Horace Mann Elementary School News

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...

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...

PBIS--Staff Recognition

October 8, 2018

Part of being a PBIS--Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports--school is having staff recognition.  Each week, a staff member is identified as the Horace Mann Staff Per...

Compassion on Display!

October 5, 2018

What a wonderful moment captured by a Kindergarten Teacher at recess!  The Bulldog Beliefs are:  Be Compassionate, Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.  Ho...

Third Grade Math Activity

October 4, 2018

Learning math does not always mean sitting at a desk.  These third graders are working with partners to explore mass using a balance and grams.  Mrs. Fall said that th...

Ottumwa High School cheerleaders will host a Cheer Clinic for district students in grades K-5.  The clinic will be held on Wednesday, October 10 from 3:45-5:30 p.m in the O...

Two Schools Attend Outdoor Camp

September 21, 2018

Outdoor camp is more than s’mores around the campfire for fifth graders at Horace Mann and James.  A tradition at Horace Mann for over 15 years, fifth grade teache...

Horace Mann Heroes

September 17, 2018

Horace Mann Heroes is our student leadership group consisting of students in third, fourth, and fifth grade.  Each semester, two representatives from each class are selecte...

Save the date for the northside Third Grade Vocal Music Concert on Thursday, October 25, at 6 p.m. in the Ottumwa High School auditorium.  Third grade students need to...

Building An Archery Team!

September 14, 2018

Students from Eisenhower, Horace Mann, James, Liberty, and Evans participate in Ottumwa Bulldogs Archery Preseason Practice. Many will join the competitive team in November. &n...

Mrs. Farness worked hard to provide comfy, cozy cushions for students to use while enjoying reading in the library at Horace Mann.

  We are celebrating OHS Homecoming with a Spirit Week! Check out how our futures are so bright! Mon., Sept. 17: Neon/Tie Dye Day! Our future’s so br...

Horace Mann PTA is holding a membership contest.  The class with the highest percent of paid PTA memberships by October 2, wins a popcorn party!

When supervision begins at 7:40 am, students enter the gym and can choose to eat breakfast, visit with friends, read a book, or play games.  Favorites include Connect 4, So...

One of our expectations at Horace Mann is to be compassioante.  Our students learn, practice, and demonstrate compassion beginning in kindergarten.

Horace Mann Staff took a field trip to Schafer Stadium on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Families are invited to the Horace Mann Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 21, 4:30 - 5:30 pm.  Meet teachers, bring school supplies, and enjoy ice cream.