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Ottumwa High School announced the valedictorians for the Class of 2019. Seniors earning a 4.0 grade point average included:  Helen Altfillisch, Lily Anderson, Graciela Bahe...

OHS senior, Drake Lewis, signed a letter of intent to bowl for William Penn on Wednesday. The son of Mark and April Lewis, he has bowled four years for OHS. He placed fourth ...

OHS senior, Jonathan Bossou, signed a letter of intent to participate in the track and field program at Central College in Pella. Bossou, the son of Kodjo Bossou and Abla Ade...

Ridgway Signs with Coe

May 15, 2019

OHS senior, Kjierstin Ridgway, signed a letter of intent to golf for Coe College in Cedar Rapids. The daughter of Scott and Kristi Ridgway, she plans to major in English and ...

OHS seniors, Kierra Bishop and Javon Martin, signed letters of intent to participate in the Indian Hills Community College track and field program last week.  Bishop, th...

Members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the NASP Nationals Archery Tournament May 10 -11 in Louisville, KY. Brynn Small of Liberty Elementary competed in NAS...

There will be a Player-Parent Meeting on Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Evans Middle School gym for all incoming 9th grade athletes planning to play or thinking about...

The Iowa Department of Education is asking all parents to complete a parent survey regarding Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Part B requires states to re...

Two of Ottumwa High School students who attend the school’s ACA program earned medals at the annual iJAG Career Development Conference recently.   Several iJAG stu...

A group of 8th grade students called the Millenial Mentoring Partnership was generated and driven by the Ottumwa Leadership Academy.  The 10 students participated in three ...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve their last lunch of the year on Thursday, May 16. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:0...

Members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team will compete in the National Archery in the Schools competition in Louisville, KY May 10 - 11. Archers and their catego...

Ottumwa High School will offer a structured weightlifting program, which includes conditioning, and a speed and agility program, for students going into seventh through twelfth ...

Glow Run in June

May 6, 2019

Wilson Elementary School is hosting a 5K Glow Run on Friday, June 7 at 8 p.m. in Sycamore Park, next The Beach Ottumwa. Registration begins at 7 p.m. All proceeds support Wilson...

Ottumwa Bulldog Archers recently participated at the NASP Best of the Midwest Competition in Cedar Rapids. Evans Middle School Archer, Ty Tucker, placed 5th in 3-D Competition.&...

Madison Hanley’s high school path was influenced by her father. Hanley’s father participated in the JROTC program when it first started at OHS in 1995. After grad...

Seven students from Evans Middle School participated in the Grand View University Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Honor Bands. Students nominated by their directors included: C...

Three Ottumwa High School seniors signed letters of intent to cheer for Indian Hills Community College.  Jillian Townsend, the daughter of Mike Townsend and Tracey Meeke...

Tuesday was the second session in a two-part Networking at Noon series offered to Ottumwa High School students about professional careers coordinated by John Deere and GEAR...

Several OHS track records were broken last week during the annual Drake Relays. According to girls head track coach, Jim Schlarbaum, "Drake is a very special meet becaus...

GEAR UP students got the opportunity to learn about different careers by visiting John Deere and Principal Financial on April 29. At John Deere, they toured the facility and met...

OHS Football Meeting

April 29, 2019

There will be a Player-Parent Meeting on Sunday, May 5 at 6 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria for all incoming 10-12 grade athletes planning to play or possibly thinking ...

Ottumwa Schools will host a second kindergarten registration on Friday, May 10 from 1-3:30 p.m. for anyone who missed the first one in March.  This is simply an opportunity...

Twenty-three GEAR UP students spent the day at the University of Iowa. The University collaborated with GEAR UP Iowa to host a day designed specifically for GEAR UP student...

Odyssey of the Mind will host their Fifth Annual 18 Hole Golf Outing on Saturday, May 4 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The event will be hosted at Cedar Creek Golf Course. ...