Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

Lead DBE 2018 Service Project: Supplies for Soldiers

The D-B EXCEL Student Leadership Team is excited to announce that this year’s school-wide service project is collecting donations for Supplies for Soldiers! Sponsored by Eastman, Supplies for Soldiers is a program to send care packages to deployed (not on U.S. soil) military personnel. Please review the list of suggested donations and bring your donations to DBE by Monday, December 3rd at 7:45am.

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Mid-Term Grading Period

We are approaching the mid-term of the 2nd 9 weeks. The mid-term will end on November 9th and progress reports will be distributed on Thursday, November 15th.

Creative Writing Club

November Theme: Screenplay/Scripts

Tuesdays 2:45pm - 3:45pm

in the Sunshine Room

DBE MATE Team Meeting

The D-B EXCEL MATE Team will meet on Wednesday, November 7th from 3:00pm - 4:00pm. Students need to check the Canvas course regularly for updates.

Keep up with the team this year by following us on Twitter! @MATE_DBEXCEL

Dual Enrollment Parent Information Night

DBE will be hosting a parent informational night on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th at 5:30pm. Representatives from Northeast State will be here to share helpful information and answer any questions.

We strongly encourage all 11th & 12th grade parents to attend this event to learn about this wonderful opportunity. 9th & 10th grade parents are welcome as well, but grant funding is only available for free classes for 11th & 12th grade students at this time.

TN Promise Meeting

There will be a TN Promise meeting on Friday, November 9th at 9am in the DBE cafe. All seniors are required to be present. TN Promise representatives will discuss the requirements to remain eligible.

ASVAB Testing Opportunity

The ASVAB exam will be given on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH at 7:45am. If interested, please sign up with Mrs. Kerkhoff no later than November 2nd. This is offered at no charge to any 10th, 11th, 12th grade students.

Graduation Cap & Gown Information

Jostens visited last month to share information about cap & gown ordering. Orders can be made on Jostens.com or you can reach a Jostens representative at 423-787-0025 for more information.
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Attendance Reminder

Any student who accrues more than 9 unexcused absences and/or out of school suspension days for any class will not be able to participate in prom or graduation ceremonies.

Pairing Codes for 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. Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.

*If you already have an account from the Canvas Parent App, log in to Canvas using those credentials.

To observe a student, you must obtain a pairing code from your student. Students can generate a pairing code by signing into Canvas then Click Account>Settings>Pair with Observer.

To set up your parent account:

  1. Go to https://kingsport.instructure.com/login/canvas
  2. Enter the following information:
    -Enter your name in the Your Name field.
    -Enter your email in the Your Email field.
    -Enter your password in the Password field.
    -Re-enter your password in the Re-enter Password field.
    -Enter a pairing code to link your account to your student in the Student Pairing Code field.
    -Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
    -Click the Start Participating button.

  3. To observe a student, you must have a student pairing code. Students can access the pairing code through their settings

  4. Agree to the terms of use by clicking the You agree to the terms of use checkbox.
  5. Click the Start Participating button.

Some notes on the pairing code:

    • For now, each pairing code will live for 24 hours. That means once the pairing code is generated, it will remain valid for 24 hours, then it expires.

    • Each pairing code can only be used once. Once it’s used in account registration, the pairing code expires and the observer remains successfully paired. If you want to pair two observers to one student, each observer needs a unique pairing code.

    Want to learn more about Canvas?

    Join the Parent Introduction to Canvas course!
    (no need for an account - this course is open to the public!)

    Click here to go to the Canvas login page. Click Browse courses. Choose the "Parent Introduction to Canvas" course.

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    DBE School Schedule

    School Day: 7:45am - 2:30pm

    • Advisory 7:45am - 8:25am

    • A Block 8:30am - 9:45am

    • B Block 9:50am - 11:05am

    • C Block 11:10am - 1:05pm

    • D Block 1:10pm - 2:30pm

    *Students will be counted tardy after 7:45am.

    Dismissal: Beginning at 2:30pm

    • Bus riders will be dismissed at the 2:30pm bell.

    • Car riders will be dismissed as the bus leaves.

    • Student drivers and walkers will be dismissed last.

    *Advisory is a class and students will have tasks to complete during this period. Attendance will be taken in Advisory and absences can effect their ability to participate in school activities that have attendance requirements.*

    Below you will find D-B's daily schedule. The first day of school they will have an extended homeroom period then starting on Tuesday they will operate on a regular schedule.

    D-B EXCEL Website

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