Monthly Archive: January 2017

Soup-er Bowl Feb. 2 at BK

January 30, 2017

 

BK TACKLES HUNGER AND PREDICTS

THE NFL CHAMPION THURSDAY FEB. 2

 

How does the SOUP-ER BOWL work?   BK students simply place cans of soup on the Patriots or Falcons table in the BK cafeteria on or before Thursday Feb. 2. The team with the most soup cans is the “predicted winner” of the big game on Sunday. All soup collected will be donated to feed the hungry. Bishop Kearney proudly follows Christ’s example to reach out to the hungry, needy, and poor in society.

So help predict the winner and feed the hungry by participating in the SOUP-ER BOWL at BK on Feb. 2!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations NJHS inductees

January 19, 2017

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY

Congratulations to the newest members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at Bishop Kearney! These BK students were recognized in a ceremony this morning before the student body for their outstanding academic achievement achieve for promoting the ideals of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. On January 16th at 6:30p.m. in the BK auditorium, family and friends are invited to the NJHS induction ceremony. Bishop Kearney is extremely proud of these young scholars and all of our students who contribute academically, socially, and spiritually to the BK family.

Our innovative College Prep. Plus Curriculum prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century and exceeds state and national standards. With our one to one laptop program at the high school level our students have access to technologies that allow them to focus on important 21st century skills such as: Digital-Age Literacy, Inventive thinking, Effective Communication, and High Productivity. Our award winning faculty is dedicated to create lessons that organically imbed such skills into their already rigorous curriculum. With a modified block schedule students have more time to become actively  engaged in their own learning with a positively impressive success rate.

Over 11,000 young men and women  have graduated from Bishop Kearney over the last 50+ years. Exceptional academics, strong athletics, spirituality,  hands on learning –  we educate the whole person:

  • 85% of BK students are involved in a club, sport, or extracurricular activity
  • BK students come from 17 surrounding school districts, 12 U.S. states, and 5 countries
  • BK exceeds the New York State standard for credits to graduate ( 22 vs. 31 at BK )
  • BK S.A.T. scores are consistently 20% higher than the national average
  • BK students perform hundreds of community service hours every year
  • 99% of recent graduates felt strongly that BK gave them the skills to succeed in college and beyond
  • Over $ 13 million dollars in college academic and athletic scholarships this past June
  • 100% Graduation Rate
  • 100% College Acceptance Rate to over 60 different universities including 4 Ivy League schools

BK students win Congressional App. Challenge

January 18, 2017

Bishop Kearney students win Congressional App. Challenge

A trio of students at Bishop Kearney High School have won the third annual Congressional App Challenge for New York’s 25th Congressional District. When three Bishop Kearney students couldn’t find an easy way to search college athletic scholarships, they decided to create an app.

“It shows the head coaches contacts from all the different schools for different sports,” said Emily Phelan, one of the girls who helped to develop the app.

For now, the FutureU Sports app links athletes with college coaches and other contacts based on three sports: basketball, softball and volleyball.

“I tried to reach out to coaches, but it was really hard to go to all the college websites and athletic websites,” Phelan said.

Emily Phelan, Michelle Russotti and Lilly Wellman were honored in a ceremony at the school on Tuesday, Jan.17, with an official announcement an awards presentation by Congresswoman Louise Slaughter of Fairport that was covered by three local television news stations.

“It’s important to be recognized by Louise Slaughter for their efforts and the hard work they’ve put into this app,” said Christina Smith, technology teacher at Bishop Kearney. “They’re just freshman and through this project they grew and gained a lot of experience.”

Slaughter revealed that the Bishop Kearney team’s entry was chosen from a field of more than 20 competitors. Slaughter spoke about the importance of having young women taking on leadership roles in the areas of technology and science. She also expressed her gratitude to Bishop Kearney’s principal and faculty for having an academic environment that fosters creativity and prepares young people to be leaders in the 21st century.  Slaughter launched this competition in September to help stimulate high school students’ creativity and increase participation in STEM education fields.

Established by members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows students from across the country to create and exhibit their app  for mobile, tablet, or computer devices.

The winning team’s app will also be featured on the U.S. House of Representatives’ website (House.gov) and displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

Gift of Warmth – January Clothing Drive

January 11, 2017

The GIFT of WARMTH

Throughout January, Bishop Kearney will be holding our 8th Annual “Give the Gift of Warmth” Winter Clothing Drive. We are collecting gently-used winter-wear, such as coats, hats and mittens, for the students of the Wilson Foundation Academy. Wilson Foundation has scholars from Preschool through 8th grade, so all sizes ranging from children’s’ 5 through young adult large are welcome! Please make sure that the items are clean and bagged before you bring them in.

Last year, thanks to your generous donations, we delivered over two full carloads of items, which Wilson Foundation distributed to their students in need. So if you discover that your children have outgrown their winter gear, please consider donating it to our clothing drive, and give the gift of warmth! If you have any questions, please contact Amy Feller at afeller@bkhs.org.