The Graduation of the Class of 2021

Festivities at Cristo Rey St. Martin began on May 4th as the senior class gathered for activities at their last retreat and a Senior Send-Off Celebration       Saturday, May 29th 2021 Cristo Rey St. Martin Graduation President Kendall’s invocation and blessing spoke to the graduates relating to the upcoming Sunday’s Gospel – “…I am with you always”, reminding … 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.

Work Study Students Earn Microsoft Certifications

One of Cristo Rey’s missions is to prepare students for work.     Our Certified students “have demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Word and Excel, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.” For those Certified in Word 2019/365, these are some of the skills they have mastered: Advanced Find Options Formatting text & … Read More

Congratulations 2021 Senior Class! 100% College Acceptance!

For the second time in a row (and the second time in our school’s history) 100% of our seniors have been accepted into a 4-year Bachelors Program.    “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 … Read More

Campus Ministry Continues to Fight the Effects of the Pandemic

  Campus Ministry has fostered a massive response of volunteers to work hand in hand with Northern Illinois Food Bank, helping to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. Since the end of January, CRSM has been hosting mobile food pantries; each event is providing much needed groceries for 1,000 families. Because of anticipated ongoing need, CRSM and NIFB are planning … Read More

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

Polishing a Resume with CWSP & Winning a Scholarship to Study Abroad

While working on her resume with the Corporate Work Study Program, Katrina ’22 applied for a full scholarship to live and study abroad for an academic year from the U.S. Department of State’s Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Abroad program. Katrina won the scholarship and believes that crafting her resume was instrumental in winning the award, using her new … Read More

Phase 2 Construction – Can a Ribbon Cutting Be Far Off?

Coinciding with the arrival of students back from spring break, our new facilities are quickly becoming available for use. The gymnasium is open. Locker room facilities are finished. The fitness area will soon be furnished with training weights and machines. Our teachers’ office spaces are ready. And the new classrooms, labs and meeting areas are nearly complete. Could a ribbon … Read More