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Upcoming Events

Monday-May 15

  • All completed observations pinned in TNCompass

  • Professionalism self-scores were to be entered in TNCompass by May 10.

  • Field Day- Shorts and jeans are permitted as long as they meet dress code. Please review the schedules and the logistics sheet (emailed to you on Friday).

Tuesday-May 16

  • PLC Meetings- Professionalism meetings
  • May 16- Deadline for elementary grades to be completed is by 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. This is a FIRM Deadline.

Wednesday- May 17

  • May 17 Awards Day (Grades 3,4,5 and General PTO Meeting (9:00am)
  • 5th Grade Promotion at 1:30

Thursday-May 18

  • May 18 Early Dismissal 12:15/Last Day of School

  • Report Cards go home- Elementary report cards will be distributed on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Electronic version will be sent at 2 pm. Printed copies for those without parent portals need to go home with students.

  • Friday-May 19
    • Administrative Day



    May 20 DB Graduation

    May 22 In-Service Day for those not meeting the required pd hours.

    June 16-PowerTeacher access will be disabled for all teachers at 3:30 pm on Friday, June 16, 2017.


    • Please continue to reinforce your classroom and school-wide expectations.
    • Playground monitoring- Please follow the supervision plans you agreed on as a team. Station an adult near each of the side entrance gates.
    • Please be present in the hall and greeting our Lions by 8:05.

    Thanks and Celebrations

    • Thanks for your commitment to our students and the many things you do to support them behind the scenes. We are their "HOPE".
    • Thank you for all your flexibility Friday, as we had many staff members out.
    • Thanks to Karen Buck for helping organize our DB Senior Homecoming.
    • Thanks to Shawna for helping us in 4th grade.
    • Thanks to KG teachers for a fun end of year KG celebration.
    • Thanks to our IAs, custodians, nurse, and cafeteria staff for all they do!

    From the ASC


    The link to all district wide PD is: http://www.k12k.com/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=345307&type=d&pREC_ID=1095023

    Summer 2017 Teacher Workshops

    Click here to find summer 2017 professional learning opportunities presented by the Tennessee State Museum. Principals, if you have teachers interested in participating in one or more of these sessions, please use school funds to pay for them.

    Summer Professional Learning Opportunity

    Melinda Jacobs, an attorney dealing exclusively with education-related law, will provide two identical professional learning sessions in our district this summer. The sessions, entitled "What Administrators and Teachers Need to Know About the (special education) Law," will be held on May 25 and July 21 and will be beneficial to anyone working in KCS who provides services or support to students with disabilities. All KCS staff may register by clicking here. If you have specific questions, please contact Jacki Wolfe. Please take advantage of this opportunity to receive a wealth of information from an expert in the field.

    The Law Office of Melinda Jacobs, PLLC is a boutique law firm with offices in Townsend, Tennessee and Franklin, Tennessee. The firm exclusively represents clients in education law, including general education and special education issues arising under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and related federal and state laws and regulations.

    Kingsport Mini Maker Faire

    The call for makers is now open for the Kingsport Mini Maker Faire 2017 on Saturday July 22. Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects.

    School programs are encouraged to submit a proposal for a booth, exhibit, presentation, workshop, or demo – a great opportunity to show what students are learning in STREAM! The DB robotics team will be on site as will others from surrounding school systems. Also consider CTE programming demos that showcase what students are learning. For more information contact Lucy Fleming, Fun Fest Director, at 423-392-8809 or LFleming@funfest.net

    Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) 2017 AMP Camp Information

    The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is holding AMP Camp again this summer. The Advanced Manufacturing Camp (AMP Camp) is a grant-funded program designed for rising 8th and 9th graders in which AMP Camp participants join classmates in hands-on experiments related to advanced manufacturing and science exploration. These experiments are designed to spark interest in the future of manufacturing and to help demonstrate advanced technology skills needed for the 21st century workplace.

    The dates for the camp are June 5 – June 9, 2017. Enrollment is limited and priority is given to new campers. Apply early to reserve your spot! Registration is now open. Please click here to apply for AMP Camp. Or visit the AMP Camp webpage to learn more about the program. If questions, call 354-5149 or contact Anita Campbell at 354-5275.

    Announcing New TechnologyTraining Opportunities for Classified Employees (non-teaching staff)

    Register for all sessions at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/IzPKDLaIvpjPvdu63

    If you had already contacted Dr. Potter of your wishes to participate, you are already registered. Moving forward, beginning with the March 14th training, please use the link above. Please contact Dr. Stephanie Potter, 5193 or spotter@k12k.com, if you have questions.

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    ASC Computer Lab

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    9:00-12:00 Drop-in or Plan to stay

    ASC Computer Lab