Horace Mann Elementary School News

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...

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...