We’re glad that you have chosen to invest a few minutes to become acquainted with the wonderful activities and events currently impacting the students, parents and staff at Dennis Lab School.  In 2011, Dennis received widespread media coverage related to the incredible 100th year anniversary celebration. We are continuing to evolve as a school emmersed in Project Based Learning practices.  Truly a “unique educational opportunity” is being made available to our young students!

  Mr. Matt Andrews, Principal


District Headlines

  • DPS #61 Superintendent Search

    The DPS Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent. Read more about the process.

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  • DPS Hall of Fame

    Visit our Hall of Fame page to nominate a Decatur Public School alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers & community member who has distinguished themselves in athletic endeavors at DPS.

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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through January 30, 2017 take a 10-20 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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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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  • 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 view the 2016-2017 school calendar. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Connect with DPS!

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

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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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  • 6th Grade Girls-Halftime Hoops-CANCELLED...looking for new date...keep you posted!

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  • MS VOLLEYBALL-Due to the projected weather forecast we are deciding not to participate in the Little Flower volleyball tournament this evening in Springfield. No practice. Monday pregame practice at 4 at Tabernacle. Game Monday is at six.

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  • MS Boys Basketball-Regionals Around the Corner!!

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  • 6th Grade Boys Basketball 

    Practice Dates:

    January 12, 18, 19, 23, 25, 26

    Practices 3-4:30 PM @ Wesminster


    January 17 vs. Oak Grove

    Championship Saturday 1/28 @ Eisenhower HS

    8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    (Doors Open 7:30 am)
    @ Eisenhower HS

    For the 3rd year in a row, The Cubby Hole will be on site for Championship Saturday @ EHS
    PLEASE help get the word out to your kids and parents!

    Tee Shirt: $13.00
    Name on Back of Shirt: $3.00
    Number on Back of Shirt: $2.00
    Hoodie: $28.00

    Cash or Plastic accepted. NO CHECKS!

    See shirt logo below & attached!

    Tourney Ticket:
    Adults $3
    Students $1
    Seniors Free
    Kids 6 & Under Free
    Concession Stand:
    Enterprise Booster Club
    Food Items

    Game Schedule TBD

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  • Upcoming Half Days


    February 8

    February 22

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