James Elementary School News

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, Res...

Students from James enjoyed the OHS Orchestra! The OHS students played instruments, sang and danced. This event was a great opportunity for students at James to see other club...

It's Yoga Time!

April 24, 2015

Yoga has many health benefits! Some students in Mrs. Gardner's class have been staying after school to get in some yoga time before they have to leave for the bus or home....

New Shoes for Everyone!

April 17, 2015

Today, every student at James Elementary is wearing a new pair of shoes. Thanks to an anonymous donor, all 209 students received a new pair of shoes, flip flops, and a pair ...

Three teams from Liberty Elementary swept the district’s annual Book Bowl competition on Tuesday. The Bookletes were the winners in the 2015 Ottumwa Schools Bulldog Bo...

Bulldog Book Bowl

April 13, 2015

The 13th annual Bulldog Book Bowl will be held: Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 at 4:00pm at the OHS Cafeteria. Fifth grade students from James School will compete in a quiz-type co...

Bubble Gum Friday

April 10, 2015

On Friday, April 10th, everyone who donated $1.00 or more at the office got a piece of gum! Proceeds will help fund our Field Day. Thanks to all who participated in the fundra...

Members of the tech club got a chance to create their own website. They also had a fun time creating their avatars. Students will use this site to post what they learn in tech...

Literature Night

April 1, 2015

Literature Night was from 6-7pm on March 31st. Literature Night gave parents/guardians an opportunity to see what literature time looks like in the classroom. Students showed ...

Readers Theather Practice

March 30, 2015

Students are practicing their Readers Theater for the upcoming Literature Night. Literature Night is scheduled on March 31st from 6-7pm. Literature Night is an opportunity for...

Evans Middle School will host a 5th grade Parent Orientation Meeting on Tuesday, May 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.  The purpose of this meeting is to provide...

On March 23rd, Timothy Gray a local Falconer taught students about the art of falconry as well as about the hawk (Bodhi)  he is currently training. Falconry is the sport ...

Ottumwa Schools is partnering with BrightBytes, an educational software company, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use. The goal is t...

ELL Meeting for Families

March 12, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11th, James Elementary hosted a meeting for parents of English Language Learners.All bilingual families were invited to attend. This meeting was a chance f...