Ottumwa High School News

Applications are now available for the 2019 Health Career Exploration Experience jointly sponsored by Indian Hills Community College and the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation. ...

The Ottumwa High School Human Rights Youth Chapter was recognized recently by the state office. Ms. Shameka Brown from the Department of Human Rights office was at OHS to presen...

The OHS Class of 2019 will present “The Last Day of School” on Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. in the OHS auditorium. This production is a first in the history of OHS. The ...

Ottumwa High School will host cheerleading try outs the week of May 28 in the OHS wooden gym. Try outs will include fall and winter cheer squads.  Practices for students...

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...

The Ottumwa Public Library (OPL) is offering a Summer Reading Program for teens. If you are a teen in grades 9-12 and love to read, OPL wants you to sign up for this y...

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 parent informational meeting in regards to the 2020 prom and after prom activities on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 p.m. in the OHS auditorium. This is a brainstorming me...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Learning about Leadership

April 25, 2019

OHS students in Al Éxito attended the L.E.A.P (Leading and Excelling, Academically and Professionally) Conference at DMACC in Ankeny.  Students attended breakou...

Members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team will compete at the regional tournament, Best of the Midwest, in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 27. Most recently, these archers pa...

Hard work and dedication are the keys to success for Ottumwa High School senior, Vincent Vass. In February, Vass earned his first trip to the State Wrestling Tournament in De...

OM Teams Advance to World

April 11, 2019

Four out of five Ottumwa teams who competed Saturday, April 6 at the Odyssey of the Mind competition in Ames are advancing to the World Finals Michigan State University. ...

iJag Heads to the Hill

April 9, 2019

On April 5, two iJag students visited the Capital, met iJag alumni, Bailey Veatch, and learned about leadership. OHS students, Jessie Harrison and Noah Jones, heard debates on t...

Egg Hunt Fundraiser

April 9, 2019

Do you need help hiding eggs during the upcoming holiday? The Ottumwa High School Class of 2021 will come to your house and hide eggs in your yard for Easter mornin...

Ottumwa High School will offer another Catch-Up Academy on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Students can get assistance with homework. Other opportunities this Saturday...

Several students from Ottumwa High School attended the statewide Best Buddies Friendship Ball Saturday in Des Moines.  Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3...

Kevin Kretz, a sophomore who swims on the Ottumwa boys team, qualified for the YMCA Nationals with the Hurricanes, the Y’s swim team. He also was an Iowa High School State...

On Monday, the Board of Education took an official first step towards the implementation of a 1:1 environment at Ottumwa High School. In August, every student will receive ...

The OHS Bulldog Café will serve lunch on Thursday, March 28. The cafe, located outside room 212, will serve lunch at 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.  The menu...

The annual OHS Art Show will be hosted in the Indian Hills Art Gallery from March 25 through April 10. An artist reception featuring OHS students will be held on Monday, Ma...