Douma Elementary School News

Douma Phone Issues Resolved

August 28, 2017

Douma phones are back in operation. We worked with our phone provider in resolving this issue as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience during this issue. 

On Friday, Aug. 25, students will attend school all day. There is NO teacher professional development. The first Friday early release will be Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.

First Day of Kindergarten

August 14, 2017

Kindergarten students will start the 2017-18 school year by attending class for half a day on either August 24 or August 25. Students will be randomly divided into two groups....

Four district elementary schools will be serving fresh fruit and vegetables as part of a grant through the Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Program.. The grant is funded by the Unit...

Is your child interested in creating their own personal, spy gadget alarm box? Who wants to launch water rockets and engineer castles? Would your child want to design duct...

Ottumwa Community Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.  All meals in all district summer programs will be provided to program attendees free of char...

Douma Elementary is hosting a BBQ and Beach Bash on Thursday, May 25 from 5-6 p.m. We are offering free grilled hot dogs, chips, cookie, and water to all families. Each family...

The Ottumwa Public Library is excited to announce our Summer Reading Program. As in previous years, we will have a program for all ages with the theme “Build a Better Wo...

On a recent Tuesday afternoon in Douma Elementary’s orange neighborhood, 20-year veteran teacher, Kim Muchow, sits with a kindergarten student curled up on her lap. The ...

Elementary Art on Exhibit

April 17, 2017

The 2017 Kids Art Exhibit will be held at Peoples State Bank on Friday, April 21 from 6-7 p.m. Elementary art teachers submitted 125 pieces of children's art to be dis...

Ottumwa Schools will host kindergarten open house for the 2017-18 school year on Thursday, March 9 at Douma, Eisenhower, James, Horace Mann, and Wilson Schools. The open house...

Today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and a national day of reading, Read Across America. To celebrate, Douma Elementary hosted five students from the Ottumwa Job Corps Center ...

When students at Douma Elementary reach a goal, they celebrate in style. Students used the first hour of school on Friday to celebrate filling their large “...

Parent-Teacher Conferences in the Ottumwa School District will be held Monday – Thursday, February 27-March 2 for grades preK-12. District-wide conference times are 4-7:...

“You guys are here for your master spelling and writing abilities,” said Lauren Strathman, a fifth grade teacher at Liberty Elementary. She was reminding her class...

Dear Parents and/or Guardians of students in grades 3-12, Ottumwa Schools is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics company, in order to learn mo...

What happens when you combine music and physical education with kindergarten and first grade students? Students demonstrated for their regular classroom teachers on Thursday a...

The Little Dance Clinic scheduled for Monday, January 23 has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Any parent who has submitted pre-payment will be refunded. For additio...

Elementary students will now have at home access to Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning is an individualized language and literacy software program that uses technology to make...

Kindergarten students throughout the district received a gift bag filled with books and activities to support literacy today. The goal of the project is to encourage familie...

A reminder to parents that the Ottumwa city buses will not be running on Friday due to the holiday. The district will hold classes until 1:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly if y...

A video crew recently spent two days in Ottumwa filming students to be part of a campaign to promote public education by the Iowa Association of School Boards. The campaign wa...

Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, and Wilson Elementary Schools will hold conferences on Monday, November 14 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. Douma and Liberty will hold conferences on Tuesda...

New Reading Report Card

October 19, 2016

Ottumwa Community School District will be implementing a new reading report card  for students in grades K-5 for the 2016-17 school year.  Why the change? The rep...

Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be Compassionate. Be Safe. For some of Ottumwa’s youngest learners, learning what these Bulldog Beliefs mean starts with actions. At Dou...