Monthly Archive: September 2015

BISHOP KEARNEY Begins Phase 2 of Construction

September 23, 2015

BISHOP KEARNEY Begins Phase 2 of Construction

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Sept. 23, 2015) – This morning Bishop Kearney High School, a Golisano Education Partner, began phase 2 of construction and renovations of the entire top floor of the building.  Seeing cranes on campus has students and teachers  a buzz with excitement to witness the the biggest capital improvement project in school history. Sept 23 pic 4

This past November school officials announced a partnership with LEGACY Global Sports to offer the first-ever Selects Academy girls’ hockey program in the United States. The program will bring elite youth hockey players from around the world to live and learn at Bishop Kearney while competing in the country’s highest level of girls’ hockey.
To house students participating in the program, Bishop Kearney will be renovating the currently unused third-floor dormitory that previously housed teachers at the school. The dormitories are complete with kitchens, lounge areas and onsite RA space, all of which will be getting a modern upgrade for its new residents. Dormitory renovations are expected to completed by July, 2016.
“We’re excited to be the first school in the country to offer a Selects Academy program for girls,” Bishop Kearney CEO Thomas O’Neil said. “This unique program gives elite hockey players from around the world, exposure to the high-level academics we offer here at Bishop Kearney, all in a nurturing environment where they can pursue both their academic and athletic dreams.”
Selects Hockey, a division of LEGACY Global Sports, is an internationally acclaimed youth program that gives young athletes from across the globe the opportunity to compete against the best in their sport while also receiving high quality academics. LEGACY Global Sports will recruit players worldwide to participate in the program. Once students are selected and confirmed, Bishop Kearney will house and educate the students and manage implementation of the hockey program.
“The Selects Academy at Bishop Kearney will be the premier hockey academy in the world for girls,” said Selects Girls Hockey Director, Kathy Pippy. “We’re excited to have found such a high-level education partner for this new venture that will help open doors towards future success for youth athletes.”

CEO Tom O'Neil lends a hand during Phase 1  of the top floor capital improvement project (July 2015).
CEO Tom O’Neil lends a hand during Phase 1 of the top floor capital improvement project (July 2015).




September 18, 2015


Congrats to Bishop Kearney English teacher Ms. Jessica Prinzing for being named the Monroe County Firemen’s 2015 EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR .  Seven of Ms. Prinzing’s middle school students last spring won awards on the Firemen Prevention Essay Contest and BK students have won 1st place the last 2 years. Ms. Prinzing is a Bishop Kearney graduate and this award is a testament to her dedication in the classroom and her ability to inspire the next generation of BK scholars.

Jess Prinzing       Jessica P

Alan Way, from the Monroe County Volunteer Fireman’s Association says no other teacher can match that record. “It shows her dedication as a teacher, and shows her inspiration to the students that they are coming up with a good program.”

Jessica tells her students writing is everything. “If they want to be heard, they need to be able to make a statement and get all their ideas down and develop those ideas is the big thing we focus on.”

Ms. Prinzing is living a dream. She’s a Kearney grad who always wanted to return home. “And I came here for junior high and high school, and as soon as I was done with college I came back. It’s everything. It’s family.”

And now she’s part of the firefighter family too. “I’m floored. I don’t know what to say. It means so much. I mean I always send it right back to the kids. They’re the ones working so hard. It means a lot to be recognized though, it really does.”

   Jess P

Ms. Jessica Prinzing is a wonderful educator and is a living example of our school motto “DO ALL THINGS WELL”.

Kearney students are blessed to have you as their teacher.  CONGRATULATIONS MS. PRINZING ON A WELL DESERVED HONOR!

Alumni Blast

September 17, 2015

Attention all ALUMNI:


You are invited to an ALUMNI BLAST featuring music by the one and only “SHAHIN SWINGS” – Ray Shahin Tribute Band on Sept. 30th from 5:00-8:00 pm at Bishop Kearney. Mingle with alumni, see fellow classmates, walk the halls of your old alma mater, and enjoy food and beverages provided by KEENAN’S Restaurant. All who attend will receive a gift bag with BK merchandise as well as tickets to the Homecoming football game and admission to the Alumni tent.

Email to RSVP for the ALUMNI BLAST.

   Click the image below for complete details!

AlumniBlast pdf

Photos of the 1st day of Middle School at BK

September 14, 2015


The first day of middle school (9/11/2015) at Bishop Kearney was an exciting day for the inaugural 6th grade class, as well as the 7th and 8th graders. Below are a few pictures from the first day of school:


7th grade girls7th grade girls all smiles before the 1st Math class


Casey O'Gara 7th grade and Mr. Strauss 1st day of class

Mr. Strauss help 7th grader Casey with his schedule


6th graders music 2015 Sept 11

6th graders eager to answer questions in class


6th grade boys music Sept 2015

6th grade teamwork in action during class


Music 6th grade with Mr. P

Music class with Mr. P.


Middle School Lockers Sept 2015

Middle School lockers during passing time


6th graders music 2015 Sept

Middle school students excited to participate in class


Middle School Locker help from Mrs. P

Ms. Prinzing to the rescue to help with a locker combo in the middle school wing