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May 28, 2019

Congratulations Class of 2019!

With Olympian Mary Wineberg urging them to “Secure your gold and go for your dreams,” the seniors of DePaul Cristo Rey’s Class of 2019 ended their high school careers at a commencement ceremony on May 28 at Mount St. Joseph University. Sixty-three graduates have all been accepted to college, and collectively they have earned $6.5 million in merit-based scholarships.




May 17, 2019

Celebrating Success and Partnership at Corporate Work Study Brunch

With hugs, smiles, photos and surprises, DePaul Cristo Rey seniors and their Corporate Work Study Program supervisors celebrated their shared success at an appreciation brunch on May 17 at DPCR.

May 1, 2019

Seniors "Sign" to Attend 22 Colleges and Universities

In front of a cheering crowd of classmates, parents and guests - the seniors of DePaul Cristo Rey’s Class of 2019 officially “signed” to attend college in a May 1 ceremony. May 1 is national College Signing Day, a date by which most colleges and universities require accepted incoming students to commit to their institutions.


April 27, 2019

Rey of Light Raises Over $700,000 for Scholarships

The results are in and this year’s Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit was the best yet – raising over $700,000 for financial assistance for DePaul Cristo Rey students. Generous event sponsors, dedicated volunteers and more than 500 guests contributed to this outstanding success. It was held on Saturday, April 27 at St. Xavier High School since DePaul Cristo Rey is undergoing a major campus construction project. Linda Holthaus and Richard Zinicola chaired the event, leading a committee of more than 100 volunteers.

February 27, 2019

Ohio Governor Says "This is a Model That Works"

“I love the Cristo Rey model; this is a model that works.” With these words Ohio Governor Mike DeWine opened his keynote address at DePaul Cristo Rey’s Corporate Partner Leadership Breakfast February 27. DPCR leaders and students thanked all of the businesses who partner with the school in the Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP)), honored Mercy Health as Corporate Partner of the Year, and recognized those businesses celebrating five years of participation in the program.


October 23, 2018

Bruin Academic Bowl Bigger, Better Than Ever

With new challenges and more students, DePaul Cristo Rey’s third annual Bruin Academic Bowl was bigger and better than ever. DPCR hosted this academic competition for seventh and eighth grade students on October 23. There were more than 140 participants from nine schools who completed academic challenges around campus as well as a STEM challenge to build the tallest, free-standing tower from spaghetti and marshmallows.


October 18, 2018

Champions of Change Generously Support DPCR

A spirit of generosity flowed through DePaul Cristo Rey’s first Champions of Change Fundraising Luncheon in which almost $80,000 was raised in one hour. The event was led by a dedicated group of table captains, young professionals from around the community who believe in the school’s mission. Each invited guests to learn more about DPCR and pledge support. Those guests heard from Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, DPCR graduate Deanna Wilson’15, DPCR President Sister Jeanne Bessette and Table Captain Nick Reilly of HORAN. 


7th Annual Golf Classic A Great Success Despite Mother Nature

DPCR’s seventh annual Golf Classic was originally planned for September, but persistent, heavy rains necessitated rescheduling it to October 15. Even that day started chilly with morning rain, but 104 golfers weren’t deterred. Thanks to them and generous sponsors the event raised almost $70,000 for the DePaul Cristo Rey Tuition Assistance Fund.



September 27, 2018

Barbara Bennie Honored During Founders Day

During a joyful liturgical celebration, longtime volunteer Barbara K. Bennie was honored with the first annual Founders Leadership Award from DePaul Cristo Rey. The award recognizes someone specially connected to DePaul Cristo Rey whose leadership demonstrates the inspiring qualities of St. Vincent de Paul (the school’s namesake) and the school’s founders, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Those qualities are service, charity and a passion for the mission.

September 25, 2018

2018 College Fair A Big Success

Hundreds of Bruin families turned out to make the 2018 DePaul Cristo Rey College Fair a huge success. More than 40 colleges and universities from around the country were represented at the fair which offered students and families a one-stop-shopping opportunity to explore the many varied higher education options open to them.

May 29, 2018

Congratulations Class of 2018!

The DePaul Cristo Rey Class of 2018 is on to college following May 29 commencement exercises at Mount St. Joseph University.

The 65 graduates have raised the bar for the classes to follow. They:
Completed 1150 college applications
Achieved 100% college acceptance
Earned 224 scholarships totaling $10.8 million including six full-tuition, merit-based scholarships.

