James Elementary School News

James Elementary students are earning PBIS tickets daily for demonstrating the four Bulldog Beliefs- Respect, Responsibility, Compassion and Safety.  Expectations for ...

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

Welcome Back Students!

August 22, 2018

James Staff welcomes back students to be their guest this 2018-2019 school year. Staff filled the entry sidewalk with inspirational quotes to excite students during Back to Scho...

We have an exciting announcement to make for all James families!   The Painters and Allied Trades Children’s Hope Foundation has generously gifted each James stu...

Twenty-one members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed in the Iowa Summer Games in Ames on July 21. The archers participated in an outside tournament with wind speeds ...

The Ottumwa High School football coach and staff will host a Bulldog Youth Football Camp on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 24-25.  The camp, coordinated by OHS head footbal...

The Ottumwa Public Library will be popping up around Ottumwa this summer, including several school sites. This effort is to make sure all children have access to books. There wi...

On the one year anniversary of his death, James Elementary honored one of their own today during a brief presentation on the playground.  A former James parent, neighbor...

Elementary students in Ottumwa are invited to attend the boys soccer games on Tuesday, May 1 for free. Students can attend any or all games that day at Schafer Stadium, includin...

James wins Book Bowl

April 18, 2018

After three rounds of competition, the Reading Rebels team from James Elementary won the district’s 2018 Bulldog Book Bowl on Tuesday. Members of the team included:  ...

The 16th Annual Ottumwa Bulldog Book Bowl, sponsored by the district’s media specialists, will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria....

Register now to save $25 on Camp Invention. The deadline for early registration is Friday, March 23. Camp Invention is being offered to area children entering grades kinderga...

School Board Vacancy

March 13, 2018

The Ottumwa Community School District has received seven interested parties for the current board vacancy.   They are as follows: Mitch Niner Cathy Angle ...

Evans Middle School Scores 10/15 Jeffery Shauman, score 281 Ty Tucker, score 278 Makenzie Fischer, score 276 Natalie Cook, score 269 Erinne Mendibles, score 267 ...

School Counselors Celebrate During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5–9, 2018 National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Associati...

Learning About Green Screen

February 1, 2018

Second grade students at James Elementary learned about green screen technology during library time this week. Students took photos of themselves in front of the green screen, t...

Evans Middle School Scores 10/15 Jeffery Shauman, score 286, Myles Saner, score 271 Erinne Mendibles ,score 269 Makenzie Fischer, score 268 Xander Johnson, score 2...

Elementary 10/15 Scores Eisenhower: Mackenzie Carrow, score 33 Horace Mann Sullivan Person, score 215 Talise Plate, score 189 Madelyn Neri-Cordova,...

Horace Mann Sullivan Person, score 206 Nicholas Neri-Cordova, score 158 Madelyn Neri-Cordova, score 135 James Sophia Mendibles, score 192 Liberty ...

Elementary Individual scores Kiley Bankson Liberty, 254; Karen Rukgarber Liberty, 212 Randy Rukgarber Liberty, 204 Stormy Kitto Liberty,196 Nicholas Swope Liberty,...

The Iowa Heart Foundation partnered with James Elementary School in Ottumwa to support the placement of an automated external defibrillator (AED) at the school to provide a safe...

Students and staff at James Elementary in Ottumwa, Iowa celebrated Thanksgiving in a big way on Wednesday thanks to Ottumwa’s South Hy-Vee. Hy-Vee donated a T...

Approximately 20 third, fourth, and fifth graders at James Elementary attended their first symphony concert Saturday night at Bridge View Center. The field trip was the brain...

On Friday, Aug. 25, students will attend school all day. There is NO teacher professional development. The first Friday early release will be Sept. 1 at 1 p.m.

First Day of Kindergarten

August 14, 2017

Kindergarten students will start the 2017-18 school year by attending class for half a day on either August 24 or August 25. Students will be randomly divided into two groups....