James Elementary School News

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team (Bullseye and 3-D) will be competing at the Iowa Winter Games on December 8, 2018 at the Eddyville High School.

Library Donation

December 6, 2018

Manuel Ramirez, a third grader in Mrs. Cormeny’s class, generously donated books from his personal collection to the James Elementary Library. Thank you, Manuel!

Students "Makey" Music

November 28, 2018

The music room now has a "Makey Makey", allowing students to learn how to invent musical instruments with many different materials. Second graders experimented with bo...

District to Test Alert System

November 19, 2018

The Ottumwa Community School District is planning to send a test message out to parents on Tuesday, November 20 at 6 p.m. via a text. This will allow the district to test the ne...

PBIS Program at James

November 14, 2018

What is PBIS? Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students.  ...

Fourth grade TAG students competed in a bridge building competition at the Science Center in Des Moines on Thursday, November 1. James was represented by two teams. The “B...

What does an Owl eat?

October 30, 2018

Third grade students were able to dissect an owl pellet to discover all of the indigestible material that is too dangerous to pass through the rest of the owl’s digestive ...

Evans Middle School will host their annual Veterans Day program on Wednesday, November 7. All area veterans are encouraged to attend this event as an honored guest. The event...

Archery Sign Up

October 29, 2018

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

October 26, 2018

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

The OHS Student Council is hosting a free Children’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for children up to sixth grade...

Fourth grade students participated in a Deer Simulation to see how ecosystems can be harmed and destroyed by over population of one type of animal. Students had to find enough &...

Students at James have the opportunity to apply for a James job. These 53 job positions last for a whole trimester and applications open back up at the beginning of ea...

Science Model

October 16, 2018

Fifth grade students built a model of the circulatory system. Students were able to use this model to explore the purpose and activity of blood and oxygen in the four ...

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

October 15, 2018

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

The OHS Student Council is hosting a free Children’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for children up to sixth grade...

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

Ottumwa High School cheerleaders will host a Cheer Clinic for district students in grades K-5.  The clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 10 from 3:45-5:30 p.m in the O...

Bulldog Belief Award

September 28, 2018

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

Two Schools Attend Outdoor Camp

September 21, 2018

Outdoor camp is more than s’mores around the campfire for fifth graders at Horace Mann and James.  A tradition at Horace Mann for over 15 years, fifth grade teache...

Spirit Day!

September 21, 2018

It is the fifth and final day of Spirit Week at James Elementary.  Students are supporting the Ottumwa Bulldogs by wearing Red & White and Ottumwa Bulldog gear. &n...

K-2 PBIS Meeting

September 21, 2018

Students in K-2 at James Elementary have worked very hard following our Bulldog Beliefs since the beginning of the year demonstrating compassion, respect, safety, and responsibi...

Bulldog Belief Award

September 21, 2018

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

Movie Day!

September 20, 2018

It is the fourth day of Spirit Week at James Elementary.  Day four is "Movie Day" where students can dress as their favorite movie character.  The hallw...

Wacky Wednesday!

September 19, 2018

It is the third day of Spirit Week at James Elementary.  Day three is "Wacky Wednesday".  The students at James were in the spirit, sporting their wacki...