May 4, 2018

Seniors and Corporate Work Supervisors Celebrate Success

Celebrating their shared success, seniors and their Corporate Work Study supervisors enjoyed the annual Seniors & Supervisors Appreciation Luncheon held at DePaul Cristo Rey. During this May 4 celebration, school leaders recognized the success of the soon-to-be-graduates and the important role their supervisors have played in leading them to graduation and college-readiness.

April 28, 2018

Rey of Light Shines Brilliantly

The overwhelming generosity of friends, corporate partners and school supporters has led to another brilliantly successful Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit. Led by event chairs Julie and Brian Ross, Rey of Light raised over $645,000 in an evening that included auctions, raffles, cocktails and dinner. A sold-out crowd of more than 460 filled the DPCR Student Center to capacity with the addition of an outside courtyard tent for the cocktail hour.


February 1, 2018

Freshmen Sing Praises of Those Who Make A Difference

The You Make A Difference event gives freshmen the opportunity to recognize a teacher, principal or mentor from their past who has made a difference in their lives. The students and their guests reunited this year at the February 1 reception and each nominee was recognized for the impact made on student lives.

November 17, 2017

Corporate Partners Celebrated at Leadership Event

The Champions Club at Great American Ball Park served as a fitting venue to recognize and honor the champions of the DePaul Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP) – Corporate Partners and Sponsors who put Greater Cincinnati’s Future to Work.. Close to 200 representatives of the companies and organizations that participate in the CWSP joined DPCR leaders, Board members and students to celebrate the successes of the program at the November 17 Corporate Partner Leadership Breakfast


Fall 2017

Care Packs and Encouragement Delivered to Bruin Grads

DePaul Cristo Rey alumni at colleges and universities across the region are receiving personal visits, care packages and support from Director of Graduate Success Larisa Wright. In the past few months, Ms. Wright has visited Bruin grads at several schools and will continue through the school year. Her fall visits have included Loyola University Chicago, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, University of Akron, and the University of Cincinnati (Clifton and Blue Ash campuses).




October 18, 2017

Bruin Bowl is a Roaring Success

More than 100 seventh and eighth grade students from CISE (Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund) schools participated in the second annual Bruin Academic Bowl at DPCR on October 18. The students were divided into teams to complete academic challenges in the areas of English, Mathematics, Religion, Science, and Social Studies. After the morning round in which they moved across the DPCR campus, the teams participated in a “lightning round” with current events questions. Based on overall scores, four teams took trophies back to their schools.

September 25, 2017

Sixth Annual Golf Classic is Best Yet

A new location, beautiful day, enthusiastic golfers and volunteers, and generous sponsors all combined to make the sixth annual DePaul Cristo Rey Golf Classic the best one yet. This year’s classic was held on Monday, September 25 at the Western Hills Country Club. DePaul Cristo Rey Board of Directors Member Bart Kohler, president of TAKKT America, chaired the event and was joined by 100 golfers. The Golf Classic raised over $65,000 for the DePaul Cristo Rey Tuition Assistance Fund.



August 23, 2017

Senior Commissioning Ceremony Honors Class of 2018

The members of the DePaul Cristo Rey Class of 2018 were recognized in a Senior Commissioning Ceremony as they embark on their last year of high school. During the ceremony, teachers and staff raised their hands to bless senior families for the role they play as champions of their children’s success. Families raised their hands to bless their children and pray for their continued success. Each senior also received a pin from school leaders.

May 30, 2017

Class of 2017 Commencement 

DePaul Cristo Rey has graduated its third class of seniors and sent them out to make a difference in the world. The 59 seniors graduated in a ceremony at Mount St. Joseph University on May 30. Pastor Dr. Bryan Walker told them in his commencement address, “To get to the greater, get things done today; make the right decisions today.”




May 26, 2017

All-School Awards 

Students, teachers and staff celebrated yearlong achievements in academics, Corporate Work Study, service and attendance at the end-of-the-year All-School Awards Ceremony. Students were honored for excellence within specific academic areas and on-the-job, as well as for service to the community, transformation as young adults, and perfect attendance. Several seniors received scholarships and awards from outside organizations.Teachers and staff were honored for faith, leadership, service and zeal. 

