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Ottumwa Community Schools will host new student registration on Monday, August 13 from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Tuesday, August 14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registrations will take pla...

A short ceremony under a hot, August sun kicked off the start of Ottumwa High School's Construction Technology program.  Several district and community members ...

Evans Middle School will host a Sixth Grade Orientation for parents and students on Monday, August 20 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Parents and their sixth grade child are i...

Wendy Houston, an Ottumwa High School 2018 graduate, spent her summer learning about a variety of engineering careers during an internship at John Deere Ottumwa Works.  ...

Ottumwa Schools will host a ground breaking ceremony on Monday, August 6 at 4 p.m. at the site of a new home construction project at 1230 S. Sheridan.  The district is o...

Ottumwa High School will host its annual Bulldog Block Party on Thursday, August 16 from 5-7:30 p.m. Activities, including a teacher dunk tank, photo booth, and inflatable ...

Twenty-one members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in the Iowa Summer Games in Ames on July 21. The archers participated in an outside tournament with wind speeds ...

Ottumwa Schools is offering a football camp for students entering grades 7 and 8 on August 13-15 from 6-8 p.m. at Schafer Stadium. Students are asked to wear non-metal cleats if...

Parents are reminded to change the web address to log into PowerSchool. Beginning in July, there is a new URL for PowerSchool users in Ottumwa. Please use the following link:&nb...

OTTUMWA—The Ottumwa Community Schools fine arts department is hosting “Summer School of Rock!” in August. This opportunity for summer lessons is open to studen...

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...