Horace Mann Elementary School News

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...

Meet Ms. Schuitema

January 6, 2020

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Ms. Kathy Schuitema, second grade teacher! Ms. Schuitema's favorite act...

All School Reward!

December 20, 2019

Horace Mann students earned a 3-tiered reward for the day before Winter Break.  Based on the number of Bulldog Bucks collected, students could earn bringing stuffed animals...

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden partic...

Archery Results

December 17, 2019

The Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery team hosted their first home tournament for the 2019-20 season on December 14. The results for Ottumwa are as follows: Block Competition - Team R...

Meet Mr. Brisendine

December 16, 2019

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mr. Bob Brisendine, head custodian! Mr. Brisendine's favorite activity ...

Horace Mann D.A.R.E Winners

December 16, 2019

D.A.R.E. Graduation is Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the OHS Auditorium.  Horace Mann is proud of our Essay Winners pictured here.  These students were se...

Holiday Spirit!

December 16, 2019

Winter is upon and excitement builds for the Holiday Break!  As the cold weather continues to bless us, we are grateful for donations we have received - especially mit...

Santa Visits Horace Mann!

December 13, 2019

Santa took some time out of his busy schedule to drop by Horace Mann on Thursday, December 12, 2019.  He was available for pictures with students during the afternoon.&nbsp...

Students Graduate from DARE

December 13, 2019

D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) graduation for fifth graders at Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, and Wilson Elementary will be held Tuesday, December 17 at 6 p.m. in t...

Heroes are Bell Ringers!

December 11, 2019

As one of their community service activities, the Horace Mann Heroes rang the bell for Salvation Army donations at North Hy-Vee on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  There&n...

Meet Mrs. Witt

December 9, 2019

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mrs. Nicole Witt, special education teacher! Mrs. Witt's favorite activ...

Ottumwa Bulldog archers competed in a tournament in Eddyville on December 7, hosted by Rocket Archery. Results include: Medaling Archers/Teams - Block Competition Evans Mi...

The Ottumwa High School Class of 2022 will host a Winter Festival on Saturday, December 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the OHS cafeteria. Participants should enter through the Four...

The Lego Team presented a skit to the Ottumwa City Council on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.  The theme this year is "City Shaper".  The students are addressing ...

Meet Ms. Schlotter

December 4, 2019

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Ms. Pat Schlotter, associate! Ms. Schlotter's favorite activity is gard...

Class of Turkeys!

November 26, 2019

A classroom full of turkeys looking for a safe spot to make it through the Thanksgiving holiday were spotted at Horace Mann on Tuesday, November 26!  Horace Mann staff...

Attention all inventors!  The Ottumwa Invention Convention will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Liberty Elementary from 5:30-8 p.m.  If needed, the snow date ...

Meet Mrs. Pierson

November 19, 2019

Each week, Horace Mann features a "Staff Person of the Week" and this week, we recognize Mrs. Dana Pierson, Title Reading teacher! Mrs. Pierson's favorite activ...

Firefighter Visit!

November 18, 2019

Several Ottumwa Firefighters joined Horace Mann students for lunch on Monday, November 18, 2019.  Students were extremely excited to have new "playmates" on the p...

Flag Lesson from JROTC

November 13, 2019

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, members of the JROTC Bulldog Battalion came to Horace Mann's 2nd Grade.  They taught the students flag courtesy, a brief history of the...