James Elementary School News

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...

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...