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Hammer Receives Recognition

September 24, 2018

Ottumwa High School Principal, Dan McGuire, announced today that Henry Hammer has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Comm...

Raiders Competed at Camp Dodge

September 24, 2018

Members of the OHS JROTC Raider Team competed this weekend at Camp Dodge in Johnston, Iowa, against 24 other teams from across, Missouri, Kansas, Wisconsin and Iowa. The raiders...

Al Exito students in grades 9-12 participated in the annual Golden Circle College and Career Fair in Des Moines for the second consecutive year.  Students had the oppo...

Four students at Evans Middle School were recognized September 24 for representing the school’s Standards of Success. Students of the Week include:  Ryder B...

Two Schools Attend Outdoor Camp

September 21, 2018

Outdoor camp is more than s’mores around the campfire for fifth graders at Horace Mann and James.  A tradition at Horace Mann for over 15 years, fifth grade teache...

Stir Fry on Cafe Menu

September 21, 2018

The OHSl Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, September 27. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.  The...

The Ottumwa Board of Education held their annual board reorganization meeting on Thursday. The board elected Leisa Walker to another term as board president and Mike Dalbey as v...

The district’s Chief Financial Officer, John Berg, shared end of the year financial reports with the Board of Education at Thursday’s board session.  Berg re...

The Ottumwa Youth Football League is running their annual youth football program on Sundays. Flag football games are played at noon. The tackle football games are played at&nbsp...

The Ottumwa High School GEAR UP program is proud to announce the 2018-19 ambassadors. Ambassadors were selected after completing an application and being interviewed by a panel....

Homecoming Court is Announced

September 14, 2018

Ottumwa High School announced the 2018 Homecoming Court this morning to the student body. King candidates include:  Bryan Cordova, Connor Sutton, Drake Lewis, Caleb Vascone...

Tacos on Cafe Menu for Thursday

September 14, 2018

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, September 20. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00...

An Ottumwa teacher of talented and gifted students will be honored at a ceremony later this month. The University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center Recognition Ceremony will...

Pickwick to Host Open House

September 6, 2018

Ottumwa Community Schools will host an open house at Pickwick Early Childhood Center on Thursday, September 13 from 5-7 p.m. at 1306 W. Williams. The open house will provide an ...

Homecoming Parade Sign-Ups

September 5, 2018

The Ottumwa High School Student Council invites local clubs and organizations to participate in this year’s Ottumwa Homecoming Parade. Deadline to reserve your spot in the...

Ottumwa Community Schools will host an open house at their new downtown facility on Tuesday, September 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 325 E. Main. SparkTank is a program for OHS juni...

Spaghetti on First Cafe Menu

September 4, 2018

The OHS Bulldog Café will begin serving lunch on Thursday, September 13. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. &n...

The Ottumwa High School Student Council has announced the theme and schedule for the 2018 homecoming. Events are scheduled during the week of September 17.  Theme: ...

The Ottumwa High School marching band, PRIDE of Ottumwa, will perform their annual Dress Rehearsal on Saturday, September 8 from noon to 8:30 p.m. at Schafer Stadium. This re...

Here's a tip for parents using the PowerSchool app who may be experiencing issues. Try uninstalling the app and re-installing, using the District Code or new URL to con...

Southeast Bus Loop

August 24, 2018

Durham, the company that provides yellow bus service to Ottumwa district students, is offering a new southeast loop route, beginning Monday, August 28. Parents who want their ch...

OHS Offers Freshman Tours

August 17, 2018

Ottumwa High School will host an opportunity for incoming freshmen to tour the school on Wednesday, August 22 from 1-3 p.m. Student leaders will be available to lead these tours...

Parents are being notified that the classroom starting times have been modified at Pickwick Early Childhood Center, starting on Monday, August 27. Starting times are based on th...

Ottumwa High school has implemented some changes for the 2018- 2019 school year. Students and visitors will enter through the cafeteria from the Second or Fourth Street doors...

Ottumwa Bulldog supporters are invited to the district’s annual Meet the Bulldogs on Friday, August 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. at Schafer Stadium. The Ottumwa Athletic Cl...