Welcome

We’re glad that you have chosen to invest a few minutes to become acquainted with the wonderful activities and events currently impacting the students, parents and staff at Dennis Lab School.  In 2011, Dennis received widespread media coverage related to the incredible 100th year anniversary celebration. We are continuing to evolve as a school emmersed in Project Based Learning practices.  Truly a “unique educational opportunity” is being made available to our young students!

 
  Mr. Matt Andrews, Principal
 

Headlines

  • MS Boys Basketball 7-2A Regional Bracket

    7th Grade Boys Basketball 7-2A Regional #13 Bracket Link: http://www.iesa.org/activities/bbk/brackets_Regional.asp?Year=2017&Class=7-2A *versus Cerro Gordo at Mt. Pulaski Grade School, Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10 AM. Good Luck!!

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  • MS Volleyball-@ SDMS 6 PM January 24, 2017

    MS Volleyball-@ SDMS 6 PM January 24, 2017 (schedule link)

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  • 8th Grade Boys 8-2 Basketball Regional

    8th Grade Boys Basketball (January 28, 10 AM vs. Cerro Gordo at Mt. Pulaski) Regional Info. Link: http://www.iesa.org/activities/bbk/brackets_Regional.asp?Year=2017&Class=8-2A&Regional=13

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  • Attention 8th Graders and Parents: MacArthur Freshmen Orientation in the Dennis Library on Tuesday, Feb. 7th @ 5:00 PM.

    Attention 8th Graders and Parents: MacArthur Freshmen Orientation in the Dennis Library on Tuesday, Feb. 7th @ 5:00 PM. You will meet the Freshman Guidance Counselor and be able to ask questions you might have before finalizing high school courses!

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  • 5Essentials Parent Survey LINK: https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

    Please take a few moments of you time to respond to the 5Essentials Parent Survey. Follow the link, search under Macon County and then Dennis Elementary School in order to share with us how you feel about your experiences at Dennis Lab School. Thanks and have a wondeful holiday and Happy New Year. https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/login/

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  • FaceBook Profile Pic Contest

    How would you like to have a picture you take representing Dennis as our FaceBook Page Profile Picture? Get those cameras out, take an original photo (may use editing tools/software) and attach a file (jpg., gif. or png.) and email to Mr. Ranstead at pranstead@dps61.org for consideration. If selected, your photo will serve as our profile picture for a minimum of two weeks. There just might be a small token of appreciation for those selected. Let's see all those creative photos of what it means to be a part of Dennis Lab School. Good luck!!

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  • ClassDojo

    Want to stay connected! If you haven't already done so or joined a different Dennis ClassDojo, follow the link below to sign up. We ask that you specifically join the "DENNIS LAB SCHOOL" ClassDojo in order to receive building-wide updates and access to all of our staff. Parents connected to any class at your school will see School Story posts alongside Class Story posts. https://home.classdojo.com/#/signup?_k=498bt8 (cut and paste into browser)

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  • Athletic Eligibility

    Teachers at Dennis Lab School submit names of students for review each Wednesday to the Athletic Director. The Athletic Director (AD) will confirm status before eligibility is reported to the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) each Friday or day before a holiday. CLICK ON LINK FOR DATES.

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  • Pay Tuition and Lunch Online

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District Headlines

  • DPS #61 Superintendent Search

    The DPS Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent. Read more about the process.

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  • DPS Hall of Fame

    Visit our Hall of Fame page to nominate a Decatur Public School alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers & community member who has distinguished themselves in athletic endeavors at DPS.

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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through January 30, 2017 take a 10-20 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to view the 2016-2017 school calendar. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Connect with DPS!

    Stay in the loop by connecting with DPS on Facebook and Twitter

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  • Common Core Handbook for K-12

    Take a look at this Common Core handbook for K-12 students.This is a great resource for parents, out-of-school education providers, and volunteers.

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Announcements

  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball (January 28, 10 AM vs. Cerro Gordo at Mt. Pulaski) Regional Info. Link:
    http://www.iesa.org/activities/bbk/
    brackets_Regional.asp?Year=2017
    &Class=8-2A&Regional=13
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  • Attention 8th Graders and Parents! MacArthur Freshmen Orientation in the Dennis Library on Tuesday, Feb. 7th @ 5:00 PM. You will meet the Freshman Guidance Counselor and be able to ask questions you might have before finalizing high school courses!

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  • MS Volleyball-@ SDMS 6 PM January 24, 2017

    Remaining Matches:

    1-25 @ Hope 6 PM

    1-30 vs. Robertson 6 PM

    2-6 vs TJ 6 PM

    2-9 @ Hope 6 PM

    2-13 vs. Johns Hill 6 PM

    2-20 vs. Central A & M 6 PM

    2-21 @ Robertson 6 PM

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  • 7th Grade Boys Basketball 7-2A Regional #13 Bracket Link:
    http://www.iesa.org/activities/bbk/
    brackets_Regional.asp?Year=2017&Class=7-2A
    *versus Cerro Gordo at Mt. Pulaski Grade School,
    Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10 AM. Good Luck!!
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  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball 

    Practice Dates:

    January 19, 23, 25, 26

    Practices 3-4:30 PM @ Wesminster

    Games:

    January 17 vs. Oak Grove

    Championship Saturday 1/28 @ Eisenhower HS

    8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    (Doors Open 7:30 am)
    @ Eisenhower HS

    For the 3rd year in a row, The Cubby Hole will be on site for Championship Saturday @ EHS
    PLEASE help get the word out to your kids and parents!

    Tee Shirt: $13.00
    Name on Back of Shirt: $3.00
    Number on Back of Shirt: $2.00
    Hoodie: $28.00

    Cash or Plastic accepted. NO CHECKS!

    See shirt logo below & attached!

    Tourney Ticket:
    Adults $3
    Students $1
    Seniors Free
    Kids 6 & Under Free
    Concession Stand:
    Enterprise Booster Club
    Beverages
    Food Items

    Game Schedule TBD

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  • Upcoming Half Days

     

    February 8

    February 22

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