Monthly Archive: October 2014

James E. Kearney Frame

October 28, 2014

James E Kearney

Bishop James E. Kearney:

Received a frame upgrade today worthy of his painting which hangs proudly in the BK foyer. Special thanks to Stanley Gordon who painted this masterpiece in 1960. Read the brief artist bio below to see a list of other famous people that Gordon painted, including John Fitzgerald Kennedy.



The Artist: Stanley Gordon

Stanley Gordon is one of the 20th century’s greatest portrait artists. Stanley Gordon has been painting portraits for over half a century. In that time he captured the likeness of such famous people as Pope John Paul II, George Bush, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Mother Teresa, Robert Schuller, Billy Graham, Bishop Fulton J. Sheen and countless other influential people, prominent world leaders and religious leaders. These portraits are currently in Presidential Libraries, gallery and private collections.

Stanley has done much more than paint beautiful, life-like portraits of the rich and famous. He recalls that one of his most meaningful art projects was as a sketch artist for the USO during WWII. In this assignment, he visited North Atlantic bases and did individual charcoal sketches of more than a thousand GI’s. These portraits were sent home to grateful family members, many whom wrote to thank Stanley after he returned to the U.S.

But of all these great works, this portrait of Jesus is Stanley Gordon’s legacy to the world. “The Masterpiece”.



Fall Pep Band Concert / Fall Play

October 23, 2014

Fall Pep Band Concert / Fall Play

Who:    BK Band, Hip Hop, Folk Group, Drama Class

When:  Friday, November 7, 6:30 PM

Where: BK Auditorium

Suggested Donation $3

– The night starts out with the Hip Hop group performing their new song. The BK Band takes the stage and rips through a set of popular tunes. The Drama class is up next, performing Class Action, a play involving short scenes about high school. The night ends with the Murder of Crows (BK Folk Group) performing in the foyer during a small reception, Milk ‘n Folkies.

11-7 Pep Band & Play Flyer

Bishop Kearney & St. Kateri

October 22, 2014

Bishop Kearney Announces the Addition of Sixth-Grade Programming
Coalition for Catholic Education Formed Between Kearney and St Kateri School

ROCHESTER, NY (October 22, 2014) – Bishop Kearney High School, a Golisano Education Partner, announced today that the School will expand its Middle School to include Sixth-Grade beginning September, 2015.

Additionally, Bishop Kearney and St. Kateri School are pleased to offer the Coalition for Catholic Education—a unique partnership for students from Pre-K to Grade twelve in a unified continuum. Students will attend Pre-K to Grade five at St. Kateri School and then have the option to seamlessly continue their education down the street at Bishop Kearney for Grades Six through Twelve. St. Kateri will no longer offer Sixth-Grade beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.

“We welcome new Sixth-Grade students from St. Kateri and other area schools,” Bishop Kearney President Thomas O’Neil said. “Students in the Sixth-Grade have much more in common with other middle school students. Now, Sixth-Graders can make a smooth transition into a school designed around Catholic values and 21st Century skill readiness—which is so valuable in preparation for college and very competitive job market.”

“We looked, with our neighbour right down Kings Highway, at what would be best for our students, added Father Paul English, St Kateri Pastor. “Parents ultimately have a choice but, we believe Kearney offers unique advantages through their commitment to faith-based education, an innovative college-preparatory curriculum and special activities designed for middle school students.”

St Kateri will collaborate with Bishop Kearney on a curriculum that best prepares students for academic challenges in an innovative college preparatory setting. St Kateri will focus on early childhood education from Kindergarten preparation up through fifth-grade—putting resources into younger students who learn at their own pace augmented with classes from art to advanced math and science. Bishop Kearney will continue this curriculum focusing on Sixth through Twelfth-Grade students who need college preparatory skills, technology training, faith-based education and specialized classes including Advanced Placement subjects, public speaking and an electronic portfolio of accomplishments which accompanies them to their college of choice.

The new Sixth-Grade at Kearney will be a self-contained wing as part of a middle school model with the seventh and eighth grades. The students will share in the benefits of the Golisano Partnership which includes an innovative college preparatory curriculum based on input from Mr. Golisano as well as top college presidents and business leaders. New Sixth-Graders will join a more than 50 year tradition of faith-based learning, monthly liturgy services, energizing school spirit events, and a professional dress code— all housed in a safe, suburban learning environment on Kings Highway.
Bishop Kearney will offer a special Sixth-Grade open house at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 3 to interested families. Parents can also contact Fred Tillinghast, director of admissions, at 585-342-4000, ext. 246.
About Bishop Kearney High School
Bishop Kearney High School, a Golisano Education Partner (, is a private, Roman Catholic; co-educational school located in Irondequoit, N.Y., The school currently educates students in grades six through twelve. It is nationally recognized for providing a quality college preparatory program in a values-based family

BK Student Honored

October 22, 2014

Bishop Kearney’s own William Heyen has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. William is one of the approximately 34,000 Commended Students around the nation being recognized for his exceptional academic promise. These students place among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2015 competition by taking the 2013 PSAT/NMSQT. A spokesperson from NMSC was quoted saying, “these students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.” We would like to congratulate William on this recognition and we continue to encourage him on his pursuit of academic success.