The Horn Piper!

Diverse, Proud and Strong!


Office Hours are 7:30am-3:30pm daily.

School Hours are M,T,W and Friday from 7:55-2:55pm. Thursdays hours are 7:55-1:55pm.

Principal's Corner

Welcome to 2019-2020 Horn Elementary school year! I am so excited for school to start and to welcome all our new and returning students back. Hopefully, everyone was able to have a fun and restful summer.

This is a very exciting year for Horn as we will be celebrating Horn Elementary's 50th school year. We are planning some fun activities that will involving bringing in past and present Horn families and staff to celebrate 50 years of Hornet Pride.

As for me, this is my 12 year as Horn Principal and 20th year in the Iowa City Community School District. I have had the pleasure of being a student, parent, teacher and principal at Horn and there is no place I would rather be. My door is always open so please feel free to stop in, call or email.

This year we have added a few new staff members to our Horn Family. Please welcome Natalie Whelchel (PK), Breanna Ward (1st Grade), Macy Simmer (2nd Grade), Craig Pitcher (PE), Mary Ervanian (ELL), Kelly Neveln (0.5 ELL), Diane Dolder ( Food Service Lead)and Jodie Obermueller as our school nurse. Also, Elise Brown will now be teaching 3rd Grade.

Every month you will receive the Horn Piper from me with upcoming events and classroom news. Additionally, you will receive a weekly email, the Horn Buzz, that will tell of events happening the next week. These will come to you through email so please keep an eye out for them.

Please visit the Horn and District Website for calendars of events and holidays.

Elementary Registration

All families must update their E-Registration for the 2019-2020 school year. The Horn Office will be registering new families on Monday, August 5th from 8:00 am-6:00 pm. If you have forgotten your username and password please contact the Horn Office at 319-688-1115. Additionally you will be able to pay all textbook and lunch fees through the online registration process. The Power School E-Registration link is below:

Ice Cream Social

The Horn Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21 from 5:30-6:30 pm. This is a time for students to visit their new classrooms and meet their teachers. We will then be serving Ice Cream outside for families to enjoy as they meet new classmates. At this time you will be able to pay for any fees in the Horn Office.

Classroom lists will be posted on the front doors on Wednesday, August 21 by 4:00pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

First Day of School is Friday, August 23!

This will be an early release day so students will be dismissed at 1:55 pm. The Horn PTO will be sponsoring a New Family Breakfast in the library at 8:00 am. Please feel free to stop by and meet our great PTO board and learn about ways to get involved!

School Supplies

School Supply lists can be found on the Horn Website listed below. If you need assistance with supplies, please contact our Student and Family Advocate, Megan Recker, at 319-688-1179, or

Important Dates:

Monday, August 5th: New Family Registration from 8:00 am-6:00 pm.

Wednesday, August 21: Ice Cream Social from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.

Friday, August 23: First Day of School (Dismissal at 1:55 pm).

New Family Breakfast in the library at 7:55 am (sponsored by Horn PTO)

Friday, August 30: Picture Day

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Our PTO meetings are the first Tuesday of every month. During these meetings we discuss topics about the school and district, meet teachers, learn about events that are happening at school and ways to build our Horn Community. Everyone is invited to come, we love hearing from you and getting new ideas. Our first meeting is Tuesday, September 3rd at 6:30 in the Horn Library.

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We Need You!

PTO is looking for more parents to get involved next year. There are lots of opportunities, big and small, and plenty of help for any newcomers! Contact Laura ( for more information.

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of the Iowa City Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jeremy Tabor, Director of Equity and Employee Relations, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245, 319-688-1000,