Monthly Archive: March 2016

Easter Break March 23 – April 3

March 24, 2016

Easter Break

Bishop Kearney is closed March 23 – April 3  and classes will resume on Monday April 4.

Lent is a time for reflection and our students gathered as a school community for a Stations of the Cross prayer service on Tuesday.

The Stations of the Cross is a Lenten devotion that offers witness to Jesus’ Passion and Death. At each station we use our senses and our imagination to reflect prayerfully upon Jesus’ suffering, Death, and Resurrection, and to simply experience the visual images to reflect on Christ’s love for us.

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National Honor Society Induction

March 23, 2016

50th National Honor Society Induction Ceremony

Congratulations to the fine young men and women who were inducted tonight into the National Honor Society at Bishop Kearney. This marks the 50th induction ceremony in school history. These students epitomize our school motto Fac Omnia Bene: Do All Things Well.

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BISHOP KEARNEY Begins Phase 3 of Construction

March 3, 2016

BISHOP KEARNEY Begins Phase 3 of Construction

Third floor of the Bishop Kearney building continues its transformation into remodeled housing for the Selects Academy girls’ hockey program.  “The rooms are really starting to take shape and we are able to get a better feel for the residence hall.  We are thrilled with the progress we are making and are encouraged by the response from many of the families that have visited our campus”, said Bishop Kearney President Steve Salluzzo.

In addition to the bedrooms, the third floor touts amenities such as a dining room, full kitchen, living room, laundry room, exercise room, coaches’ office and team meeting room.  “Our goal is to make this space as homie as possible while providing the opportunity for the girls to participate in an elite hockey program and obtain a high level academic experience”, said Assistant Coach Julie Knerr.

The girls will be Bishop Kearney students and will follow the normal Bishop Kearney academic rigors. “We are excited for the opportunity to include students from across the United States and Canada into our learning environment.  The opportunity for our students to exchange and express ideas from a variety of backgrounds only enriches the opportunity for learning, which enhances the opportunity for growth”, said Bishop Kearney principal Jason Simoni.

BK will house, educate, and the manage implementation of the hockey program, which begins September 2016.  Click the link below to see the news coverage from Channel 8:

http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/new-dormitories-at-bishop-kearney-high-school

BK Spreads the Word to End the Word

March 2, 2016

BK raises awareness to “Spread the Word to End the Word”

The 6th annual Spread the Word to End the Word day will be held Wednesday, March 2 at sites across the Rochester region.

BK students produced a PSA in our student run TV studio to promote the “Spread the Word to End the Word” campaign taking place at BK, throughout Rochester, and across the nation! Click the link below to see the PSA:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDgZ5beWESc&feature=youtu.be

Courtney Dolan, the Public Education Coordinator at Starbridge, and Steve Salluzzo, the President at Bishop Kearney High School, discussed the initiative Wednesday on News 8 at Sunrise (Click the link below).

http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/end-the-r-word-campaign

Dolan said the campaign, spearheaded by the Golisano Foundation, is about partnering with people with disabilities, their families, and the community as a whole to be mindful of the language we use.  Starbridge stands with the Golisano Foundation, Special Olympics and numerous schools and organizations to end the R-Word, and the R-Word is “Retarded.”  Dolan said people use the word sometimes without understanding the hurtfulness of it, and how it is degrading.

Salluzzo said Bishop Kearney is one of many area schools participating in the campaign to end the R-Word.  On Wednesday, schools, colleges and organizations will hold events to sign the pledge to end the R-Word.  You can find information about those events, and take the pledge as well by visiting the Golisano Foundation website, click here

Bishop Kearney students attended an assembly in the school auditorium and pro lacrosse player Joe Walters (Rochester Knighthaswks) had a banner signing during the middle school and high school lunch periods as students pledged to “End the Word”.

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