Lights, Camera, Action: Chicago-area TV and newspapers feature the “CRSM story”

Chicago-area TV and newspaper crews trekked out to Waukegan from Chicago on Feb, 13 2018 to feature our unique school model and celebrate and chronicle our historic move day. From CBS-TV and WGN-TV, to the Lake County News Sun/Chicago Tribune, Chicago Catholic, and The Daily Herald, we are grateful for the coverage and hopeful our against-all-odds story will inspire others … Read More

Students showcase their artistic talents

Susie, a 17-year-old junior at Cristo Rey, smiled at the foam board featuring a framed charcoal sketch she created last summer while attending a month-long arts program for gifted high school and college students at Skidmore College in upstate New York. The sketch, along with two others and three of her poems were exhibited Feb. 15 and 16, 2018 at … Read More

Acting Up: Fundraiser works to fight hunger

Cristo Rey students, their families, teachers and staff played a leading role in alleviating hunger through a combined theater and Empty Bowls production held Nov. 17 and 18, 2017. Bringing the spirit of Christmas to life, students raised almost $1,300 to benefit the Holy Family Food Pantry in Waukegan. Student thespians performed Humbug by John Wooten, a re-telling of Dicken’s … Read More

Marching to celebrate Hispanic heritage

Viva Mexico! About 100 Cristo Rey St. Martin students, their younger siblings, parents, teachers and staff celebrated Waukegan’s cultural richness and spirit during the annual Fiestas Patrias Parade marching through the city’s downtown on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham greeted CRSM students and parade marchers moments before the parade stepped off from Robert Abbott Middle School and … Read More

CRSM celebrates Mass of the Holy Spirit

On Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, Cristo Rey St. Martin community joined schools across the country in celebrating the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. Presided over by Fr. Jamie Mueller, associate pastor Most Blessed Trinity Church in Waukegan, the Mass called upon the Holy Spirit to bless the new academic year. “What a great way to start the school year … Read More

Cristo Rey St. Martin celebrates the first week of the 2017 school year

Welcome to the Class of 2021! On Monday, August 21, Cristo Rey St. Martin celebrated the beginning of the 2017 school year. The event was extra special for several reasons – marking the last “first day” of school that will be held at the current campus. CRSM will move in April, 2018 across town to a new state-of-the-art educational facility, … 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

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