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

  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Middle School Girls Basketball Tryouts

    3 PM

    August 29, 2016

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  • Cross Country (XC) Practice
    Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:55-4 PM for both Elementary Ed. and Middle School students.
    Contact Julie Daly (El. Ed & MS Coach) with questions at jdaly@dps61.org.
    Middle School meets are on Tuesdays and Elementary meets are on Thursdays!
    1st Cross Country Meet
    September 1, 2016
    4:00 PM
    Fairview Park
    4th Grade Girls Start First
    6th Grade Boys Go Last
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  • Open House

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016

    5 PM - 7 PM

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  • No School-Labor Day

    Monday, September 5, 2016

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  • Upcoming Half Days

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016


    Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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  • Bus Route Info: Families eligible for bus transportation can view morning bus route info here.

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