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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...

Students from Liberty, Horace Mann, and  Evans Middle School participated in the Invent Iowa competition in Iowa City on Thursday. Seven students from the Ottumwa ...

The Ottumwa Community School District’s annual Springfest Concert, featuring high school band and orchestra students, will be held on Sunday, May 7 at 2 p.m. in the OHS ...

Meeting for ELL Parents

April 27, 2017

The district's English Language Learner (ELL) program is hosting a PAC meeting and a Family Summer Kick-Off Bash on Wednesday, May 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the shelter in Sycam...

An Evans Middle School parent shares her experiences with PowerSchool. She uses the student information system app on her phone once or twice a week and has found her child&#3...

Students at Evans Middle School are proving loose change can make a difference. Student Council members are hosting a Pennies For Patients drive through the end of April. Fu...

Students from 18 classrooms across the district were a part of an event at Bridge View Center on Monday, celebrating the photography of Michael W. Lemberger. Lemberger’s...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Friday, April 28. 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...

Ten students at Ottumwa High School were recently selected to be part of the Pride of Ottumwa Color Guard for the 2017-18 season.  The color guard provides additional int...

Annual IKE Dash on May 6

April 22, 2017

Eisenhower Elementary is hosting an IKE Dash on Saturday, May 6 at 10 a.m. The event will feature an obstacle course for students and families to go over, under, through, and ...