James Elementary School News

Science Model

October 16, 2018

Fifth grade students built a model of the circulatory system. Students were able to use this model to explore the purpose and activity of blood and oxygen in the four ...

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

October 15, 2018

Students at James Elementary School are recognized weekly for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  The James “Bulldog Beliefs” include being Respon...

The OHS Student Council is hosting a free Children’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for children up to sixth grade...

Students at James Elementary School are recognized weekly for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  The James “Bulldog Beliefs” include being Respon...

Ottumwa High School cheerleaders will host a Cheer Clinic for district students in grades K-5.  The clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 10 from 3:45-5:30 p.m in the O...

Bulldog Belief Award

September 28, 2018

Students at James Elementary School are recognized weekly for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  The James “Bulldog Beliefs” include being Respon...

Two Schools Attend Outdoor Camp

September 21, 2018

Outdoor camp is more than s’mores around the campfire for fifth graders at Horace Mann and James.  A tradition at Horace Mann for over 15 years, fifth grade teache...

Spirit Day!

September 21, 2018

It is the fifth and final day of Spirit Week at James Elementary.  Students are supporting the Ottumwa Bulldogs by wearing Red & White and Ottumwa Bulldog gear. &n...

K-2 PBIS Meeting

September 21, 2018

Students in K-2 at James Elementary have worked very hard following our Bulldog Beliefs since the beginning of the year demonstrating compassion, respect, safety, and responsibi...

Bulldog Belief Award

September 21, 2018

Students at James Elementary School are recognized weekly for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  The James “Bulldog Beliefs” include being Respon...

Movie Day!

September 20, 2018

It is the fourth day of Spirit Week at James Elementary.  Day four is "Movie Day" where students can dress as their favorite movie character.  The hallw...

Wacky Wednesday!

September 19, 2018

It is the third day of Spirit Week at James Elementary.  Day three is "Wacky Wednesday".  The students at James were in the spirit, sporting their wacki...

Formal Day!

September 18, 2018

It is the second day of Spirit Week at James Elementary.  Day two is "Formal Day".  The students at James were in the spirit, with many handsome boys and bea...

Team Day!

September 17, 2018

Students and staff sport items from their favorite team for "Team Day" as part of spirit week's themed days.  

2018 Homecoming Spirit Days September 17-21   Monday, September 17 : Team Day - Support your favorite team Tuesday,  September 18:  Formal day - dre...

James Elementary students are earning PBIS tickets daily for demonstrating the four Bulldog Beliefs- Respect, Responsibility, Compassion and Safety.  Expectations for ...

Students at James Elementary School are recognized weekly for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  The James “Bulldog Beliefs” include being Respon...

Welcome Back Students!

August 22, 2018

James Staff welcomes back students to be their guest this 2018-2019 school year. Staff filled the entry sidewalk with inspirational quotes to excite students during Back to Scho...

We have an exciting announcement to make for all James families!   The Painters and Allied Trades Children’s Hope Foundation has generously gifted each James stu...

Twenty-one members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in the Iowa Summer Games in Ames on July 21. The archers participated in an outside tournament with wind speeds ...

The Ottumwa High School football coach and staff will host a Bulldog Youth Football Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24-25.  The camp, coordinated by OHS head footbal...

The Ottumwa Public Library will be popping up around Ottumwa this summer, including several school sites. This effort is to make sure all children have access to books. There wi...

On the one year anniversary of his death, James Elementary honored one of their own today during a brief presentation on the playground.  A former James parent, neighbor...

Elementary students in Ottumwa are invited to attend the boys soccer games on Tuesday, May 1 for free. Students can attend any or all games that day at Schafer Stadium, includin...

James wins Book Bowl

April 18, 2018

After three rounds of competition, the Reading Rebels team from James Elementary won the district’s 2018 Bulldog Book Bowl on Tuesday. Members of the team included:  ...