James Elementary School News

Elementary parents in Ottumwa who need assistance with online registration can schedule an appointment with their school’s secretary the week of August 10. Only one parent...

Looking for some suggested summer reading lists? Each year, the American Library Association publishes a list of recommended books for preschool- through middle school-aged stud...

Scholarships available to Douma, James, Liberty, or Wilson School students. See below for details! Deadline is June 15. Camp Invention is returning to Ottumwa Community Schoo...

Here is this week's district art video created for the week of May 26-29. District art teachers decided to go around their house finding and taking pictures o...

Recently elementary physical education teachers created an opportunity for their students to participate in a Field Day. Students could earn a gold, silver, or bronze medal base...

Lesson on Perspective

May 19, 2020

Art lesson this week on perspective from OCSD art teachers. Have some fun with this project!! https://youtu.be/cqH-p5nP5mU

Please take 10 minutes and enjoy the 2020 Elementary Art Show! This virtual tour provides a great representation of the work done in our elementary program. CLICK HERE FOR AR...

The end-of-the-year locker and desk clean out process for Ottumwa students will look a lot different this year due to COVID-19. Ottumwa Schools have been closed since March 15 a...

District art teachers share a video demonstrating some fun things to do with technology. Remember to make art a part of your days at home! CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

The James guidance counselor will offer Zoom sessions for her students by grade level. See the schedule for May below: Grades K-1: 9:30-10 a.m. - https://zoom.us/j/92...

  Forty-two members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team will compete at the 2020 Iowa State NASP Tournament and the 2020 Iowa State NASP IBO 3-D Tournament this weekend...

Pickwick Early Childhood Center and Ottumwa elementary schools will host Parent-Teacher Conferences for their parents on Tuesday, March 10 from 4-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 1...

Bulldog Belief Award - 2/21/20

February 21, 2020

Students at James Elementary School are recognized weekly for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  The James “Bulldog Beliefs” include being Respon...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the North Mahaska Tournament on Saturday, February 8.   Block Competition - North Mahaska No medals for top 12 - To...

The Ottumwa Bulldog Archers will host a Winter Iowa Games tournament, Saturday, February 15 at Evans Middle School.  Flights will be held hourly beginning at 8:00 a.m....

Ottumwa Camp Invention is back!  This summer’s "Elevate" program will give children an opportunity to learn the principles of flight, explore energy conserv...

Four students are members of the 2019-20 Bulldog Archery Team. Team members include from left:  Manuel Ramirez, Harper Gottschalk, John Winchell VI, and Marquez Briggs. Not...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the Albia Block Tournament and the Eddyville Block and 3-D Tournament on Saturday, February 2. Members of the elementary, middle sc...

Two students from Ottumwa Community Schools were crowned overall winners in the 2020 Invention Convention, held Thursday, January 30 at Liberty Elementary. Madalynn Sertterh ...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery team competed in a tournament at Cardinal on Saturday, January 25. Results include: Top Ten Individual Archers Block Competition Horace Mann &nd...

Due to the weather, the performance of the junior cheerleaders has been rescheduled for Fri., Feb. 7. Please bring your child at 6 p.m. to receive their shirt and to warm-up. Pe...

Books to Promote Diversity

January 9, 2020

The Ottumwa Hy-Noon Kiwanis donted 300 books to James on Thursday.  The initiative was aimed at providing more diversity to more accurately reflect the school's popu...

Cheerleading Clinic Offered

January 8, 2020

The OHS cheerleaders will sponsor the Ottumwa Junior Cheerleader Clinic for Ottumwa K-2 students on Monday, January 13 and Ottumwa 3-5 students on Wednesday, January 15. Clinics...