Horace Mann Elementary School News

Birthday Books are donated to the Horace Mann Library in honor of a student's birthday.  Books are available for purchase from the school for $12.00 or students may bri...

The parent/school partnership is alive and well at Horace Mann as we promote reading during Conference Week.  The PTA hosts a Book Fair for students and parents to enjoy!&n...

Family Fun at Fall Fest

October 26, 2017

Students at Horace Mann enjoyed Fall Fest during the evening of October 19, 2017!  Activities with prizes, a Haunted Hallway and food were available with purchased tickers....

Students at Horace Mann Elementary celebrated as a whole school by earning Bulldog Bucks for being Respectful, Responsible, Safe, and Compassionate. The IHCC Warrior Basket...

A school-wide kindness activity at Horace Mann motivated a first grade student to spread a little kindness on his own. This week, students at Horace Mann watched a presentati...

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.

Staff Prepare for First Day

August 22, 2017

Teachers are preparing for the first day of school. One of the annual activities is the annual staff picture. Staff loaded a bus and were transported to their destination for ...

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....

Nineteen members of the Ottumwa Bulldog Archery Team competed in the NASP Archery Competition at the 2017 Summer Iowa Games in Ames on July 15. Students who participated inclu...

Is your child interested in creating their own personal, spy gadget alarm box? Who wants to launch water rockets and engineer castles? Would your child want to design duct...

The Ottumwa Tennis Club is offering tennis lessons in July for elementary and middle school students. Groups will meet July 10-27 either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday....

Fifth graders recently spent the afternoon at Memorial Park as part of the city's Make Ottumwa Shine effort. The semi-annual event is used to encourage residents to...

The Ottumwa Community School District’s band and orchestra programs are offering summer lessons to students. All lessons will be held in the Evans Middle School band and...

The Ottumwa Public Library is excited to announce our Summer Reading Program. As in previous years, we will have a program for all ages with the theme “Build a Better Wo...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at Nationals in Louisville, KY   2017 NASP Nationals - Bullseye Tournament   Jeffery Shauman  Score: 2...

Hundreds of Ottumwa students spent Wednesday afternoon running the oval at Schafer Stadium. The Elementary Track Meet provides an opportunity for students in grades four, five...

Students from Liberty, Horace Mann, and  Evans Middle School participated in the Invent Iowa competition in Iowa City on Thursday. Seven students from the Ottumwa ...

The 4th annual Technology Fair will be held Friday, April 21 from 8:45 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the IHCC Advanced Technology Center.  This event is sponsored by both Ottumwa S...

A fifth grade research project has resulted in a Horace Mann student receiving a card from Jane Goodall, a famous British primatologist who is known for her work with chimpanz...

Elementary Art on Exhibit

April 17, 2017

The 2017 Kids Art Exhibit will be held at Peoples State Bank on Friday, April 21 from 6-7 p.m. Elementary art teachers submitted 125 pieces of children's art to be dis...

For many district fourth graders, tonight’s All-City concert performance is a nerve-wracking experience. For others, it's a chance to show off their newly acquired s...

Students in fourth, fifth and sixth grades are invited to audition for the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival Children’s Chorus this month. The Chorus of nearly 35 v...

Students at Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, Liberty, and Wilson Elementary Schools participated in an Artist in Residence program earlier this week. The artist was Robert Tind...

Seven students have been invited to participate in the State Invent Iowa competition. Congratulations to Talise Plate and Elise Hayes, fourth graders at Horace Mann; Em...

Ottumwa Schools will host kindergarten open house for the 2017-18 school year on Thursday, March 9 at Douma, Eisenhower, James, Horace Mann, and Wilson Schools. The open house...