CRSM principal mentors on and off the mat

Mike Odiotti has led high school and college wrestling teams to winning seasons before earning undergraduate and graduate diplomas from Boston College and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. As principal of Cristo Rey St. Martin, he leads our more than 400 high school students on their journeys toward mastering school, college and life. But on a … Read More

Students head to court to celebrate Constitution Day

A group CRSM students in our Advanced Placement United States History class headed to the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan on Sept. 18, 2017 to celebrate Constitution Day with judges and legal professionals from the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court. Standing before a large American flag, students recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang God Bless America to honor the formation … 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

Summer Journeys: Students travel the country to explore science, social justice and more

From serving meals to immigrants at the Nogales, Mexico border, a boot camp for future Hispanic lawyers in D.C. to the premiere Ontario film festivals and exploring future careers and college life on campuses at Cornell, Duke and Georgetown, CRSM students will explore myriad academic, cultural, social entrepreneur and volunteering experiences this summer. Welcome to “Summer School,” CRSM style where … Read More

Cristo Rey Network Principals Travel to Waukegan for Inspiration

On Jan, 25, 2017 we welcomed principals from across the Cristo Rey Network to observe in our classrooms and learn about how we do things here. The annual Cristo Rey Network principal’s meeting took place in Chicago, but attendees made the 48 mile trek to Waukegan for the day. About 20 principals from Cristo Rey schools across the country toured CRSM … Read More

Express Yourself Cristo Rey!

CRSM students have been busy preparing for the First Annual Express Yourself Cristo Rey! Fine Arts Exhibition, Feb. 16, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Cristo Rey St. Martin. The evening also will include live stage performances of original poetry and one-act plays. This event is free and open to the public. Even though CRSM does not offer art … Read More

Class of 2017 College Acceptances Starting to Roll In

College acceptances for the 96 seniors in the Class of 2017 are starting to roll in. The roster of colleges and universities includes: Bradley University, Carroll University, Carthage College, Coe College, Dominican University, Illinois State University, Loyola University, Marquette University, St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Chicago, Wheeling Jesuit University and Xavier University. The early acceptances speak … Read More