May 24, 2017

Class of 2017 Baccalaureate Mass

The entire DePaul Cristo Rey community – seniors, families, students, teachers, staff and guests – came together on May 24 for the Baccalaureate Mass, a spiritual celebration ahead of the class’ commencement exercises. Following Mass, seniors and their families were treated to breakfast, a senior video and senior superlatives.   



May 5, 2017

Seniors and Supervisors Celebrate Corporate Work Study Success

In appreciation for “an investment that will last these students their whole lifetime,” DePaul Cristo Rey students and staff celebrated the success of the Corporate Work Study Program at a Seniors & Supervisors Luncheon. Held May 5 at DPCR, it was an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the critical role supervisors have played in students’ success.



April 29, 2017

Rey of Light Raises $630,000 

A sold-out, generous crowd, unique auction items and a great cause all combined to make the fifth annual Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit for Students an enormous success. Held at DePaul Cristo Rey on April 29, the gala evening is the school’s largest and most significant fundraiser to support financial assistance for students. This year’s event netted more than $630,000 for the DePaul Cristo Rey Scholarship Fund.

April 10, 2017

Pursuing Your Passions – Career Day 2017

“Pursuing your Passions” was the theme underlying a full day of workshops, networking and resume-building during DePaul Cristo Rey’s Career Day 2017. Held April 10, Career Day included a keynote address from local attorney and community leader Rob Richardson.

February 2, 2017

Freshmen Recognize Those Who "Make A Difference"

In an evening filled with happy reunions, DePaul Cristo Rey freshmen re-connected with past teachers, principals and mentors at the annual You Make A Difference reception. DPCR freshmen were asked to nominate someone who has made a difference in their lives and those individuals were recognized at the February 2 event. The students and their former teachers and mentors enjoyed the chance to re-connect and spend time together. 


January 28, 2017

Students Become “Women in Medicine”

A group of DePaul Cristo Rey female students became “Women in Medicine” when they participated in a hands-on field trip to The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. The hospital’s Women in Medicine group of female physicians hosted the DPCR students on Saturday, January 28 to educate the students about the medical field and encourage them to consider health care careers. 





January 24, 2017

DePaul Cristo Rey Receives Governor's School Innovation Award at Ohio Statehouse

DePaul Cristo Rey High School is the only Greater Cincinnati-area school, among seven statewide, to receive the Governor’s School Innovation Award. DPCR was recognized, along with Cristo Rey Columbus and Saint Martin de Porres (Cristo Rey Cleveland), with this award in a ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, January 24. In recognizing the Cristo Rey schools and other honorees, Ohio Governor John Kasich called the urban education model of college-prep academics and Corporate Work Study, “the coolest thing.” 


January 17, 2017

DePaul Cristo Rey Celebrates 100% College Acceptance for Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row DePaul Cristo Rey High School’s senior class has achieved 100 percent college acceptance. Every member of the Class of 2017 has been accepted to at least one college, most have been accepted to multiple schools, and these seniors have already earned $3.8 million in merit-based academic scholarships. The announcement of 100 percent acceptance was made in a pep-rally style celebration on January 17 that included confetti cannons, standing ovations and words of wisdom from English teacher Dr. Manuel Iris.


October 28, 2016

Bruin Academic Bowl A Roaring Success

More than 100 elementary school students used reasoning skills, teamwork and creativity to compete in the first annual Bruin Academic Bowl at DePaul Cristo Rey. The Bruin Academic Bowl was held on October 28 for 7th and 8th grade students from the CISE (Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund) schools. The students were divided into small teams to take on and complete academic challenges in the areas of Arts and Literature, History and Geography, Mathematics, Religion, and Science.


September 16, 2016

5th Annual Golf Classic A Success

Good weather, good golfers and a good cause all combined for a successful DePaul Cristo Rey Golf Classic. This year’s golf outing, the fifth annual, was held on September 16 at Glenview Golf Course and ­raised over $60,000 for tuition assistance for DPCR students. 

Many thanks to Board of Directors Member Joe Rohs and his wife, Barb, who chaired the event and to presenting sponsor FastPark & Relax and all our sponsors.




August 17, 2016

First Day of School 2016

With a full freshman class and at-capacity enrollment in all four grades – DePaul Cristo Rey has begun its sixth year as the school that puts “Cincinnati’s Future to Work.”  The 2016-17 school year officially started on Wednesday, August 17. DPCR welcomes 105 freshmen this year with a total enrollment of 335 students – its largest to date. These students live in 40 different zip codes around Greater Cincinnati.

