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 Elementary.  Three years ago, Dennis received widespread media coverage related to the incredible 100th year anniversary celebration. Likewise, the community is excited about the ongoing planning as we transition to the Dennis Lab School.  Truly a “unique educational opportunity” is being made available to our young students!

  Mr. Matt Andrews, Principal


District Headlines

  • 5Essentials

    ATTENTION PARENTS! Please take time and participate in this important survey.Your opinon and experience are valuable in moving the district forward. The deadline for participation is March 13, 2015. Thank you in advance for your participation.

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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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  • Summer Camps - The Window Program!

    Space is limited, so act now to secure your child a spot this summer in one of the Window Programs.These programs are full of exciting hands-on and student-led activities offered exclusively in Decatur Public Schools.

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  • 2015 - 2016 Magnet School Lottery Orientation Dates

    Magnet school applications are now being accepted. Parents must attend an orientation session at the school in order to apply. Applications are due by January 30, 2015.

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • District 61 Spelling Bee
    Tuesday, 1/27/15
    10:00-11:30 @ Franklin

    Boy Scouts - starts back up
    lunch period
    Tuesday, 1/27/15
    Open Gym Night
    Thursday, 1/29/15, 6:00-7:00pm
    Co-Op Meeting
    Monday, 2/2/15 @ 6:00pm
    Spring Pictures
    Wednesday, 2/4/15
    GVB vs Springfield Calavary, @ Spfld. Calvary
    Monday, 1/26/14
    Bus: 4:15, Game 6:00pm
    GVB vs Hope @ Hope
    Tuesday, 1/27/15, 6:00pm
    GVB vs Robertson Charter @ Robertson Charter
    Thursday, 1/29/15, 6:00pm
    GVB vs 8th Grade Mt. Pulaski Tournament
    @ Mt. Pulaski
    Saturday, 1/31/15, Time: TBA
    MS BBB vs 8th Grade Regional
    Saturday, 1/31/15, Time: TBA
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