Recent News

November Day of Community Service

November 19, 2018

Bishop Kearney is the only school in upstate New York that devotes an entire school day to community service to kick of Thanksgiving week. There were no classes on campus today so that students and faculty could devote a full day to performing community service. Students were all over school making jewelry, cooking, baking, wrapping presents, putting together food baskets, making chew toys for therapy dogs, writing holiday cards to veterans, and making deliveries off campus to those in need. This BK tradition serves our mission and let’s the BK family give back to those less fortunate who need a helping hand. Thank you to our 6th graders for a wonderful prayer service and presentation on their patron saints to kick off the day of service.

Crosses & Crowns Gala – Oct. 13th @ BK

September 25, 2018

When: Saturday October 13, 2018 @ 6p.m.

Where: Bishop Kearney

Fine dining by Guido’s Pasta Villa, Live & Silent Auction, dancing & entertainment by “The Shahin Swings” & “Screamin’ Seagull Revue”

Click  Crosses & Crowns Sponsorship Information to learn about our different sponsorship opportunities.

To become a sponsor click Crosses and Crowns Sponsorship Registration Form 2018

Print it off and mail it in today to support BK!

To purchase tickets online for the Crosses and Crowns RocKING Gala click the link below:

Purchase Crosses & Crowns RocKING Gala tickets

For more information or to discuss a sponsor package contact:

Paula Steffen | Gala Chair | psteffen@bkhs.org | 585-530-7529

USA Hockey: 4 BK students make USA U18 Select Team

August 14, 2018

Congrats to 4 Selects Academy/Bishop Kearney students who made the USA HOCKEY U18 Select Team: Caroline Harvey, Haley Winn, Kiara Zanon, and Lauren Bernard. Today is picture day before they head off for the U18 Series against Canada on Thursday.

The 2018 U.S. Under-18 Women’s Select Team roster features eight players who helped the 2018 U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team earn a gold medal at the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 Women’s World Championship in Dmitrov, Russia. #TeamUSA #BKpride #SABK

2018-19 School calendar

June 27, 2018

Summer means our students are off enjoying some much needed rest. Our student body is made up of 18 local school districts, 17 U.S. states (as far away as Arizona and California), and 12 foreign countries.  No matter where in the world they call home, they’ll all be back on campus this fall.

Click 2018-2019 Student Calendar to view our month by month school calendar.

Music Teacher opening

June 25, 2018

Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at Bishop Kearney for grades 6-12. Check our site regularly for job postings throughout the year. Please send an email to jobs@bkhs.org with your cover letter and resume if you would to be a candidate for employment at Bishop Kearney.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

2018 Music Teacher Position

Wandtke Award winner

June 23, 2018

                 2018 Wandtke Award – Jamal Fennell

Every year at Bishop Kearney a student athlete from the senior class is selected for the Steven A. Wandtke Award.  Before attending Bishop Kearney Steven attended St. Ambrose school, and like his big brother Keith, Steve chose Bishop Kearney for high school in the fall of 1992. Steven made the most of his high school experience while at Kearney. He made friends easily, was a good listener, had a great sense of humor, and enjoyed hanging out with friends, and his favorite class at Kearney was English. Steven was a well rounded young man who worked hard in the classroom and he also was fierce competitor on the basketball court for Coach Ed Nietopski.  Many of Steven’s friends and family still recall his memorable dunks and the numerous victories where Steven always seemed to come through with the game on the line.

Steven’s strong work ethic, humble nature, and his dedication to strive for excellence served Steven well as he went to college at Niagara University. After graduating from Niagara, Steven was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2002.  Despite a courageous battle and many prayers from the Kearney community, Stephen passed away that fall. Steven Wandtke’s memory lives on every year with the presentation of this award.

There is a plaque that is visible outside the Ed Nietopski gymnasium which reads:

He was a selfless team player who strived for athletic excellence. He was focused on the task at hand with consistency, reliability, determination and an innate ability to rise to challenges. He demonstrated a true respect for the game, his coach and his teammates.

The Wandtke Award is the highest honor bestowed on a student athlete in the senior class.The 2018 recipient of the Steven A. Wandkte Award is Jamal Fennell. Congratulations to Jamal! He is a leader in the classroom, on the court, and in the community.

Greenhouse Groundbreaking Ceremony

May 30, 2018

GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY CELEBRATES GREENHOUSE PROGRAM LAUNCH

Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority Awarded $15,000 Grant

Irondequoit, N.Y. – May 30, 2018 – Today, Bishop Kearney High School (BKHS) broke ground on its Vegetable Garden Greenhouse. The 10’ by 20’ structure is expected to be finished by August 13th and ready to be used when school begins in September. The $15,000 grant to fund the project was awarded from The Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority. Members of Genesee Valley Regional Market Authority, Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Town of Irondequoit, school officials and students took shovels to the ground and announced the new project.

“We’re always seeking opportunities that will provide students with unique experiences that enhance their education here at Bishop Kearney,” said Steve Salluzzo, Bishop Kearney President. “Programs like the greenhouse give our students hands-on learning about sustainable agriculture that can translate into a variety of topics like business, self-sufficiency, and responsibility. This greenhouse will provide our students with unique, hands-on experience with sustainable agriculture. It will teach students in and outside of the classroom about the food they consume.”

The food produced will eventually be available to students in the cafeteria during lunch and eventually to local food pantries and farm markets.  The science curriculum will be updated to involve the Greenhouse.