Preparing for Work: CWSP Freshman Orientation

One of Cristo Rey’s missions is to prepare students for work. This summer’s Freshmen Orientation Program took on new importance as our business partners plan their remote and on-site work strategies. CWSP is making sure that student workers are prepared for any eventuality.             These are the training modules freshmen attend: Email Setup Email Etiquette … Read More

Baird “Kids Win!” Grant Brings Student-Run Coffee Shop Within Reach

Cristo Rey St. Martin is honored to have been selected as an inaugural recipient of The Paul Purcell “Kids Win!” Annual Baird Education Grant. The grant award was established as a tribute to former Baird Chairman Paul E. Purcell who passed away in February 2020. Mr. Purcell was a true champion of Cristo Rey for nearly 25 years.  He frequently … Read More

English III Class Working with 2nd Graders Yields Unexpected Results

Elizabeth Partenach’s English 3 class partnered with Ms. Wachowiak’s 2nd graders at Park School in Round Lake with the goal of creating mentorships and learning to write with purpose.  The English 3 class wrote story books for the 2nd graders to read and review. They acted as “junior” editors for their CRSM writing mentors.  The assignment uncovered a budding children’s … Read More

Work Study Students Earn Microsoft Certifications

One of Cristo Rey’s missions is to prepare students for work.     Our Certified students “have demonstrated the ability to command the full features and functionality of Microsoft Word and Excel, preparing them for future academic or workforce opportunities.” For those Certified in Word 2019/365, these are some of the skills they have mastered: Advanced Find Options Formatting text & … Read More

Campus Ministry Continues to Fight the Effects of the Pandemic

  Campus Ministry has fostered a massive response of volunteers to work hand in hand with Northern Illinois Food Bank, helping to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. Since the end of January, CRSM has been hosting mobile food pantries; each event is providing much needed groceries for 1,000 families. Because of anticipated ongoing need, CRSM and NIFB are planning … Read More

Phase 2 Construction – Can a Ribbon Cutting Be Far Off?

Coinciding with the arrival of students back from spring break, our new facilities are quickly becoming available for use. The gymnasium is open. Locker room facilities are finished. The fitness area will soon be furnished with training weights and machines. Our teachers’ office spaces are ready. And the new classrooms, labs and meeting areas are nearly complete. Could a ribbon … Read More

Junior Retreat 2021

Yoga classes, art projects, video game contests, ping-pong tournaments and more – all were designed to offer a chance for juniors to regain a sense of community  with their classmates.  

CRSM & the Northern IL Food Bank Organize 3rd Mobile Food Pantry

On February 18th, Cristo Rey St. Martin and the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) partnered to host yet another drive-thru food distribution event – the third major event in a continuing effort to help families get through the financial challenges of the pandemic. The Thursday NIFB Mobile Food Pantry ran from 3:00 pm until 7pm and served over 900 families. … Read More