School Year Kicks off with Impressive Achievements

With a firm strategy of requiring vaccination, masks and other public health protocols, CRSM students, teachers and staff are successfully back in school and poised for a strong academic, work and service life undefeated by the disruptions of the past year and a half of the coronavirus pandemic. “This a monumental, magical moment,” President Preston Kendall said, welcoming more than … Read More

CRSM Students Finish College Accredited Statistics Course

With Accreditation and administrative work completed, President Kendall’s efforts to offer college credit courses to students at CRSM is expanding. And now, Principal Odiotti’s dream to offer a college level statistics course has happened.   Under the guidance and able teaching of Scott Lane of Arrupe College of Loyola University, students passing the dual-credit summer course will earn three, fully … Read More

Dr. Odiotti Wins The Golden Apple Award for Leadership

Principal Odiotti was selected as the winner of the prestigious Golden Apple Leadership Award from a nominated group of more than 120 school leaders from across Illinois. Watch the surprise award ceremony here: Dr. O. donated the prize money he received to CRSM – to support students, alumni and faculty.

CRSM English 3 Class Creates Writing Exchange for 2nd Graders

CRSM is bringing writers of various ages together in a cross-school project with Park School in Round Lake.    Elizabeth Partenach’s English 3 class is partnering with Ms. Wachowiak’s 2nd graders at Park School in Round Lake to create writing mentorships and exchange ideas.  The English 3 class will write story books that use literature to “achieve a purpose”.  Ms. Wachowiak’s … Read More

Principal Odiotti Nominated for Golden Apple Award

Dr.  Odiotti was  selected as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership. Only nine finalists were selected from more than 120 nominated school leaders from across Illinois. The Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership honors exemplary performance in school leadership by a principal or head of school who has had a significant and sustained positive … Read More

Academic Achievements

76% of CRSM Students Have a 3.0 GPA or Higher Question: Why is this important? Answer: GPA is a key metric. 82% of Cristo Rey graduates who earned a Bachelor’s degree had a 3.0 or higher at CRSM. 91 CRSM Students Currently Have a 4.0 GPA Two POSSE Scholarship Winners Again This Year!  POSSE Scholar Fernando R. will attend Connecticut College         POSSE Scholar … Read More

Christmas Break and the Beginning of a New Semester

As students finish Christmas break and start looking toward the new semester, which begins on January 4th, their grit and determination during one of the most challenging semesters in memory is inspiring. Safety Student and family cooperation allowed CRSM to maintain its track record of zero cases of COVID-19 transmission within the Cristo Rey school community. Along with the continued … Read More

Academic Highlights

As students return from Thanksgiving break, and less than 3 weeks remaining in the semester, CRSM has had 19 weeks of classes with no interruptions. CRSM students continue to do well in AP testing, placing near or at the top of all thirty-seven schools in the Cristo Rey network. Over 75% of CRSM students have a 3.0 GPA or higher. … Read More

CRSM’s 1st Virtual Family Night

During CRSM’s first Virtual Family Night, students and their moms and dads, logged in to meet with teachers on-line. Families were also asked to watch a short movie documenting the progress of the Phase 2 Construction Project and the latest safety measures being implemented on campus. en Espanol aqui At the end of the event, Mr. Kendall and Dr. Odiotti … Read More

Academic Success and How to Get There

“We must stay nimble and flexible. This is especially true now in regards to managing the realities of this pandemic. We need to realize that we will have to constantly adapt and change what we do this academic year to ensure that we offer the best and safest educational experience possible.”                                                                                   -Dr. Michael Odiotti On September 25th, Dr. … Read More