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August 15, 2017

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May 5, 2017


Bishop Kearney students gathered today as a school community for a special mass today in honor of Blessed Edmund Rice. May 5th is the feast day of Edmund Rice who was declared “Blessed” by Pope John Paul II on October 6, 1996 in Rome and is recognized as a man of heroic virtue and a model for others.

Edmund Ignatius Rice (1762-1844) founded the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1802 in Waterford, Ireland, in order to provide quality, Catholic education to the materially poor. He heard God’s call in the poor, uneducated, marginalized young boys of Ireland. Edmund Rice began to establish Catholic schools, although such schools were illegal at that time. He took in the boys everyone else had given up on. It did not take long for him to realize that he must attend to all the needs of the boys — food, clothing, and housing.


Edmund gave up his comfortable home for a room above the stable which served as his first school. He supported the venture financially by the profits from his business. Other young men, impressed by his example, joined him in his service to the poor. His first permanent school building, Mt. Sion, included a tailor shop and bakery so that the students might also be fed and clothed.

By the end of the nineteenth century the Congregation had grown steadily in membership and Brothers had moved to many different countries around the world. The first Brothers came to Newfoundland in 1876 and to the United States in 1906. During the twentieth century the Brothers expanded throughout Canada and the United States and opened schools and ministries in many cities and towns. The Congregation of Christian Brothers has successfully provided this education for almost two hundred years in 250 schools and colleges throughout the world. Over fifty years since Bishop Kearney opened in 1962,  Bishop Kearney continues to offer  educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12 in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and School Sisters of Notre Dame.

blessed edmund

DO THE RIGHT THING: BK Student Wins Award for Volunteer Work

May 4, 2017

Zoe Ferraro, an 11th grader from Bishop Kearney High School, won the Do the Right Thing Award. She was honored at a ceremony in downtown Rochester and featured on Channel 10’s evening news.

Zoe Ferraro has volunteered at the holiday food pantry at Our Lady of Americas Church. She has set up fundraising for the March of Dimes. Zoe has also volunteered for Clean Sweep and Greentopia Rochester. Zoe’s vice principal nominated her because of her selfless service to others.

“What we do there, we show inner city kids how to tend gardens and bouquets and fun stuff. Clean Sweep is the same thing,” she says. “Cleaning up Rochester and giving back to our environment because its our home and make it look it presentable and nice to live in.”

 Zoe holds a 91% grade point average. She is also a member of her school’s indoor and outdoor track teams and the cross country team. Zoe performs in the school’s theater program and is a role model for younger students. She truly lives out the Bishop Kearney school motto “Do All Things Well”.

Going Bald for Bucks

April 28, 2017

On May 19th, Bishop Kearney students will participate in our 1st “Going Bald for Bucks” event.  Our students, faculty, and administration are currently raising funds to support Rochester area cancer treatment and support centers including 13Thirty Cancer Connect, Wilmot Cancer Institute, and Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

  If you are able to support this cause please click here to donate to our event.

Also, it is not too late to join us!  Participants in Going Bald for Bucks can choose from one of the following options:

·         Shave your head

·         Donate 8+ inches of your hair

·         Shave your beard

·         Dye your hair purple

If you would like to join our team click here!  All participants are asked to raise a minimum of $100.

Thank you all for your support of this important cause!

BK 7th + 8th graders win Western NY Essay Contest for the 4th year in a row

April 12, 2017

      BK Middle School students win state Essay Contest 4 years in a row

The Bishop Kearney Middle School has certainly made a name for itself in the annual Monroe County Volunteer Firemen’s Association Fire Prevention Essay Contest. For the past 4 years our students have won multiple awards in the top ten, including 1st place each year. Once the Monroe County winners are chosen, the top essays are forwarded on to the Western NY writing competition for the next level of awards. We recently received wonderful news that two of our middle schoolers placed in the Western NY competition. Taking 2nd place for all 7th graders in Western NY this year is Mary Tran and taking 1st place for all 8th graders in Western NY is Alyssa Schaeffer.

Mary and Alyssa weren’t the only students this week who won writing competitions this week. Bishop Kearney junior Maggie Hurley wrote a short play entitled “Anxiety” which has been chosen for the Young Writer’s Showcase at Geva Theater. This is a huge honor, and a great opportunity for Maggie to work with professional actors and move from page to stage. Her play will be rehearsed and performed during the Fall 2017 Festival of New Theater. Congratulations to these students and kudos to the English department at Bishop Kearney for developing such gifted writers each and every year.

BK junior’s play wins Young Writer’s award

April 12, 2017

BK junior’s play wins Young Writer’s award

Maggie with English teacher Mrs. Hoffman

Congratulations to Bishop Kearney junior Maggie Hurley!  Her short play “Anxiety” has been chosen for the Young Writer’s Showcase at Geva Theatre. This is a huge honor, and a great opportunity for Maggie to work with professional actors and move from page to stage. Her play will be rehearsed and performed during the Fall 2017 Festival of New Theatre.

Maggie is the third Bishop Kearney student this week to win an award for her writing. Middle school students Alyssa Schaeffer and Mary Tran won 1st and 2nd place in an essay contest against 7th and 8th graders from all over Western New York.  For the past four years, Bishop Kearney middle school students have won 1st place in the Western New York essay contest and several students have won multiple awards in the top ten. Congratulations to these students and congratulations to the English department at Bishop Kearney for developing such gifted writers each and every year.


BK pitcher tosses Perfect Game

April 11, 2017

Perfect game in season opener

Freshman pitcher Emily Phelan made her varsity debut at Bishop Kearney by throwing a perfect game in a 5-0 win in the season opener. No walks..and not a single base runner reached 1st base on an error. In the world of baseball and softball this is the rarest of all accomplishments. Emily struck out 16 batters and the Kings played flawless defense to prevent any hitters from reaching base.

This was the perfect way to start the softball season for the girls who have trained hard for Coach Herbst to get ready for the season. Bishop Kearney’s school motto is “Do All Things Well”, but at least for this one day the Kings proved that they can “Do All Things Perfect”.