Horace Mann Elementary School News

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...

Dizzy the Clown was at Horace Mann on Thursday, May 24, 2018 to promote the Ottumwa Public Library's Summer Reading Program which runs from June 1 - August 10, 2018.  D...

On May 22, 2018, Horace Mann 5th Graders once again put forth effort to keep our school grounds beautiful.  The students pictured were collecting our "Kindness Rocks&q...

Horace Mann First Graders visited Pioneer Ridge on Thursday, May 17, 2018.  Students looked at creatures they found while digging in the pond with nets.  Students were...

Butterfly Release!

May 18, 2018

Living Systems is the Science Unit that 5th Graders have been studying.  On Thursday, May 17, 2018, the students released the butterflies that were a part of the study...

Horace Mann PTA is sponsoring a "Buy One - Get One Free" Book Fair the week of April 7-10, 2018.  PTA gives a $5.00 voucher to each student to purchase a book and...

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Horace Mann Kindergarteners continued their lesson on insects at Pioneer Ridge.  Students looked for insects under logs and used nets to catch flyi...

Horace Mann 4th Graders traveled to Pioneer Ridge on Monday, May 7, 2018.  The academic goal was to further explore organisms living in aquatic environments as part of...

To earn the Bounce House Reward, the Bulldog Buck goal for April was 3,500.  The goal was shattered when 5,817 were earned as a part of PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventio...

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...

Track Team Shines!

April 26, 2018

The Elementary Track meet was held on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  The athletes and fans enjoyed a beautiful spring day of competition.  Even though the high school tra...

Tech Fair 2018 was held on April 20, 2018 - a partnership between Indian Hills Community College and OCSD.  Two students from each of the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classrooms ...

Talise Plate was one of seven students from the Ottumwa Community School District to participate in the annual State Invent Iowa competition in Coralville on Monday, April 16, 2...

Library Special Events!

April 18, 2018

 National Library Week was celebrated last week with a contest to guess the number of Legos in a jar.  Darius guessed the exact number in the K-2 short jar - 88! ...

The 17th Annual Book Bowl was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.  The Horace Mann Team, "Colorful Covers" placed 2nd in the competition in which students answer que...

The OHS Jazz Band and Show Choir brought their talents to Horace Mann School on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.  It is a wonderful way for our elementary students to witness the...

It's Yearbook Time!!

April 11, 2018

2017-18 Yearbooks (soft cover) are $10 each and will be given out the last day of school, June 1, 2018 How to Order:  1.  Use your credit card at https://horacem...

Peoples State Bank Art Show is Friday April 13, 2018 from 6-7 p.m. at 116 W. Main.  Our Art Teacher, Carissa Hughell, announced the participants and our two 1st place award...

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....

Other classes are studying various live creatures as part of their Science Life Cycle Unit.  Crayfish can be found in the 3rd grade.  Mealworms can be seen crawling ar...

Goldfish and guppies are part of Kindergarten's "Animals Two by Two Life Science Unit".  The students are documenting their observations in their science...

All-City Concert Schedule

March 26, 2018

Bridge View Center is the new location of the annual All-City Concert.  This concert features performances by 4th grade students on recorders as well as performances from o...

Each week, four students are selected from the Bulldog Buck tote to share on our "Reward Board".  Students can share photographs, artwork, a story or something el...

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 ...