OUMS is proud to be in Educate78’s School Design Lab

Our principal, Damon Grant, is an Educate78 School Design Lab Fellow!

Educate78 says, “Our School Design Lab is proud to be in community with fellow Damon Grant as she builds Unity MS to grow the work of Oakland Unity High School. We believe in creating a creative, equity-focused space where our leaders can grow and support one another and the movement for high quality schools in Oakland.”

OUMS Receives the Innovation Fund from TFA and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

OUMS is excited to join just 5 other recipients of the Innovation Fund from Teach For America: Bay Area and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Teach For America, shares:

“After receiving more than 40 applications, the selection committee invited 26 applicants to interview rounds, pulling out 10 individuals as finalists for the selection panel to review.Our seven judges – ranging from members of the TFA-Bay Area staff, regional board, Summit Public Schools team and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – selected 6 winners of the 10 finalists exemplifying high-impact models of personalized learning.”

We are excited to continue this important work in personalized learning with the help of another great partnership! Read the full-length article here!screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-4-23-40-pm


We are going to YOSEMITE!

“Yosemite might just be my first chance to get out of Oakland and see wildlife up close.”– 8th grader, Ezequiel

Our amazing science teacher, Ms. Farre, has worked relentlessly to plan a trip a 3 day and 2 night trip to Yosemite for our 8th graders. We have secured discounted fees for housing, food, and curriculum. Generous donors have assisted us with winter clothing and outdoor gear, but we still need help to make this opportunity real for all of our students. We will be hosting lots of different fundraisers to support this outdoor education effort.

Here are a few ways you can support:

  • Join us for a night of fun, food, and painting on October 8th. All proceeds will go toward the trip.
  • If you are unable to attend the event, you are still able (and welcome) to donate. Learn more about the trip here: Unity Outdoor Education.

Yosemite pic