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Last Chance to Order from the D-B EXCEL Online Store

The store will close at 10am TOMORROW, Monday, August 20th. Most shirts have color options. Merchandise will be ordered after the store closes and will be delivered to students at school when it is ready. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shaffer at sshaffer@k12k.com.

DBE Online Store: https://dbexcelfall18.itemorder.com/sale

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Picture Day

Lifetouch will be coming to take

9th, 10th, & 11th grade pictures for the D-B yearbook on Tuesday, August 21st.

They will set-up in the makerspace.

Senior pictures will be on September 4th.



in the D-B Little Theatre

Please join us to learn about preparing for college applications, the financial aid process and scholarships.

Tri-Cities College Fair

Eligible Juniors & Seniors will be going to the Tri-Cities College Fair on Thursday, August 30th at Freedom Hall Civic Center. Students will depart about 8:30am and return to school about 10:30am. Permission forms can be picked up from Mrs. Kerkhoff and must be signed and returned to participate.

ACT Senior Retake Day

DBE Seniors who wish to do so, can retake the ACT on Tuesday, October 2nd.

This is a free opportunity provided by the state to take the ACT again. Please see Mrs. Livesay or Mrs. Hensley if you would like to register.

D-B Sports Schedule for the Week

Monday, August 20th:

  • D-B Golf: Science Hill, Sullivan South, and Elizabethton - 3:30pm at the Johnson City Country Club

Tuesday, August 21st:

  • D-B Volleyball vs. Science Hill (Away) at 4:00pm

Thursday, August 23rd:

  • D-B Golf: Conference Tournament (Tri-Cities Golf Course) at 9:00am
  • D-B Volleyball vs Morristown West (JV & Varsity) (Away) at 5:00pm
  • D-B Girls Soccer vs Tennessee High (HOME) at 6:00pm

Friday, August 24th:

  • D-B Volleyball (JV and Varsity) @ Early Bird Tournament in Knoxville
  • D-B Football vs.Oak Ridge (AWAY) at 7:30pm

Saturday, August 25th:

  • D-B Volleyball (Freshman) at Science Hill Tournament
  • D-B Volleyball (JV and Varsity) @ Early Bird Tournament in Knoxville

ETSU Roan Scholars Leadership Program

Nomination applications are now available for the Roan Scholars Program at ETSU.

Nomination applications are now available for the Roan Scholars Program at ETSU. The Roan is one of ETSU's most distinguished merit scholarships covering full tuition and fees and providing allowances for both room and board and textbooks.

Return completed nomination applications to Mrs. Kerkhoff or Mrs. Livesay.

Deadline: September 7

For more information, please visit https://roanscholars.org/

Niswonger Foundation Scholarship

Seniors: Applications are currently available for the Niswonger Foundation Scholarship. The Niswonger Scholarship is a "portable" scholarship which may be used at any college or university in the country. The scholarship amount is up to $30,000.00 annually., in exchange for the Foundation's agreement to provide scholarship support, training, and financial support for each academic year the student receives the scholarship, the student must commit to return to the Northeast Tennessee area to work for that amount of time in their chosen profession. Criteria for this scholarship:

  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • Academics
  • Excellent character
  • Financial need, which is considered a need by all planning their education
  • A commitment to return to Northeast Tennessee area for the years the scholarship funded their education.

For more information, please visit http://www.niswongerfoundation.org/proposals/

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Each Course Syllabus is in the Process of Being Added to our Online Course Catalog

If you are interested in knowing the information that will be covered during your child's time in each course, you can view the syllabus in the Canvas course by creating a Canvas Parent Account or through our DBE Online Course Catalog. Included in each syllabus is:
  • Course Overview
  • Course Objectives
  • Student Expectations
  • Student Support
  • Attendance Policy
  • Plagiarism Policy
  • Grading Policy
  • Standards Alignment

If you have any questions about information found in a syllabus, please email the teacher for that course.

Eastman Black History Oratorical Contest

Eastman’s Black History Month Oratorical Contest provides local high school students with an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of African American contributors to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). It also provides the students with an opportunity to improve their writing, communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

  • 1st place student will receive a $1,000 cash prize

  • 2nd place $500

  • 3rd place $300

  • 4th and 5th place $250.

Applicants must submit an original written essay, discussing an acknowledged African American STEAM contributor no later than Friday, November 16, 2018.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Attendance Reminder

Any student who accrues more than 9 unexcused absences and/or out of school suspension days for any class will not be able to participate in prom or graduation ceremonies.

