Weekly Parent Email

Parent emails are scheduled to be sent each Sunday evening during the school year but may be delayed on occasion due to circumstances beyond our control. If you are not receiving the emails from info@bishopkelley.org you might try checking your spam filter. 

To be added to our parent email list, please send an email to info@bishopkelley.org. Incoming freshman and transfer parents will automatically be added to our email list, as long as email contact information was provided with the student's registration. 

Parent Information Week of February 18, 2019       






Presidents Day

No classes


Club 19 Family Movie Day

11 a.m. / AMC Southroads
There will be plenty of movies to choose from!




Incoming Freshman Parent Enrollment Meeting

Noon / STC Auditorium

This is the final opportunity to attend an enrollment meeting for incoming freshman parents.




Girls Basketball Regionals

6:30 p.m. Thursday

2:00 p.m. Saturday

Coweta High School, 14705 South 305th East Avenue




Wrestling at State

12:00 p.m. Friday
10:00 a.m. Saturday

OKC State Fair Arena, 3001 General Pershing Boulevard


Boys Basketball Regionals

6:30 p.m. Friday

7:00 p.m. Saturday

OKC Northwest Classen High School, 2801 NW 27th Street





6:30 p.m. / Society Burger, 1419 East 15th Street

RSVP on the Facebook event page or text 918.277.9562.



BK Resource Officer

Bishop Kelley has made the decision to add Brian Tillinghast to our staff as a full-time resource officer. Office Tillinghast retired from the Tulsa Police Department on April 30, 2017, after serving a little over 28 years in patrol, the detective division, and at headquarters. He and his wife, Maureen, have been married for 28 years and have four children and two grandchildren.


Officer Tillinghast is familiar with our campus since he has worked security for special events at Bishop Kelley for the last 18 years, including football, basketball, wrestling tournaments, soccer, dances, the BK Auction and Trivia Night.  


In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, working around the house, and taking care of his cattle. If you have questions or concerns, his email address is btillinghast@bishopkelley.org. Office Tillinghast is a welcome addition to the Bishop Kelley community!



2019/2020 Health History Forms

Parents, please watch for an email containing the Student Health History Form and Medication Permission Forms for the 2019-2020 school year.  This form will need to be filled out one time and then updated every year. The Health History Form is solely used for student safety and educational purposes and is not published to the student record.  Please contact the School Nurse, Tierney Dower, RN, at tdower@bishopkelley.org or 918-627-3390 x113 with any questions or concerns.


Health History Forms are due by March 31, 2019.
Enrollment is not considered complete until all forms are turned in.  



2019/2020 Enrollment Contracts

2019-2020 Enrollment Contracts for current students were emailed to parents on Friday, February 1st. Please click on the link in the email to complete, sign, and submit your contract if your child will be attending Bishop Kelley next year. If your child will not be returning for the 2019-2020 school year, please notify Lindsey Jensen, Registrar at ljensen@bishopkelley.org or 918-609-7141.


The enrollment fee is $275. If you pay on or before February 28th, you will receive an early payment discount of $50. Payments can be made with a credit card when you submit the contract, or by cash or check in the business office.

Enrollment contracts are due by March 15, 2019.



New Parent/Student Portal

The parent side of new PlusPortals will be fully functional for the 2019-2020 school year. We are still learning the process and apologize for any confusion created by previous parent emails. Since parents and guardians received an email link to register for next year, access to the full portal is not needed at this time. Backpack will continue to be the portal for student grades through the end of the 2018-2019 school year.


Please continue to update your email and other contact changes through the Backpack portal or by contacting our Registrar, Lindsey Jensen at ljensen@bishopkelley.org.



Brown v. Board of Education Exhibit

February 4-22 / Stephenson Family Library

In recognition of Black History Month, and to enhance the impact of our 3rd Quarter Book Club pick, Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High, the Bishop Kelley library will be hosting a traveling exhibit from the Brown Foundation entitled, Brown v. Board of Education - In Pursuit of Freedom and Equality: Kansas and the African American Public School Experience, 1855-1955. The exhibit is a 12-panel framed display which presents a chronological visual presentation of images and text which reveal little known facts about the history of the Brown decision. Visitors will take away a clear understanding that efforts still continue across the country to realize the dream of individuals and organizations that challenged a system that would deny them access to equal educational opportunity and their basic civil rights. All members of the Bishop Kelley community are invited to attend.



Influenza is on the Rise

Bishop Kelley families are reminded of the following from the CDC to help stop the spread of germs:

Avoid close contact with people who are sick (Influenza virus can spread up to 6 feet).

