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The Ottumwa middle and high school jazz bands and show choirs will host Sweets & Sounds on Monday, January 28 at Ottumwa High School. Desserts will be served at 6 p.m. with ...

Members of Ottumwa High School’s technology committee presented their plan to rollout a 1:1 computer initiative beginning in August 2019 to the board on Monday. The result...

The Ottumwa Board of Education heard four presentations and acted on several items during their regular meeting on Monday. Presentations included:  Every Student Succeeds A...

A local event to recognize Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will feature several students from the Ottumwa Community School District.  The day will begin with a free breakfast o...

Ottumwa Schools has released information collected as part of a facility assessment completed this fall. The assessment analyzed the needs of Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, Wil...

Three FIRST LEGO League teams will compete at state this weekend at Iowa State University. In its 30th year, the FIRST LEGO League is designed to provide an opportunity for...

This fall, the Ottumwa Board of Education decided to move forward with a facility assessment to analyze several school buildings within our district.  The purpose of the su...

Seniors Read Time Capsules

January 10, 2019

Seven OHS seniors opened and read their fifth grade time capsules this week.  The annual tradition is part of Ann Weilbrenner's fifth grade classroom at Horace Mann ...

 Ottumwa High School is hosting an 8th Grade Parent Meeting on Thursday, January 10 to learn about options for high school. The event will take place in the OHS auditorium ...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team hosted their first home tournament on December 16. The Evans Middle School team placed third and Ottumwa High School placed fourth in Bul...

PECC to Host Information Night

December 27, 2018

Pickwick Early Childhood Center is hosting an Ottumwa Elementary Schools Information Night on Monday, January 7 from 5-6 p.m. at the new early childhood center, located at 1306 ...

Attention all inventors!  The local Invention Convention will be held Monday, February 4 at Liberty Elementary from 5:30 – 8 p.m.  If needed, a snow date has bee...

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today released new online reports showing how public schools performed in a new accountability system that meets the Every St...

An Ottumwa High School senior will attend one of America’s best colleges after graduation, at no cost to him or his family. OHS senior, Ryley Hougland learned last week...

Winter Spirit Week at OHS

December 14, 2018

The OHS Student Council is sponsoring a Winter Spirit Week from December 17-21. Theme days include: Monday - Long Winter's Nap (PJ Day) Tuesday - Ugly Sweater Day ...

Student designed and created metal palm trees will be part of this year’s Ottumwa Symphony Ball backdrop. The trees were a collaborative effort between two SparkTank stude...

The OHS Student Council is hosting a Winter Party for any elementary student who may be in need this holiday season. The students will watch a movie, open presents, and much mor...

Ottumwa, Iowa (December 13, 2018) – Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) and the national non-profit, KaBOOM!, awarded Wilson Elementary School a Let’s Play Community Construction...

Al Exito Hosts Cultural Event

December 12, 2018

Join Al Exito for a cultural celebration on Wednesday, December 19 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church to learn more about La Posada.  Th...

Student archers from across the district recently competed in the Iowa Winter Games on December 8. The team awards for Bulleyes/Block/10-15 included: Ottumwa High School &...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team (Bullseye and 3-D) will be competing at the Iowa Winter Games on December 8, 2018 at the Eddyville High School.

As a recipient of federal financial assistance, the Ottumwa Community School District is required to comply with federal and state laws and regulations that prohibit discriminat...

There are still openings for juniors and seniors interested in taking advantage of the Ottumwa district's newest initiative, SparkTank. The project-based program links stude...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, December 13. 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...

Each and every threat of violence in our schools is concerning, but our district is proud of how students are responding to things they see or hear.  Our students are going...