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Coffee and Conversation with the Superintendent - March 1 at 8:30am

The community is invited to join Superintendent Elstad for “coffee and conversation” at the Owatonna Public Schools District Office (515 West Bridge Street, Door #1) on Friday, March 1, at 8:30am.

Hear an update on what’s been happening within the school district and bring any questions you have.

Family Tax Information

Child Tax Credit

Minnesotans can now claim the Child Tax Credit, with no limit on the number of children claimed. You must file a 2023 individual income tax return in order to claim the credit. Most taxpayers who are eligible to claim the new Child Tax Credit are also eligible for free tax preparation assistance. Learn more on the Child Tax Credit webpage.

Save Receipts for School Supplies

The MN Department of Revenue offers two valuable tax benefits for parents who purchase school supplies for their K-12 students: the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction. These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes to increase their refund, but is only available for those who keep their receipts. Purchases for most school supplies, field trips, and musical instruments for school band are eligible.

Visit MN Revenue's website for details.

School Board members seated at the dais during a meeting

Sophomores: Apply Now to be a Student School Board Representative!

Sophomores during the 2023-2024 school year may submit their application for student representative no later than March 15.

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Student school board representatives serve as non-voting members who are advisors to, and meet and work with, the school board and administration in the formation and evaluation of policy and regulations in the operation of our school system. Student representatives attend and participate at all open meetings of the school board, including work sessions.  Student school board representatives provide an important communication link with the student body, and by participation, obtain practical governmental experience.

OHS boys track

Find all athletic schedules on the Big 9 website

Purchase online tickets for home games and activities on

Adaptive Floor Hockey Section Tournament
Wednesday, February 28 at 4:30pm
Centennial High School

Girls Basketball Section Tournament
#8 Owatonna at #1 Lakeville North
Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm

Wrestling Individual State Tournament
Friday, March 1, at 9am
Xcel Energy Center

Boys Swim and Dive State Tournament
Friday, March 1, at 6pm
Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, University of Minnesota

Cash is not accepted at the gate.

"Newsies" Musical

Rehearsals are in full swing for the latest OHS production, Newsies!

Mark your calendars for the shows:

  • New show added: Thursday, February 29 at 7pm
  • March 1 and 2 at 7pm

Purchase tickets here.