Stay home when you are sick. You must be free of all symptoms (i.e. vomiting, diarrhea) for 24 hours and fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) before returning to school.

Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover your nose and mouth with a tissue.

Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth (the T-Zone).

If your student texts or calls you between classes that he/she doesn’t feel well and wants to come home, please have your child come to the nurse’s office to be checked for symptoms of illness. If they are running a fever or have an upset stomach, we want to get them away from the other students as quickly as possible. They may call their parent from the school office to be released from school.


See the links below for more information.






Spring Break Mission Trip

Campus Ministry is sponsoring a mission trip to Chicago over spring break. Founded in 2002 as a ministry of the De La Salle Christian Brothers, the Darst Center is unique in providing opportunities for youth and young adults to see more clearly the faces pushed to the margins of our society. Freshman through seniors can come by the chapel to register. The cost is $500. Spots are limited. Contact Sarah Dicks with questions.



ACT Classes in Preparation for the April ACT Tests

We will offer three classes leading up to the ACT given in April. Click here for more information and registration forms.


ACT Intensive Review - Meets Sundays, March 10, 24, 31, and April 7, from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. This 10-hour instructional course includes instruction and content review in all subject areas tested on the ACT as well as helpful tips and testing information.  


ACT Advanced Math Review - Meets Thursdays, March 28, and April 4 and 11 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. This 6-hour instructional course is designed for students who have a solid grasp of math content and want additional review and practice on more complex math topics found on the ACT.  Topics include but are not limited to: matrices, advanced probability, vectors, conic sections, trigonometry, logarithms, and more.


ACT Science Review - Meets Saturday, March 9, and/or Saturday, April 13 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This 2.5-hour instructional course will teach students tips and tricks to get through the science section faster while improving their accuracy on the test.  Students will learn how to interpret scientific graphs and charts and apply sound reasoning techniques to passages on the science test. Students will practice with various types of passages found on the test. This class is offered two different days. Students will practice the same strategies each day but with different passages and material. Students are encouraged to come to one or both days.



Havana Nights

Join us for a night of fun and fundraising at Havana Nights, the 39th Annual Bishop Kelley Auction to be held on the BK campus on April 27, 2019. It’s guaranteed to be a great evening for the Bishop Kelley community. Come experience a fun-filled night of exquisite music, amazing raffles, fabulous silent and live auctions, a wine and whiskey pull to be paired with delicious food, and more. Proceeds from the Auction will be used to fund the three T’s; Technology Upgrades, Tuition Assistance, and Theatre Enhancements. Get ready to dance your way around to bid on some amazing packages. Click here, Havana Night Patron, today to make your Patron or Individual reservations for Havana Nights.  



College Planning Meetings with Juniors and Parents

Junior parents are invited to schedule a meeting with their student’s BK college counselor to discuss college plans for senior year. Please talk with your junior to find a mutually agreeable time and click on the links below to schedule a meeting. Each meeting will last 45 minutes. These meetings are for juniors and parents.  If younger grade levels would like to meet with us please contact us directly.


If your student’s last name is A-K, click here to schedule your junior conference with Ms. Cogan.


If your student’s last name is L-Z, click here to schedule your junior conference with Ms. Lawler.



Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior Parents - Mark Your Calendars!

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019 juniors will take the ACT. Freshman and sophomores will take the Pre-ACT. Registration for these tests will be completed in school. More information to follow. School will begin at 8 a.m. on April 24th. It is not a late start day. Questions, please contact Macee Clayton for the Pre-ACT and Maureen Lawler for the ACT.



BK Investment Club Challenge Match
The BK Investments Club has recently been restructured and has received a $25,000 challenge match from a donor. The club, under the direction of BK teacher/former investment broker Dennis Keeley, currently has about $5,000 invested in the stock market. BK is looking for families to provide gifts to help us secure the challenge grant. In doing so, student members of the club will have $50,000 or more in new funds to invest over the coming years. We have received $1,000 for this effort from a Class of 2016 graduate! For more information on the club and how you can help, contact BK's Director of Philanthropy, Doug Thomas at dthomas@bishopkelley.org or call 918.609.7115.



Call for Volunteer Bus Drivers

Bishop Kelley is looking for volunteers with a CDL license (P and S endorsement) who would be willing to drive our activity buses throughout the year. If interested, please contact Susan Limekiller at slimekiller@bishopkelley.org for more information. Drivers will need to be Virtus compliant.



Important Dates for Seniors

Click here for information about senior deadlines, finals, graduation, and more.




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