James Elementary School News

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...

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

Archery Results

December 17, 2019

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery team hosted their first home tournament for the 2019-20 season on December 14. The results for Ottumwa are as follows: Block Competition - Team R...

Students Graduate from DARE

December 13, 2019

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation for fifth graders at Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, and Wilson Elementary will be held Tuesday, December 17 at 6 p.m. in t...

Ottumwa Bulldog archers competed in a tournament in Eddyville on December 7, hosted by Rocket Archery. Results include: Medaling Archers/Teams - Block Competition Evans Mi...

The Ottumwa High School Class of 2022 will host a Winter Festival on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria. Participants should enter through the Four...

James Family Tree

December 5, 2019

Our students are shining bright this Holiday Season at James Elementary! Each student enrolled at James has their very own light bulb ornament with their school picture displ...

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

Attention all inventors!  The Ottumwa Invention Convention will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Liberty Elementary from 5:30-8 p.m.  If needed, the snow date ...

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

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

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

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

Fire Prevention Education

October 17, 2019

The Ottumwa Fire Department visited James Elementary to share the importance of safety in the home in the event of a fire. Each year during Fire Prevention Week the Departm...

The Ottumwa Barracudas will offer swim lessons to students ages 5 and up, from beginners to advanced swimmers.  Swimmers are invited to swim Monday and Tuesday nights fr...

Parents with students wishing to participate in the 2019-20 archery competition season should attend sign up on Tuesday or Thursday, October  22 and 24 from 6-7:30 p.m. in ...

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

The date has been set for the upcoming Invention Convention, open to all K-8 students in the Ottumwa district.  The date for the event is Thursday, January 30, 2020, wit...

The fourth grade classes at James Elementary are learning about the different sense strengths that animals have and how different animals rely on and use their senses to survive. This was a great activity for a rainy day!

The Ottumwa Youth Basketball League for girls in grades three through six will host a basketball skills camp on Sunday, November 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Evans Middle School.&nbsp...

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

Coffee with a Cop Day

October 2, 2019

National Coffee with a Cop Day was celebrated at James Elementary on October 2 by inviting Ottumwa Police Officers to the school during breakfast time for coffee and donuts.&nbs...

Join the Archery Team!

September 25, 2019

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team is accepting new students to try archery during their free pre-season archery practices during the month of October! Participants MUST ...