“Resilient, Adaptable and Determined”: An Interview with Jessena Fields     

I talked with Jessena (CRSM ’15  SIU ’19) as she was beginning her exit from Carbondale, IL after her recent graduation from Southern Illinois University. Heading toward Houston, her plans include growing her successful on-line business, eventually reopening her hair and clothing boutique and getting her master’s in marketing. After speaking with her I came away knowing I spoke with … Read More

CRSM Supporters Rally at the Virtual Founders’ Fundraiser 

On Saturday April 18th, CRSM held its first Virtual Founders’ Fundraiser.  This year’s theme, We Are More Than a Building was particularly apropos.  As President Preston Kendall put it, “The problems caused by the pandemic are wide-ranging, including the necessary step to cancel our in-person Founders’ Fundraiser – but we can be together in spirit. It turned out just that … Read More

Work Study: Career Assignments

Students were recently asked to create job descriptions of their CWSP jobs. After completing a PowerPoint training module and a reflection on a year with their company, they are now in the process of creating videos to say thank you to their work supervisors.     Career Pathways Jhoseline wrote: “Today I had a storm of ideas. Where I see … 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

Breaking Ground

As Day 1 of our new construction project draws near, (the 1st week of February) excitement is building as work in and around the school ramps-up.  Storage areas have been cleared and building permits are about to arrive. Our projected finish date is late March. You can share in our excitement – come and visit us; or accept this invitation … Read More

Work Study Expanding at School and in the Business Community

The Corporate Work Study Department has been busy expanding relationships with existing business partners, ramping-up with new partners, prepping for Career Day, getting ready for business partner meetings, and making sure new programs are on target. Training & Workshops Resume Building  Peer Mentoring Program  (Seniors with Freshmen) E-mail Etiquette LinkedIn Sessions – profiles for Juniors Junior Resume Reviews Sophomore Career … Read More