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The Ottumwa Community School District will follow board policy and the Iowa Code in dealing with an OHS sophomore who brought a 9 mm handgun to school on Thursday, March 8.&nbsp...

Ottumwa Community Schools will host a registration event for students entering kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year on Tuesday, March 27 beginning at 6 p.m.  The dis...

Weapon Found at OHS

March 8, 2018

— An Ottumwa High School student was found in possession of a firearm and knife blade this morning. The student showed the weapon to a fellow student, who then notified an...

On March 7,the Diversity Committee, a group of Ottumwa High School students, presented a Diversity Assembly to the student body. They have been preparing and rehearsing this eve...

The district is gearing up for the second phase of our new phone system installation. During spring break, a new phone system will be installed at Evans Middle School, every ele...

The Third Annual Shark Club Show will be held on Saturday, March 3. Performance times are at 6:30 and 8 p.m. at The Beach Ottumwa. Their theme this year is:  “Sharkie...

Wilson Elementary School is hosting a painting party on Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria. The event is part of the school’s Spr...

Wilson Elementary is hosting a Spring Craft & Vendor Show on Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10 in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria. The event hours are Friday from 5-7 p....

Several students at Liberty Elementary read one-on-one to Gus, the Ottumwa High School therapy dog, Thursday morning. According to two student readers, Gus likes to listen to bo...

The Board of Education approved a 28E agreement with Sieda Head Start to collaborate with the district in providing preschool services at Pickwick Early Childhood Center. The ag...

Archers Earn Trip to State

February 27, 2018

The Ottumwa Bulldog Archers ended their regular season on a high note. Due to their hard work and practice, two teams representing the middle and high school, as well as eight i...

Vocal Concert on Tuesday

February 26, 2018

The OHS vocal department will be having their annual winter concert on Tuesday, February 27 in the OHS auditorium at 7 p.m.  The concert will feature student...

The Ottumwa Board of Education approved a recommendation to hire Michaela Pirnat O’Connell as the principal of the Pickwick Early Childhood Center earlier this month. She ...

Cafe to Serve Asian Menu

February 26, 2018

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, March 1. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.  The menu ...

Ottumwa Community Schools has put a plan in place to find a replacement for School Board Member, Alex Barr, who resigned his seat on the board Monday, February 19. The board ...

Parents are asked to take ten minutes to provide the Ottumwa Community Schools feedback regarding technology in their homes and classrooms for students in grades 3-12. &nbs...

PTYC will remain open today to serve working families.  The WRAP program at the preschool will close one hour after school is dismissed. Both 7th grade girls basketba...

Barr Resigns Board Seat

February 19, 2018

Vice president of the Ottumwa Board of Education, Alex Barr, resigned this morning. In his statement, he said, “Please accept this as my official resignation from the Ottu...

Rupp Signs with William Penn

February 16, 2018

Ottumwa High School senior, Sage Rupp, signed a letter of intent to play football for William Penn University. He has participated in football all four years at OHS. His high sc...

Board Approves Calendar

February 15, 2018

The Ottumwa Board of Education approved the 2018-19 school calendar this week during their regular board meeting.  Highlights of the calendar include the continuation of...

Ottumwa Schools is excited to open the new Pickwick Early Childhood Center in August in collaboration with Sieda Head Start. This state-of-the-art preschool will provide an earl...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, February 15. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.  The m...

Catch Up Academy is an opportunity for all 9th - 12th graders to come work with teachers at OHS from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Breakfast is provided. In addition, our spring sessio...

Tomorrow's Leaders is a leadership program offered to eighth graders this semester at Evans. The class is centered around teaching students good leadership and teamwork...

School Counselors Celebrate During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5–9, 2018 National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Associati...