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

  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through March 11, 2016 take a 20-30 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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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. Application DEADLINE: March 4, 2016

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • February is Black History Month!
    February is Dental Health Month!
    Feb. 1: PTO meeting/5pm
    Feb. 2: Groundhog Day/Will Winter End Soon?
    Feb. 3: Awards Assembly @ 8am
    Feb. 4: Conference Night/2:30-5:30pm
    Feb. 5: Baum Bingo/Book Fair/5:30pm
    Feb. 9: Conference Night/2:30-5:30pm
    Feb. 10: Early Dismissal @ 10:40am
    Feb. 11: Mid-Term Grades Sent Home
    Feb. 11: Classroom Valentines Parties 
    Feb. 11: 2nd - PASS @ 9:15
    Feb. 12: District Day/NO SCHOOL
    Feb. 14: Valentine's Day!
    Feb. 15: Presidents' Day/NO SCHOOL
    Feb. 23: 4th/6th - PASS @ 1:15
    Feb. 23: Spotlight Tea @ 1:15
    Feb. 29: 1st/3rd/5th - PASS @ 9:15
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