May 31, 2016

Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement 2016

Commencement 2016 was a joyous celebration that began with Baccalaureate Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Joseph Binzer, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. It was held at Mount St. Joseph University’s Mater Dei Chapel and followed by the commencement ceremony in the university theatre. There were 38 graduates, all of whom have been accepted to college. 

May 6, 2016

Corporate Work Study Appreciation Luncheon

More than a hundred of the women and men who daily train, mentor, assist and support students at their Corporate Work Study Program jobs joined DPCR’s graduating seniors for a special luncheon at which they were acknowledged and appreciated for their efforts. The CWSP Supervisors & Seniors Appreciation Luncheon was held at DPCR on May 6.


April 16, 2016

Rey of Light 2016

With well over 400 people in attendance, hundreds of unique auction items up for bid, and an energetic, gnerous spirit in the air, Rey of Light 2016 was an enormous success. 

February 4, 2016

Freshmen Recognize Those Who Make A Difference

Almost 90 teachers, principals and mentors nominated by DPCR freshmen were recognized for their impact at the You Make A Difference reception at DePaul Cristo Rey. All DPCR freshmen were asked to nominate an educator or mentor who has made a difference in their lives. These individuals were recognized at a reception held on February 4 in their honor.




February 2, 2016

DPCR Class of 2016 Achieves 100% College Acceptance

It’s only February and already DePaul Cristo Rey’s Class of 2016 has hit a milestone – all seniors have been accepted to college! After walking through a tunnel of cheering classmates and teachers into the gymnasium with confetti flying, the seniors were recognized in a pep rally style celebration in front of the entire school.


December 11, 2015

Bruin Alumni in Crowd for Homecoming Victories

DePaul Cristo Rey’s first graduates helped cheer both the girls and boys basketball teams to wins during Homecoming Weekend. While DPCR has celebrated Homecoming with its students in the past, this is the first year there are alumni to make it official. Alumni joined students, families and staff for the girls and boys basketball games, and in between games gathered with their former classmates and teachers for a pizza party.

December 10, 2015

Corporate Work Study Program CEO Partner Appreciation Breakfast

Appreciation and the importance of partnership and opportunity – these were the messages shared with the guests at DePaul Cristo Rey’s annual Corporate Work Study Program CEO Partner Appreciation Breakfast. The breakfast, held December 10 at the school, drew more than 100 leaders and representatives from the companies and organizations that hire DPCR students. Keynote speaker at the event was Johnna Reeder, president and CEO of REDI Cincinnati, the Regional Economic Development Initiative.


October 8, 2015

Santen Learning Commons Dedication and Igniters of Change Celebration

In a combined evening of celebration, gratitude and recognition, DePaul Cristo Rey High School dedicated its newest learning space and recognized a select group of honorees as Igniters of Change. The dedication of the new Santen Learning Commons kicked off the celebration on October 8. The Learning Commons was named in honor of Ann and Harry Santen, who provided the generous lead gift for the renovation project. Following the dedication, guests moved to the DPCR Student Center for the Igniters of Change celebration. Linda Holthaus, David Deye, Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation, and KMK Law, Paul V. Muething, Managing Partner, were honored for helping to set hearts on fire for the school through their exceptional contributions of service and support. 

September 11, 2015

DePaul Cristo Rey Golf Classic 2015

One hundred golfers did more than swing their clubs in hopes of holes-in-one and under-par scores at DPCR’s 4thannual Golf Classic.  At Glenview Golf Course on September 11, they helped raise more than $62,000 in tuition assistance for DPCR students. This year’s outing was chaired by David Arends, president and CEO of CR architecture + design, the presenting sponsor for the Golf Classic. 


August 24, 2015

First Day of 2015-16 School Year

Hugs in hallways, struggles with locker combinations, apprehension about the first day of work – it’s all part of the first day of school at DePaul Cristo Rey. Our largest freshman class to date joined our returning students arriving August 24 for day one of the 2015-16 school year.



August 5, 2015

First Alumni Event Draws Great Turnout from Class of 2015

Good weather, good food and good company combined to make the College Send-off Picnic on August 5 a great success. Well over half of the Class of 2015 turned out for this first DePaul Cristo Rey alumni event.




