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Six students from Ottumwa High School currently serve on the Legacy Youth Alliance. Students include:  Collin Kepner, Christian Silva-Zuniga, Melody Trucano, Juan Carapia, ...

Ottumwa High School senior, Riley Albertson, has earned the National Speech & Debate Association’s Academic All American award. This coveted award recognizes academic ...

On Saturday, January 12, the Ottumwa Bulldog Archers traveled to North Mahaska Schools to compete.  Evans Middle School took home a second place win out of four teams. That...

Riley Signs With IHCC

January 18, 2018

OTTUMWA— Ottumwa High School senior, Conner Riley, signed a letter of intent to run track and cross country for Indian Hills Community College. He ran track and cross coun...

The Ottumwa middle and high school jazz bands and show choirs will host Sweets & Sounds on Monday, January 29 at Ottumwa High School. Desserts will be served at 6 p.m. with ...

LEGO Teams Place at State

January 16, 2018

Two Ottumwa teams placed in Iowa’s FIRST LEGO League Championship on Saturday at Iowa State University. The competition included a robot race, research topic, and core val...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery teams traveled to Albia on Friday, January 5 for a dual meet with Albia Schools.  Archers who placed in the top three included: Elementary G...

The Ottumwa Board of Education approved the start date for the 2018-19 school year at Monday night's meeting. The first day of classes in the district will be Thursday, Augu...

Two Ottumwa band students were selected to participate in the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band. Congratulations to eighth graders Arin McMullin and Annie Barrio...

Handling Signs with IHCC

January 4, 2018

Ottumwa High School senior, Alex Handling, signed a letter of intent to cheer for Indian Hills Community College for the spring term. Handling is the daughter of Mary Sebolt ...

A local event to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature several students from the Ottumwa Community School District.  The day will begin with a breakfast on Mon...

Parents and community members dialing Ottumwa High School, the preschool, or the district office will notice some changes starting today. The district installed a new phone syst...

Cadets in the Ottumwa High School JROTC program sent 40 boxes filled with supplies to members of the Iowa National Guard unit stationed in Afghanistan.  But the process ...

With the potential for icy road conditions over the next 24 hours, it's a good time to remind everyone how to find school delay and cancellation information d...

By Barb Hanson, GEAR UP Coordinator at OHS "I have had the pleasure of working after school this semester with the Al Exito program. As most of you know, this is geared ...

  The Ottumwa Community School District has exciting news. We will be installing a new phone system over the next few months.  The first phase will occur over t...

District Seeks Interpreters

December 19, 2017

Strong communication with our families continues to be a priority in our district.  There are times when our families would benefit from having an interpreter available at ...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery teams competed in Albia on Saturday,  December 16. Jeff Shauman, Evans Middle School, shot a new personal best score of 292 with 24 tens. &nbsp...

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....