We have some amazing students that rocked Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech! #FebBlackHistoryMonth #DPSrocks #DPSproud

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All this week in honor of Black History month we are featuring area students to recite the iconic speech by Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday, we featured Decatur Public Schools. Tonight at 6, hear from students at Jacksonville School District 117.

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Decatur Public Schools

REMINDER PARENTS: Half day of school for students on February 21, 2018!

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It’s GameDay!!!! Let’s do this Generals!! #DPSproud Listen live with Busboom & Hale on Talk 101 Decatur Radio. Check this post for game updates!
MacArthur General Amir Brummett is signing his letter of intent to Northern Illinois University to play football. #BeGreatDPS #Macproud

Don't let the rain keep you from tonight's EHS vs MHS boys basketball game! Be sure to stay in your seats during halftime of the varsity game for a special Hall of Fame induction ceremony of all coaches! Tune in to Talk101 to hear the game from Scott Busboom & Kevin Hale.

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Feb 16 – The students at Dennis Lab School are getting into the Olympic spirit with their own winter games during their P.E. classes. Students will participate in three sports: speed skating, curling, and bobsledding. Traci Hayward, Physical Education Teacher, said she and her co-worker Cody Acre

3rd - 6th graders are invited to work alongside woodworker, Mike Wilkerson to make a wooden puzzle box. Reserve your child's spot today!…/steam-saturday-wood-w…/

Work alongside woodworker Mike Wilkerson and use tools to make a wooden puzzle box. About STEAM Saturdays: Do you like to tinker and build? Join us on STEAM Saturdays at Children’s Museum of Illinois to learn about careers in the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) sector and ....

Such an amazing experience for our chess team from South Shores! #DPSproud

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South Shores Superstars Chess Club

It was such a great tournament along with competing against teams that have played in Nationals. We either placed 8th or 9th out of 13 schools.

Shout out to RaeZhane Jones for having her best tournament performance!!

No school for students and district offices will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 to observe Presidents Day

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Exciting game for the Generals!! Way to go!!
Big win leading up to Tuesday’s matchup vs Eisenhower Tuesday at Mac!!

Welcome to the #DPSfamily Coach Graham! #PantherPride

DECATUR -- Curtis Graham, the ninth head football coach in Eisenhower school history, was introduced to players, staff and the media on Friday. Graham shared about his experiences coaching at vari...

KINDERGARTEN KICKOFF is Thursday! Check out this wonderful opportunity for our families with children who will be attending Kindergarten this fall! #DPSfamily Pershing Early Learning Programs

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Decatur Public Schools

ATTN: DPS families with children entering Kindergarten! We are hosting a Kindergarten Kickoff Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Hope Academy! Kinders and parents meet staff from our elementary programs, participate in fun activities, get some school swag and tour a school bus so you can get excited to start KINDERGARTEN!!

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The buzz is spreading! Watch this video of a recent visit with students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences and DPS 8th graders. It's exciting to have Ag opportunities available this fall for high school students!!

Students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences visited area middle schools to talk about their experience learning being in an Ag program. T...

Board of Education meeting February 13, 2018. School Spotlights are Hope Academy and Pershing Early Learning Programs.

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Congratulations Mrs. Neeley from French STEM Academy who was honored as February Teacher of the Month at Decatur Rotary Club! #OurTeachersRock #DPSfamily

Best of luck to our students participating in today’s County Spelling Bee at Richland Community College today!!! #BeGreatDPS

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We are thrilled to offer 4-5-6 girls volleyball! Come to the DISC on Thursday, February 15 to support your team. More information about the program can be found on our website at

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REMINDER PARENTS: Half day of school for students on February 21, 2018!

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Take it easy coach and get some rest! #DPSfamily

MacArthur High School Athletics

‪Coach Ingram has been released from the hospital and is on his way home to get some rest. He would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and concerns! #GeneralsStrong