May 29, 2015

Students, Teachers, Staff Recognized with Prestigious Awards

Academic and teaching excellence, service, faith, leadership and attendance were among the measures of success recognized at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. An All-School Awards Ceremony was held at DePaul Cristo Rey on May 29, the last day of school. Seniors, faculty and staff wore their graduation caps and gowns to mark the start of graduation weekend. However, seniors were far from the only ones receiving awards. 


May 31, 2015

Class of 2015 Makes History at Commencement 2015

The DePaul Cristo Rey Class of 2015 has made history – becoming the first class to graduate from the school. Commencement exercises were held on May 31 at Mount St. Joseph University and attended by more than 1,000 family members, friends, supporters, Board members, Corporate Partners and supervisors. The ceremony included an invocation given by Salutatorian Keion Humphrey ’15 and a valedictory address given by Ruvarashe Mary-Ann Chimusoro ’15. The Rev. John P. Foley, SJ, founder and chair emeritus of the Cristo Rey Network, addressed the class.

May 29, 2015

Baccalaureate Mass and Dinner

Graduation Weekend 2015 began Friday, May 29, with a Baccalaureate Mass celebrated by Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr at St. Boniface Church, followed by a dinner for the students and their families at DPCR. 

May 1, 2015

Seniors Take Next Step on College Commitment Signing Day

The Class of 2015, their families and the DePaul Cristo Rey community celebrated the next step on the seniors’ journey to college at College Commitment Signing Day on May 1. The 48 seniors ceremonially “signed” to attend 21 different institutions. 

April 24, 2015

Seniors and Supervisors Saluted for Four Years of Corporate Work Program

Supervisors and CEOs representing DPCR’s Corporate Partners shared lunch and recognition with the seniors as they celebrated the success of the CWSP experience. It was the first annual Seniors & Supervisors Appreciation Luncheon.

April 18, 2015

Rey of Light is a Brilliant Success

DePaul Cristo Rey High School’s 2015 Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit for Students was a brilliant success. In just three years, this annual spring gala has raised more than $1 million for the school’s scholarship fund. This year’s gala was a sell-out with 420 guests in attendance on April 18.


April 10, 2015

Seniors Go Out to the Ball Game

 From the ceremonial first pitch thrown by DPCR’s soon-to-be valedictorian through the ninth inning Reds win, DPCR Senior Night with the Cincinnati Reds was a huge hit! Thanks to the generosity of the Reds, the entire senior class was treated to the April 10 game at Great American Ball Park, helping to root the Reds on to a win against the St. Louis Cardinals. The evening kicked off with senior MaryAnn C. throwing out the ceremonial first pitch of the game. 




March 13, 2015

Class of 2015 Reaches 100% College Acceptance

The senior class of DePaul Cristo Rey High School has reached the milestone of 100 percent college acceptance – every senior has been accepted to college! A surprise celebration to recognize this accomplishment was held on Friday, March 13, 2015.

February 20, 2015

Boys Basketball Regional Championship

The Bruin Boys Basketball Team is the 2015 OCSAA (Ohio Christian School Athletic Association) southwest regional champion following a down-to-the-wire win in Dayton on Friday, February 20, 2015. It is the first basketball title in DPCR history. The Bruins, seeded number three in the region, bested number one seed East Dayton Christian School (EDC) 41 to 38 on the Dayton team’s home court. 



January 2015

Catholic Schools Week

The DePaul Cristo Rey community participated in the nationwide celebration of Catholic Schools Week with activities that included prayer, service and fun. DPCR’s Catholic Schools Week activities included the Bruins Give Back morning of service, an all-school Mass, students versus teachers volleyball and basketball games, participation in the Archdiocese Catholic Schools Week Mass in downtown Cincinnati, and the annual Bruin games to end the week.

January 29, 2015

You've Made A Difference Reception

More than 100 teachers, mentors, coaches and others have been honored for their impact on students at the third annual “You’ve Made A Difference” reception at DePaul Cristo Rey. DPCR freshmen nominated those educators and mentors they feel have made a difference in their lives, and these influential adults were recognized at a reception on January 29. 

October 20, 2014

Faculty and Staff in Service

In the spirit of service of the school namesake, St. Vincent de Paul, all DePaul Cristo Rey High School faculty and staff spent a recent professional in-service day serving in eight nonprofit organizations around Greater Cincinnati. 


