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District families may be receiving a Pandemic Electronic Benefit Card (P-BET) over the next few days or weeks, or you may have received one already. The reason that you are...

Ottumwa’s Pride of Ottumwa marching band will not compete during the 2020 season. In an announcement released by Troy Gerleman, OHS band director, the 2020 production of &...

Ottumwa Schools has opened their online registration process for all returning students beginning on Wednesday, July 22 through August 7. This is for students in grades 1-12 for...

Ottumwa Schools plans to offer a virtual education option for the 2020-21 school year in response to COVID-19. “This option is important for our families who are concerned...

The Ottumwa Board of Education will host a work session on Monday, July 27 to hear recommendations from district staff regarding Ottumwa’s Return-to-Learn plan. The plan, ...

Ottumwa Baseball will play at Ankeny Centennial in district baseball on Friday, July 17. The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Due to Covid-19, the following admittanc...

Ottumwa is hosting Urbandale in a regional semi-final softball game on Saturday, July 18.  The first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the followin...

Five OHS seniors will be walking across the stage on Sunday having earned their high school diploma and a degree from Indian Hills Community College. These ambitious grads pa...

This past week, nearly 500 out of 120,000 students participated in this year's 2020 U.S. National Invention Convention, which was held virtually.  Of those who particip...

Jeimy Hernandez- Jeimy plans to take a year off, then go to college to become a psychologist. 

Jose Pardomunoz- Jose plans on working after graduation and he is excited to save up to buy a car. 

Kathryn Nelson- Kathryn participated in basketball, volleyball and track. Some of her other activities included National Honor Society, Teen Pregnancy Task Force, and she was in...

We hope all of you are enjoying summer as much as you can.  As we continue to prepare for the upcoming school year, it is important for us to reach out yet again and get mo...

Ottumwa has submitted their Return to Learn Plan, including the district's Continuous Learning Plan. Every school district in the State of Iowa was required to develop a pla...

Ottumwa athletes in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in summer weight lifting, starting July 1. Students will register on the first day and are required to wear masks duri...

Colter Moore- After graduation, Colter will be going to college for game programming. Favorite OHS Memory- For Colter, the teachers created some of his favorite memories. ...

Kameron Ades- Kameron enjoyed welding classes at OHS. He plans to attend college after graduation. Leadership Experience- Kameron gained leadership experience through JR...

Kenia Diaz- In high school, Kenia played soccer. Kenia’s first language is not english, yet she overcame many obstacles and graduated high school! She is appreciative of t...

We understand many of our seniors and their families were disappointed by the cancellation of a traditional commencement ceremony. Recent changes to Iowa’s COVID-19 restri...

Ricky McPheter- Ricky was involved in JROTC in high school. He plans to continue his education at Job Corp program with an emphasis on a medical field.  Leadership ...

The Ottumwa Board of Education has named Mike McGrory as the next superintendent, pending a completed background check and release from McGrory's current contract. The board...

The Summer Feeding Program continues to provide meals to the youth of Ottumwa. Children ages 2-18 are eligible to participate in this program. Breakfast and lunch for two days&n...

The Ottumwa Community School District Board of Education selected two finalists Wednesday evening to serve as Ottumwa’s next superintendent: Tim Kuehl, Superintendent of C...

Ethan Hernandez- Ethan was involved in JROTC during high school and developed his time management skills. He plans on going straight to work after graduation. Leadership Expe...

Adrianna Hittner- Throughout her time at OHS, Adrianna participated in softball. Adrianna plans to attend Indian Hills Community College to become a pediatric nurse. Advice t...