James Elementary School News

Dear Parents and/or Guardians of students in grades 3-12, Ottumwa Schools is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research and analytics company, in order to learn mo...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in a tournament on January 21 hosted by Nodaway Valley.  The following archers scored as shown below: Erinne Mendibles, Score...

Celebrating 100 Days

January 27, 2017

Friday marked the 100th day of school. James students and staff celebrated by dressing like you are 100 years old.

The Bulldog Archery Team competed in a tournament in Albia.  Results for James archers include: Erinne Mendibles, Score:  258; Tens:  9 3rd Place Elementary...

The Little Dance Clinic scheduled for Monday, January 23 has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Any parent who has submitted pre-payment will be refunded. For additio...

The Bulldog Archery Team competed in a tournament at Washington.  Results for James archers include: Erinne Mendibles - Score: 248 and Tens: 4   2nd Place - E...

Elementary students will now have at home access to Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning is an individualized language and literacy software program that uses technology to make...

The Bulldog Archery Team competed in a tournament on Jan. 7 at Eldon, hosted by the Cardinal Comets. Results for James archers include: Erinne Mendibles    ...

Several members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team participated in the Iowa Winter Games in Johnston on Saturday, December 17. Evans Middle School team received 3rd place ...

A reminder to parents that the Ottumwa city buses will not be running on Friday due to the holiday. The district will hold classes until 1:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly if y...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team held their first home tournament on Saturday, December 10 at Evans Middle School. Visiting school teams included:  Mount Vernon, Washi...

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

December 9, 2016

Students at James Elementary School were recognized December 9 for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  Beliefs include being Responsible, Compassionate, Res...

The Ottumwa Community Schools Fine Arts Department will host their Holiday Choir Concert for students in grades 5-8 on Thursday, December 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ottumwa High Scho...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in their first competition for the 2016-2017 season at South Tama High School on Saturday, December 3. The team came home with the...

Family Cooking Night

November 30, 2016

Families at James Elementary will have an opportunity to prepare a meal together and then enjoy the fruits of their labor. ISU Extension and Food Corp is sponsoring a Family...

5-12 Holiday Band Concert

November 28, 2016

The Ottumwa Community School District will host their Holiday Band Concert for instrumental students in grades 5-12 on Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School...

Archery to Host Tournament

November 23, 2016

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team will host an archery tournament from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, December 10 at Evans Middle School. Admission will be $5 for ages 16 and old...

DARE Graduation Scheduled

November 22, 2016

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation for fifth grade students attending James, Horace Mann, Eisenhower and Wilson Elementary will be held Tuesday, November 22...

Beginner orchestra students in the Ottumwa Community School District have recently completed a crash course in strings, according to Henry Weberpal, one of the district’...

Recently, Austin Humble, from Ms. Dobney's fourth grade classroom, noticed several playground balls around the playground area during the weekend.  He and his father,...

Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, and Wilson Elementary Schools will hold conferences on Monday, November 14 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. Douma and Liberty will hold conferences on Tuesda...

Several fifth graders at James are learning to play a string instrument in the district's orchestra program. Students include:  Renton Robnett, Riley Goddard, Olivia ...

Which Car is Fastest?

October 31, 2016

Students in the TAG program were busy testing their cars in the school hallway recently. Students included: Silus Quigley, Kaden Potter, Claire Green, and Renton Robnett.

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

October 21, 2016

Week of October 17

Kindergarten students at James Elementary were the first to participate in the Midwest Great Apple Crunch event at their school. The event was sponsored locally by ISU Extensi...