Happy New Year Families! What a blessing to make it to another year. We are excited to see our students back with smiles and hugs. With the cold weather outside, if you find your child in need of a warm jacket, please see one of our social workers.
There is quite a lot happening this month. Now is the time for parents to get even more involved in your child’s school life. Please also know that there is a PTA meeting for all parents on Monday, February 5 at 7:00pm. We have much important items to discuss including upcoming family events. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Myers at 612-545-9700.
Cristo Rey partners with many companies and organizations in the metro area. One of those partnerships is with Habitat for Humanity ReStore, which sells gently used products and building materials. Our students work with the staff at the Restore in a variety of ways including: merchandising and customer service, as well as support daily operations and logistics. One of the ReStore’s students, Andrese Gray, works on Thursdays.
“Overall, I really like the variety of the things we do here," Andrese said. "There were points where I thought I'd tried and done everything, and then I'd get assigned to something like paint project. There’s always something different to do!"
Andrese now works at the ReStore on school breaks and weekends, further expanding his opportunities to learn and grow his work experience. Each of our students has an opportunity to learn professional skills at their work-study job. Each job is unique, and what student’s take from their experience varies; "I’ve learned a lot of value in things. I never knew the prices of things and how much they cost,” reflects Andrese. I've learned a lot about different tools and how they're used, and I definitely feel a little handier. It's nice to know how to fix things, especially since I live with my grandparents. I feel like I can help out more." It is when students, like Andrese, choose to invest in and embrace their work-study job, that they maximize the full benefits of the work-study experience.
If you, or your student would like support understanding the benefits of the work study program, please connect with our team: 612-545-9729.
Winter activities are in full swing at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. However, a just before Christmas, the Cristo Rey Jesuit community lost its beloved and long-time Choir and musical director, Michelle Porter, to cancer. It is a devastating loss to and for our community. Our prayers go our to her family, who have been a bastion of support for the arts here at Cristo Rey Jesuit.
In the spirit of Ms. Porter, the students have advocated for the expansion of the choir program and have entered into the auditions for the spring musical, "Little Shop of Horrors.” The play will be performed on April 12, 13 and 14 at 7 PM each night in the Auditorium.
Our basketball programs are well into their respective seasons. The girls basketball program has 17 participants placed on two teams, while the boys have 27 participants playing on three teams. Both programs continue to grow and represent Cristo Rey Jesuit very well.
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