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Ottumwa’s superintendent Nicole Kooiker wants to celebrate. Enrollment at Pickwick Early Childhood Center has exceeded all estimates. “We didn't think we would a...

The district will host a school auction to sell the contents of Agassiz Elementary School on Thursday, July 19 starting at 4 p.m. at 608 E. Williams. School equipment and furnit...

DES MOINES – Ottumwa Community Schools was one of more than 200 statewide projects that received a grant from the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant awards we...

The Ottumwa Board of Education approved the sale of the Agassiz Elementary building, located at 608 E. Williams, on Monday, July 16. Three developers submitted bid packages for ...

Registration for the 2018-19 school year begins today in the Ottumwa School District. Last year, the district transitioned to an electronic registration process. Parents will...

Hayden Gonzalez was a recent third grader at Liberty Elementary. Hayden loves to read books. He even reads during class when he isn’t supposed to be reading. If he plays v...

Angelina Maudlin was a recent fifth grader at Liberty Elementary. She loves reading books by Peg Kehret. “I’ve read almost all of her books,” Maudlin said. Her...

Ottumwa Regional Health Center is offering free sports physicals to Ottumwa students in grades 7-12 on Sunday, July 30 from 1-5 p.m. at Primary Care, 1013 Pennsylvania, Suite A....

Lori Reynolds was a recent third grader at Liberty Elementary. “I usually read before I go to bed,” she said. She enjoys chapter books, especially “Magic Tree ...

Noah Whitehead is a recent fourth grader at Eisenhower Elementary. He likes to read realistic fiction, fiction, and nonfiction and enjoys Greek and Roman mythology. His favorite...

Lucius Laursen was a recent fifth grader at Liberty Elementary who enjoys reading fantasy and realistic fiction. This summer he plans to read books in the “Among the Hidde...

Blythe Schmidt was a recent third grader at Liberty Elementary. “I like to read a lot at home,” she said. “I will try to read a book a week. That is what usual...

The Ottumwa High School football coach and staff will host a Bulldog Youth Football Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24-25.  The camp, coordinated by OHS head footbal...

Washington, D.C. – Ottumwa Educational Talent Search TRIO students, Leticia Francisco, Sara Mejia, and Sara Neubert were in Washington, D.C. earlier this month examining c...

Mason Gravett, a recent third grader at Eisenhower Elementary, read “Dog Man” by Dave Pilker. He reads a lot, and likes reading on the computer. He enjoys audiobooks...

The district will host a walk through opportunity for persons interested in purchasing the former Agassiz Elementary building, located at 608 E. Williams. The Board of Education...

Irven Maldonado was a recent fifth grader at Liberty Elementary. Irven loves books written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. She is now his favorite author. “I want to finish b...

Ann Marie Majbon was a recent second grader at Wilson Elementary. Her summer reading plans include reading in her bedroom every day. She enjoys going to the library because ther...

To create a more engaging learning environment for Ottumwa High School students, the district will create an off-campus program to link instruction with authentic work experienc...

Karen Ramirez is a recent fourth grader at Eisenhower Elementary. She enjoys reading mystery books and books with happy endings. Her summer plans include just reading a good boo...

A grant award from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation will support Ottumwa’s youngest learners.  The foundation awarded Ottumwa Schools $175,000 per year for t...

Mylia Huisinga was a recent second grader at Wilson Elementary. She wants to do the summer reading program at the Ottumwa Public Library. Her goal is to read 20 books this summe...

Heath Proctor was a recent third grader at Liberty Elementary. Heath describes himself as a “big reader.” He has read four of the Harry Potter series and loves ...

Lexi Ferguson was a recent third grader at Eisenhower. She enjoys reading chapter books, especially mystery books. She plans to read 15 to 30 minutes every day throughout the su...