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Week of April 11th, 2016

Welcome back! We hope you had an enjoyable weekend! TNReady testing is almost upon us! Remember, testing starts on Monday, April 25th, 2016. Remember attendance is vitally important this week!! Make sure to schedule any appointments for after school, if possible! We know your students have worked hard-- and we can't wait to see how this hard work as paid off!

After School Kickball Game

Thursday, April 14th, 2:45-4:15pm

520 Myrtle Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Are you ready to watch Ms. Darnell's English classes dominate Mr. McCords? That's exactly what is going to happen after school April 14th! Come by, join a team, or just cheer on your favorites (Ms. Darnell's Class *cough, cough*) followed by an ice cream buffet in the Cyber Cafe! We look forward to seeing you there!!!! #MsDarnellfortheWin


Did you know the mission of Kingsport City Schools is what D-B EXCEL strives to accomplish every day? The mission of Kingsport City Schools is to provide all student with a world-class and student-focused Education that ensures college and career readiness. This year, we have helped over 75 students reach this goal by graduating with a world-class education! Check out our Guiding Tenents in the link below to see our core values, goals, core competencies, key practices, and critical questions.

Teacher Feature: Vicky Livesay

Vicky Livesay received her Bachelor's Degree from Milligan, a Masters in Educations from East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University. She has been an educator for over 30 years in both the classroom and as an administrator. She is D-B EXCEL's Lead Teacher and was most recently nominated as the D-B EXCEL "Teacher of the Year". When she is not spending time excelling in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 grown children, and one extremely lucky grandson. Vicky and her husband travel often, and they enjoy all aspects of theater including attending and performing. Vicky is not only works at D-B EXCEL, but she also works as the Vision Specialist for the KCS system. Vicky is an immensely valuable addition to the DBE family.

Taco Soup

1 lb. ground beef

2 cans Rotel

2 cans kidney beans

1 can corn

1 pkg. ranch dressing mix

1 pkg. taco seasoning

Brown the ground beef. Dump all ingredients into a large pot. Simmer for 15 minutes. Serve with cheddar cheese garnished on top. Crumbled up crackers or a dollop of sour cream is yummy in it too!

--From Mrs. Southerland's Kitchen

Gamer's Club

Monday, April 11th, 2:45-4:30pm

520 Myrtle Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

Do you enjoy playing all sorts of games? The Gamer's Club is for you! Every Monday students meet until 4:30 to discuss, play, and interact with a variety of gaming format.

TNReady State Testing

Monday, April 25th, 7:45am to Thursday, April 28th, 2:45pm

520 Myrtle Street, Kingsport, TN, United States

TNReady State Testing will be conducted this week!

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Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) 2016 AMP Camp Information

The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is holding AMP Camp again this summer for rising 8th and 9th grade students. AMP Camp participants join classmates in exploring hands-on experiments that demonstrate advanced technology skills needed for the 21st century workplace.

The Advanced Manufacturing Camp (AMP Camp) is a grant-funded program designed for rising 8th and 9th graders (having completed 7th or 8th grade in 2015–2016 school year). The camp gives students hands-on experience in Advanced Manufacturing technologies and science exploration to capture the excitement of manufacturing's future.

The dates for the camp are June 13 – June 17, 2016. Enrollment is limited and priority given to new campers. Apply early to reserve your spot!

Please go to http://manufacturingfuture.net/k-12-programs to apply for AMP Camp. The application will be available beginning April 4. Please call 354-5149 if you have questions.