O’Dowd’s Symphonic Band joined forces with the Castro Valley Community Band in an exciting concert featuring both bands. For the finale the bands shared the stage to perform John Philip Sousa’s “The Thunderer” march.
Why is it important to do a play like The Laramie Project at BOD?
“Over the summer, we read a book called Dear Bully. It set the tone for the theme of anti-bullying we’re focusing on this year. The Laramie Project is about a boy beaten to death because he was gay. This play is the perfect way for us to display how terrible bullying can be. ”
The Mission Drive effort to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan was a success, raising more than $9,000. This will allow for the purchase of five fishing boats and nets.
The funds were raised via student contributions to the Penny Competition and Dollar Days, admission charged for the Public vs. Private basketball game and parent donations.
“We are so proud of the O’Dowd students and families for coming through with such generosity!” Assistant Principal Brian Judd said.
The school is forwarding the donations to Jesuits in the Philippines who will direct the funds to those in need.
Career Partnerships Program College Visits: CPP has room on the following college trips. Students who wish to attend, please contact Kathleen Purcell: email@example.com. Families will also need to submit the attached parent permission and health care form.
St. Mary’s College: Friday, March 7, 2014, 1:30-5:00 pm. Travel by school van.
UC Davis: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8:45am-5:30pm. Travel by school bus.
Stanford University: April 25, 2014, 8:45am to 4:00pm. Travel by school bus.
In this charming talk, artist Aparna Rao shows us her latest work: cool, cartoony sculptures (with neat robotic tricks underneath them) that play with your perception -- and crave your attention. Take a few minutes to simply be delighted.