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The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, March 28. 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...

The annual OHS Art Show will be hosted in the Indian Hills Art Gallery from March 25 through April 10. An artist reception featuring OHS students will be held on Monday, Ma...

Two students have been invited to participate in the annual State Invent Iowa competition in Iowa City, Iowa on April 15, hosted by the University of Iowa's Belin Blank Cent...

Students in grades 3-11 will be taking the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) this spring, along with students throughout the state. The ISASP replaces the pr...

Ottumwa Community Schools will host a kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, March 28 beginning at 6 p.m. This date was rescheduled due to the weathe...

Ottumwa archers recently competed at the 2019 Iowa State NASP Bullseye and 3D Tournaments in Des Moines. The Ottumwa High School Archery team finished in 5th place in the 3D and...

The OHS jazz band took first place in their division and first place in Jazz Ensemble at a competition in Quincy, IL.  In addition to their two first place finishes, &...

Please "SAVE THE DATE" for the Evans Middle School Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the rubber gym. Please enter through the main doors off ...

Cultural Fair a Success

March 8, 2019

Despite the weather, OHS's first Cultural Fair was a success, according to event coordinator, Barb Hanson. Traditional performances were the highlight of the night but not t...

OHS Principal Resigns

March 7, 2019

Ottumwa High School principal, Dan McGuire, submitted a letter of resignation to Superintendent Nicole Kooiker on Wednesday due to family concerns. His resignation is effective ...

Al Exito students from Ottumwa High School and Evans Middle School participated in the 4H RISE College Access Conference at Simpson College in Indianola on Tuesday. Students in ...

Sixty sharks will perform a variety of synchronized routines in The Beach Ottumwa pool on Thursday night.  The Fourth Annual Shark Club Show will be Thursday, March 7 wi...

OHS senior, Sydney Schlarbaum, signed a letter of intent to cheer for Indian Hills Community College on Monday. Schlarbaum, the daughter of Andrea Schlarbaum and Jim Schlarba...

Ottumwa High School will offer every OHS junior the opportunity to take the ACT college admission test in March at no cost. The district’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awaren...

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, March 7. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m....

The Ottumwa High School Human Rights Youth Chapter is hosting a Cultural Fair on Thursday, March 7 from 5-7 p.m. at OHS. The community is invited to come celebrate the cultural ...

Three evening dates remain on the facility assessment conversation schedule to allow citizens an opportunity to discuss the recent facility assessment. Superintendent Nicole Koo...

Plan to Make Up Days Published

February 27, 2019

The winter weather has continued to bring challenges to the district’s calendar as we work hard to ensure that students are not only meeting the requirements of hours, but...

JROTC Color Guard Places Third

February 25, 2019

Members of the OHS JROTC Unarmed Color Guard placed 3rd out of 33 Color Guards (18 teams from the Kansas City, St Louis, Topeka, and Wichita) on February 23 at the Lee&nb...

Ottumwa Schools is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics company, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use fo...

Waffles for Lunch on Thursday

February 21, 2019

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, February 28. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.  The m...

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Evans Middle School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children ent...

Trap Team Sign -Up is Monday

February 20, 2019

The Ottumwa middle and high school trap shooting teams are hosting a registration meeting on Monday, February 25 to participate on this year’s team. Registration will...

by Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union Ottumwa girls bowling coach, Doug Techel, is the 2019 bowling recipient of the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Unions's Gold...

Ottumwa Schools will host preschool registration for new three- and four-year-olds on Thursday, February 28 at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., or 6:30 p.m. at the Pickwick Early Childhood...