Points of Pride: Students achieving 4.0 GPA or higher reaches all-time high

Cristo Rey St. Martin has achieved many “all-time best results,” in many academic categories, during recent years. Now, as the third quarter results are reported, consider these significant accomplishments: • 66 students eared a 4.0 GPA or higher in the third quarter • 80 percent of students received a 3.0 at third quarter (a key marker of college readiness based … Read More

Points of Pride: Striving “ever to excel”

During the last 10 years, Cristo Rey St. Martin has achieved “all-time best results,” in many academic categories, said Principal Michael Odiotti. “If we put this growth in results in context to 2008-2009 (the first year we began our work together) our growth is truly remarkable.” 84 percent increase in students receiving a 3.0 (a key marker of college readiness … Read More

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