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After 41 years in the classroom, Colette Fisher still loves teaching. “I’ve never had a day I didn’t want to come to work.” Colette Fisher is a Family...

Two Seniors Sign with U of I

November 15, 2019

OHS seniors, Grace and Alli Bookin-Nosbisch, signed letters of intent to run track at the University of Iowa.  They are the daughters of Sam and Jacque Bookin-Nosbisch a...

OHS senior, Kacy Nickerson, signed a letter of intent to play softball for Minnesota State University.  Nickerson is the daughter of Jim and Stephanie Nickerson and has ...

Parent Teacher Conferences for preschool and elementary students are Monday, Nov\ember 25 from 4-7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 26 from 1-3:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Evans...

Meet the OHS Bowlers

November 14, 2019

The OHS bowling coaches will host a Meet the Bulldogs event  on Saturday, November 23 at 4 p.m. at Champion Bowl. State trophies will be on display and team members will sh...

ISASP Results to be Released

November 11, 2019

This past spring, Iowa students in grades 3 through 11 took the new Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) for the first time. Iowa educators have been anxio...

Bix Signs with Indian Hills

November 5, 2019

OHS senior, Kaylee Bix, signed a letter of intent to play softball for Indian Hills Community College. The daughter of Gary and Molina Bix, she plans to enroll in the dental ...

Duff Signs with Indian Hills

November 5, 2019

OHS senior, Macy Duff, signed a letter of intent to cheer for Indian Hills Community College.   Duff is the daughter of Cliff and Lisa Duff. She participated in che...

The OHS cafeteria became a showcase for the school's diversity on Sunday during the OHS Human Rights Youth Chapter's Second Annual Cultural Fair on November 3. Acti...

OHS Senior Alli Bookin-Nosbisch ran to a 9th place finish at the State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 2nd. She tied for the second best finish at State in pro...

Two relay teams qualified for state during the girl's district swimming competition Saturday, November 2. Leah Chelgren, Libby Moses, Mac Payne, and Saige Knight, will ...

Candidates vying for five open seats in Ottumwa's upcoming school board election recently answered questions around topics of the district. Click on the link below to r...

Durham Transportation Services have updated their transportation information for the 2019-20 school. Ottumwa Schools contracts with Durham for yellow bus services. Parents can f...

Sources for Weather Updates

October 30, 2019

Ottumwa parents seeking information on school closings, delays, and cancellations have several options to receive information direct from district sources. Parents with internet...

Moore Named Softball Coach

October 29, 2019

OHS alumni, Mandi Moore, was approved by the Board of Education on Monday night to lead the girls softball team as head coach. "Ever since high school this has been one ...

Four OHS students were selected to participate in the 2019 Iowa All-State Chorus and Band. Isaac Ford (Bass), Rivers Maw (Tenor), Noah Hahn (Trumpet), and Dawson Brown (Alter...

Miss the candidate forum on Thursday? Use the link below to watch the recording. CLICK HERE TO VIEW CANDIDATE FORUM

The numbers are in and it’s good news for Ottumwa Schools. Every year on October 1, schools across the state count their students. Districts then spend the next few wee...

Evans Middle School will host their annual Veteran’s Day Assembly on Monday, November 11 beginning with a breakfast for all area veterans in the school library beginning a...

The Ottumwa Community School District Board of Education is seeking voter approval of the Revenue Purpose Statement that will allow the district to utilize funds made avail...

District Statement The school district is pleased that the judge will allow all candidates to participate in the school board election. We encourage all eligible citizens to ...

The OHS Human Rights Youth Chapter will host the Second Annual Cultural Fair on Sunday, November 3 from 2-5 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria. Activities to include dances represen...

Twenty students from Ottumwa High School attended the 21st Annual Latinx Student Summit at the University of Iowa yesterday.  Approximately 300 students from around Io...

In May of 2020, Ottumwa High School senior, Jordyn Salter, will accomplish something that is rare for her peers. She will graduate from high school and earn an associates degree...

OHS to Host Conferences

October 14, 2019

Parent Teacher Conferences for Ottumwa High School parents are Thursday, October 24 from 4-7:30 p.m. and Monday, October 28 from 4-7 p.m. Conferences will be located in the cafe...