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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 ...

Nine Ottumwa High School student chefs recently competed in the 2018 Southeast Iowa Iron Chef Competition, sponsored by Indian Hills Community College Culinary Arts Departm...

The Evans Middle School Mock Trial team is made up of 10 members. The students are: Jonathan Wailes, sixth grade; Jasmine Luedtke and Jacob Grooms, seventh grade; and Lillian Mi...

Evans Middle School will host their annual Veterans Day program on Wednesday, November 7. All area veterans are encouraged to attend this event as an honored guest. The event...

On Tuesday, October 30, OHS students will have the opportunity to participate in the Iowa Youth Straw Poll during their lunch. Students will have to sign in and vote. Thanks to ...

OHS to Honor Veterans

October 29, 2018

OTTUMWA— Ottumwa High School will host two Veterans Day assemblies on Tuesday, November 13 in the OHS auditorium. All area veterans are cordially invited to attend. A 45-m...

The Ottumwa Civic Music Association will present The Cashore Marionettes on Tuesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bridge View Center.  "This collection of puppet ...

Archery Sign Up

October 29, 2018

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...

Parent-teacher conferences in the Ottumwa Community School District are the week of November 5.  On Monday, November 5, all Ottumwa elementary schools and Pickwick Early...

Runners to Compete at State

October 26, 2018

Two Ottumwa High School runners will compete in the State Cross Country meet at Kennedy Park in Ft. Dodge on Saturday, October 27. Alli Bookin-Nosbisch and Carollin Mellin, j...

Gnocchi Soup on Cafe Menu

October 26, 2018

The Ottumwa High School Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, November 1. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p...

Swimmers Wanted to Join Club

October 26, 2018

If you can swim the length of the pool (any stroke) without touching the bottom and are at least 5 years old, you can be a Barracuda. Practice and registration are on Monday,...

Runners to Compete at State

October 26, 2018

Two Ottumwa High School runners will compete in the State Cross Country meet at Kennedy Park in Ft. Dodge on Saturday, October 27.  Alli Bookin-Nosbisch and Carollin Mel...

The OHS Student Council is hosting a free Children’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for children up to sixth grade...

Students enrolled in the Ottumwa High School Culinary Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) course will compete in an Iron Chef competition on Friday, October 26 at Indian Hills.&...

Three Ottumwa High School students, Issac Ford (Bass), Rivers Maw (Tenor) and Dawson Brown (Tenor), have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musi...

Ottumwa Schools will host an orchestra concert featuring students in grades 5-12 on Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School auditorium. Orchestra students will...

The Ottumwa High School and Evans Middle School vocal departments will perform their annual fall concert on Tuesday, October 30 in the OHS auditorium starting at 7 p.m.  Th...

Teaching Fire Safety

October 22, 2018

The Ottumwa Fire Department will visit several schools in Ottumwa this week to promote fire safety. Using the Fire Safety Training Trailer, local firemen are visiting each eleme...

Learn Self Defense

October 22, 2018

Evans Middle School is hosting a Ladies Self Defense class on Saturday, November 3 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Evans wooden gym. Cost is $10 and the proceeds will support Positiv...

Meet Sara Chance

October 19, 2018

In celebration of National School Lunch Week, the district will highlight several food service staff throughout the week.  Meet Sara Chance  School: Liberty ...