October 9, 2014

Igniters of Change

DePaul Cristo Rey High School honored four individuals and organizations as its first Igniters of Change during a reception and awards ceremony on October 9. The four honorees were recognized for helping to set hearts on fire for the school through their exceptional contributions of service and support. They are: Judy Mae Vann - Spirit of Service Award; Tom Neyer, Sr. - Champion of the Mission Award; St. Xavier Church - Investor in the Future Award; TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital - Corporate Partner of Excellence Award.


September 25, 2014

Founders Day 2014

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley addressed DPCR students in his first official visit to the school as part of the Founders Day Celebration on September 25. The celebration began with an all-school Mass to mark the upcoming feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, namesake of the school, and ended with the Mayor's address to students.




September 12, 2014

2014 Golf Classic

The third annual DePaul Cristo Rey High School Golf Classic
was a huge success – with a sellout group of enthusiastic golfers, dedicated volunteers and outstanding sponsors all contributing
to the more than $60,000 raised for the DPCR Student Scholarship Fund.



August 28, 2014

Senior Commissioning Ceremony

The members of the DePaul Cristo Rey Class of 2015 were formally commissioned as seniors in a ceremony attended by family, friends and school staff. The Senior Commissioning Night was the first official event this year leading up to DPCR’s first graduation on May 31, 2015.

August 19, 2014

First Day of New School Year 2014-15

On the first day of the new academic year, DPCR became a full four-year high school for the first time welcoming its largest freshman class and first senior class. The day began with a prayer service in which representatives of each class and the faculty/staff lit candles to symbolize the light within each one of them.


August 1, 2014

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Service trips, college programs, jobs and volunteer work - DPCR students actively enhanced their learning, college readiness and social awareness during the 2014 summer break. Take a look at some of their pictures taken everywhere from rural Kentucky to Missouri and in Greater Cincinnati neighborhoods and college campuses.





June 5, 2014

A Look Back at 2013-14

Take a look back at some of the activities and events that defined the 2013-14 academic year.




May 18, 2014

Cookout in the Courtyard 

The Bruin Parents Club hosted the third annual Cookout in the Courtyard to celebrate the end of the school year and welcome new families from the Class of 2018. 






May 14, 2014

Junior Class Presents "Macbeth"

The students in DPCR’s junior class received rave reviews for their first drama production, “Macbeth.” Performed on May 15 and 16, all members of the class were involved in the production which was the culmination of their yearlong fine arts drama class. 



April 14, 2014

Rey of Light 2014

The DePaul Cristo Rey High School Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit for Students was a stellar success. More than 400 guests joined DPCR staff, students, Board members and volunteers on April 12 to support the school scholarship fund. 

The elegant evening included cocktails, dinner, silent auctions, raffles, and an oral auction of 35 unique items and packages including vacations  to Mexico, Hawaii and the British Virgin Islands. The evening benefitted the DPCR Scholarship Fund and a paddle raise for scholarships was part of the oral auction allowing bidders to contribute directly to the scholarship fund; the paddle raise alone raised $70,000.


April 5, 2014

Prom 2014

In another first for DePaul Cristo Rey, members of the Class of 2015 celebrated their junior prom on Saturday, April 5. They enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing at the Millennium Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. 



February 20, 2014

CEO Breakfast and Panel Discussion

DePaul Cristo Rey's annual recognition event for Corporate Work Study Program Partners, the CEO Breakfast, also included a panel discussion, “The Transformative Power of a Cristo Rey Education and Corporate Partnerships.”





February 3, 2014

Catholic Schools Week Celebration

Student service projects, school Mass and students versus teachers in volleyball and basketball were all part of DePaul Cristo Rey’s weeklong celebration of Catholic Schools Week.




January 30, 2014

You've Made A Difference Recognition Reception

DePaul Cristo Rey honored 37 educators at its You’ve Made A Difference Teacher/Mentor Recognition Reception on January 30.


January 22, 2014

DePaul Cristo Rey Welcomes Newest Bruins

DePaul Cristo Rey welcomed the newest Bruins, members of the Class of 2018, at Priority Registration Day on January 22. These new students begin their high school journey with CORE training (Corporate Office Readiness Enrichment) in August.


December 12, 2013

DePaul Cristo Rey Celebrates the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

At an all-school Mass, the DePaul Cristo Rey community gathered Thursday morning, December 12, to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, considered by the Catholic Church patroness of the Americas.





October 10, 2013

DPCR Unveils Hillside Campus and Names New Science Center

During a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 10, DePaul Cristo Rey High School unveiled its new hillside campus and formally named the Seton Science Center in honor of the school’s sponsoring organization, the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. 






