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 Girls VB Tryouts-Moved to Friday, December 2 and Monday, December 5!

    MS Girls VB Tryouts-Moved to Friday, December 2 and Monday, December 5!

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  • MS Boys Basketball 12-6-16 at Johns Hill @ 4 PM, Buss at 2:45 (One Way)

    MS Boys Basketball 12-6-16 at Johns Hill @ 4 PM, Buss at 2:45 (One Way)

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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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  • The Learning Garden

    Follow our progress with The Learning Garden from the beginning to the latest developements - check out The Learning Garden's Map

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  • Pay Tuition and Lunch Online

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District Headlines

  • DPS Superintendent Search

    The Board of Education is seeking your input on the desired characteristics & skills that you would like to see in the next superintendent.

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  • PreK Classes starting January 2017

    Pershing Early Learning Center has openings in PreK classes starting in January 2017. Call today to enroll your four year old eager to start school!

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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through January 16, 2017 take a 20-30 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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  • School Board Candidate Petition & Filing

    Anyone interested in running for Decatur's Board of Education can find out information here.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Announcements

  • MS Girls VB Tryouts-Moved to Friday, December 2 and Monday, December 5!

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  • MS Boys' Basketball 12-6 at 4 PM at John's Hill; 12-8 at 6 PM at Pana

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  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball 

    Practice Dates:

    December 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15

    Practices 3-4:30 PM @ Wesminster

    Next Game December 6 @ 4:45 at the DISC versus Enterprise

    December 13 vs. Stevenson

    Championship Saturday 1/28 @ Eisenhower HS

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  • Upcoming Half Days

     

    February 8

    February 22

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