Pairing Codes for Canvas Parent Accounts

At D-B EXCEL, we strongly recommend parents to create a Canvas parent account so that they can observe their student's courses. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

*If you already have an account from the Canvas Parent App, log in to Canvas using those credentials.

To observe a student, you must obtain a pairing code from your student. Students can generate a pairing code by signing into Canvas then Click Account>Settings>Pair with Observer.

To set up your parent account:

  1. Go to https://kingsport.instructure.com/login/canvas
  2. Enter the following information:
    -Enter your name in the Your Name field.
    -Enter your email in the Your Email field.
    -Enter your password in the Password field.
    -Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.
    -Enter a pairing code to link your account to your student in the Student Pairing Code field.
    -Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
    -Click the Start Participating button.

  3. To observe a student, you must have a student pairing code. Students can access the pairing code through their settings

  4. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
  5. Click the Start Participating button.

Some notes on the pairing code:

    • For now, each pairing code will live for 24 hours. That means once the pairing code is generated, it will remain valid for 24 hours, then it expires.

    • Each pairing code can only be used once. Once it’s used in account registration, the pairing code expires and the observer remains successfully paired. If you want to pair two observers to one student, each observer needs a unique pairing code.

    Want to learn more about Canvas?

    Join the Parent Introduction to Canvas course!
    (no need for an account - this course is open to the public!)

    Click here to go to the Canvas login page. Click Browse courses. Choose the "Parent Introduction to Canvas" course.

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    DBE School Schedule

    School Day: 7:45am - 2:30pm

    • Advisory 7:45am - 8:25am

    • A Block 8:30am - 9:45am

    • B Block 9:50am - 11:05am

    • C Block 11:10am - 1:05pm

    • D Block 1:10pm - 2:30pm

    *Students will be counted tardy after 7:45am.

    Dismissal: Beginning at 2:30pm

    • Bus riders will be dismissed at the 2:30pm bell.

    • Car riders will be dismissed as the bus leaves.

    • Student drivers and walkers will be dismissed last.

    *Advisory is a class and students will have tasks to complete during this period. Attendance will be taken in Advisory and absences can effect their ability to participate in school activities that have attendance requirements.*

    Below you will find D-B's daily schedule. The first day of school they will have an extended homeroom period then starting on Tuesday they will operate on a regular schedule.

    Student Supplies

    At DBE we have minimal supplies requests for our students. We asked if each student could bring in the following materials the first 2 weeks of school. These items will be used during projects (projects are completed at school, not at home) and be available throughout the facility for student use. These items need to be turned into their Advisory teacher (except the 3 ring notebook). If families have extra supplies that they would like to donate, we would be very appreciative! Thank you for partnering with us to assist in providing the best education for your child!
    • Pencils
    • Paper (College or Wide Ruled)
    • 3 Ring Binder (At least 1 inch)
    • EXPO Dry Erase Markers
    • Colored Pencils
    • Markers
    • Crayons
    • Tissues
    • Glue Sticks or White Glue
    • Hand Sanitizer

    DBE Car Riders

    Car Riders:
    • Students may be dropped of at DBE beginning at 7:15am. Students arriving after 7:45am will be counted tardy.

    • Please follow the traffic pattern. When you enter the DBE parking lot, please take an immediate right and circle the lot in that direction.

    • Car riders will be dismissed after the bus leaves (Approximately 2:35pm)
    • Students may be picked up in the DBE parking lot or on Roller Street. Students are not allowed to be picked up in other parking lots.
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    DBE Bus Riders

    Bus Riders:
    • Bus riders will board their normal bus in the morning and then board the DBE bus at DB.

    • The DBE bus will arrive at DBE about 7:30am.

    • Bus riders will be dismissed at the 2:30pm bell.

    • The bus will take students to the D-B main campus where they will then board their bus to take them home.
    • If you have questions or concerns about bus transportation, please contact the KCS Transportation Office or CLICK HERE to visit their website.
    • Kingsport City Schools Transportation Department

      Ph: (423) 392.4670

      Fax: (423) 245.1346


    Kingsport Area Transit Service

    There is a Kingsport Area Transit Service (KATS) bus stop on Press St. next to the shopping center. Students can ride the KATS bus for free by presenting a student ID. With their parents permission, students may ride the KATS bus if needed. To learn more about KATS please visit their website at https://kingsporttransit.org/

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