Horace Mann Elementary School News

4th Grade Explores Science!

February 20, 2020

Fourth graders have the opportunity to explore science through Project Lead the Way.  This curriculum is problem-based and is focused on teaching students critical thinking...

Meet Mr. Schlarbaum

February 18, 2020

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mr. Jim Schlarbaum, Guidance Counselor! Mr. Schlarbaum's favorite activ...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the North Mahaska Tournament on Saturday, February 8.   Block Competition - North Mahaska No medals for top 12 - To...

The Ottumwa Bulldog Archers will host a Winter Iowa Games tournament, Saturday, February 15 at Evans Middle School.  Flights will be held hourly beginning at 8:00 a.m....

Meet Mrs. Hendred

February 11, 2020

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mrs. Sandra Hendred, English Learner teacher! Mrs. Hendred's favorite a...

Ottumwa Camp Invention is back!  This summer’s "Elevate" program will give children an opportunity to learn the principles of flight, explore energy conserv...

Horace Mann students celebrated improved reading scores with a popcorn treat!  From Fall 2019 to Winter 2020, 95% of our students improved using the "FA...

Five students make up the 2019-20 Horace Mann Bulldog Archery Team. Team members from left to right include:  Simon Marble, Isabella Hoffman, Kayla Simmons, Alyssa Adams, a...

New Smencils Are Here!

February 4, 2020

Smelly Pencils - Smencils - continue to be very popular with Horace Mann students.  Today we received a new batch which include sports themed smencils and new and exciting ...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at the Albia Block Tournament and the Eddyville Block and 3-D Tournament on Saturday, February 2. Members of the elementary, middle sc...

Two students from Ottumwa Community Schools were crowned overall winners in the 2020 Invention Convention, held Thursday, January 30 at Liberty Elementary. Madalynn Sertterh ...

Meet Mrs. Leonard

February 3, 2020

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mrs. Abby Leonard, second grade teacher! Mrs. Leonard's favorite activi...

The local 2020 Invention Convention was held on Thursday, January 30th at Liberty Elementary.  Raina and Isabella's invention is called "Twin Rollers".  ...

Board Game Bonanza!

January 30, 2020

As a result of reaching our goal of 3,750 Bulldog Bucks, Board Game Bonanza hit Horace Mann on Thursday, January 30, 2020.  Classes were randomly matched together to s...

Meet Mrs. Patrick

January 29, 2020

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mrs. Jenny Patrick, associate! Mrs. Patrick's favorite activity is bask...

100th Day of School!

January 29, 2020

Mrs. Penner's 1st Grade class looks a little different on the 100th day of school.  Students had fun dressing up as 100 year old senior citizens!

Fifth Grade Buddies

January 29, 2020

Fifth grade students joined together with First grade students to  string cereal to mark the 100th day of school.  

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery team competed in a tournament at Cardinal on Saturday, January 25. Results include: Top Ten Individual Archers Block Competition Horace Mann &nd...

Due to the weather, the performance of the junior cheerleaders has been rescheduled for Fri., Feb. 7. Please bring your child at 6 p.m. to receive their shirt and to warm-up. Pe...

Meet Mrs. Ingle

January 20, 2020

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mrs. Miranda Ingle, fourth grade teacher! Mrs. Ingle's favorite activit...

Horace Mann Heroes, our student leadership group, presented to the Board of Education on Monday, January 13, 2020.  The topic was being Ambassadors to welcome new families ...

Meet Mrs. Weilbrenner

January 14, 2020

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week' and this week, we recognize Mrs. Ann Weilbrenner, fifth grade teacher! Mrs. Weilbrenner's favorite a...

Kindergarten students are as smart as their Smart Board!  Ella in Ms. Kiple's class used her in-class "coupons" to earn extra time writing on the Smart B...

January PBIS Goal and Reward

January 10, 2020

The whole school goal for January is to earn 3,750 Bulldog Bucks for Board Game Bonanza!  Students may also use their Bulldog Bucks towards game requests for their classroo...

Cheerleading Clinic Offered

January 8, 2020

The OHS cheerleaders will sponsor the Ottumwa Junior Cheerleader Clinic for Ottumwa K-2 students on Monday, January 13 and Ottumwa 3-5 students on Wednesday, January 15. Clinics...