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Please welcome our new Family Liaison, Kelly Flannigan! Kelly comes to us with a lot of school experience supporting students and connecting with families. Kelly can you support you with Interpretations, translations and family communication. Her office is right next to the front desk. Please connect with her to meet her the next time you at are Cristo Rey or at our upcoming PTA meeting!
We had an awesome turnout during Conferences! Almost 70% of families met with teachers. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with all of you to support students. If you were not able to attend conferences, please reach out to your student's grade level Dean or teachers.
This early part of the year includes standardized testing and students thinking about their college futures. All juniors and seniors had the opportunity to take an ACT prep course once a week during Structured Study since September 13th. This was the first year we have implemented a specific course to learn strategies and review test material. We are considering different ways to structure preparation to be more individualized in the future, and we welcome your input! Juniors and seniors took the ACT on October 26th, and freshmen and sophomores took the PSAT earlier this month. We will send information home as soon as we receive scores. At the end of October, all juniors attended the National College Fair during the morning, and many seniors took the opportunity to attend for their second year. It is exciting to hear students begin making decisions about where they would like to go and what they would like to study!
This month, applications are due for National Honor Society for juniors and seniors. Students can see Mr. Nelson with questions.
November is a good time to express gratitude. Our faculty and staff are so grateful to partner with all of you to support your student’s education. Many blessings to your families this Thanksgiving!
Cristo Rey students are exposed to a variety of work at Hubbard Broadcasting as part of their corporate work study internship. Students collaborate on news stories, take photographs, create photo galleries, and conduct research.
This summer, Cristo Rey junior Nayeli collaborated with Hubbard Broadcasting’s senior producer of digital content at the “Great Minnesota Get-Together.” She had the chance to interview an elderly couple who visits the fair every year. While at the fair, Nayeli captured photos used in a photo gallery called, “Fair from the Air.”
Students at Hubbard Broadcasting also have the chance to partner on different stories. During the month of October, Nayeli researched Minnesota’s favorite candy. Nayeli’s favorite part about working at Hubbard is, “being able to be exposed to how news is researched and how much work they put into it for viewers.” She enjoys planning fun activities for the office, developing regional support documents, and enjoys learning from her co-workers during team meetings. We are grateful to Hubbard Broadcasting for truly making our students a part of the team.
Activities News
The Puma Activities Department has been very busy since the start of the current school year. Our students have been engaged in programs such as soccer, volleyball and choir. Over 160 students are currently participating in one of those programs, with more populating our I.C.C. Club, our Multicultural Club and our Poetry Club.
Our sports teams have had a very successful fall. Girls soccer won its second consecutive Twin Cities Athletic Conference championship, going undefeated in TCAC play for the second straight year, and advancing to the MSHSL Section 4A semifinals. Boys soccer once again made the TCAC finals and advanced to the quarterfinals of section play. The volleyball program had its most successful season in its history, winning its division and earning the right to host a first-round section playoff match for the first time in school history, and winning that match (also a program first!).
The Choir has started strongly with 10 committed participants. The group has performed at our school Masses and are preparing for their late fall/early winter shows. We are excited for additional members to join as the fall sports season comes to a close.
The winter season will bring boys and girls basketball, as well as our award-winning Robotics program. Girls basketball starts November 12, with the boys following one week later. Robotics will begin in earnest in mid-November.
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