The Central Catholic/Bishop O'Reilly community lost a legend this week. Throughout his fifty-two year career that began at West Side Central Catholic, continued through the transition to Bishop O'Reilly, and concluded with his retirement from Holy Redeemer last year, James McKeown touched countless lives. Doc devoted his life to teaching, and now leaves behind a … Continue reading James “Doc” McKeown, RIP
Sister Justitia: An Extraordinary English Teacher
I recently attempted to ascertain what ever happened to a very special English teacher I once had at West Side Central Catholic HS, in Kingston, PA, in 1964/1965. After several attempts elsewhere, the Alumni Inquiry Office at the Bishop O’Reilly/West Side Central Catholic Alumni Inquiry Office, graciously wrote back and sent me her obituary, along … Continue reading Sister Justitia: An Extraordinary English Teacher
Want to set up a class website?
I recently received an email from Zac Davis of ClassReport.org. If anyone is interested in setting up an individual class website, this might be a good option. Also, if you would like anything (reunion notices, class news, human interest stories, etc.) posted on bishoporeilly.org or our Facebook page, email me. Those of you who aren't … Continue reading Want to set up a class website?
A New September Inspires Heart, Mind, and Spirit
A few back to school memories from the '73 Queen: Entering Central Catholic for the first time since June, we noticed a significant change. The walls smelled of fresh paint, the first floor corridor boasted of a new terrazo covering, and the new gym floor was covered with a tarp. As we looked again, however, … Continue reading A New September Inspires Heart, Mind, and Spirit
1986: New Beginnings
September 1985 ushered in a year of "new beginnings" for Bishop O'Reilly High School. Faced with near closure the year before, students looked forward to another year at their beloved school. With August usually comes some sadness at end of summer vacation. But in 1985, Queensmen were grateful to return home to Bishop O'Reilly. Nearly … Continue reading 1986: New Beginnings
As we come to the end. . .
Could you believe that it has been one year already? It seems like yesterday we stood outside of the Bishop O'Reilly High School building and said our final good-byes, or for some it may be the moment you first walked into your freshmen homeroom on the first day of school all those years ago. And with the end winding … Continue reading As we come to the end. . .
Mr. Lynch Stories Request
I received a request for some stories about our favorite English teacher, Mr. Lynch, and was hoping that members from various BOR classes may be able to help. Mr. Lynch is retiring at the end of this school year and his daughter Amy has set up an email address here to send your Mr. Lynch … Continue reading Mr. Lynch Stories Request
Definitely a conversation piece
Good morning and welcome to WBOR. Today is Thursday, September 20 and it is Day 4... O'Reilly grads from the 90's and 00's will surely remember that line, used daily by a cheery WBOR announcer (Deviation from the official text was frowned upon by Sister Magdalen). You may be surprised to learn, however, that WBOR … Continue reading Definitely a conversation piece
Homecoming festivities in 1980 must have been a blast... Even Mr. McKeown got in the spirit! Check out these pictures from the "Homecoming on the range." Some real gems from the '81 Queen: