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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  • May 1st: PTO Carnival @ 5:30-7:30
    May 4th-8th: PARRC Testing-4th &5th Grades
    May 4th-8th: Teachers' Appreciation Week
    May 5th: National Teacher's Day
    May 6th: Nurse's Day
    May 6th: 3rd Grade Fieldtrip
    May 6th: 6th Grade Fieldtrip
    May 7th: 6th Grade Fieldtrip 
    May 8th: Last Library Checkout
    May 11th-15th: PARRC Testing-3rd Grade
    May 15th: Yearbook Orders Due
    May 15th: School Library Closes 
    May 19th: Spotlight Tea @ 2:15
    May 20th: 1st Grade Fieldtrip
    May 22nd: KG Graduation/Orientation
    May 26th: KG Fieldtrip Day 
    May 28th: PBIS KG,1st,2nd Activity
    May 28th: PBIS 3rd,4th,5th,6th Activity
    May 29th: 5th Grade Fieldtrip
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