Douma Elementary School News

Celebrating 100 days of School

February 10, 2016

Students aged themselves by several years to celebrate the 100th day of school. Kindergarten and first graders wore adult outfits, did their hair, and used canes ...

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...

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...

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...

Douma Elementary is asking parents to please NOT park in the lot across the street from the school. This is private property and is also a violation of city code. If parents...

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...

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...

Keep Saving Those Box Tops!

November 17, 2015

October Box Top collection was great. A total 3,744 Box Tops were collected, bring the school total for the year to 5,818. We are 1/3 of the way to our goal of earning our 201...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 and their families, along with Douma staff, spent some time at their school on Saturday moving through a variety of stations designed for learning and movement. The e...