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It was good news when the fire truck pulled up to Ottumwa High School today.  The local department donated hooded Bulldog sweatshirts for students who need something war...

The Iowa Heart Foundation partnered with James Elementary School in Ottumwa to support the placement of an automated external defibrillator (AED) at the school to provide a safe...

The Ottumwa High School Student Council will host a holiday party for Ottumwa elementary students who may not receive gifts for the holiday. The event will be held at OHS on Sat...

District Opens Online Store

December 14, 2017

Ottumwa supporters can now purchase Bulldog gear throughout the year using the district's new online store.  Clothing and other Bulldog items will be available throu...

"We are helping the community," said Makayla Brown, a fifth grade student at Eisenhower Elementary.  Fifth grade students spent time Thursday morning filling g...

The Ottumwa Archery teams competed in the Washington Tournament on Saturday, December 9. Highlights include:     Elementary Boys: Nicholas Swope, Liberty, ...

Archery Hosts Home Tournament

December 12, 2017

The Ottumwa Bulldog Archery team hosted a home tournament on Saturday, December 2. Evans Middle School placed third with a score of 3,062 and OHS placed fifth with  3,143....

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, December 14. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., and 12:10 p.m.  The m...

The Ottumwa High School Trap Team is hosting a Soup Supper and 4th Annual Auction on Friday, December 15 starting at 4 p.m. The event will be held in the OHS cafeteria. Several ...

For 10 elementary students in the Ottumwa Community School District, water has been their primary focus since September.  Their efforts resulted in qualifying for state at ...

The Ottumwa High School Vocal and Orchestra department will be presenting their annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 17 at 2 p.m. in the OHS auditorium.  The performi...

District to Lease Laptops

December 7, 2017

OTTUMWA— New HP Touchscreen Chromebooks will be integrated into elementary and middle school classrooms starting before the holiday break.   The Ottumwa Board ...

Attention all inventors!  The local Invention Convention will be held Tuesday, January 30 at Liberty Elementary from 5:30-8 p.m.  If needed, the snow date for this eve...

More than twenty Iowa teams competed in the FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifier at Indian Hills Community College Saturday, December 2.  Two Ottumwa TAG teams advanced and...

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, December 7. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., and 12:10 p...

The Ottumwa Community School District’s Fine Arts Department will host their Holiday Band Concert for instrumental students in grades 5-12 on Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m....

Three Ottumwa First LEGO League teams will compete in regional competition on Saturday, December 2 at Indian Hills Community College. This year’s theme is hydro dynamics. ...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, November 30. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., and 12:10 p.m.  ...

OHS drama teacher, Natalie Dommer, was recently inducted into the Iowa Thespian Hall of Fame. The honor reflects the quality of her work and respect of her peers over the past 2...

Student Council members at Eisenhower Elementary care about their community, both school and town. Representatives from the group of 12 third, fourth, and fifth graders will ...

Students and staff at James Elementary in Ottumwa, Iowa celebrated Thanksgiving in a big way on Wednesday thanks to Ottumwa’s South Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee donated a T...

Students in Kevin Cochran's Sales class at Ottumwa High School hosted a Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 21. The drive was part of an effort by Cochran to introduce students...

Ottumwa Community Preschool teacher, Kelly Young, was busy taking pictures and talking to families Tuesday morning.  A tradition in her preschool classroom is hosting a ...

Walmart Donates to OCSD

November 21, 2017

The Ottumwa Walmart store presented a check for $404 to the Ottumwa Community School District last week. The check was the result of a fundraising effort by Walmart and Coc...

OHS senior, Allyson Shepherd, signed a letter of intent on Monday, November 20 to cheer for the Indian Hills Warriors. The daughter of Larry and Angie Shepherd, she plans to maj...