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Registration for the 2017-18 school year begins today in the Ottumwa School District. Not only is the date different than in past years, but no longer will parents fill out...

JROTC Goes to Camp

July 17, 2017

Several JROTC students from Ottumwa High School recently attended the Junior Cadet Leadership Course (JCLC) at Camp Dodge in Des Moines. Over 200 cadets from Iowa, Missouri, a...

The Ottumwa Community School District is currently transitioning to a sub caller and time management system.  "We are working through the details and will be contact...

“The Ottumwa Athletic Department is excited to name Kyle Creamer as head boys basketball coach” said athletic director, Scott Maas. The appointment is pending boar...

Board Appoints Bittner

July 10, 2017

The Ottumwa Board of Education appointed Dr. Jeff Bittner to serve as a director from a field of six applicants. Interested persons answered a series of questions during Monda...

Preschool Supplies

July 10, 2017

Preschool starts on Monday, August 28.

Ten students from Ottumwa will travel to Marengo, OH next week to participate in the 2017 Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) National Championship. This year’s tourna...

ATTENTION ALL 2017-18 INCOMING 7TH GRADE STUDENTS : The Iowa Department of Health has made changes to the immunization law for the start of the next school year.  All s...

Parents will be able to begin registering students for the 2017-18 school year on July 17. This date is different from the original date communicated to parents. PowerSchool...

The Ottumwa Board of Education met in a special session on Saturday, June 24 to vote on a change order for the stadium bleachers. During excavation of the home side bleacher...

The Ottumwa Board of Education will meet on Saturday, June 24 to vote on a change order for the Schafer Stadium project. The meeting is needed due to the timeline of the proje...

Board Seeks New Member

June 22, 2017

The Ottumwa Board of Education is seeking a person to fill a board vacancy until the September 2017 election. Michael Burton resigned from the board effective Tuesday, June 13...

PowerSchool Update

June 19, 2017

The Parent/Student Portal for PowerSchool will be disabled until June 26 for maintenance. This is routine maintenance that is done annually as the district prepares for the up...

The Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, June 12 with a full agenda. The meeting lasted over two hours. Presentations included: Bill & Ardis Evans S...

For the 28th year, the Bill and Ardis Evans award was presented to Ottumwa sixth grade students. This year’s recipients are Citlalli Cruz and Jacob Mamlock. Cruz is the ...

Summer Band Is Fun

June 14, 2017

Summer band and orchestra lessons are a long-standing tradition in Ottumwa Schools. This year is no exception. Band offered lessons to students in grades 5-8 for eight days ...

It's been a busy year for Ottumwa's new superintendent.  Nicole Kooiker recently shared some highlights of changes that have been made or are planned for the up...

Is your child interested in creating their own personal, spy gadget alarm box? Who wants to launch water rockets and engineer castles? Would your child want to design duct...

Several students in the Ottumwa High School’s Advanced Electricity/Electronics course used skills learned in class to do some classroom upgrades. Work stations in the ...

A grant from the Governor’s STEM Council is funding a coding club at Evans Middle School. The club started this spring and will be offered to students throughout the nex...

The retirement of two district music instructors provided an opportunity for the district to examine existing offerings and make adjustments to better serve students.  ...

Preschoolers in the Head Start program will benefit from a sewing lesson in Ottumwa High School’s Family Consumer Science (FCS) comprehensive course. “The need was...

The OHS Music Boosters have been experimenting with live streaming music concerts. On Sunday, they hope to provide a live stream of the OHS graduation ceremony. To watch graduat...

Students were taking pictures and tweeting on their phones Tuesday as part of an assignment in their Ottumwa High School Honors Geometry class. “My students...

The Ottumwa Tennis Club is offering tennis lessons in July for elementary and middle school students. Groups will meet July 10-27 either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday....