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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...

Congratulations to The Shooting Stars team #363 for their performance at the First Lego League Regional Tournament at Indian Hills this past Saturday.  The team received aw...

LEGO Teams Advance

December 3, 2018

Two FIRST LEGO League teams from Evans Middle School are advancing to state competition in January. In its 30th year, the FIRST LEGO League is designed to provide an opportun...

Cookie Walk to Support Sharks

November 28, 2018

The OHS Shark Club is selling holiday cookies at Market on Main Fri., Nov. 30 from 4 p.m. until sold out. This is in conjunction with the Tour of Homes event. All proceeds suppo...

During this season of reflection, I would like to take this opportunity to share with all of you some of the things I am thankful for. Staff members, I would like to take a m...

New Inductees into Torch Club

November 20, 2018

Eight OHS students were recently inducted into Torch Club. Inductees included:  Caleb Vasconez, Jaden Bradford, Allison Bookin-Nosbisch, Grace Bookin-Nosbisch, Grace B...

Paint a Winter Scene!

November 20, 2018

Wilson Elementary is hosting a Paint Party on Saturday, December 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at Polar Express. Cost is $20 per person and includes all supplies needed to complete the...

Candlelight Vigil to be Held

November 19, 2018

The OHS Human Rights Chapter is hosting a Transgender Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. in Central Park. The event will honor those who have lost their lives ...

District to Test Alert System

November 19, 2018

The Ottumwa Community School District is planning to send a test message out to parents on Tuesday, November 20 at 6 p.m. via a text. This will allow the district to test the ne...

Lily Anderson is the first Ottumwa High School student to sign a national letter of intent to participate on a Division I women's equestrian team. She plans to attend S...

Twenty-seven students at Liberty will be published authors in December.  Students who participate in the English Language Learners (ELL) program with Mrs. Minor worked o...

DES MOINES, Iowa (Nov. 13, 2018) — The Wellmark Foundation has awarded 17 Iowa organizations Matching Assets to Community Health (MATCH) grants. Applicants were able to re...

Wilson Hosts Fall Vendor Fair

November 13, 2018

Wilson Elementary will host their annual Fall Vendor Show on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17 in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria. The event will be open on Friday from ...

Ottumwa High School students who are in Tes Tram Sorority held their annual Sorority Ball with a fall theme on Saturday evening in the OHS auditorium. The event also hig...

Activities director, Scott Maas, plans to cast a wide net in the hopes of attracting the best candidate to fill an opening for head football coach for the Bulldogs. The openi...

Grilled Cheese on Cafe Menu

November 12, 2018

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, November 15. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.  ...

Greiner Signs with IHCC

November 6, 2018

OHS senior, Morgan Greiner, signed a letter of intent to play softball for Indian Hills Community College. Greiner, the daugher of Robert Greiner and Leslie Meinders, plans to m...

A grant from the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation will be used to upgrade the audio-visual system in the Ottumwa High School auditorium. "This is a big upgrade," ...

The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council has awarded 13 new STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) proje...

Wrestling Camp Offered

October 31, 2018

Wrestlers in Ottumwa have the opportunity to attend the Iowa School of Wrestling on Saturday, November 10 in the Ottumwa High School wrestling room from 1-4 p.m. The camp is ope...

OHS students participated in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll on Tuesday during lunch. 381 students voted for Governor/Lt. Governor and U.S. Representative for District 2. The winners ...