Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

D-B EXCEL Hosts TSIN Innovative Leaders Institute Webinar

D-B EXCEL had the honor of hosting a webinar with the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network for their cohort, the Innovative Leaders Institute. Mrs. Hensley and Ms. Shaffer are members of this cohort and were excited to share they great things happening at DBE with other leaders across the state. Below, you can view the video that participants viewed to give them a look inside D-B EXCEL as well as hear a student testimonial from DBE graduate, Hannah Sokol. After participants viewed the video they participated in a Q&A session with DBE faculty to learn more about how they can implement blended learning and project-based learning in their schools.

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

DBE STEM Parent Academy Presentations

Did you miss the DBE STEM Parent Academy? If so, you can view the presentations from that evening by clicking HERE.

The presentations include:

  • PowerSchool
  • Canvas Parent Accounts
  • Project-Based Learning & Blended Learning
  • Extra Curricular Activites

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.

ACT Tips & Tricks

  • A 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.

Dobyns-Bennett Basketball

D-B vs. Science Hill

Friday, January 19th


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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