Douma Elementary School News

Reading can be one of the many fun activities children fill their summer with. Research has shown that children who participate in summer reading programs avoid the "summ...

Students and their families, along with Douma staff, spent some time at their school on Saturday moving through a variety of stations designed for learning and movement. The e...

The Young Artist’s Showcase will be on display at the Quincy Place Mall from Friday, May 2 through Friday, May 15. This is the 20th year for the art display, which repre...

Douma Elementary will host a Family Movement Day on Saturday, May 2 from 9-10:30 a.m.  This event is for the students and parents of Douma Elementary. Activities will inc...

Around 150 kindergarten through eighth grade students recently demonstrated their ingenuity by creating inventions for this year’s Ottumwa Invention Convention held Mond...

Parent teacher conferences in the Ottumwa School District will be held Monday – Thursday, February 23 through February 26 for grades preK-12. Students will be released T...

Ottumwa Schools will host kindergarten registration for the 2015-16 school year on Thursday, March 5. Registration begins at 6 p.m. and will last approximately one hour. Paren...

Ottumwa Schools invites the entire community to celebrate what it means to be a Bulldog during “Paws-itively Ottumwa:  Where Bulldogs Belong Week,” January 26...

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...