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MATE Representative Visits DBE

D-B EXCEL is excited to have the first MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education) Underwater Robotics team in the state of Tennessee. Our MATE team will compete in the regional competition on April 28, 2018 at the Kingsport Aquatic Center.

MATE Competition Technical Manager, Matt Gardner, visited DBE on Wednesday and met with our MATE team. The MATE team presented their practice ROV to Mr. Gardner and were able to ask questions about their goal of reaching the international competition in Washington.

Dr. Jeff Moorhouse Named KCS Superintendent

D-B EXCEL is excited to welcome Dr. Jeff Moorhouse as our new Kingsport City Schools Superintendent. Dr. Moorhouse starts his tenure with KCS on Feb. 2, 2018.

“This is just a tremendous opportunity to be a part of a tremendous district, and to be able to push their accomplishments on down the line. I’m looking forward to joining what’s arguably one of the best districts in Tennessee,” Dr. Moorhouse said.

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


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.

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.

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

100th Day of School

January 26th, 2018 is the 100th day of school!

School Board Appreciation Week

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared January 21–27, 2018 as School Board Appreciation Week in Tennessee. The week helps build awareness and understanding of the vital functions a locally elected board of education plays in a community.

Kingsport City Schools will be joining the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) and all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Appreciation Week by honoring local board members for their commitment to children.

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. Davy Crockett

Friday, January 26th


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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