Giving To Bishop Kelley

Blessed Stanley Rother Educational Assistance Program

Bishop Kelley started an Inclusive Education program in August 2018 for students with Down Syndrome and other special needs. These students have a proven record of being able to interact and perform in a classroom.  They will receive a certificate of completion at the end of their four years at BK. The school expects to start with three students.

These students are in regular classes three out of four blocks each day accompanied by a  paraprofessional. Their fourth block of the day is spent solely with their para and the program director to assist them with their studies. Your gift will help fund the start-up costs of this Inclusive Education program that includes a Director's salary, paraprofessional salaries, and other related expenses. 
Business / Computer Classes
Campus Ministry

Bishop Kelley's English Department consists of 10 faculty. Jeanna Sutton is the department chair. Students have an average GPA of 3.93 with a 96 percent pass rate in AP Language and a 3.62 GPA with an 89 percent pass rate. Average ACT scores in 2016 are 26.3 in English (national average, 20.3) and 25.6 in Reading (national average, 21.3). 

The English Department hosts the annual Bishop Kelley Creative Writing Contest during Catholic Schools Week. It is open to all 7th and 8th graders in the Tulsa Diocese. In the past three years, an average of 50 students has submitted entries and received cash awards.

Instrumental Music / Drumline
World Languages
Library/Media Center

Funds donated to the Bishop Kelley Library Media Center will be placed in the "Visiting Author" account so that our school can host a nationally renowned author to interact with the students about the process of writing, becoming published, and converse about the author's major works. This fund will be used during the current school year to host a Skype interview with young adult author, Ruta Sepetys.

Science / Chemistry / Biology / Physics
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Endowment

Earnings from this fund will provide for needs related to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, including the recruitment and retention of top faculty to teach STEM-related classes.  

Social Studies / History
Speech and Debate
Visual Arts
Yearbook / Journalism
Dr. Mark A. Hayes Faculty Development Fund

The earnings from this endowed fund provides funds to recognize outstanding faculty members through awards for Teachers of the Month and Teacher of the Year and to send teachers to educational conferences.