Horace Mann Elementary School News

Looking for some suggested summer reading lists? Each year, the American Library Association publishes a list of recommended books for preschool- through middle school-aged stud...

Scholarships available to Douma, James, Liberty, or Wilson School students. See below for details! Deadline is June 15. Camp Invention is returning to Ottumwa Community Schoo...

Horace Mann staff share what they want students to know. Check out their final video! CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO

Here is this week's district art video created for the week of May 26-29. District art teachers decided to go around their house finding and taking pictures o...

Happy birthday to our Horace Mann students with summer birthdays. We wish you much happiness on your special day and are looking forward to seeing you again next year (unless yo...

Recently elementary physical education teachers created an opportunity for their students to participate in a Field Day. Students could earn a gold, silver, or bronze medal base...

Lesson on Perspective

May 19, 2020

Art lesson this week on perspective from OCSD art teachers. Have some fun with this project!! https://youtu.be/cqH-p5nP5mU

Please take 10 minutes and enjoy the 2020 Elementary Art Show! This virtual tour provides a great representation of the work done in our elementary program. CLICK HERE FOR AR...

Staff Share Joke Video

May 13, 2020

The staff have created a joke video for students. Sit back and get ready for some laughs. https://spark.adobe.com/video/7rdZK9hrObuOx

Teachers share their favorite books in this latest video installment.  

2019-20 Horace Mann Elementary Yearbook Due to Covid-19, you will ONLY be able to order online this year. Order deadline is Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon. Softc...

The end-of-the-year locker and desk clean out process for Ottumwa students will look a lot different this year due to COVID-19. Ottumwa Schools have been closed since March 15 a...

District art teachers share a video demonstrating some fun things to do with technology. Remember to make art a part of your days at home! CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Students at Wilson and Horace Mann will have the opportunity to connect with their school guidance counselor every Monday during the month of May. Here is the schedule and li...

Family Game Video

April 29, 2020

Horace Mann staff share their suggestions for games that you can play with your family while spending time at home. Maybe some of these are already family favorites! CLI...

Celebrating Earth Day

April 24, 2020

Watch as Horace Mann celebrate Earth Day 2020. CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO

Meet Mrs. Tait

March 9, 2020

Each week Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mrs. Christina Tait, Music Teacher! Mrs. Tait's favorite activities...

Literacy Fair!

March 9, 2020

Third grade students were on the IHCC Campus on Friday, March 6, 2020 for the Literacy Fair.  Students had the opportunity to join various sessions and share their writing ...

  Forty-two members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team will compete at the 2020 Iowa State NASP Tournament and the 2020 Iowa State NASP IBO 3-D Tournament this weekend...

Day two of Spirit Week had Horace Mann aglow in rainbow colors.  It was a wonderful way to anticipate all the beautiful spring flowers that are surely on the way!

Crazy Hair Day!

March 3, 2020

The first day of Spirit Week was Crazy Hair Day!  The students were very creative and excited to share their crazy hair creations.

Pickwick Early Childhood Center and Ottumwa elementary schools will host Parent-Teacher Conferences for their parents on Tuesday, March 10 from 4-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 1...