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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....

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, December 14. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:10 a.m., 11:40 a.m., and 12:10 p.m.  The m...

The Ottumwa High School Trap Team is hosting a Soup Supper and 4th Annual Auction on Friday, December 15 starting at 4 p.m. The event will be held in the OHS cafeteria. Several ...

For 10 elementary students in the Ottumwa Community School District, water has been their primary focus since September.  Their efforts resulted in qualifying for state at ...

The Ottumwa High School Vocal and Orchestra department will be presenting their annual holiday concert on Sunday, December 17 at 2 p.m. in the OHS auditorium.  The performi...

District to Lease Laptops

December 7, 2017

OTTUMWA— New HP Touchscreen Chromebooks will be integrated into elementary and middle school classrooms starting before the holiday break.   The Ottumwa Board ...

Attention all inventors!  The local Invention Convention will be held Tuesday, January 30 at Liberty Elementary from 5:30-8 p.m.  If needed, the snow date for this eve...

More than twenty Iowa teams competed in the FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifier at Indian Hills Community College Saturday, December 2.  Two Ottumwa TAG teams advanced and...