James Elementary School News

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...

New Reading Report Card

October 19, 2016

Ottumwa Community School District will be implementing a new reading report card  for students in grades K-5 for the 2016-17 school year.  Why the change? The rep...

Archery Team Registration

October 17, 2016

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team will hold registration for the 2016-17 season. The archery team is a competitive team through the National Archery in the Schools program. S...

Students at James Elementary were tasting locally-sourced tomatoes and cucumbers as part of Farm-to-School Month. And most of the students gave the items a thumbs up! Each s...

The Ottumwa Youth Basketball League for boys and girls in grades five and six will host a training camp on Saturday, November 5. The boy’s camp will be from 8-9:30 a.m. an...

Crazy Hair Day

September 28, 2016

Several students at James Elementary celebrated Crazy Hair Day on Wednesday, September 28.   This week is Spirit Week for Ottumwa Schools, and each day of the week h...

James Elementary fifth graders are ready to cheer for their favorite team during Friday’s Homecoming game. Every fifth grade student will have the opportunity to atten...

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

September 23, 2016

Week of September 19, 2016

Week of September 26, 2016

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

September 16, 2016

Students at James Elementary School were recognized September 16th for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  Beliefs include being Responsible, Compassionate,...

Parents of James First Graders: This note is to invite you to FIRST Night at James this Thursday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m.  FIRST stands for Fun Is Reading Stories Tog...

Parents are reminded that the early release on Wednesday will be at 1:30 p.m. This is a change from previous years. 

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Meinders’ class at James Elementary were enjoying apple slices Tuesday afternoon. The snack is part of the district’s Fresh Fruit a...

 At 2:40 p.m., James Elementary received a phone call from the Ottumwa Police Department to make the school aware that a manhunt was in progress in the general area of Ja...

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 13...

Friday was the first day for all kindergarten students in the Ottumwa district. At James, fifth graders help their younger peers find their lockers and classroom. 

Three new teachers will join the staff of James Elementary. New teachers and their assignments include: Deanna Bower - Fourth grade Nicole Farrington - Second grade ...