James Elementary School News

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...

It's Honey Time!

May 22, 2015

Mark Van Essen, a local bee keeper, came to the two first grade classes and taught students about bees and the art of honey making. Van Essen learned how to be a bee keeper at...

Red Nose Day

May 21, 2015

Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day ...

Reading can be one of the many fun activities children fill their summer with. Research has shown that children who participate in summer reading programs avoid the "summ...

Students got a chance to share technology projects with peers, teachers, and the community using a device of their choice; hear from a keynote speaker; and attend a small grou...

Aiden Anderson, Ella Green and Rhianna Mims are members of the Technology Club ran by Erin Adams. Together with Alba Anderson, they created a video on hallway expectations. On...

Three members of the technology club, led by Erin Adams, were selected to participate in creating a video for James Elementary on hallway expectations. The video will be shown...

ISU Extension and the Ottumwa Community School District are partnering to provide STEM opportunities for elementary-aged students in June and July. Several camps will be offer...

The Young Artist’s Showcase will be on display at the Quincy Place Mall from Friday, May 2 through Friday, May 15. This is the 20th year for the art display, which repre...

Say Cheese!

April 28, 2015

Students in Mrs. Demuth's class received a special thank you from Ms. Adams this morning for being the most "techy" class! Each student received a free personal ...

Essay Winners

April 24, 2015

Students at James Elementary competed in a school wide writing competition. They had to write an essay about when they witnessed or displayed the Bulldog Beliefs (Respect, Respo...