James Elementary School News

James Elementary fifth graders are ready to cheer for their favorite team during Friday’s Homecoming game. Every fifth grade student will have the opportunity to atten...

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

September 23, 2016

Week of September 19, 2016

Week of September 26, 2016

Bulldog Belief Award Winners

September 16, 2016

Students at James Elementary School were recognized September 16th for representing the school’s Bulldog Beliefs.  Beliefs include being Responsible, Compassionate,...

Parents of James First Graders: This note is to invite you to FIRST Night at James this Thursday, September 15 at 5:30 p.m.  FIRST stands for Fun Is Reading Stories Tog...

Parents are reminded that the early release on Wednesday will be at 1:30 p.m. This is a change from previous years. 

Kindergarten students in Mrs. Meinders’ class at James Elementary were enjoying apple slices Tuesday afternoon. The snack is part of the district’s Fresh Fruit a...

 At 2:40 p.m., James Elementary received a phone call from the Ottumwa Police Department to make the school aware that a manhunt was in progress in the general area of Ja...

OHS cheerleaders will host 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 13...

Friday was the first day for all kindergarten students in the Ottumwa district. At James, fifth graders help their younger peers find their lockers and classroom. 

Three new teachers will join the staff of James Elementary. New teachers and their assignments include: Deanna Bower - Fourth grade Nicole Farrington - Second grade ...

New Teachers Begin Monday

August 15, 2016

Thirty-four new teachers are starting their jobs in the Ottumwa district today. Their schedule for the first three days includes: Meeting and working with their mentor ...

The fall Instrumental Music Open House for fifth grade students and their parents will be held on Tuesday, August 30 from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday, September 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. a...

Football Camp Offered

July 13, 2016

The Ottumwa Youth Football League will host a free camp for Ottumwa students entering fifth and sixth grade. The camp will be held July 14 and July 21 from 6-7 p.m. at Schafer...

Three Ottumwa elementary schools, James, Liberty and Wilson Elementary Schools, have been selected to participate in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2016-17 scho...

Summer Reading List

May 25, 2016

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has released their 2016 Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles! The...

The OHS Girls Swim Team is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Technique Clinic for youth during the week of June 6 from 8-10 a.m. at The Beach Ottumwa.  The clinic is open to sw...

Second graders in the Ottumwa district will travel to Bridge View Center on Friday, May 13 for a preview of Ottumwa Community Players' upcoming production, "You&rsquo...

For the first time in the 15 year history of the Ottumwa Community School District’s Bulldog Book Bowl, James Elementary took home the traveling trophy. The Brainiac G...

The last day of school for students in the Ottumwa Community School District is June 3 but the dismissal time has been moved to 1:30 p.m. instead of the 1 p.m. dismissal that ...

Ottumwa Schools will host a Retiree Open House to honor 21 employees who will retire at the end of this school year on Thursday, May 5 from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. in the Ottum...

The 15th Annual Ottumwa Bulldog Book Bowl, sponsored by the district’s media specialists, will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School cafeteri...

Staff Support K4J Day

April 6, 2016

Staff members at James showed their support for Principal Jay Green by wearing jeans on Wednesday. Funds raised during the district-wide event will support Jay Green's kid...

A recent award by the John Deere Foundation will support three technology initiatives at Ottumwa Schools.  According to the John Deere Foundation's website, "A...

When teaching students about the district’s Six Essential Learnings, Ottumwa staff can simply look down the halls for examples of compassionate role models.  Next...