September 27, 2013

DPCR Celebrates Founders Day

Students, teachers, staff and guests from the Sisters of Charity and DPCR's Board of Directors gathered for Founders Day Mass on the feast of St. Vincent de Paul, September 27.






September 19, 2013

Golfers Swing For Scholarships

The second annual DePaul Cristo Rey Golf Classic was a great success – raising more than $55,000 for student scholarships


September 4, 2013

Science Building Opens

The first building has opened as part of the DePaul Cristo Rey campus expansion plan. Students and teachers began classes in this Science Building on Wednesday, September 4. 


August 20, 2013

Day One of the 2013-14 School Year

New faces, spaces and work opportunities greeted students on the first day of the 2013-14 school year at DePaul Cristo Rey, August 20. Students started classes and those on the Tuesday Work Team headed out for their Corporate Work Study jobs, marking the official start of the school’s third year. 

April 27, 2013

Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit

DePaul Cristo Rey's inaugural Rey of Light Scholarship Benefit for Students was a brilliant success. The gala evening was held on April 27 at DPCR and included dinner, raffles, silent and oral auctions, and a paddle raise for scholarships. Click to read more...






April 15, 2013

Jesuit Excellence Tour

Representatives from Jesuit colleges and universities from across the country visited the DPCR campus on April 15. Members of the Classes of 2015 and 2016 had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about college options.






March 22, 2013

DPCR Recognizes Corporate Partners

Nine new Corporate Partners, as well as more than 40 current Partners, were recognized as the “Champions of Education That Works” at a March 22 breakfast reception at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. Ellen van der Horst, president and CEO of the Chamber, served as the event keynote speaker and several students shared their personal experiences with CWSP.

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February 9, 2013

DPCR Step Team at XU

Members of the DePaul Cristo Rey High School Step Team participated in the Xavier University Step Show at the Gallagher Student Center on Saturday, February 9.

The event is hosted annually by Xavier’s African-American fraternities and sororities and the black student association. DePaul Cristo Rey was the only high school team invited to participate.

Stepping is a musical dance tradition that is a common pastime of African-American fraternities and sororities in which they can express their culture, tradition and history by performing rhythmic routines to common beats. While some teams use music as a backdrop, most tell their story using bodies and by creating a beat with their feet, using their hands to initiate rhythm and their tone of voice as the narrator of the story.



January 2013

Catholic Schools Week

The DePaul Cristo Rey community joined students and teachers at the almost 7,000 Catholic schools around the country to celebrate Catholic Schools Week January 27 to February 2. The weeks events included guest presenters, all-school mass, an afternoon of service activities and culminated with Bruin games.





November 2012

Bruins Give Back Club

DPCR students spent a Saturday giving back to their community by cleaning up and beautifying an area park and playground.





September 26-27, 2012

Founders Celebration

View photos from the September 26 reception to express appreciation to DPCR supporters as well as photos from the school Mass in honor of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. Fr. John Foley, SJ, founder of the Cristo Rey Network and Archbishop Dennis Schnurr were present to concelebrate Mass with the DPCR community.






September 14, 2012

2012 Golf Classic

Thanks to generous sponsors, eager golfers, dedicated volunteers, a beautiful day and an excellent course, the inaugural DePaul Cristo Rey Golf Classic was a huge success. Held September 14 at Losantiville Country Club, this first-ever event raised almost $60,000 for student scholarships.




August 27, 2012

Opening of School Year Prayer Service

Students, faculty and staff celebrated the start of the 2012-2013 school year with prayer and song. Click to view a photo slide show.






March 22, 2012

Jesuit Excellence Tour

Representatives from 14 Jesuit colleges and universities from across the country visited the DPCR campus on March 22, 2012. Members of the Class of 2015 had the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about college options.




February 29, 2012

Corporate Work Study Program Luncheon

DPCR Coporate Partners were recognized at a luncheon hosted by staff and students on February 29, 2012. Guests heard from students who shared their experiences through their work study jobs. Evans Nwanko, President/CEO of Megan Construction, served as guest speaker for the event.



 January 31 - February 3, 2012

Catholic Schools Week 2012

Students, Faculty and Staff participated in many events to celebrate Catholic Schools Week.




 September 27, 2011

First Annual Founder's Day

Celebrating the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul




  June 5, 2011

Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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