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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  • May 1-7 Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
    May 3:  6th Grade/Water Treatment 9:15-10:30
    May 4:  3rd Grade/History Museum 8:45-12:15
    May 5:  Cinco De Mayo Day
    May 6:  PTO Carnival 5:30-7
    May 8:  Happy Mother's Day
    May 9-13:  Scholastic Book Fair /Buy 1, Get 1 Free Week!
    May 9:  6th Grade/Bowling 10:15-12:45
    May 10:  6th Grade/Fairview Park 10:15-12:45
    May 11:  6th Grade/Skating 10:15-12:45
    May 11:  5th Grade/Agrucation 9-12 noon
    May 12:  1st Grade/Bowling & Library 8:30-1:30
    May 12:  2nd Grade/Zoo 8:45-1:30
    May 13:  5th Grade/Rock Springs 9-1
    May 14:  Mail Carrier Food Drive
    May 14:  Girls' On the Run 5K
    May 16:  1st Grade/Rock Springs 8:45-1:30
    May 18:  PBIS Movie Day 8-10:30
    May 19:  School Field Day!
    May 20:  3-6 Awards Assembly 8:15
    May 20:  6th Grade Send-Off 8:15
    May 20:  KG Graduation & Orientation 12:30-1:30
    May 21:  MHS Graduation 5:00PM
    May 21:  EHS Graduation 7:30PM
    May 23:  K-2 Awards Assembly/8:15
    May 23:  Last Day Of School/10:40 Dismissal
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