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RCAM Career Academy

The Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is hosting information sessions for students interested in earning college credit and/or a certificate through their Career Academies.

Monday, February 19th

  • Any 10th or 11th grade students
  • 5:30pm session & 6:15pm session

ETSU Spring Open House

Students can attend a complete day of programming designed with prospective students' needs in mind. Enjoy a welcome to the university, speak with faculty and staff in the Experience ETSU departmental expo, tour campus and explore residence halls, and participate in information sessions and college-specific open houses.


To register, visit https://www.etsu.edu/admissions/visit/

STEM in the Gym

  • Tuesday, February 20th

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

  • STEM in the Gym will introduce Volleyball!

  • Come to the Sevier Big Gym

Dual Enrollment for the 2018-19 School Year

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:


Tyler's Light Community Forum

Drug Education and Awareness for Students, Families & Communities

The community welcomes parents, caregivers, community members, and educators to join the fight against drug abuse in Sullivan County and learn ways to prevent drug abuse from occurring in our homes.

A panel of local experts will be on hand to provide information about opioid addiction, its impact on our community, and where to go for help.

March 7th

6:30pm - 8:30pm

*Light refreshments will be provided

To learn more about Tyler's Light visit http://tylerslight.com/

Canvas Parent Accounts

At D-B EXCEL, we strongly recommend parents to create a Canvas parent account so that they can observe their student's courses. By observing, parents can view course announcements, assignments, and grades. The parent accounts on the website provide more information than what is available on the Canvas parent app.

To review how to set up a parent account, please click HERE to view a previous newsletter with instructions or download the PDF version below. You can also view the video tutorial below.

Holston Valley Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program

Middle school and high school students can apply to volunteer with Holston Valley Medical Center for this summer.

To apply: obtain an application from the Counseling office (Scholarship Box), fill out and return to HVMC as directed in the application.

Deadline: Returning volunteers - February 28th, New volunteers - March 30th

MATE Robotics Team

Skill Workshops:

  • February 12th - 16th
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm


  • February 19th - 23rd
  • 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Begin Building:

  • February 26th

*See calendar below for future workshops & meetings


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


  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm

with Mr. Mowell in the STEM Lab

Tuesdays and Thursdays

  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm

with Mrs. Gradner in the STEM Lab


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.

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 Website

Need more information? Check out our website!


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