The Huey P. Newton Oratorical Festival in 2017; 4th and 5th graders "Rap Cypher"
Event Calendar
A brief list of upcoming events, and try out the new "Announcements Listings" (still in beta, but worth a look).

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  • Bishop O'Dowd Black Student UnionAlums in Bishop O'Dowd's BSU performance
  • Family Tree Project2nd grade students research their family history
  • 2nd Quarter Honor RollStudents celebrated for earning honors recognition
  • Black Panther MovieStudents were on hand for the opening of the Black Panther movie
  • New Hoop UniformsThe unveiling of our new basketball uniforms
Bishop O'Dowd Black Student Union1 Family Tree Project2 2nd Quarter Honor Roll3 Black Panther Movie4 New Hoop Uniforms5
News Feed
Samahdi with his mother and siblingsSend 6th Grader to South Africa
Samahdi Scott, a 6th grade, honor roll student at Ile Omode has been chosen to participate in a cultural exchange program and travel to South...
February 27, 2018

Middle school students in computer tech class envisioned themselves in WakandaWakanda Reveals Our Failure and Our Promise
(By Jahi Awakoaiye) For a brief moment, we are all as the movie’s villain reveals, a “kid from Oakland believing in fantasies” - sitting...
February 21, 2018

Baba Marcus Gary, the designer, posing in front of the shedIle Omode Parents Build a Shed
With help from a host of brothers (and a sister, and some youth) Baba Marcus Gary designed and led the building of our campus' latest...
December 5, 2017

Khukheper playing in the second round matchupAlums Fall in Football Semi-Finals
After a great season, and a follow-up to their state championship last year, two alums playing for Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland lost to...
November 26, 2017

8th grade students visited Moreau in NovemberMiddle School Students Visit Moreau High School
Students in the 8th grade visited Moreau Catholic High School for a full day immersion in November. After meeting with the Moreau's admission director, Baba...
November 26, 2017

Tierra enjoys the moment with her parents and Coach CooksTierra Signs with Texas A&M University
Nearing the final year of a near-historic track career at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, Tierra Robinson-Jones (Ile Omode class of 2014), a 400...
November 11, 2017

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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.