Horace Mann Elementary School News

Our Own Shooting Stars!

December 11, 2018

The Shooting Stars Team #363 performed at the First Lego League Regional Tournament at Indian Hills on December 1, 2018.  The team received awards and will advance to the S...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team (Bullseye and 3-D) will be competing at the Iowa Winter Games on December 8, 2018 at the Eddyville High School.

Volunteerism!

December 5, 2018

The Horace Mann Heroes decided that helping the Salvation Army was a wonderful community service idea.  Ten children volunteered to ring the bells on November 30, 2018 at t...

A Great Way to Start the Day

December 3, 2018

Students at Horace Mann are supervised beginning at 7:40 a.m. each morning.  In addition to breakfast being served, books and games are available for students to play befor...

Students at Horace Mann were treated to a Pie Eating Contest for earning 3,921 Bulldog Bucks in November 2018.  Our nine contestants plus Mr. Schlarbaum, our staff particip...

All classes at Horace Mann Elementary are celebrating "Hour of Code" in honor of Computer Science Education Week, which is December 3 - 7.  Students are learning ...

Horace Mann PTA sponsored a membership drive in November 2018.  Mrs. Fall's 3rd grade class was the winner with 58% parent participation followed closely by Ms. Kiple&#...

District to Test Alert System

November 19, 2018

The Ottumwa Community School District is planning to send a test message out to parents on Tuesday, November 20 at 6 p.m. via a text. This will allow the district to test the ne...

DJ Lunch a Big Hit!

November 15, 2018

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Horace Mann students enjoyed their third DJ Lunch this school year.  Students earn Bulldog Bucks by being compassionate, respectful, respons...

Honoring Veterans Day!!

November 13, 2018

Kindergarteners braved the chilly temperatures on Monday, November 12, 2018 to show their support for our Veterans by waving flags in front of the Horace Mann sign.  We hon...

Thank you to our Room Parent Volunteers who made sure students had a great time at the Fall Parties on October 31, 2018!

Science Engages 5th Graders

November 1, 2018

The science curriculum for 5th grade includes a unit on living systems.  Students built a model of the circulatory system to see how that system works in our bodies.  ...

Celebrating Fall!

October 31, 2018

Kindergarteners stopped recess long enough to pose for a picture in the beautiful fall leaves.  Today is the day that classrooms had their annual Fall Party.  Thank yo...

Horace Mann Hoopla!

October 31, 2018

What do you do when you earn over 4,000 Bulldog Bucks for being Respectful, Responsible, Safe, and Compassionate?  You celebrate!  Students at Horace Mann were rewarde...

Evans Middle School will host their annual Veterans Day program on Wednesday, November 7. All area veterans are encouraged to attend this event as an honored guest. The event...

Archery Sign Up

October 29, 2018

Horace Mann 5th Grade students transform pumpkins into globes complete with continents, oceans and lines of latitude.  They use a map to determine where each continent is i...

Horace Mann Fall Fest Fun!

October 25, 2018

Fall Fest proved to be a great success with games, food and costumes!  PTA had pizza and ice cream available for a small fee.  There were games with prizes and activit...

The OHS Student Council is hosting a free Children’s Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria for children up to sixth grade...

Teaching Fire Safety

October 22, 2018

The Ottumwa Fire Department will visit several schools in Ottumwa this week to promote fire safety. Using the Fire Safety Training Trailer, local firemen are visiting each eleme...

Team Bobby Message!

October 19, 2018

Third Grade students at Horace Mann pose for a picture to send to Bob Brisendine, our much loved Custodian, as he battles cancer.  Bobby is a wonderful, positive influence ...

Did you know that 6 emotions are found in every culture and are hard-wired in our brains? Sadness, Joy, Disgust, Anger, Fear, and Surprise. Behaviors such as Humility, For...

Pioneer Ridge Match Game!

October 12, 2018

During the First Grade field trip to Pioneer Ridge on October 11, 2018, the students were tasked with matching animal hides with animal tracks.  Their visible concentration...

On Thursday, October 11, 2018, First Grade ventured to Pioneer Ridge to explore evidence of creatures and habitats.  Judging from their smiling faces, they had a great time!

Each week four student names are drawn for the Reward Board.  Students can decorate a portion of the Reward Board that is all about them and on display for a week. Che...