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Ottumwa Schools hosted Camp Invention July 8-12. Here are some photo highlights!

Registration in the Ottumwa District begins on Monday, July 29 with the opening of the eRegistration portal. Parents can register their child(ren) through their PowerSchool pare...

The Ottumwa Schools has made some updates and improvements to the practices and procedures involved in transporting students for the upcoming school year.  These changes ha...

Looking for a way to keep your band skills fresh this summer?  Students in grades 6-8 are invited to join the Ottumwa Summer Band Program!  Play music with your friend...

Varsity football equipment will be issued at the OHS Fieldhouse on Monday, July 29 at 9:30 a.m. and 9th/10th grade football equipment will be issued at the Fieldhouse ...

Sixteen OHS cadets in the JROTC program spent several days in mid-June at Camp Dodge.  Cadets partiicpated in a variety of trainings, including drown proofing, rappeling...

The Ottumwa Bulldog Football program invites all incoming 5th-8th graders to our Friday Night Lights Football Camp. This camp will serve as our initial Ottumwa Youth Football Le...

Members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the Harter/Moore Benefit Shoot, sponsored by Eddyville/Blakesburg/Fremont Rocket Archery, on June 29. Archer scores i...

Wilson's playground installation and paint party is scheduled for Thursday, July 18. Site preparation delayed the installation date in early July. Installation activities wi...

Four new administrators started with Ottumwa Schools on July 1. The public is invited to meet the new adminstrators at an open house on Monday, July 15 at Market on Main fr...

Three Ottumwa High School graduates recently walked across the graduation stage with two diplomas, one from OHS and the other from Indian Hills Community College. All earned the...

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 (3....

Wilson's playground installation and paint party, scheduled for Monday, July 8 has been postponed due to discoveries made during the initial site preparations.&nbs...

GEAR UP served 294 students in the 2018-19 school year. The cohort were juniors this year. Activities included:  six Catch Up Academies, serving 433 students (duplicated); ...

Innovative, professional, technical, and authentic describes a new education initiative in Ottumwa. In August 2018, Ottumwa High School launched SparkTank, a project-based ex...

Flags

June 20, 2019

Thirty-six flags now greet visitors to OHS. The flags represent the countries of origin of students and staff at OHS. This project was planned and executed by the G...

The Association for Library Services to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has again published three lists of recommended books for summer reading. The li...

Gail Granneman's last week of teaching will leave a lasting impression on her school. Granneman, an Eisenhower second grade teacher, donated a life-size metal sculpture o...

The OHS volleyball coaching staff and players will host a Bulldog Volleyball Camp June 19-21 at Evans Middle School. The elementary camp is for students entering 5th and 6th ...

There is still time to register for this summer's Camp Invention at Evans Middle School. In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Ottumwa Scho...

OHS junior, Jaxson Coble, recently signed a letter of intent to bowl for the William Penn Statesmen. " Jaxson has bowled varsity for ottumwa the last three years ...

Ottumwa Community Schools is in the process of updating and publishing a revised Ottumwa High School alumni directory, scheduled for release in early 2020. OHS has contracted wi...

OHS senior, Caleb Vasconez, signed a letter of intent to play tennis for Simpson College.  The son of Dennis and Melissa Vasconez, Caleb plans to major in computer ...

Through many conversations, much reflection, and analyzing our current system needs and strengths, Ottumwa Community Schools' superintendent, Nicole Kooiker has announced ad...

Starting June 17, Douma School is excited to offer full access to an onsite summer School Food Pantry. By collaborating with the Food Bank of Iowa, this pantry will be able to s...