Douma Elementary School News

Sandi Wilson, an Ottumwa elementary art teacher, will display her own works of art at the Indian Hills Community College Art Gallery through October 27 during regular g...

Parents are reminded that the early release on Wednesday will be at 1:30 p.m. This is a change from previous years. 

OHS cheerleaders will host a Little Cheer Clinic for students in grades K-6.  Students in grades three, four, five and six will attend the clinic on Tuesday, September 13...

New Teachers Begin Monday

August 15, 2016

Thirty-four new teachers are starting their jobs in the Ottumwa district today. Their schedule for the first three days includes: Meeting and working with their mentor ...

One of the seven majestic oaks standing guard in front of Douma Elementary was struck by lightning last week during a thunderstorm. The result was vertical striping around the...

Summer Reading List

May 25, 2016

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has released their 2016 Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles! The...

On Friday, students will have the opportunity to participate in Earth Day activities during their art, music, or PE time. Students will be divided into three groups and go thr...

The last day of school for students in the Ottumwa Community School District is June 3 but the dismissal time has been moved to 1:30 p.m. instead of the 1 p.m. dismissal that ...

Students Walk for Health

April 8, 2016

Douma students took part in National Walking Day on the first Wednesday in April. The day is sponsored by the American Heart Association to remind people about the heal...

PTYC will offer a vareity of fun and enriching activities during Spring Break.  On Monday, students can take a trip to The Beach Ottumwa for an afternoon of water fun. ...

The Mexican Consul, Guadalupe Sanchez Salazar, will be sharing a message with Spanish-speaking families about the importance of literacy, and is bringing books to share with f...

Ottumwa High School had a planned power outage this afternoon after 3:30 p.m. This outage allowed Alliant Energy to fix a problem from the transformer to the building pan...

Ottumwa Schools will host a Kindergarten Open House for the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, March 3 at Douma, Eisenhower, James, Horace Mann, and Wilson. The open house will ...

Carnival to Support Local Team

February 10, 2016

The Ottumwa Trap Shoot Team will hold a carnival on Saturday, February 27 in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria from 3-7pm. This will be a family-friendly event and all familie...

Celebrating 100 days of School

February 10, 2016

Students aged themselves by several years to celebrate the 100th day of school. Kindergarten and first graders wore adult outfits, did their hair, and used canes ...

Over 100 kindergarten through eighth grade students recently demonstrated their ingenuity by creating inventions for this year’s Ottumwa Invention Convention...

Parent teacher conferences in the Ottumwa School District will be held Monday – Thursday, February 22 through February 25 for grades preK-12. District-wide conference ti...

Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa will host a free STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Festival on Tuesday, February 23 from 5-7 p.m. in the Rural Educatio...

The OHS cheerleaders will sponsor the Ottumwa Junior Cheer Clinic for elementary students on Saturday, January 23 in the OHS cafeteria. Students will learn a routine to be perfo...

Student Inventors Wanted

January 6, 2016

Kindergarten through 8th grade students from the Ottumwa Community School District, Seton Catholic, and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District are invited to&n...

Douma Elementary is asking parents to please NOT park in the lot across the street from the school. This is private property and is also a violation of city code. If parents...

Little Dance Clinic in January

December 11, 2015

The OHS Dance Team is hosting a Little Dance Clinic on Monday, January 4 from 4-5:30 p.m. for grades K-2 and Wednesday, January 6 from 4-5:30 p.m. for grades 3-5 in the OHS ca...

The first winter storm of the season is forecast for today. While the winter advisory begins at 6 p.m., this is a good time to remind everyone how to find school cancellation ...

The Ottumwa High School wrestling program will host a FREE wrestling clinic for grades K-8 in the OHS wrestling room on Saturday, November 21 from 9 -11 a.m. Enter the buildin...

The Ottumwa High School wrestling coaches are offering a youth wrestling club and travel team opportunity for students in grades K-6. Club wrestling is designed for the firs...