Horace Mann Elementary School News

Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, and Wilson Elementary Schools will hold conferences on Monday, November 14 from 4 - 7:30 p.m. Douma and Liberty will hold conferences on Tuesda...

To reward students for doing a great job of being responsible, respectful, compassionate and safe, Horace Mann hosted a "Dress As Your Favorite Book Character" day o...

New Reading Report Card

October 19, 2016

Ottumwa Community School District will be implementing a new reading report card  for students in grades K-5 for the 2016-17 school year.  Why the change? The rep...

For 80 fifth graders at Eisenhower and Horace Mann Elementary Schools, the classroom was moved outdoors. Students spent Monday and Tuesday at Outdoor Camp. This annual event...

Archery Team Registration

October 17, 2016

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team will hold registration for the 2016-17 season. The archery team is a competitive team through the National Archery in the Schools program. S...

180 Days - Heroes

October 12, 2016

Student ambassadors help their peers transition to their new school at Horace Mann Elementary. Last year, staff looked for additional ways to connect student council members...

After School Accident

October 10, 2016

An adult was hit by a car after school near the North Court Baptist Church. The person was transported to the hospital. "Everyone responded appropriately to the emergency...

The Ottumwa Youth Basketball League for boys and girls in grades five and six will host a training camp on Saturday, November 5. The boy’s camp will be from 8-9:30 a.m. an...

Water Main Break Repaired

October 3, 2016

Horace Mann lost water for a few hours Monday afternoon. Water was shut off at 1 p.m. Due to prior notification, students were able to fill water bottles prior to water servic...

Spirit Week at Horace Mann

September 22, 2016

Here are the dress themes for the week: Monday - Crazy Hair Day Tuesday - Backwards Day Wednesday - Horace Mann Hawk Day Thursday - Dress Your Best Day Fr...

First grade students in Miss Meeker’s class at Horace Mann showed their appreciation to the building custodian on Friday. They delivered thank-you’s to him for put...

Parents are reminded that the early release on Wednesday will be at 1:30 p.m. This is a change from previous years. 

OHS cheerleaders will host a Little Cheer Clinic for students in grades K-6.  Students in grades three, four, five and six will attend the clinic on Tuesday, September 13...

Posting Positive Messages

August 22, 2016

A hallway near the gym/cafeteria is used by every student, every day at Horace Mann. This wall was converted to a dry erase surface over the summer. It will be used as a way t...

New Teachers Begin Monday

August 15, 2016

Thirty-four new teachers are starting their jobs in the Ottumwa district today. Their schedule for the first three days includes: Meeting and working with their mentor ...

The fall Instrumental Music Open House for fifth grade students and their parents will be held on Tuesday, August 30 from 4-7 p.m. and Thursday, September 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. a...

Football Camp Offered

July 13, 2016

The Ottumwa Youth Football League will host a free camp for Ottumwa students entering fifth and sixth grade. The camp will be held July 14 and July 21 from 6-7 p.m. at Schafer...

Summer Reading List

May 25, 2016

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, has released their 2016 Summer Reading Lists with new and exciting titles! The...

The OHS Girls Swim Team is sponsoring their 3rd Annual Technique Clinic for youth during the week of June 6 from 8-10 a.m. at The Beach Ottumwa.  The clinic is open to sw...

Several district schools recently participated in the National Association of Postal Carrier's annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Horace Mann Elementary collected more po...

A new phenomenon was recently celebrated at Horace Mann. Students got into the spirit of May 4, the newly designated Star Wars Day, by dressing as their favorite Star Wars cha...

Second graders in the Ottumwa district will travel to Bridge View Center on Friday, May 13 for a preview of Ottumwa Community Players' upcoming production, "You&rsquo...

For the first time in the 15 year history of the Ottumwa Community School District’s Bulldog Book Bowl, James Elementary took home the traveling trophy. The Brainiac G...

The last day of school for students in the Ottumwa Community School District is June 3 but the dismissal time has been moved to 1:30 p.m. instead of the 1 p.m. dismissal that ...

Two students at Horace Mann were place winners at the national PTA Reflections contest in Iowa. The theme this year was “Let your Imagination Fly.” Ben Moreland,...