Horace Mann Elementary School News

Heroes Share their Story

February 16, 2018

Proud of their accomplishments, the Horace Mann Heroes shared how they are making their school and community a better place at Monday’s school board meeting.  Thre...

Kindergarten Loves Technology!

February 14, 2018

New Chromebooks are being put to use in classrooms at Horace Mann.  Students use a reading program called Image Learning to improve reading skills.  Image Learnin...

At the School Board Meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018, representatives from the Horace Mann Heroes were on hand to talk about what it means to be Compassionate, Respectful, R...

The local 2018 Invention Convention was held on Tuesday, January 30th at Liberty Elementary on behalf of John Deere Ottumwa Works and the District's TAG department.  Th...

School Counselors Celebrate During National School Counseling Week, Feb. 5–9, 2018 National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Associati...

Winter Celebration Week culminated with donations for Heartland Humane.  On February 6, 2018, the Horace Mann Heroes delivered over $260 in monetary donations in addition t...

Musical Treat for 4th Grade!

February 6, 2018

Thank you to SEISO for bringing Keoni Bolding to our school on February 6, 2018.  Although only 20 years old, Keoni has established himself as a violinist and violist acros...

Evans Middle School Scores 10/15 Jeffery Shauman, score 286, Myles Saner, score 271 Erinne Mendibles ,score 269 Makenzie Fischer, score 268 Xander Johnson, score 2...

Reading is Fun!

January 31, 2018

This week, third grade students in Mrs Ingle's class have been working on fluency and expression in their reading.  They wanted to share their hard work by reading...

To beat the winter blues, Horace Mann students showed their Disney spirit on Monday.  The days this week have themes to celebrate the cold winter and our warm hea...

Elementary 10/15 Scores Eisenhower: Mackenzie Carrow, score 33 Horace Mann Sullivan Person, score 215 Talise Plate, score 189 Madelyn Neri-Cordova,...

Fifth grade had the opportunity to create a habitat for redworms using top soil, newspaper, organic food waste, dead leaves and twigs.  Over the next 1-2 months, the studen...

Beat the Blues Next Week

January 26, 2018

Horace Mann Elementary will host a spirit week January 29-February 2 to “Beat the Blues with Warm Fun!” Each day will have a special theme to help students and staff...

Students who participated in the creative arts program "Building Me a Better Future" were recognized on the evening of Tuesday, January 23, 2018.  Awards were giv...

Horace Mann Elementary is hosting a celebration on Tuesday, January 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the school. Door prizes, snacks and beverages will be available. In past years, the...

In order to contribute to hurricane relief, students could contribute $1 and be able to chew gum at school.  Students were eager to participate as we have several students ...

Horace Mann Sullivan Person, score 206 Nicholas Neri-Cordova, score 158 Madelyn Neri-Cordova, score 135 James Sophia Mendibles, score 192 Liberty ...

Christmas Around the World!

December 20, 2017

Fifth Grade students researched how Christmas is celebrated in other countries around the globe.  They presented their projects to students and families using technology, p...

Elementary Individual scores Kiley Bankson Liberty, 254; Karen Rukgarber Liberty, 212 Randy Rukgarber Liberty, 204 Stormy Kitto Liberty,196 Nicholas Swope Liberty,...

D.A.R.E. Winner!

December 13, 2017

D.A.R.E. - Drug Abuse Resistance Program - is presented to OCSD 5th Graders.  Graduation from the program for Horace Mann students was held on December 11, 2017.  One ...

Ottumwa Bulldogs Home Tournament - 12/2/2017 Block Boys: Cesar Garcia-Elias, Wilson Elementary, 12th with a 222 Girls: Kiley Bankson, Liberty Elementary, 3rd...

Ottumwa Bulldog Archery Results Washington Iowa - December 9, 2017 Elementary Boys: Nicholas Swope Liberty Elementary 10th place with a 213 Randy Rukgaber Lib...

Holiday Cheer!

December 8, 2017

It is the season to celebrate compassion at Horace Mann!  PTA sponsored holiday pictures and Santa's Workshop for children to purchase gifts for family and friends.

Congratulations to "The Water Warriors: Team #363" First LEGO League TAG team!  The 10 fourth and fifth grade students across the district who make up this year&#...

Birthday Books are donated to the Horace Mann Library in honor of a student's birthday.  Books are available for purchase from the school for $12.00 or students may bri...