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

Lake County Bar Association, Hollywood, Teach Students Lessons about Hidden Heroes

In honor of Black History Month, The Lake County Bar Association and Foundation teamed up to take 50 students to the theater to view Hidden Figures. The blockbuster movie was nominated for an Oscar for “Best Motion Picture of the Year” and received many other Hollywood accolades. The movie focuses on three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji … Read More

Celebrate Lent and Serving Others: Empty Bowl Fundraiser to Alleviate Hunger

On Friday, March 24, 2017, more than 150 guests enjoyed a soup and bread social, the meal served in hand-painted bowls created by Cristo Rey students, faculty and staff, in conjunction with the school’s new extracurricular Art Program. The art work – and tasty soups – earned $1,631, which will be donated to Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. “It … Read More

Students Debut Their Art Smarts

Celebrating the artistic talent of CRSM students, we transformed our “cafegymatorium” into an art gallery on a recent February Thursday night as students and their families, friends, teachers, staff and guests spent the evening in awe of such astonishing talent. “It was very empowering to see the pride students and their parents had for their art work and for each other’s art,” … Read More

Senior Student Shares his Gratitude for CRSM

Speech at Elevate 2016 fundraiser by Brian D., CRSM senior: Good Evening Everyone, I am very excited to be here with you all and tell you about the greatness of Cristo Rey St. Martin. My name is Brian. I am 17-years-old and I am a current Senior in Cristo Rey St. Martin. I would love to start off by saying … Read More

Express Yourself: Art as catalyst for creativity, educational engagement

On several recent Saturdays mornings, CRSM students have left behind their familiar classrooms and gathered in the parking lot, to hop on a bus and head to Ceramics for You art studio in Gurnee. There, they express themselves painting on canvas. sculpting with clay and fusing glass into colorful creations. For many CRSM students, this is a new experience, painting … Read More

School year off to great start: Parades, Mass and serving the community

From the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit to sharing CRSM pride marching in Waukegan’s annual “Fiestas Patrias” parade, to students already tripling their volunteer service at local food banks and community organizations, the 2015-2016 school year is off to a great start. Highlights include: Worshiping together “Give each other a break and be kind and compassionate towards one another,” … Read More

Building Bridges: Students Travel to D.C. to Inspire Justice and Solidarity

When Jon Taus was in high school in Ohio, he made a trek to Washington D.C. with a busload of classmates. It was a journey that completely changed the course of his life. Recently, the CRSM English and history teacher made a similar pilgrimage. He traveled together with six students and members from all four Chicago Jesuit high schools to … Read More

School Year Kicks off With Great Things

From the Mass of the Holy Spirit and the Waukegan parade of “fiestas patrias” to 50 students volunteering more than 100 hours of service during the first month of school, the wide range of on-site and off-site activities is back in full swing! Mass of the Holy Spirit We celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit to kick off the … Read More