Principal's Corner

2016-17 School Year

As I enter my third year as the Principal at Decatur Middle School, I want to welcome you to our school. On behalf of the entire staff at Decatur Middle School, my hope is that you and your child have a wonderful experience this school year.

Dr. Prusiecki talks often of the MSD of Decatur Township’s 3 priorities:  student learning, safety, and customer service. Below is an example of just ONE way we support each of those priorities:

Student Learning
The core mission of Decatur Middle School is the creation of highly engaging activities, materials, and settings for learning that are too good, too interesting for our students to resist AND results in increased student achievement.

Our staff goes through regular training with regard to staff and student safety.  DMS conducts regular safety drills to ensure that we are as prepared as possible for any kind of event.

Customer Service
Each SLC at DMS has an SLC Director.  The director of each SLC allows us to better serve our students, teachers, and parents. As a result of this service, we hope to be able to provide the best customer service possible. 

As we move our way through the year, please take some time to get involved with our school.  We have opportunities to chaperone field trips and to serve on our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Don’t hesitate to contact me at or at 856-5274. 

I look forward to serving you and your child this school year!

Kyle G. Barrentine