The following conversation has … Read More

Breaking Ground

As Day 1 of our new construction project draws near, (the 1st week of February) excitement is building as work in and around the school ramps-up.  Storage areas have been cleared and building permits are about to arrive. Our projected finish date is late March. You can share in our excitement – come and visit us; or accept this invitation … Read More

New Heights in Academic Achievement

Academic Achievements Dr. Michael Odiotti – Principal Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep In terms of key data points that we track; the percentage of students at a 2.0, the percentage of students at 3.0 and failure rate, we have matched or exceeded our all-time bests at the first semester. The fact that our GPA numbers continue to improve along … Read More