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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...

Devin Umphress was a recent fifth grader at Liberty Elementary. “I will definitely read a lot” over the summer, he said. “My whole life, I’ve grown up re...

Natalie Dommer is featured on Educational Theater Association's Community Spotlight for the next two weeks. "We chose Natalie based on the outstanding theatre advi...

For the 29th year, the Bill and Ardis Evans award was presented to Ottumwa sixth grade students. This year’s recipients are Alaina Raleeh and Carl Mamlock.   Since...

The Ottumwa Board of Education met in regular session Monday night.  Several educational topics were presented by staff, including FAST and Iowa Assessment data K-12; an...

The district has a new secondary curriculum leader, pending board approval at tonight’s school board meeting. Superintendent Nicole Kooiker is recommending that the boa...

Eighteen members from the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team, representing both Evans Middle School and Ottumwa High School, competed at the National Archery in the Schools Program (...

Several OHS trapshooters did very well at the Iowa State Shoot this past weekend. The event was sponsored by the Iowa State Trapshooting Association. The JV squad finished fi...

Hailey Ware was a recent third grader at Liberty Elementary. “I like reading because it helps me and other kids learn and get smarter,” she said. Even with a busy sc...

Durham School Services is seeking bus drivers for the 2018-19 school year. This company provides yellow bus transportation services to the Ottumwa district. They are seeking par...

Govany Aranda was a recent second grader at Wilson Elementary. He loves to read a lot. “If you don’t, you’ll forget how to read when you come back,” he s...

The Ottumwa A Club will host their 4th annual golf tournament on Friday, June 22 starting at 10 a.m. at the Ottumwa Golf and Social Club in Ottumwa. The event is a 4-person best...

The district plans to sell items that have been in storage for a number of years this month. Another auction will be held in July to sell items located at the Ottumwa Community ...

Elise Hayes was a recent fifth grader at Horace Mann Elementary. She reads a lot and enjoys reading series books, including "Harry Potter," "The Kane Chronic...

While reading over summer might not be at the top of your child's list of things to do, parents should make sure their children read regularly.  "Summer readi...

Representatives from 100 Men on a Mission presented Wilson Elementary with checks totaling $10,100 to support the school's efforts to install a new playground. The group of ...

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...

OHS junior, Daniela Zeledon, will spend a week of her summer break attending the ACLU Summer Institute in Washington, D.C. She is the first student from Ottumwa selected for thi...

Several OHS seniors were recognized on Tuesday for various awards and scholarships. See the attached document for details.  Click here for awards/scholarship list. 

Last week, OHS seniors learned about some important skills that will help them as they transition to life after high school. Ms. Eakins, OHS guidance counselor, along ...

This is the sixth and final video in a series of safety, produced by the district. This week, the Ottumwa Police Department, including the district's School Resource Officer...

During a press conference on Tuesday, Ken Hutchinson was introduced as the new boys head basketball coach for the Ottumwa Bulldogs. Hutchinson is a 2007 graduate of William P...

Girls Soccer

May 22, 2018

Our girls soccer games on May 22 vs. Chariton and May 24 vs. Marshalltown have been changed to Varsity at 5:30 followed by JV to be played at Walsh.

Students at the district’s Prime Time Youth Care program were asked to help select new items for the summer program menu. The program’s caterer, The Vine Coffeehouse...

The Ottumwa High School Vocal department will be holding their annual Pops Concert on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m.  Admission for this concert will be $5 for adults and $3 fo...