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Fall Vocal Concert

October 18, 2017

The Ottumwa High School and Evans Middle School vocal department will host their annual fall concert on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. in the OHS auditorium.   The...

The Ottumwa High School Broadway Bulldogs will present the musical, “The Addams Family” Friday through Tuesday, October 27-31. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. wi...

Two classes at Ottumwa High School helped set up for the Better Block initiative last Thursday in downtown Ottumwa. Students in Woods I and Metals I worked in the old theater...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, October 19. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., and 12:10 p.m.  The me...

Sixth graders at Evans Middle School learned about exploring Wednesday afternoon. The students spent an hour listening to Dave and Amy Freeman’s story about their one-year...

New Preschool has a Name

October 10, 2017

Pickwick Early Childhood Center, the name for the new preschool, was approved by the Board of Education at Monday's meeting.  The process of selecting a name&nb...

Three Ottumwa High School students will compete for a trip to Washington, D.C. through a competition sponsored by JAG. JAG is offering a National Student Leadership Academy that...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, October 12. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., and 12:10 p.m.  The me...

Club Sponsors Blood Drive

October 4, 2017

The Evans Multi-Media Club is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, October 17 during Parent-Teacher Conferences. The drive is done in October in conjunction with&nbs...

Liberty and Wilson Elementary Schools are making national news by working to support and improve the health of our children and our community. As part of their effort, healthy i...

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, October 5. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., and 12:10 p....

A school-wide kindness activity at Horace Mann motivated a first grade student to spread a little kindness on his own. This week, students at Horace Mann watched a presentati...

2017 Homecoming Court Announced

September 29, 2017

The OHS Homecoming Court was announced on Thursday. Candidates for king include:  Austin Brown, Connor Riley, Drew Riley, Jarhett VanEngelenhoven, and Nik Batters...

The OHS Student Council will host Spirit Week as part of the annual homecoming activities. The homecoming theme this year is "Bulldogs in Paradise." Students and staff...

Board Approves DACA Resolution

September 26, 2017

Students, Parents, and Community Members, Recently, it was announced that the Department of Homeland Security rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) poli...

Approximately 20 third, fourth, and fifth graders at James Elementary attended their first symphony concert Saturday night at Bridge View Center. The field trip was the brain...

Cafe Serves Pasta on Thursday

September 25, 2017

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will begin serving lunch on Thursday, September 28. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., a...

McCune and Reed, Inc. recently delivered a dividend check to Ottumwa Community Schools for their  participation in the Iowa Association of School Boards’ (IASB) Safet...

National Merit Semi Finalist, Collin Kepner, is not sure of his future career path but appreciates the opportunities he’s been given while attending Ottumwa High School. ...

Cafe to Serve Meatloaf

September 19, 2017

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will begin serving lunch on Thursday, September 21. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., a...

Superintendent Nicole Kooiker thanked two board members for their service to the district at the end of the regular board meeting on Monday, September 11. Board members Greg ...

180 Days - Giving Back is Fun

September 12, 2017

Students at Evans Middle School love helping people, according to Camden Cormeny, a seventh grader on the Evans Student Council. Their latest project is to adopt a school in ...

Make a donation to Heartland Humane Society and get into a volleyball game for free. The Ottumwa High School volleyball players invite the community to their home match on Tu...

Fifth graders at Wilson Elementary will be making Ottumwa shine on Saturday, September 9. Principal Jeff Hendred wants to encourage his students to “give back to the co...

Students who attend preschool in the morning are able to use a special bus just for preschool. The bus will meet parents in the parking lot of Schafer Stadium on Center Street...