Horace Mann Elementary School News

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,...

Ottumwa Schools will host a Retiree Open House to honor 21 employees who will retire at the end of this school year on Thursday, May 5 from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. in the Ottum...

The 15th Annual Ottumwa Bulldog Book Bowl, sponsored by the district’s media specialists, will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School cafeteri...

A recent award by the John Deere Foundation will support three technology initiatives at Ottumwa Schools.  According to the John Deere Foundation's website, "A...

PTYC will offer a vareity of fun and enriching activities during Spring Break.  On Monday, students can take a trip to The Beach Ottumwa for an afternoon of water fun. ...

PE Hosts Archery Shoot

March 17, 2016

The Ottumwa physical education department hosted the 2nd Annual 5th Grade Archery Shoot at Liberty Elementary on March 16. Fifth grade students were invited to participate.&nb...

The Mexican Consul, Guadalupe Sanchez Salazar, will be sharing a message with Spanish-speaking families about the importance of literacy, and is bringing books to share with f...

Ottumwa High School had a planned power outage this afternoon after 3:30 p.m. This outage allowed Alliant Energy to fix a problem from the transformer to the building pan...

For over 37 years, Tim Belzer has been printing something every day. Belzer, who mans the Ottumwa Community School District’s print shop, will retire after 25 years of s...

Archers Have Sights on State

February 23, 2016

Ten members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team earned state qualifying scores in their first year of competition. Qualifying scores are determined by adding the archer's...

Ottumwa Schools will host a Kindergarten Open House for the 2016-17 school year on Thursday, March 3 at Douma, Eisenhower, James, Horace Mann, and Wilson. The open house will ...

Archers Compete at Washington

February 22, 2016

Archers from Horace Mann competed in the Washington Archery Shoot on Saturday. Results include: CLOE ARMSTRONG -- Score 243; Tens 5 WILLIAM MILLER -- Score 217; Tens 1 Z...

Cowboy Theme for Spirit Day

February 18, 2016

To celebrate over 300 Bulldog Bucks earned by Horace Mann students, there will be a Spirit Day on Wednesday, February 24. The theme is Cowboy/Cowgirl Day, complete with hats!&...

Carnival to Support Local Team

February 10, 2016

The Ottumwa Trap Shoot Team will hold a carnival on Saturday, February 27 in the Ottumwa High School cafeteria from 3-7pm. This will be a family-friendly event and all familie...

Over 100 kindergarten through eighth grade students recently demonstrated their ingenuity by creating inventions for this year’s Ottumwa Invention Convention...

Sixteen students dined at a special table today at Horace Mann. These students were drawn from those earning Bulldog Bucks for the day. ​All adults at Horace Mann ha...

  The Horace Mann Heroes are student representatives in grades 3, 4, and 5 that are self-nominated and then selected by staff to serve in a leadership capacity (think S...

Parent teacher conferences in the Ottumwa School District will be held Monday – Thursday, February 22 through February 25 for grades preK-12. District-wide conference ti...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the Albia Blue Demon Tournament on Saturday, January 30. Archer scores for each school team are below. The highest possible score...

Horace Mann students recently used the Railyard Conditioning Course in PE. The Railyard is an indoor obstacle course that makes exercise fun. Students think the obstacle cou...

Horace Mann archers recently competed at Cardinal High School. Students shot standard targets at a range of 10-15 and also competed using 3-D targets. Results include: 10/15...