CRSM Class of ‘22 Blazes Trail to Ivy League and Top Universities

From the Ivy League to top-tier colleges across the country, acceptances and scholarship offers are on a roll for CRSM seniors this month. Ivy League Brown University and U.S. News & World Report top-ranked Boston, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Santa Clara, and Stanford university’s top the list. At the same time Posse, Evans, Questbridge and a finalist for The Gates Scholarship … Read More

And They’re Off: A Behind-the-scenes Glimpse of the College Countdown

It might be five months until the May 1, 2022, National College Decision but CRSM seniors Claudio and Anthony have set their sights on the specific colleges/next launching pads where they can pursue their dreams and studies, they are passionate about. Claudio, who holds a 3.82 GPA, was selected from more than 2,500 students to receive the Posse Scholarship. He … 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

Lights, Camera, Action: Drama Club Takes to CRSM’s New Stage

Elizabeth Partenach and her daughter, Gloria

It was a tough year in education for everyone. Little in-class time and so many Zoom rooms. But try running a drama club on Chrome books. The good news: The CRSM thespians are back, 65 students strong — bigger and better than ever. Two afternoons a week, they’re busy rehearsing, directing, building stage sets, designing costumes, and creating a publicity … Read More

College Fair Helps Students Decide Their Future

More than 50 admissions counselors from colleges and universities filled the chapel and conference rooms, at Cristo Rey St. Martin Sept. 24, 2021, to help students decide their next steps after high school. The third annual college fair was organized by the college counseling department and was open to all CRSM juniors and seniors and their parents. The event gave … Read More

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