The Huey P. Newton Oratorical Festival in 2017; 4th and 5th graders "Rap Cypher"
Event Calendar
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  • HIgh School AcceptanceEvery 8th grader admitted to a private high school
  • Oh, What a LunchChicken and waffles headlined a glorious lunch
  • Dance ShowcaseDance ensemble performs at Diamano Coura event
  • An Engagement Party2nd grade teacher's surprise engagement
  • 3rd Annual Oratorical FestivalStudents offer a symphonic array of artistry
  • Protection ShieldsElder helps students design protection shields
HIgh School Acceptance1 Oh, What a Lunch2 Dance Showcase3 An Engagement Party4 3rd Annual Oratorical Festival5 Protection Shields6
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3rd Annual Huey P. Newton Oratorical Festival Preview

Read the full article, or see all of the performances by choosing the menu in the top left corner of the video. Thanks to Mama Katrina for recording and editing the videos. See her recently released film, The Miseducation of Malik King.
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The Class of 2018 was the school's largestIle Omode’s 2018 Commencement
After several years at the Oakland City Council Chambers at the invite of Councilman Larry Reid, the space had grown too small for the school's...
August 5, 2018

Ebon doing his best mermaid impersonationGreat Weather Greeted Students in Santa Cruz
[By Selma Apara, 8th grade] On a scorching Friday in June, Ile Omode students and families gathered together for the warm sand, cool surf, and...
June 15, 2018

Malachi (6th) performing at Ile Omode's Oratorical Festival3rd Annual Oratorical Festival
Ile Omode's 3rd Annual Oratorical Festival, named in honor of Oakland icon, Huey P. Newton, was held in Oakland at Bishop O'Dowd High School's theater,...
April 8, 2018

Chicken and Waffles at Ile OmodeMama Rose’s Chicken and Waffles
Just before the spring break started, Mama Rose surprised the students with a special treat - "Chicken and Waffles", and students almost lost their mind...
April 8, 2018

Sanga (7th) was a versatile player this seasonMiddle School Hoop Team Playoff Bound
The middle school basketball team, coached by Brother Gerraci, made it to the playoffs this year. Although it is what sport commentators refer to as...
April 7, 2018

Girls were excited to perform with Diamano CouraStudents Perform at Diamano Coura’s Show
Ile Omode students were invited to participate in Diamano Coura's annual showcase performance, and under the guidance of Baba Neemly, they were stunning....
April 1, 2018

Middle school students visited Code NextStudents Visit Google’s Code Next
In March, middle school students in one of two middle school courses visited Google's Code Next to enjoy a design workshop and learn about Code...
March 30, 2018

On one knee, Bro Eron surprised Mama KaraMama Kara is Engaged
Mama Kara invited everyone to celebrate a house warming, as she and her (apparent) boyfriend were helping to run a local urban farm, but unbeknownst...
March 25, 2018

All 8th graders were accepted into private high schools100% Private High School Acceptance by 8th Graders
Ile Omode 8th graders celebrated their high school acceptances on Friday, March 16 and every student earned admission to a private high school - continuing...
March 20, 2018

Mama Katrina Mitchell directing the filming of "The Miseducation of Malik King".Parent Releases Film
Mama Katrina Mitchell, mother to first grader, Aminah-Re, recently released a film, which was in part filmed at Ile Omode....
March 10, 2018

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The Black Panther Movie - The movie shows the promise and failure of our efforts. Read the director's review of the movie, and see his message he delivered at Wo'se one Sunday morning.
Ile Omode is an African-centered school founded by Wo'se Community of the Sacred African Way in Oakland. We are dedicated to the call to be "keepers of the legacy". We are an independent, private school in Oakland, California, providing instruction to children from preschool through 8th grade.