Striving to be Accountable: Alum returns to CRSM to help students and their families

Seven years ago, Edwin Medina took his dream to become an accountant and headed to college, determined to one day return to Cristo Rey and help students and families struggling with financial challenges. At 23, the Class of 2011 graduate is back! Armed with a degree in accounting and business administration from Robert Morris University, Medina has traded the classroom … Read More

CRSM Graduates Head to College

Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep is sending nearly 100 percent of its graduating class to college. On Saturday, June 4, 2016, 78 members of the Class of 2016 received their diplomas at a Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Ceremony held at Most Blessed Trinity Catholic Church in Waukegan. Next fall they will attend colleges across the country including Duke, Georgetown, Loyola, … Read More

CRSM Named One of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, Washington Post

For the fifth consecutive year, CRSM was named one of “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” by the Washington Post, a recognition achieved by only nine percent of high schools nationwide. “This is a celebration and triumph for our entire school community,” Principal Mike Odiotti told students gathered at a recent assembly. Each year, the Post uses a formula that focuses … Read More

Good Reads: CRSM Launches Book Club

In an effort to promote reading for pleasure, as a way to unwind and have thought-provoking conversations with friends and classmates, Principal Mike Odiotti launched a book club, “Book Talk.” Each week at assembly, a student, teacher or staff member shares a book that has made an impact on them and shares with those gathered the recommendation. The hope is … Read More

Class of 2015 Sets New Benchmarks

Bound for great places and great things, CRSM faculty, staff, parents, friends and the entire student body celebrated the successes of the Class of 2015 at a Senior Sendoff Celebration held June 5, 2015 on the day before the graduation ceremony and baccalaureate Mass. “We’re very proud to recognize the Class of 2015 who has set some new benchmarks in … Read More

Teachers Speak About Literacy Program at Network Principal Conference

Literacy and retention are crucial themes in the Cristo Rey Network. But a shout-out to CRSM teachers Sarah Morley and Stefanie Goy who traveled to L.A. in early January to present the innovative student support program they have created to network principals gathered at their mid-year meeting. The duo gave an overview of their Room 120 program that merges Academic … Read More