James Elementary School News

Ottumwa archery team members will attend their first meet at Cardinal High School on Saturday, December 12. Students will arrive at 7 a.m. to receive their team shirt and flig...

The first winter storm of the season is forecast for today. While the winter advisory begins at 6 p.m., this is a good time to remind everyone how to find school cancellation ...

The Ottumwa High School wrestling program will host a FREE wrestling clinic for grades K-8 in the OHS wrestling room on Saturday, November 21 from 9 -11 a.m. Enter the buildin...

The Ottumwa High School wrestling coaches are offering a youth wrestling club and travel team opportunity for students in grades K-6. Club wrestling is designed for the firs...

One of the district’s Essential Learnings is for students to become effective communicators. Part of being an effective communicator is the ability to write well. Teache...

Parent-Teacher Conferences in the Ottumwa School District will be held Monday – Thursday, November 9-12 for grades preK-12. No classes will be held on Thursday, November...

Archery clubs at elementary, middle school and high school will start practice in November. Several volunteers are organizing the effort to start an archery program in Ottum...

Halloween Kids Party at OHS

October 29, 2015

The OHS Student Council is hosting a Halloween Kid’s Party on Thursday, October 29 from 6-8 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria. This free Halloween event is for students in grade...

The Ottumwa Public Library is participating in a pilot program to offer Tumblebooks to teachers, students, and parents of the Ottumwa Community School District. This service p...

The Ottumwa Youth Basketball League for boys and girls in grades five and six will host a training camp on Saturday, November 7. The boy’s camp will be from 8-9:30 a.m. an...

Third Grade Vocal Concert

October 21, 2015

ALL third grade students from Eisenhower, James, Horace Mann and Wilson will be singing in our combined North Side Schools’ 3rd Grade Music Concert at the OHS Auditorium...

James to Celebrate Homecoming

September 21, 2015

To show their Bulldog spirit, James will participate in spirit days for Homecoming Week, September 27 through October 3. The theme is "Paint the Town Red." Monday:...

Families at James are invited to visit their child(ren)'s classroom for Math Morning on September 24.  Math Morning is an opportunity to learn about what your ch...

PE to Sell T-shirts

September 14, 2015

The elementary PE department will be running a t-shirt fundraiser this fall to create funds to repair/replace/and add to district-shared PE equipment.  The department has...

Learn to be a Cheerleader

September 10, 2015

OHS cheerleaders will sponsor 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...

Raggedy Ann and Andy are 100 years old this year. The Ottumwa High School Broadway Bulldogs will perform "Raggedy Ann and Andy" on September 25, 26, and 27. The show...

The fall instrumental music open house will be held on Thursday, August 27 from 4-6 p.m. and Tuesday, September 1 from 5-7 p.m. at Evans Middle School. Ottumwa instrumental in...

District to Launch eFlyers

August 19, 2015

Ottumwa Schools has launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” To view school-approved eflyers, simply click the Peachjar button on the di...

The Ottumwa Board of Education recently approved the recommendation to increase school lunch prices by ten cents. Lunch prices will be $2.25 for elementary and $2.35 for secon...

  Ottumwa Community Schools will have the first day of Kindergarten over a two-day period – half the students on the first day and the other half of the students ...

The district's Summer Reading Program starts Monday, July 27 for students in grades K-3 who confirmed their spot prior to the end of the year. Classes will be held at Libe...

Third graders at James Elementary School wear many different hats when they are writing, including the one of a critic.  One particular assignment was to do a b...

Liberty, Wilson, Douma, and James Elementary Schools have been awarded the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant for the 2015-16 school year.  This is a federally-assisted prog...

Camden Cormeny might look like your typical kid, he is smart, loves sports and riding four wheelers. That all changed when only two days after 4th grade his dad passed away. C...

5th Grade Career Day

June 1, 2015

On Friday May 29th students got a chance to met some outstanding community members! We had 10 volunteers come and talk about their careers with the 5th graders. Each career ha...