So What Do You Do All Summer?

construction3It’s a common question, one that every teacher, staff member, and school administrator gets frequently in these summer months. It’s usually asked in a spirit of curiosity or just making conversation, but occasionally it’s asked in a spirit of, “I know the school shuts down so you probably all sit by the pool for two months.” Well over this Fourth of July weekend, I hope everyone who works at Bishop Kelley High School is relaxing with family and friends, but over the summer, we do not rest as much as people think.

So what do we do all summer at Bishop Kelley? Here’s a run down:

  • 300 students on campus taking classes in Theology, Ecology, Art, Math, Oklahoma History, Personal Financial Literacy, and Speech.
  • Academic Bowl finishing 3rd in the nation at national competition
  • 500 alumni and friends on campus for Reunion 2015 June 19-21
  • Athletic summer camps in the gym, at the stadium and on the practice fieldsconstruction1
  • Installation of two new gyms floors (courtesy of the 2015 Auction “Kelley Palooza.”
  • Construction of Phase II of “The Championship Drive” adding 6,000 square feet to the existing field house along with an entirely renovated building
  • Construction of a new facilities and athletic storage building to the south of the baseball field (courtesy of the 2014 Angelo Prassa Golf Tournament)
  • New sidewalks, improved drainage, and added security cameras throughout campus (courtesy of the 2014-15 “Believe in Kelley” annual fund).
  • Administration, faculty and staff taking part in continuing educations. For example, Principal Curt Feilmeier attending “Google Bootcamp” and Alumni Director Megan Neely attending the Partners in Mission summer workshop.
  • Last minute enrollment and tuition assistance processing with students in all classes. We have a waiting list for the second straight year!
  • Installation of the Class of 2015 Senior Class Gift, the BK logo in the terrazzo floor right inside the front doors of the school.
  • Preparation for the Class of 2019 to come to campus in early August.

While the pace definitely slows down and the mornings aren’t as early and the nights not as late, the ongoing process of making Bishop Kelley better continues, even in the summer months.

God bless you!

Fr. O’Brien


About Rev. Brian O'Brien

Priest of the Diocese of Tulsa and President of Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, OK.
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