Douma Elementary School News

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...

PTYC Site Change for Friday

January 29, 2014

The Ottumwa Schools’ Prime Time Youth Care program will be open from 6:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, January 31 at the NORTH location only. This is a change from the typic...

Paws-itively Ottumwa Week

January 17, 2014

Ottumwa Schools invites the entire community to celebrate what it means to be a Bulldog during “Paws-itively Ottumwa:  Where Bulldogs Belong Week,” January 20...

Enter Invention Convention

January 8, 2014

Ottumwa students, start those creative juices flowing! District students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade may enter inventions for the upcoming Ottumwa Invention ...

PAWS-itively Ottumwa

December 19, 2013

The Ottumwa Community School District will be highlighting and celebrating our schools and our many advantages to learn, lead, and belong throughout the community the week of ...

The Ottumwa Public Library recently subscribed to a new service for the community called, “Tumble Books.”  Through Tumble Books, patrons will now be able to g...

Parents seeking text and/or email messages about important school information can opt-in to the district’s alert system. The district no longer uses Ed Alert!. This sy...

The 2014 Kids' Art Calendar, sponsored by MidWest One Bank is now available. The calendar features artwork created by students in their elementary art classes. Artwork is ...

Author to Visit Schools

November 22, 2013

Iowa children’s author Ryan Sloth will visit Agassiz and Wildwood Elementary Schools on Monday, November 25 to read his books, featuring Sammy Sloth. He created the Samm...

Practice Starts November 14

Halloween Block Party

October 9, 2013

The OHS Student Council is hosting a Halloween Block Party at OHS on Thursday, October 31 from 5 – 8 p.m. for children up to fifth grade (this includes toddlers and...