I would like to welcome you to our school.  Academic excellence has long been the standard at Baum and we look forward to working with you and your students in that continued tradition.  Our dedicated staff and I pledge to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for your child(ren).  We invite you to become involved in our educational program, to ensure a strong, cooperative effort between home and school.  Our doors are always open for visitors and we encourage parents to observe, volunteer, and participate.


District Headlines

  • Operation Calculus

    Operation Calculus is a highly successful program that works with African-American students to close the achievement gap in honors level math courses. Click here to see more about the successful program.

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  • Summer Camps - The Window Program!

    Space is limited, so act now to secure your child a spot this summer in one of the Window Programs.These programs are full of exciting hands-on and student-led activities offered exclusively in Decatur Public Schools.

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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 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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  • District Calendar

    Click here to download a copy of the current school calendar at a glance. This calendar was approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Substitutes Wanted

    Find out how to become a substitute Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse at Decatur Public Schools. The application process is easy.

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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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  • Connect with DPS!

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

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  • March 2-PTO Mtg @ 6PM
    March 2-6: PARCC (4th/5th) 
    March 3-Agrucation Fieldtrip (5th)
    March 4-Spring Picture Day
    March 6-Registration Deadline
    March 8-Daylight Savings Time (set clock back 1 hr)
    March 9-13:  PARCC (6th)
    March 10 - Baum McTeacher's Night (Mt. Zion)
    March 12 - Lincoln Museum Fieldtrip (5th)
    March 16-20:  PARCC (3rd)
    March 17-St. Patrick's Day
    March 18-End of 3rd Quarter
    March 20-PARCC Ends
    March 25-PASS Fieldtrip (6th)
    March 25-Report Card Distribution
    March 27-PARCC Dance
    March 27-KG Screening MakeUp Day
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