Welcome

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.

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to view the 2015-2016 calendar and NEXT year's Board of Education approved 2016-17 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 Summer Camp - Window Program

    Summer Camps offer full hands-on learning and student led activities with DPS teachers, Millikin University pre-service students, and DPS high school interns.

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Announcements

  • June 1:  Summer Reading Program Sign-up Begins @ Decatur Public Library
    June 6:  Decatur Public Schools' Summer Program Begins!
    June 14:  Flag Day
    June 19:  Father's Day!  Thanks to all fathers/grandfathers giving children confidence, challenges, and caring!
     
    July 4:  Fourth of July!  Supervise Kdg-3rd graders with sparklers and other fireworks during the holiday!  Make sure kids aren't near explosive materials nor using matches/lighters!
     
    REGISTRATION WEEK:  ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER DURING THIS WEEK!
    July 25-26: 9am-2pm
    July 27-28:  11am-7pm
    July 29:  9am-12pm
     
     
    August 15:  Teacher Institute (no student attendance)
    August 16:  Teacher Work Day (no student attendance)
    August 17:  First Day of Student Attendance - FULL DAY
    August 30:  Baum's Open House (evening)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
      
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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