Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

DBE Online Store!

Several students have expressed interest in having a DBE store. We have arranged to have a temporary online store so students, parents, and staff can purchase DBE merchandise (Shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, etc.). The store will be open until midnight on Sunday, March 26. Most shirts have color options and a back logo option. The back logo option is our purpose statement - “We are different… On purpose… For a purpose." If you choose to have that printed on the back then there is an extra charge. If you do not want it, just select NO from the Back Logo drop down menu. Merchandise will be ordered over Spring Break and will be delivered to students when they return from break. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shaffer at sshaffer@k12k.com.

DBE Online Store: https://db-excel.itemorder.com

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Teacher Feature: Introducing Mr. Conkin

Mr. Jay Conkin is currently serving as DBE's Social Studies teacher. Mr. Conkin's content knowledge includes: U.S. History, World History, Government, and Economics. Jay graduated from Sullivan South High School before playing football at Wheaton College. He then earned a Bachelor's of Art from East Tennessee State University and a Master's degree from Milligan.

Jay knew from a young age that he always wanted to work in an educational environment. Mr. Conkin joined the DBE faculty in January of this year, and he has been a tremendous asset thus far.

When Mr. Conkin is not spending time working in the classroom, he enjoys hiking, fishing, playing with his Golden Doodle, Zoey, and traveling with his wife, Emilee. You will also find Jay coaching on the football field or reading up on WWII history.

Mr. Conkin loves that DBE has a modern, open environment for students, but also for the teachers, as well. He thinks that DBE's staff is both top-notch and world-class, and he cannot imagine himself working anywhere else! For this reason, we are glad that Jay is on our team!

DigiGirlz Day

DigiGirlz, a Microsoft YouthSpark program, gives middle and high school girls opportunities to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-on computer and technology workshops.

This FREE event is focused on getting high school girls excited about careers in Information Technology. The event will be held at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education on April 7th. During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it's like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths. If you have questions, see Ms. Adinolfi.

Girls that are interested in attending DigiGirlz need to fill out the form at


Friday Requirements

Every student is required to attend school on Friday. If a student is able to work from home on a Friday, their teachers will inform the student and their parents. Students that are required to attend on Fridays will be required to stay until their work is complete.

Canvas Parent App

Kingsport City Schools has begun to implement Canvas as our learning management system. Teachers have most, if not all their coursework in Canvas. To view your student's grades in Canvas you will need to download the Canvas Parent App.

Canvas Parent enhances the potential for parents to engage in their children's education. Parents can review upcoming or past assignments, check on grades, and receive course announcements.

Canvas Parent can be used by anyone who creates an account, has been added to Canvas with an observer role, or has signed up as a parent using the web browser.

Access to Canvas Parent is managed by the student's institution.

Parents can use the Canvas Parent app on all iOS and Android devices. View the Canvas Parent Android Guide and the Canvas Parent iOS Guide.

View Student Courses and Grades

The Courses tab displays the list of courses where their students are enrolled. For each course, parents can see course grades, the syllabus, and assignments and events. Grades display according to the course grading scheme.

View Student Assignments and Events

Assignments and events can be viewed by course or week. Parents can set reminders for a specific assignment or event, which are sent to mobile devices as push notifications.

Set Alerts for Student Activity

The app settings allow parents to set alerts for specific assignment and grade activity. Alerts are displayed in the Alerts page in the app.

ACT Test Date - ALL 11th Graders

  • March 21st

    • 7:45am

    • DBE students will report to DBE for the test.
    • ALL 11th graders

    • Students do not have to register or pay for this test.

Cap & Gown for Upcoming Graduates

Students that have ordered their graduation cap & gown from Josten’s will need to pick these up at one of the locations/times listed below:

  • March 16th, 1-4pm @ DB main lobby

  • March 22nd, 8-8:30am @ DBE café

If you have a remaining balance, you will need to pay this in order to pick up your items, cash only – no checks.

If you have not yet ordered these items and plan to walk at graduation, you will need to place your order with a Josten’s representative during 1 of these times or call the below number or order online.

The cost at this time is $60.23 (tax included).

If you have questions you can call Josten’s at 800-567-8367 or visit www.jostens.com

The high school is not responsible for ordering or picking up a cap/gown for the student. This is the responsibility of the student. If you do not have these items you will not be allowed to walk at graduation.

Spring Break

Kingsport City Schools will be closed for Spring Break from March 27th - March 31st. School will resume on Monday, April 3rd. We hope you have a wonderful break!

D-B Prom - April 8th

Prom tickets will be sold March 20th- 24th, April 3rd-7th at the DB Activities Office from 7:15am-7:45am, 2:50pm-3:15pm.

  • $25 per person

  • Photo ID required to purchase tickets and to attend prom (driver’s license, driver’s permit, student ID)

  • Reminder, if a student has missed more than 9 unexcused days in either semester, they are not eligible to purchase tickets or attend prom.

  • Reminder, if a student has any outstanding financial obligations (library fees, etc), they are not eligible to purchase tickets or attend prom.

Dismissal Procedures

- At 2:30pm Bus Riders will dismissed by the bell.

- After students board the bus (At approximately 2:32pm)

Drivers will dismissed by an announcement

- At approximately 2:34pm

Car Riders/Walkers will dismissed by an announcement

Student Drop-off and Pick-up Map

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