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Seniors at Ottumwa High School participated in the Iowa College Decision Day on Monday, May 1. OHS staff provided a variety of activities, including: large group photos with cla...

Two seniors were nominated by Ottumwa High School to represent OHS in the annual Govenor's Scholar Award. Each year, schools in Iowa nominate up to two students, based ...

Ottumwa High School will host an Education Fair on Thursday, May 3 from 5-7 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria. This event is for all high school students and their parents. Participa...

The Ottumwa Community School District's elementary FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team, The Water Warriors: Team #363, was invited to present at the State Izaak Walton Lea...

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, May 3. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. &...

Early Deadline is Friday

April 30, 2018

Register now to save $15 on Camp Invention!  This is the LAST discount for the camp. Use promo code "IDEAS15" at the end of your registration.  This promo co...

Twinkling lights, metallic streamers, balloons, and lots of stars were already up at Bridge View Center Friday morning.  The decorations are part of the preparation...

Elementary students in Ottumwa are invited to attend the boys soccer games on Tuesday, May 1 for free. Students can attend any or all games that day at Schafer Stadium, includin...

Cargill presented a big check to Wilson Elementary School Thursday afternoon. Jeff Frederick, Cargill's health and safety specialist, and Becky Waller, employee and forme...

The district will release a video series on safety in the coming weeks. This week, Evans Middle School Principal, Steve Zimmerman, talks about dealing with physical aggression. ...

Pickwick Early Childhood Center will host a preschool registration on Friday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ottumwa Community Preschool, located in the former Agassiz Ele...

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, April 26. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m...

Ottumwa Schools will host their annual Elementary Track Meet on Wednesday, April 25 at 4 p.m. at Schafer Stadium. Ottumwa has hosted this event for over 50 years, with hundreds ...

The Bulldog Café kitchen was busy on Thursday as the would-be chefs were making final preparations to compete in the annual Iron Chef competition at Indian Hills Communit...

The district will release a video series on safety in the coming weeks. This week, Katlyn Overturf, a school resource officer at Evans Middle School,  talks about social me...

Seven students from the Ottumwa Community School District participated in the annual State Invent Iowa Competition in Coralville on Monday, April 16.  The event was hosted ...

Three students from Evans Middle School will advance to state level competition on April 30 in Des Moines.  Heidi Testa and Joslyn Camacho created a group documentary, &...

James wins Book Bowl

April 18, 2018

After three rounds of competition, the Reading Rebels team from James Elementary won the district’s 2018 Bulldog Book Bowl on Tuesday. Members of the team included:  ...

Approximately 90 third, fourth, and fifth graders in the Ottumwa Community School District will spend Friday, April 20 expanding their knowledge of technology at the annual Tech...

The Ottumwa High School JROTC program recently earned a rating of Honor Unit with Distinction after a JPA inspection on April 11.  The evaluation was conducted by the JR...

Aguilar signs with IHCC

April 13, 2018

Ottumwa High School senior, Dalice Aguilar, signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Indian Hills Community College on Friday.  She has played varsity soccer for fou...

Ottumwa Schools will participate in a Conditions of Learning Survey in May. This survey is linked to Iowa's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and will measure student percep...

Safety Series

April 12, 2018

The district will release a video series on safety in the coming weeks. This week, Superintendent Nicole Kooiker introduces the series and talks about the importance of school s...

Two Odyssey of the Mind teams from Evans Middle School will be advancing to the World Finals in May after qualifying at the state competition at Iowa State University on Saturda...

Hasya Joshi, a 10th grader at Ottumwa High School, was recently selected as a delegate representing OHS and the State of Iowa at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Le...