Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

Altered Schedule for Next Week

Due to bus transportation conflicts,

we will operate on half days next week.

Below is the schedule we will be following next week:

Monday, May 21: 7:45-11:15am - The bus will not be picking up early on this day so if you are a bus rider, and wish to leave at 11:15, you will need someone to pick you up.

Tuesday, May 22: 7:45-11:15am

Wednesday, May 23: 7:45-11:15am

Thursday, May 24: 7:45-11:15am

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R-Matey's Fundraising for the MATE International Competition!

Help the R-MATEYS get to Washington!

The R-Mateys will be conducting several fundraisers this summer to help with travel and expenses associated with International Competition. If you would like to help the team get to International by making a donation, please contact Ms. Adinolfi at the following email address: AAdinolfi@k12k.com.

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  • DBE is part of DB’s yearbook, we don’t have a separate one
  • If you ordered a yearbook, write your name on the paper outside of Mrs. Kerkhoff’s door so this can be delivered to you from the main campus
  • If you did not order a yearbook but are interested in purchasing one for $75, add your name to the paper outside of Mrs. Kerkhoff’s door. A limited number of copies will be available so add your name quickly. DB yearbook representative will bring these extra copies on Monday, 5/21 at 9:30am. You must have money present to get a copy.

Lead DBE: Student Leadership Team

Who Are We?

8 highly motivated students

2 dedicated teachers

100% committed to DB-EXCEL


What Are We Doing?

Our goal is to help DB-EXCEL be the best that it can be: for students, teachers, parents, and the community!

As Apart of Lead DBE, you will:

  • Conduct surveys to improve DBE

  • Conduct and Organize tours of DBE

  • Lead Improvement Projects at DBE

  • Assist in Operations at DBE

  • Lead Community Outreach for DBE

  • And so much more!!!

Discover your Leadership Potential!

Join Lead DBE today!

Go to https://tinyurl.com/LeadDBE to submit your name to receive an application!

Student Laptops

Students who will be in 9th, 11th, and 12th grade next year (current 8th, 10th & 11th graders) will receive new Chromebooks in August. Technology will start collecting the Dell laptops as soon as students are finished with them for this semester.

Once 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students have completed all coursework for this semester, they must turn in their computer to Mrs. Smith in the Tech Office. This does not mean just lay it on the counter. You must hand deliver your device, charger, and case to Mrs. Smith so she can mark your name off the list.

Seniors must turn in their device, charger, and case before graduation practice to receive a transcript/diploma.

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More important information about graduation can be found under the “Students” section of the DBE website. CLICK HERE to go directly to the Senior Graduation Information Page.

Graduation Practice

9:30am - 11:15am

Friday, May 25th


Saturday, May 26th

Arrive at 8am and Ceremony starts at 9am

You may pick up your Graduation supplies in the Counseling Office before school, after school, or during Tribe Time.

The Workforce Solutions’ Summer CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) Program

  • June 4th through August 6th

  • Meeting twice a week – Mondays & Thursdays

  • 6:00-9:00 pm.

Please note – no classes the week of 4th of July.
Classes meet at the Regional Center for Health Professions in downtown Kingsport.

Cost $995, which includes the NHA national certification exam.
Registration meetings by appointment only – May 21st at RCHP in Kingsport.

Full class details and requirements for registration are available by request.
If you are interested please give your name to Mrs. Kerkhoff by May 16th.


  • East Tennessee State University's Department of Computing, the Niswonger Foundation, and AccelNow provide Code and Technology Summer Camps in the East Tennessee region for students in the 5-12th grade. These camps provide instruction and direction to allow students explore coding and technology.

  • There is no charge to participate in these camps and they are offered at various locations.

  • Camps include: First Year Code & Tech Camps, AP Computer Science Prep Week, Advanced Code & Tech Camps, CAD Camps

First Year Code & Tech:

  • June 18th—June 22nd (ETSU)

  • June 11th—15th (Kingsport Higher Ed Center)

  • July 9th-—July 13th (Hancock County High School)*

  • July 16th—July 20th (ETSU @ Sevierville)*

AP Computer Science

  • July 23rd— July 27th (ETSU)

Advanced Code & Tech Camps

  • July 23rd— July 27th (ETSU)

    • Java Game Development

  • June 25th —June 29th (ETSU)

    • Raspberry Pi Tablet Maker’s Camp

CAD Camps

  • June 18th — June 22nd TBD

  • July 16th — July 20th (TBD)

For more information visit www.etsu.edu/techcamps

Warriors Path State Park Job Openings

  • Pool lifeguards for the summer

  • Must be at least 16 years old

  • Must have lifeguard and CPR certifications

  • $10/hour

  • For more information, call (423) 239-6795

Internship for Graduating Seniors

Assist in performing all types of work involved in the construction, maintenance, rebuild, removal, operation, testing, and inspection of energized or de-energized generation, transmission and distribution facilities.


Zoning & Tuition Students

If you are a zoning or tuition student, please remember that you will need to reapply for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Gatton Pharmacy Footprints Summer Program

  • Rising high school juniors, seniors and college freshman who are interested in pursuing a career in pharmacy are encouraged to apply.

  • The total cost of the three-day program is $50.00, which includes supplies, lunch, transportation to and from practice sites, and a T-shirt. Please do not submit registration payment with this application.

  • A non-refundable payment will be due after you have received notification of acceptance. For more information please email pharmacy@etsu.edu.


  • Application deadline is Monday, April 30, 2018.

  • Camp will be June 4th - 6th, 9am - 4pm

Attendance Reminder

  • Any student who has more than 9 unexcused absences in a class (does not have to be all day) from the fall or spring semester will not be allowed to participate in prom or graduation.

  • Daily attendance will be taken through May 24; not exceptions will be made.

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Outside Food Policy

Per KCS policy, you are NOT allowed to bring in outside food. From this day forward, if you bring in outside food (i.e. donuts, Pals, McDonalds, etc.) you will be asked to stay in the office until your food has been eaten. If you have any questions about this, please see Mrs. Hensley.

From the KCS Student Handbook:

OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Please do not bring food or beverages to your child from any outside eating establishment. Parents/guardians are invited during the school year to have lunch in the cafeteria with their children. All lunch visits must be pre-approved by the student’s teacher or administration to ensure there is an accurate lunch count. Only parents/guardians are allowed for lunch visits; current identification must be shown upon arrival. Again, please do not bring outside food or beverages to your child.

KCS Board Policy:

Policy 3.500: Food or drink packaged at commercial food establishments shall not be brought in to the cafeteria to be consumed by students during their regular mealtimes.

KCS Quick Tip

Communication Avenues for Safety Concerns:

  • Talk with your parent

  • Report to a Teacher

  • Report to an Administrator

  • Quick Tip - available on all KCS website

SchoolMessenger Quick Tip allows you to submit an anonymous tip to school and district officials.

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.


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

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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