Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

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.

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.

This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about enrolling in a Career Academy in Machine Tool Operations or Computer-Aided Drafting for the of Fall 2018!

  • Students will have the opportunity to earn both a college certificate and college credits toward a degree while in high school and possibly enter the workforce upon graduation as a certified Machine Tool Operator or Drafter. Currently, both professions have the potential of earning $20-$30 an hour in our region.

  • Students will attend class at D-B EXCEL and be provided transportation to and from the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing downtown Kingsport for RCAM classes.

Current 10th graders - Monday, February 19th

  • Students with last name beginning with A-L 5:30pm, M-Z 6:15pm

Current 11th graders - Monday, February 12th

  • Students with last name beginning with A-L 5:30pm, M-Z 6:15pm

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

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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:


Coat & Blanket Giveaway

There will be a coat and blanket giveaway to any Kingsport City Schools family at Sevier Middle School on Thursday, February 15th.


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.

Dobyns-Bennett Basketball

D-B vs. Daniel Boone

Friday,February 9th


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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