Douma Elementary School News

Kindergarten through eighth grade students are encouraged to enter inventions for the upcoming Ottumwa Invention Convention. The annual event, hosted by Ottumwa’s Talent...

The OHS Dance Team has moved the dates of their Little Dance Clinic for Ottumwa elementary students. Students will learn a routine to be performed during halftime of the varsi...

Learn to Dance with OHS Team

January 16, 2015

The OHS Dance Team will sponsor a Little Dance Clinic for Ottumwa elementary students. Students will learn a routine to be performed during halftime of the varsity boys and gi...

Parents are reminded that supervision at elementary schools is not available until 7:40 a.m. Parents are asked to please not drop students off prior to that time. Students not...

Parents and guardians of Ottumwa district students are encouraged to take a survey. To help the district improve the school breakfast in Ottumwa, please click on the survey l...

Students Eat Free

November 17, 2014

Since August, students enrolled at three elementary schools have received their school-day meals at no cost. The Community Eligibility Provision program, funded by the ...

OHS Offers Halloween Option

October 9, 2014

The Ottumwa High School Student Council will offer a Trick or Treat alternative to Ottumwa youth who are in fifth grade or younger. A Halloween Kid’s Party will be hel...

Douma to Plant 25 Trees

September 16, 2014

Douma Elementary will plant 25 new trees on Friday, October 10 thanks to Trees Forever and Alliant Energy's Branching Out program.   "We're looking forward...

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 16...

Tours of Douma Scheduled

September 2, 2014

Ottumwa Community Schools will host tours for the public of Douma Elementary School on Wednesday, September 10 from 4:30-6 p.m. There will be a formal ribbon cutting at 4:45 p...

The beginning of the school year will look different for kindergarten students in Ottumwa. Students will be randomly divided into two groups. Depending on which group the stud...

A district-wide school supply list for elementary students has been developed by Ottumwa principals. The list will be available at most local retailers and on the district web...

Ottumwa is submitting an application to be part of the federal Community Eligibility Provision. This provision allows individual schools or districts to offer free breakfast a...

Summer Reading Lists

June 12, 2014

Check out these lists, published by the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children), a division of the American Library Association. Lists are available for children in...

Field Day Scheduled

May 20, 2014

Kindergarten and first grade students at Wildwood and Agassiz Elementary will attend a Field Day on Tuesday, May 27 at Wildwood. Agassiz students will be bused to Wildwood whe...

Creative Works on Display

April 30, 2014

The Ottumwa Community Schools Visual Arts Department is proud to announce the Young Artist's Showcase display at the Quincy Place Mall. Art work from young artists in grad...

Students in Ottumwa's Prime Time Youth Care program became playground designers on Tuesday. The group met with Brenna Hull, a KaBOOM! project coordinator. KaBOOM! is working...

Wapello County Public Health will be presenting a bike safety program for first graders in the Ottumwa district. They will present information to students on Tuesdays at 2 p.m...

Become a part of something big!  This summer, your child will seek innovative solutions to real-world problems during the Camp Invention program at Evans Middle School.&n...

Several Ottumwa elementary students will be recognized at an artist reception tonight at MidWest One Bank. Each year, the bank hosts an art contest. Selected students will hav...

Spring Break at PTYC

March 27, 2014

Elementary students in Ottumwa enjoyed spring break at PTYC. The program had a variety of themes throughout the week to keep students engaged. Activities included Bubble Gum D...

Eight students at Evans Middle School were recognized February 10 for representing the school’s Standards of Success. Students of the Week included:  Macy Duff, Bri...

As an opportunity to provide a positive presence in our elementary schools, the Ottumwa Police Department will have an officer begin their day at Ottumwa elementary buildings ...

Five kindergarten teachers shared examples of Literacy Achievement with the Ottumwa Board of Education at Monday's meeting.  Kindergarten teachers Shanee Aljets,...

Ottumwa Schools will host kindergarten open house for the 2014-15 school year on Thursday, March 6 at Eisenhower, James, Horace Mann, Wilson and Liberty (for students attendin...