2017 Year in Review: Successful Milestones

As construction crews work feverishly to finish the transformation of the once vacant Kmart on Belvidere Road into a highly-anticipated, state-of-the art educational hub for our new home in 2018, we’d like to share some milestones. These successes bring hope for a brighter future not only for students and their families, but also for Waukegan. A snapshot of achievements: • … Read More

Class of 2018 College Acceptances Starting to Roll In

College acceptances for the 90 seniors in the Class of 2018 are starting to roll in. The roster of colleges and universities includes: Augustana College, Bradley University, Carroll University, Carthage College, Columbia College, Cornell College, DePaul University, DePauw University, Dominican University, Illinois State University, Loyola University, Marquette University, Santa Clara University, Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, Indiana), University of Illinois … Read More

Colleges, here they come!

Congratulations to the 32 Cristo Rey students who were accepted to more than 20 colleges ranging from Augustana, Cornell College and DePaul, to Loyola, Marquette and St. Mary’s in Notre Dame, Indiana through an invitation to participate for a day in the prestigious Chicago Scholar’s Onsite College Admissions Forum. The one-time event connects students to colleges and universities from across … Read More

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