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Four orchestra students from Evans Middle School have been selected to participate in Oskaloosa’s String Chamber Music Camp in June. Students selected include:  Kat...

Due to the Schafer Stadium renovation project, there will be no public access to the stadium or track throughout the summer. The project begins in earnest on Monday, May 22 an...

The Ottumwa Public Library is excited to announce our Summer Reading Program. As in previous years, we will have a program for all ages with the theme “Build a Better Wo...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Friday, May 19. This is the last café of the year. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11 a.m., 11:3...

The Ottumwa Community School District has four board seats that will be open for the upcoming school board election on Tuesday, September 12. There are three four-year terms t...

Parents, guardians, staff, and community members, We wanted to make you aware that we now have two confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the high school. &n...

Ottumwa High School has announced the valedictorians for the Class of 2017. Eight students earned a 4.0 GPA, including:  Justin Budan, Ellen Carlson, Marissa Cartwright, ...

Preschool students had the opportunity to ride the city bus, many for the first time. Miss Young's class used the bus service to ride downtown to examine the buildings as ...

On a recent Tuesday afternoon in Douma Elementary’s orange neighborhood, 20-year veteran teacher, Kim Muchow, sits with a kindergarten student curled up on her lap. The ...

Brandon Brooks teaches in the same classroom he spent time in as a student. Brooks, a metals and automotive teacher at Ottumwa High School, has been teaching for five years....

Thirty-five OHS seniors accumulated over 9,200 hours of volunteer service to their school and community during their four years of high school, according to OHS Principal, Mar...

Several athletes were honored during the annual Athletic Club's banquet. Students and their awards include: OUTSTANDING ATHLETE AWARD Madi Wiley and Dalton Bowers.&...

For Ottumwa High School science teacher, Heather Swanstrom, the best part of her day is when students make the connection between what they are learning and their everyday lif...

Fifth grade teacher, Kari Swartz, is doing what she loves. A teacher in the Ottumwa district for 23 years, she is not looking forward to the last day of school. “I kno...

Ottumwa residents can show their Bulldog pride by having paw prints painted on their sidewalks and driveways. The Ottumwa High School cheerleaders are taking orders. A large (...

Free Books at Wilson

May 8, 2017

Every student at Wilson Elementary picked out a free book to take home last week. The effort was supported by Scholastic and a local donor. “This is the first time eve...

In partnership with JBS, the Ottumwa schools held an Open House on April 28 at the plant. JBS parents represent over 500 students in our district. In order to build rel...

Ottumwa Community Schools was recently awarded two grants from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation’s Bright Ideas program. Evans Middle School will receive $22,800 ...

The Ottumwa Trap Shooting teams hosted their first home meet on Saturday, April 22 with 15 school districts and 357 athletes competing at the Ottumwa Izaak Walton League. Th...

Odyssey of the Mind teams from Evans Middle School will host their Second Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, May 20 at Cedar Creek Golf Course starting at 10 a.m. This event was ...

There were some excited 3rd, 4th and 5th graders from the Ottumwa School District that had the opportunity to attend the fourth Annual Tech Fair on April 21st. This wonderfu...

Two Ottumwa High School seniors, Justin Budan and Kalina Eskew, were among over 400 seniors from across Iowa who were recently honored during the 15th Annual Governor's Sc...

Last Friday, students in the Ottumwa High School iJag program tested their boat making skills during an event at The Beach Ottumwa. The STEAM boat project incorporated scien...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Friday, May 5. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and noon.  The menu will include...

The Ottumwa Community School District will honor this year’s retirees at an Open House on Thursday, May 4, from 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School (OHS) cafeter...