Working Nine-to-Five All Summer

The success and student engagement in our Corporate Work Study Program is continuing around the calendar year, as 50 students are spending their summer invited back to work (and getting paid) by corporations, banks and non-profits throughout Lake County. “Summer work provides continuation of the work experience that students received during the school year,” said Hugo Chavez, Managing Director, Corporate … Read More

Portrait of a Graduate: Destiny Perez

“Is Destiny our intern today?” is the question several teams in the marketing department of Walgreen Co. ask regularly, according to Maureen McKee, executive administrator of the firm’s retail marketing department. “With the answer of yes, everyone smiled.” The “Destiny” she is referring to is a member of CRSM’s Class of 2014 graduation class. A stellar student who received multiple … Read More

Class of 2014 Graduation

As 60 students marched down the aisle to receive their high school diplomas, Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan celebrated several “firsts:” The largest class to graduate in the school’s 10-year history; 83 percent of the students who started as freshman are graduating, and for almost all of the students, they are the first members of their family … Read More

TweetingPriest at CRSM

Waukegan Native Returns to Hometown, Celebrates Mass for CRSM With his Twitter moniker calling himself “@TweetingPriest,” it is easy to understand how our students were immediately engaged and inspired by Rev. Manuel “Manny” Dorantes,”  when he celebrated Mass at CRSM recently. A Waukegan High School graduate, Rev. Dorantes, who told students he likes to be called “Manny,” has just been … Read More

“Thank You” Work Study Partners

Thanking Business Partners for Helping Students Discover “What they can be.” “We’re here to celebrate the incredible experience you are giving to our students, “ Preston Kendall, president of CRSM told the crowd of about 100 North Shore business persons gathered May 15 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe for our annual Corporate Work Study Partner Appreciation Event. “Our … Read More

Summer Enrichment Outside the Classroom

From Thailand to Washington D.C., Cristo Rey St. Martin students are heading across the globe for exciting summer experiences destined to burnish their resumes and fill their hearts and minds with travel, academic rigor, community service and other enrichment activities. Not only is it an exciting way to spend their summer, but about 30 sophomores and juniors will get to … Read More

Preston Kendall Receives Award from Ignatian Volunteer Corps

Submittted by Christine Curran, Regional Director, Ignatian Volunteer Corps Chicago Chapter.  Photo by Steve Donisch.   Each spring, the Ignatian Volunteer Corps Chicago Chapter hosts an “Evening of Gratitude” to celebrate individuals and organizations which partner with the IVC Chicago and make exceptional contributions to the community. The 2014 Evening of Gratitude, held on Saturday, April 26, was hosted at the … Read More

April Student Life News: CRSM “lawyers” take on the Daley Center

The first inaugural Howlett Cup brought together students from Loyola Academy, Cristo Rey Pilsen, Christ the King Jesuit, and Cristo Rey St. Martin to compete as attorneys and witnesses in a mock trial tournament. It was the first mock trial experience for all schools involved. CRSM’s team was moderated by Mrs. Michelle Miller and Ms. Caitlin Murphy, who held try-outs … Read More

April Campus Ministry News: Keeping Holy Week Holy

In Shooting Star, Franciscan Sister Thea Bowman calls Christians to do something significant during Holy Week.  “Let us resolve to make this week holy,” she wrote, “by claiming Christ’s redemptive grace and by living holy lives.  This week especially let us accept redemption by living grateful, faithful, prayerful, generous, just and holy lives.” The Cristo Rey St. Martin community responded … Read More