Horace Mann Elementary School News

Members of the Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team will compete at the regional tournament, Best of the Midwest, in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 27. Most recently, these archers pa...

It's time to order your 2018-2019 Horace Mann Yearbook! 3 Ways to Order: 1.  You can order with credit card online through Picaboo storefront link: Click here! ...

You may have heard your students referring to Grandma or Grandpa here at Horace Mann.  They are here courtesy of The Foster Grandparent program through American Home Findin...

Book Bowl is a quiz-type competition for 5th grade students created by district media specialists to promote reading.  Students read and study 8 books and answer questions ...

After nine rounds of competition, the Star Books team from James Elementary won the district’s 2019 Bulldog Book Bowl on Tuesday for the third time in the last four years....

Pinwheel Garden

April 16, 2019

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Wapello County Children's Alliance sponsored Pinwheel Gardens.  Students took a brief break during the day to call attenti...

Egg Hunt Fundraiser

April 9, 2019

Do you need help hiding eggs during the upcoming holiday? The Ottumwa High School Class of 2021 will come to your house and hide eggs in your yard for Easter mornin...

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., Ottumwa Elementary School 5th Graders will compete in the annual Book Bowl.  Book Bowl is a quiz competition based upon reading a s...

Wind as a Learning Tool!

March 29, 2019

Ms. Kiple's Kindergarten students had the perfect day to complete their Observing Weather Investigation.  Students used the wind socks they created to explore the ...

BookFair!!

March 13, 2019

Thanks to PTA for sponsoring Horace Mann BookFair during spring 2019 conferences!  Students who come to conferences receive a free book!  Last day to get a book is Thu...

Ottumwa Community Schools will host a kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, March 28 beginning at 6 p.m. This date was rescheduled due to the weathe...

Horace Mann's Got Talent

March 12, 2019

Sttudents showcased their talent on March 12, 2019 at Horace Mann.  Student's earned the talent show with the number of Bulldog Bucks earned in February and March....

Artistry on Display

March 12, 2019

Students in 5th Grade have been working on value in art.  They have learned to make a two-dimensional object (such as a circle) appear to be three-dimensional (a sphere).&n...

Buddy Bench Reading

March 11, 2019

The buddy bench was donated by the children of former students with the help of their grandparents.  On this day in March 2019, it proved to be a perfect spot for two stude...

Dress Your Best!

March 7, 2019

Dress Your Best day brought out some fabulous looks from the many students who embraced the day!  We are so proud of our students for having fun with Spirit Week!

Hat Day for Spirit Week!

March 6, 2019

Horace Mann students continue to have fun during Spirit Week!  Check the OCSD app and the website calendar for the theme for each day.  

Spirit Week Fun!

March 5, 2019

Students have fun each day of Spirit Week but this group of 1st graders particularly enjoyed showing off their crazy hair!  Check the calendar for the theme for each day!

Three evening dates remain on the facility assessment conversation schedule to allow citizens an opportunity to discuss the recent facility assessment. Superintendent Nicole Koo...

Quadruplets for a Day!

February 21, 2019

"Mrs. Williams, look at this!"  That was the exclamation that our Principal heard during morning supervision in the gym.  These "identical" 2nd gra...

Inside Recess Fun

February 20, 2019

During these cold windy days, students use their creativity during recess inside the classroom.  Mrs. Fall, 3rd Grade Teacher, shared one such moment.  She reported th...

Three additional dates have been added to the facility assessment conversation schedule to allow more citizens an opportunity to discuss the recent facility assessment. Super...

Ottumwa Community Schools will host a registration event for students entering kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year on Thursday, March 7 beginning at 6 p.m.  The dis...

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Team competed at tournaments hosted by Cardinal on January 26 and Eddyville, Blakesburg, Fremont on February 2. On January 26, 30 archers set p...

100 Days of School!

February 1, 2019

Mrs. Penner's 1st Grade class celebrated 100 days of school by dressing like they were 100 days old!!  Aren't they an adorable group of centenarians?!

Evans Middle School has re-scheduled their 5th Grade Parent Information Night to Tuesday, February 12 in the Evans auditorium at 5:30 p.m. Parents will meet Principal Steve Zimm...