Ottumwa Schools Announce Groundbreaking Date for Competition Gym


The Ottumwa Community School District announced the date of the groundbreaking ceremony for its newest addition to its activities facilities – a competition gymnasium center. This is part of the district’s “Be the Best” initiative aimed at providing top-notch resources and opportunities for students.

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for March 18, 2024, at 4:45 p.m. at the site of the athletic center. The event will be attended by school officials, community leaders, athletes, and supporters of the district.

This new facility is poised to elevate the athletic experience for our students and the community. Its features will include two full-size basketball courts, three volleyball courts, the Athletics Hall of Fame, and an apparel store. Additionally, it will be connected to Ottumwa High School via an enclosed walkway above Second Street. The competition gym represents our commitment to fostering excellence in sports while nurturing the talents and aspirations of our young athletes.

Superintendent Mike McGrory expressed enthusiasm about the forthcoming facilities, stating, “The ‘Be the Best’ initiative stands as a testament to our dedication to providing our students with top-tier opportunities. The competition gymnasium will not only enhance our athletic programs but also contribute significantly to the comprehensive development of our students.”

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