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

CRSM Creates a Hybrid Learning Model

Armed with lessons learned from a successful summer school session, Cristo Rey St. Martin has implemented a comprehensive, hybrid strategy for teaching and learning. It’s been only 38 days since CRSM said goodbye to the Graduating Class of 2020 but CRSM has already finished its first two weeks of the 2020-21 school year. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, CRSM … Read More

On-Campus Summer School In Session: from the desk of Principal Odiotti

On June 15th, CRSM began its academic summer programs. Summer school classes begin at 7:30am and end at 1:00pm. Teachers Michael Appel, Jacob Larson, Kumkum Bonnerjee, Elizabeth Partenach and Darline Gonzalez are running the Summer Bridge and Enrichment Programs for incoming freshmen and sophomores – testing schedules and combinations of in-person and remote synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.  Their experience … Read More

Growth Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Despite the challenges of COVID-19 our students once again surpassed national growth rates on standardized tests in both Reading and Math. For the first time in the school’s history every single senior was accepted into at least one BA/BS program. Our Seniors in the Work Study Program performed better than any other prior class. For the first time in the … Read More

CRSM Counselors Check-in

While the Counseling offices have been empty, all of our counselors have been busy adjusting to the new COVID-19 norm (which continues to change every few days). Just weeks ago, it was business as usual: helping juniors prepare for the SAT, planning for two weeks of AP testing, supporting students with their ongoing mental health needs, and providing academic support … Read More

Stories from the Academics Department

A Note from Marlene Eby, Assistant Principal Hello to our CRSM Family, On Monday March 30th, Spring Break ended and CRSM students began their e-learning programs. Prior to the beginning of e-learning, Dr. Odiotti and I were in contact with all of our teachers and our various teams working and meeting via tele-conference to prepare our students academically, socially and … Read More

Congressman Brad Schneider Visits CRSM; Follows-up on Students’ Advocacy Trip to D.C.

You may remember that last November, five Cristo Rey St. Martin students traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the Ignatian Family Teach-In For Justice. They had a meeting at the office of U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 10th congressional district, Brad Schneider. The Cristo Rey Group focused their legislative advocacy on climate change and environmentalism. Congressman Schneider’s office scheduled a meeting … Read More