James Elementary School News

For the first time in the 15 year history of the Ottumwa Community School District’s Bulldog Book Bowl, James Elementary took home the traveling trophy. The Brainiac G...

The last day of school for students in the Ottumwa Community School District is June 3 but the dismissal time has been moved to 1:30 p.m. instead of the 1 p.m. dismissal that ...

Ottumwa Schools will host a Retiree Open House to honor 21 employees who will retire at the end of this school year on Thursday, May 5 from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. in the Ottum...

The 15th Annual Ottumwa Bulldog Book Bowl, sponsored by the district’s media specialists, will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School cafeteri...

Staff Support K4J Day

April 6, 2016

Staff members at James showed their support for Principal Jay Green by wearing jeans on Wednesday. Funds raised during the district-wide event will support Jay Green's kid...

A recent award by the John Deere Foundation will support three technology initiatives at Ottumwa Schools.  According to the John Deere Foundation's website, "A...

When teaching students about the district’s Six Essential Learnings, Ottumwa staff can simply look down the halls for examples of compassionate role models.  Next...

PTYC will offer a vareity of fun and enriching activities during Spring Break.  On Monday, students can take a trip to The Beach Ottumwa for an afternoon of water fun. ...

PE Hosts Archery Shoot

March 17, 2016

The Ottumwa physical education department hosted the 2nd Annual 5th Grade Archery Shoot at Liberty Elementary on March 16. Fifth grade students were invited to participate.&nb...

The Mexican Consul, Guadalupe Sanchez Salazar, will be sharing a message with Spanish-speaking families about the importance of literacy, and is bringing books to share with f...

Ottumwa High School had a planned power outage this afternoon after 3:30 p.m. This outage allowed Alliant Energy to fix a problem from the transformer to the building pan...

Ottumwa Schools will host a Kindergarten Open House for the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, March 3 at Douma, Eisenhower, James, Horace Mann, and Wilson. The open house will ...

Archers Compete at Washington

February 22, 2016

Archers from James competed in the Washington Archery Shoot on Saturday. Results include: Erinne Mendibles -- Score 210; Tens 3 James Woods -- Score 144; Tens 0

Carnival to Support Local Team

February 10, 2016

The Ottumwa Trap Shoot Team will hold a carnival on Saturday, February 27 in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria from 3-7pm. This will be a family-friendly event and all familie...

Over 100 kindergarten through eighth grade students recently demonstrated their ingenuity by creating inventions for this year’s Ottumwa Invention Convention...

Parent teacher conferences in the Ottumwa School District will be held Monday – Thursday, February 22 through February 25 for grades preK-12. District-wide conference ti...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the Albia Blue Demon Tournament on Saturday, January 30. Archer scores for each school team are below. The highest possible score...

James archers recently competed at Cardinal High School. Students shot standard targets at a range of 10-15 and also competed using 3-D targets. Results include: 10/15 METER...

Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa will host a free STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) Festival on Tuesday, February 23 from 5-7 p.m. in the Rural Educatio...

James archers competed in the North Mahaska Tournament on Saturday. Results include:                 ER...

The OHS cheerleaders will sponsor the Ottumwa Junior Cheer Clinic for elementary students on Saturday, January 23 in the OHS cafeteria. Students will learn a routine to be perfo...

Student Inventors Wanted

January 6, 2016

Kindergarten through 8th grade students from the Ottumwa Community School District, Seton Catholic, and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District are invited to&n...

Elementary students in Ottumwa are learning a new sport in their physical education classes. The Ottumwa Country Club, in cooperation with the district elementary PE departm...

Archers Compete in Albia

December 21, 2015

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in a tournament this past Saturday at Albia.  High scores for each elementary include: James Elementary: Ethan Ross - 15...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in a duel with the Cardinal Shooting Comets and the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Rockets on Saturday, December 12 at Cardi...