James Elementary School News

Approximately 20 third, fourth, and fifth graders at James Elementary attended their first symphony concert Saturday night at Bridge View Center. The field trip was the brain...

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...

Student Wins a Bike

May 31, 2017

Congratulations to Tristan Ramirez, a third grade student who won a free bike, helmet, and lock on the last day of school! The bike and supplies were donated by Spoke Folk, a ...

The Ottumwa Tennis Club is offering tennis lessons in July for elementary and middle school students. Groups will meet July 10-27 either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday....

The Ottumwa Community School District’s band and orchestra programs are offering summer lessons to students. All lessons will be held in the Evans Middle School band and...

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...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at Nationals in Louisville, KY   2017 NASP Nationals - Bullseye Tournament   Jeffery Shauman  Score: 2...

Hundreds of Ottumwa students spent Wednesday afternoon running the oval at Schafer Stadium. The Elementary Track Meet provides an opportunity for students in grades four, five...

The 4th annual Technology Fair will be held Friday, April 21 from 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the IHCC Advanced Technology Center.  This event is sponsored by both Ottumwa S...

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...

For many district fourth graders, tonight’s All-City concert performance is a nerve-wracking experience. For others, it's a chance to show off their newly acquired s...

Fifth graders in Mrs. Adams class at James Elementary hosted a Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Showcase today for parents, community members, and Iowa STEM representatives. The ev...

Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades are invited to audition for the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival Children’s Chorus this month. The Chorus of nearly 35 v...

Students at Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, Liberty, and Wilson Elementary Schools participated in an Artist in Residence program earlier this week. The artist was Robert Tind...

Members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the 2017 NASP Iowa State Tournament and 3D-2017 Iowa 3D State Tournament in Des Moines on March 3 and 4. ...

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...

The Otttumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in the state tournament on March 3 and 4 in Des Moines.  The following archers scored as shown below: Iowa 3D State Tourname...

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:...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in a tournament on February 18 hosted by the Cardinal Community School District.  The following archers scored as shown below: ...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in a tournament on February 11 hosted by Evans Middle School in Ottumwa.  The following archers scored as shown below:   ...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in a tournament in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, February 4. Medalists included:  Xander Johnson, Eisenhower Elementary, 1st place;...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in a tournament on February 4 hosted by Prairie Point Middle School in Cedar Rapids.  The following archers scored as shown bel...