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OHS senior, Karleigh Halpin, signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Grand View University in Des Moines. Highlights of her accomplishments at OHS include being name 1s...

The Evans Middle School Drama Department will present Disney's "Beauty and the Beast, Jr." on Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m. in the Ev...

Bill Allen feels he has something to offer the Ottumwa Community School District. The Ottumwa Board of Education agreed, appointing Allen to serve on the school board durin...

Register now to save $25 on Camp Invention. The deadline for early registration is Friday, March 23. Camp Invention is being offered to area children entering grades kinderga...

OHS senior, Collin Kepner, will be competing at All State Contest at the University of Northern Iowa on March 26 after receiving a I rating at the State Speech Contest on March ...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, March 22. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12 p.m.  The ...

The Ottumwa Athletic Club will hold their 21th Annual Spaghetti Dinner on Wednesday, March 28 from 5-7:30 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria. The menu will include spagh...

The Bulldog archery teams recently participated in the NASP state tournament and Iowa 3D Tournament and are now headed to the 2018 NASP Eastern Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky...

Parents, students, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend a board work session on Monday, March 19 at 6 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School library. The meeting will ...

School Board Vacancy

March 13, 2018

The Ottumwa Community School District has received seven interested parties for the current board vacancy.   They are as follows: Mitch Niner Cathy Angle ...

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 ...