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Student Project Accepting Bids

September 17, 2019

The Ottumwa High School Introduction to Trades and Home Repairs class is selling a student-constructed 8’ x 12’ x 11’ garden shed through a sealed bid pro...

Homecoming Court Announced

September 16, 2019

On Friday, OHS announced the 2019 Homecoming Court. King candidates include:  Quentin Bishop, Andrew Cole, Nick McElroy, John-David Springer, and Bryer Wallace. Queen candi...

A 2019 Ottumwa High School graduate spent her summer working and learning about the hay forage industry as part of John Deere’s Early Talent Program. Daniela Zeledon wa...

Bunt Appointed to Board

September 11, 2019

On Monday, the Ottumwa Board of Education appointed Jon Bunt to fill the position vacated by Bill Allen in August. The board had 30 days to fill the position. Three interested a...

Cadets Meet Iowa Governor

September 10, 2019

Four Ottumwa High School JROTC cadets were part of the color guard for the Governor's Volunteer Awards Ceremony, held in August at the Bridge View Center. Students part...

PSAT Testing Date in October

September 9, 2019

OHS juniors are eligible to take the PSAT on October 16, 2019. The cost is $20.  Studnets need to sign up in the business office by October 9.

The OHS Student Council has released the 2019 Homecoming schedule. Activities throughout the week of September 16 includes: Monday, September 16 Power Puff Football @ 6...

A Bridges Out of Poverty Training is being offered to the community on Thursday, September 12 from 5-8 p.m. at the Indian Hills Community College Rural Health Education Center R...

On Monday, September 26, the Ottumwa School Board approved a district-wide policy on acceleration.  The rationale for having a district-wide policy is to have a systematic ...

The Ottumwa High School volleyball team is hosting a Meet The Bulldogs night on Thursday, August 22 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Evans Middle School. The public is invited to meet the pl...

Meet the Bulldogs

August 21, 2019

Ottumwa Bulldog supporters are invited to the district’s annual Meet the Bulldogs on Friday, August 23 starting at 5:00 p.m. at Schafer Stadium. The Ottumwa Athletic Cl...

The Ottumwa Board of Education will host a work session on Wednesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at SparkTank to review three proposals to design Ottumwa's new northside elementary...

Al Exito was one of two honorable mention recipients who were recognized during the annual Iowa Character Counts Awards Banquet in July sponsored by Drake University. Three s...

Ottumwa High School has added another opportunity for students and their parents to pick up a Chromebook prior to the first day of school. Students and a parent may attend the 1...

First Day of Kindergarten

August 16, 2019

The beginning of the school year will look different for kindergarten students in Ottumwa Schools. Students will be randomly divided into two groups. Depending on which group th...

Ottumwa Community Schools has put a plan in place to find a replacement for School Board Member, Bill Allen, who resigned his seat effective Monday, August 12 due to moving out ...

As part of the Ottumwa High School 1:1 Initiative, the district has purchased Gaggle Safety Management system to filter the district’s school-issued email and drive accoun...

Homecoming Theme Announced

August 12, 2019

The OHS Student Council has announced the homecoming theme and schedule for Homecoming 2019. The theme this year is "We Got the Beat! Homecoming week is September 16-20.&nb...

Ottumwa High School will host its annual Bulldog Block Party on Monday, August 19 from 5-8 p.m. The OHS JROTC, band, and cheerleaders will be on hand to kick-off the event. Stud...

District to Honor Huston

August 9, 2019

Ottumwa Schools is hosting a retirement celebration for OHS softball coach, Frank Huston on Sunday, September 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Huston Field.  Huston graduated from Nor...

Ottumwa Community Schools will host two informational sessions for persons who are interested in running for the school board or just curious about how the school board works. T...

Two archers came away with top finishes at the State Games of America competition last weekend in Virginia. OHS archer Jeff Shauman finished in 1st place high school boy...

Classes in Ottumwa Schools begin on Fri., Aug. 23. Is your student up-to-date on vaccinations? Students entering 7th and 12th grade need proof of immunizations before starting c...

Sixth graders will have a chance to spend some time in their new school prior to the first day of school. Evans Middle School will host a Sixth Grade Orientation on Wednesday...

1:1 Orientation Reminders

August 2, 2019

Students and their parent(s) are asked to attend an orientation and sign an acceptable use policy for students to receive their Chromebook computer. The orientations are part...