The Ottumwa Community School District is accepting submissions for the naming of the new grade 3-5 school building, located at the corner of Mary and Milner Streets on the Douma campus.
Individuals interested in submitting a name for the new building should complete this form. The deadline for receiving nominations is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023. Responses will be collected and reviewed, then submitted to the Ottumwa School Board on December 11, 2023.
The construction of the new school building is proceeding according to schedule, and the district says it is on track to open the doors of the new elementary school in August 2024. As part of this exciting transformation, the public is invited to submit a name that reflects the spirit and values of our school community.
We would like to remind you that we understand the importance of maintaining a small school feel while offering shared resources to enrich the educational experience. The new elementary school on the Douma campus will have access to resources such as a library, PE, art programs, and various other instructional spaces, while still operating independently in many respects. This approach underscores our commitment to “Be the Best” and reflects the desires of our community for small, nurturing school environments. If you are interested in a virtual interior building walkthrough please use the following link to access the video