Cristo Rey Jesuit gave their 126 new students a fun-filled welcome in July during their first day of New Student Orientation/Fish Camp as an introduction to student life and academics at Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School.
After students were greeted at the front door by Father Randy Gibbens and staff members, new students, mostly freshmen, played a few ice breakers, including a massive Rock, Paper, Scissors game (with our Interim Principal Drew Hudson congratulating the winner) and a game of Kahoot. Then a panel of student ambassadors answered questions about being proud Cristo Rey Jesuit students before new students participated in a scavenger hunt to become familiar with the campus. Before the day was over, all of the students were given a Cristo Rey Jesuit laptop to keep throughout their years at Cristo Rey Jesuit and then to carry on to college, a Cristo Rey Jesuit yard sign, and a class t-shirt.
With rousing positive energy, the Cristo Rey Jesuit Interim Principal Drew Hudson welcomed the new students. “I love this school and it’s probably evident how much I love my job. Please know that my door is always open to you. Stop by so we can get to know each other.”
During the two-week orientation, students attended math, English and writing classes, and were given an hour-long break of enrichment activities each day, including college readiness, athletics, campus ministry, IT, and counseling. Transfer students participated in Corporate Work-Study Program job training in preparation for their corporate jobs. Cristo Rey Jesuit students work one day a week at a corporate office to gain valuable workplace experience and to help pay half of the cost of their affordable, rigorous Catholic education. Cristo Rey Jesuit accepts students of all faiths and boasts 100% college acceptance of every graduating class.
All Cristo Rey Jesuit students will be returning to campus on August 11 to start the fall semester.