Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning
D-B EXCEL Honored for Excellence in Education Program
Dobyns-Bennett EXCEL (Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning), a virtual and blended-learning program offered by Dobyns-Bennett High School, has recently been awarded the 2018 Award for Excellence in Education Program by the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) at the annual TSBA convention.
"To have D-B EXCEL recognized as the 2018 winner of the Award for Excellence in Education Program is a tremendous honor, and truly reflective of the outstanding efforts of the DBE students and staff," said KCS Superintendent Dr. Jeff Moorhouse. "Being able to provide an innovative and individualized learning pathway for our students is a key mission for KCS, and to have TSBA recognize DBE in this way is an outstanding accomplishment."
A STEM Designation School, recognized through the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network, the curriculum encompasses STEM education, virtual, blended and project-based learning. This approach provides D-B EXCEL students a personalized, smaller academic environment which encourages and empowers students to focus on individualized goals. Virtual classes allow students more options in their learning path and provides the versatility to work at a personalized pace. Blended learning provides a more practical, hands-on education experience and an opportunity to build meaningful connections with teachers, other students, the community and the region.
D-B EXCEL Principal Shanna Hensley echoed a similar excitement at the program’s latest accomplishment, stating, “I am especially proud of what this accomplishment represents.” The DBE teachers and staff, according to Hensley, “deserve all of the credit for creating a unique learning environment that has proven successful through individualizing a curriculum that also incorporates community projects.”
As a program of Dobyns-Bennett, D-B EXCEL students can also take classes on the main campus (KCS transportation is provided between locations), participate in student clubs, extracurricular activities (including band and athletics), and participate in the Dobyns-Bennett graduation ceremony, receiving a Dobyns-Bennett diploma.
Lead DBE 2018 Service Project: Supplies for Soldiers
The D-B EXCEL Student Leadership Team is excited to announce that this year’s school-wide service project is collecting donations for Supplies for Soldiers! Sponsored by Eastman, Supplies for Soldiers is a program to send care packages to deployed (not on U.S. soil) military personnel. Please review the list of suggested donations and bring your donations to DBE by Monday, December 3rd at 7:45am.
DBE MATE Team Meeting
Keep up with the team this year by following us on Twitter! @MATE_DBEXCEL
- Shanna Hensley/DBE: @KCS_DBEXCEL
- Amanda Dunham: @Dunham_DBEXCEL
- Antonia Adinolfi: @MissA_DBEXCEL
- Brandon Lewis: @Lewis_DBEXCEL
- Erica Gardner: @Gardner_DBEXCEL
- Jay Conkin: @Conkin_DBEXCEL
- Josh Mowell: @Mowell_DBEXCEL
- Leah Darnell: @Darnell_DBEXCEL
- Robin Kerkhoff: @KerkhoffDBEXCEL
- Sam McCord: @McCord_DBEXCEL
- Sara Shaffer: @Shaffer_DBEXCEL
- Vicky Livesay: @livesay_DBEXCEL
- MATE Team: @MATE_DBEXCEL
Pairing Codes for Canvas Parent Accounts
*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:
- Go to https://kingsport.instructure.com/login/canvas
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.
-Click the Start Participating button.
To observe a student, you must have a student pairing code. Students can access the pairing code through their settings
- 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.
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
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.