Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

Digital Arts Students Working with Community Partners

Digital Arts students at D-B EXCEL have been meeting with community partners the past several weeks. These students will be getting real world experience by doing design work for partners such as Visit Kingsport, Keep Kingsport Beautiful, Healthy Kingsport, the Kingsport Mets, and many more. Students are required to meet with our partners, present drafts and ideas, make changes based on feedback, and present them with a final design product. We are excited that D-B EXCEL student work will be viewable in our community!

Kingsport City Schools 2016-17 Annual Report

D-B EXCEL is excited to grace the cover of the Kingsport City Schools 2016-17 Annual Report! Click HERE to view the newly released 2016-2017 KCS Annual Report. They will be mailed to KCS families next week.
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Parent - Teacher Conferences

  • Kingsport City Schools will be closed for Parent - Teacher Conferences on Friday, February 9th.
  • Mrs. Kerkhoff will be contacting parents to schedule conferences if their child's teacher(s) has requested a conference.
  • If you would like to request a conference, please contact Mrs. Robin Kerkhoff to schedule one. Phone: (423) 378-2186 or Email: rkerkhoff@k12k.com

ACT Tips & Tricks

  • A FREE Week of ACT Tutoring will occur after school from 3:00-4:00 on February 5-9th.

  • The focus will be on improving scores on the English and Reading Sections of the ACT.

  • This will NOT be a lesson on punctuation or on reading, but on TIPS & TRICKS for getting a better score. If interested please see Mr. McCord.

RCAM Career Academy

The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is hosting information sessions for students interested in earning college credit and/or a certificate through their Career Academies.

This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about enrolling in a Career Academy in Machine Tool Operations or Computer-Aided Drafting for the of Fall 2018!

  • Students will have the opportunity to earn both a college certificate and college credits toward a degree while in high school and possibly enter the workforce upon graduation as a certified Machine Tool Operator or Drafter. Currently, both professions have the potential of earning $20-$30 an hour in our region.

  • Students will attend class at D-B EXCEL and be provided transportation to and from the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing downtown Kingsport for RCAM classes.

Current 10th graders - Monday, February 19th

  • Students with last name beginning with A-L 5:30pm, M-Z 6:15pm

Current 11th graders - Monday, February 12th

  • Students with last name beginning with A-L 5:30pm, M-Z 6:15pm


All 11th grade DBE students will take the ACT on April 3rd at DBE 7:45 am.

* Students will need to register for this on March 2nd at 8:30am at DBE. If you are not registered, you will not be able to test.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kerkhoff.

Dual Enrollment for the 2018-19 School Year

Are you going to be a Junior or Senior next year?

If so, would you like to take college classes at Northeast State while being a DBE student?

Representatives will be here from Northeast State to talk with rising 11th & 12th graders about dual enrollment options for next school year. This will include an overview of which courses are offered, what the requirements are, and answers to other questions. The representatives will come back in March to start the enrollment process for the Fall 2018 semester.

Northeast State Dual Enrollment Orientation

Wednesday, February 21st

7:45am - 9:45am

In the Cafe

If you are interested in learning more about the dual enrollment opportunities at D-B EXCEL, please go to the link below and fill out the form:



All students who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, or Geometry are required to have a calculator. The following calculators are acceptable:

  • TI-83 Plus

  • TI-84

  • TI-84 Plus

These calculator can be used for all high school math classes.

*Students are required to bring their calculator everyday.

Math Tutoring & Enrichment Opportunities

After School:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:45pm - 3:45pm

with Mrs. Gradner in the STEM Lab

MATE Robotics Team

  • Meets every Monday & Friday

  • Students can stay after any day to work on the robot as long as Miss A is present or has been notified.

Dobyns-Bennett Basketball

D-B vs. Daniel Boone

Friday,February 2nd


3:30pm - Girls JV / 5:00pm - Boys JV

6:30pm - Girls Varsity / 8:00pm - Boys Varsity

Advisory Class

Please know that Advisory is a class at D-B EXCEL. Advisory is the first class of the day from 7:45am - 8:25am. If you miss more than 9 days in Advisory, you will not be able to participate in graduation or prom.

Per the KCS Student Handbook: Students who have more than nine (9) unexcused absences to any one class will not be permitted to participate in Prom or Graduation. They may also be eliminated from participating in certain field trips or extracurricular events.

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Virtual Day Expectations

  • Virtual days are NOT a day off.

  • Virtual days are designated for students to work virtually.

  • Students are expected to complete any and all work their teachers assign to them on the virtual days.

    • Coursework assigned on virtual days could include but is not limited to; written/paper assignments and assignments in Canvas to be completed online.

D-B EXCEL Student Norms

  • Students will report to school on time and prepared for the school day.

  • Students will bring fully charged laptops and a laptop charger every day.

  • Students will follow their schedule and report to the appropriate area.

  • Students will respect the DBE faculty, staff, visitors and other students at all times.

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DBE Student Drivers

  • We have our own parking lot and the entrance and exit is on Roller St.

  • Students will need to sign up for a parking permit that will need to hang from their rearview mirror at all times (tinyurl.com/DBEparking)

  • Cars that do not have a car tag will be asked to be moved or will be towed.

  • If the DBE parking lot is full, there is an overflow public parking lot across the street from the Food City loading dock (On Roller St.)

  • DBE students/parents can only park in the parking spots marked D-BE/KCS in the DBE parking lot. DBE students/parents cannot park in the Chamber or medical parking lots or they will be towed.

  • Replacement car tags will be $10.

Car Riders & Bus 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.

  • Car riders will be dismissed after the bus leaves (Approximately 2:35pm)
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.

D-B EXCEL Parking Map

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D-B EXCEL Website

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