Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

The EXCEL Echo: 2nd Edition Released!

The EXCEL Echo is a student driven online magazine that highlights monthly happenings at D-B EXCEL. Students work within a small editorial team to create updates, exposes, and reviews, and anything else the team deems relevant and newsworthy. Combined with photographs, monthly puzzles, and whatever the staff finds edible for the readers, the Echo is proving to be a fun new way to host a journalism course in the digital age.

Click HERE to view the EXCEL Echo!

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What is American Education Week?

American Education Week—November 13-17, 2017—will present all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

National Education Association's American Education Week spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great.

Public schools are the cornerstone of our communities. We welcome students of all backgrounds, abilities and incomes, and each of us plays a role in ensuring our schools are open to all. This month, during American Education Week, it’s time for us to show our public school pride to the world.

Help us demonstrate that our public schools are here for each and every student — help us show that no matter the circumstance, everyone is welcome and all deserve the support, tools, and time to learn. To join us, just snap a picture that represents your pride in public schools and post it to your social channels using #PublicSchoolsForAll

Together, we’ll show what makes our public schools some of the best in the world: all of us, each of us.

DBE Spring Enrollment

  • Do you know students at main campus that are interested in coming to DBE?

  • DBE representatives will be in the front office lobby during Tribe Time every WEDNESDAY from now until Nov. 29 to answer questions for prospective students.

  • Interested students must fill out a DBE application and submit it to their guidance counselor.

  • Deadline to apply for next semester is December 1st.

Fall End of Course Exams

EOC testing will begin at D-B EXCEL on Wednesday, November 29th. Testing will be occurring until December 6th. Please make sure that your child comes to school well rested and on time so that they can do their best on the test. Because of our unique facility, we will have some students work virtually from home on some testing dates. If you have any questions regarding testing please contact Mrs. Livesay at vlivesay@k12k.com.

Wednesday, November 29th

US History - Writing Section

All students attend.

Thursday, November 30th

English 9, 10, 11 - Writing Section

Any student not testing will work virtually on this day. Any student finishing "early" must stay until all are complete.

Tuesday, December 5th

US History - Multiple Choice Section

Any student not testing will work virtually on this day. Any student finishing "early" must stay until all are complete.

Wednesday, December 6th

English 9, 10, 11 - Multiple Choice Section

Any student not testing will work virtually on this day. Any student finishing "early" must stay until all are complete.

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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 Parent Advisory Committee

NEXT MEETING: Monday, November 27th

The DBE Parent Advisory Committee meets on the last Monday of every month.

The purpose of the D-B EXCEL Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) is to bring parents and staff together to accomplish goals that will enhance our school for the benefit of the children’s needs and to build on relationships.

Some goals of the PAC are:

  • Increase parent involvement
  • Increase communication
  • Plan family activities for the year
  • Stay up to date on the operations of DBE
  • Share ideas and suggestions
  • Help organize and facilitate Parent Academies throughout the year
  • Have a parent representative for each class
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STEM in the Face

Next Wednesday, November 15th, Ms. Darnell will be holding the first session of makeup application tips, tricks, and techniques.

Sessions will be held every other Wednesday from 2:45-3:30.

If interested sign up by going to: https://tinyurl.com/DBEface

STEM in the Gym

Thursday, November 30th, there will be open basketball at Robinson Middle School.

6:30 - 8:00pm

There will be a STEM activity followed by basketball.

Everyone is welcome! We have had great turnouts to these events and will continue to have them every other week.

MATE Underwater Robotics Team

Next meeting:

Monday, November 13th

After School

Need Help with FASFA & College Applications?

If you do, be sure to see Jessica Crosby (our Niswonger representative).

Ms. Crosby will be at DBE 11/17, 12/1, 12/15.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive this assistance.

Mark your calendars, put these dates in your phones, tell your parents!

Math Tutoring & Enrichment Opportunities

Before School:


7:15am - 7:45am

with Mr. Pickering in the Cafe

After School:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:45pm - 3:45pm

with Mrs. Gradner in the STEM Lab

Dobyns-Bennett Football

Round 2 of the Playoffs

Bradley Central vs. D-B

November 10th @ 7:00pm


General Admission Tickets are $8

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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

*Students are required to bring their calculator everyday.

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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Canvas Parent App

Kingsport City Schools has implemented Canvas as our learning management system. Teachers have most, if not all their coursework in Canvas. To view your student's grades in Canvas you will need to download the Canvas Parent App.

Canvas Parent enhances the potential for parents to engage in their children's education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive course announcements.

Canvas Parent can be used by anyone who creates an account, has been added to Canvas with an observer role, or has signed up as a parent using the web browser.

Parents can access their child's courses in Canvas through the Parent App.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for iPhone.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for Android.

The Parent App will allow:

  1. ​Access to their child's courses
  2. View past and upcoming assignments.
  3. Check on grades
  4. Receive course announcements and notifications.

Learn more by clicking here!
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