James Elementary School News

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...

Little Dance Clinic in January

December 11, 2015

The OHS Dance Team is hosting a Little Dance Clinic on Monday, January 4 from 4-5:30 p.m. for grades K-2 and Wednesday, January 6 from 4-5:30 p.m. for grades 3-5 in the OHS ca...

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...