Horace Mann Elementary School News

Pioneer Ridge Match Game!

October 12, 2018

During the First Grade field trip to Pioneer Ridge on October 11, 2018, the students were tasked with matching animal hides with animal tracks.  Their visible concentration...

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, First Grade ventured to Pioneer Ridge to explore evidence of creatures and habitats.  Judging from their smiling faces, they had a great time!

Each week four student names are drawn for the Reward Board.  Students can decorate a portion of the Reward Board that is all about them and on display for a week. Che...

The OHS Student Council is hosting a free Children’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for children up to sixth grade...

PBIS--Staff Recognition

October 8, 2018

Part of being a PBIS--Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports--school is having staff recognition.  Each week, a staff member is identified as the Horace Mann Staff Per...

Compassion on Display!

October 5, 2018

What a wonderful moment captured by a Kindergarten Teacher at recess!  The Bulldog Beliefs are:  Be Compassionate, Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.  Ho...

Third Grade Math Activity

October 4, 2018

Learning math does not always mean sitting at a desk.  These third graders are working with partners to explore mass using a balance and grams.  Mrs. Fall said that th...

Ottumwa High School cheerleaders will host a Cheer Clinic for district students in grades K-5.  The clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 10 from 3:45-5:30 p.m in the O...

Two Schools Attend Outdoor Camp

September 21, 2018

Outdoor camp is more than s’mores around the campfire for fifth graders at Horace Mann and James.  A tradition at Horace Mann for over 15 years, fifth grade teache...

Horace Mann Heroes

September 17, 2018

Horace Mann Heroes is our student leadership group consisting of students in third, fourth, and fifth grade.  Each semester, two representatives from each class are selecte...

Save the date for the northside Third Grade Vocal Music Concert on Thursday, October 25, at 6 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School auditorium.  Third grade students need to...

Building An Archery Team!

September 14, 2018

Students from Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, Liberty, and Evans participate in Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Preseason Practice. Many will join the competitive team in November. &n...

Mrs. Farness worked hard to provide comfy, cozy cushions for students to use while enjoying reading in the library at Horace Mann.

  We are celebrating OHS Homecoming with a Spirit Week! Check out how our futures are so bright! Mon., Sept. 17: Neon/Tie Dye Day! Our future’s so br...

Horace Mann PTA is holding a membership contest.  The class with the highest percent of paid PTA memberships by October 2, wins a popcorn party!

When supervision begins at 7:40 am, students enter the gym and can choose to eat breakfast, visit with friends, read a book, or play games.  Favorites include Connect 4, So...

One of our expectations at Horace Mann is to be compassioante.  Our students learn, practice, and demonstrate compassion beginning in kindergarten.

Horace Mann Staff took a field trip to Schafer Stadium on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Families are invited to the Horace Mann Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 21, 4:30 - 5:30 pm.  Meet teachers, bring school supplies, and enjoy ice cream.

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...

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...