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As we count down the days to graduation, we share in the excitement and pride you feel for our seniors. One of our favorite Cristo Rey traditions at this time of year is students’ Presentations of Learning, known as POLs. Many students from all grades participate in POLs at their Corporate Work study job. A few seniors choose to give a POL to the entire school community during morning assembly. These students speak honestly and bravely to reflect on their growth over four years and express gratitude for the support they're received from family, friends, and Cristo Rey adults. It is amazing to witness as students share their stories, reflect on the meaning of Jesuit values in their lives, and look ahead to the adventures and experiences for which they have prepared.

As we finish the school year, we thank you again for your partnership in your student's education and life journey. I hope we will see all of you at Baccalaureate at 6 pm on Friday, June 8th and graduation on Saturday, June 9th at 2 pm!
Due to construction, there will be roads closed around Cristo Rey, including portions of 35W, on Saturday, June 9th. Please allow considerable additional travel time to arrive at graduation on time!

A few reminders:
-Final Exams for grade 12 are Monday, June 4th - Thursday, June 7th.
-On Friday, June 8th, seniors take class and individual graduation pictures and practice for Baccalaureate and graduation.
-Final Exam for grade 9-11 are Tuesday, June 5th - Friday, June 8th.
-All Final Exam Days are 1 pm dismissal.
-Standards Completion Week is June 11th-14th.
-Standards Completion days are also all 1 pm dismissals.
-If you have any questions about your student's standards, please contact their grade level Dean.

Students are busy delivering presentations of learning, in which they synthesize and share their work experiences with their colleagues, corporate leadership, and representatives of the Cristo Rey Jesuit community. The students focus on what they have learned at work, their experiences as high school students working alongside adults, and how their work relates to their wider learnings at Cristo Rey. The students have also shared how important their coworkers have become in their lives. They have celebrated birthdays, gone to baby showers, and sought out wisdom and advice from their older colleagues. For many of our students, their coworkers have become their mentors.

The presentations of learning are very much at the heart of the Ignatian pedagogy followed by Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. The Ignatian approach emphasizes experience, reflection, and action. The presentations of learning give our students the opportunity to reflect back upon their work experience and to look towards the future to continue their good work in the corporate work study program.
Activities News
The activities program is winding to a close for the 2017-2018 year, but not without some real excitement.  

Our Spring Musical, "Little Shop of Horrors" was a huge hit in April, and one of our lead performers received one of the highest awards that the Twin Cities theater community can offer to a student actor!

Our Robotics team, "Los Clasicos", competed on May 19 on the campus of the University of Minnesota in the MSHSL State Robotics Championships and came in 21st place. 

Our baseball team is on the verge of finishing in third-place in the Twin Cities Athletic Conference and is also on the verge of finishing with a .500 record.  This already is the most successful season in the history of program, both in terms of participation and on-field record.

Our softball team won its first game in program history earlier in May, and the 30 plus girls involved in the program couldn't be more excited.

The track and field teams are participating in the TCAC Championships on May 18, and then will be involved in the section meet in late May.  The state track meet is at Hamline University in St. Paul in early June, and Cristo Rey Jesuit has the returning girls 400 meter state champion!

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