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DBE STEM Parent Academy

Thursday, Jan. 11th 2018 at 5:30-7pm

400 Clinchfield Street

Kingsport, TN

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Tacky Christmas Sweater Day

DBE Tacky Christmas Sweater Day

Wednesday, December 20th

Everyone is invited to wear their favorite tacky Christmas Sweater to school!

Sales & Customer Service Certification Training

Insight, TCAT, UETHDA and the National Retail Federation (NRF) have partnered to offer a 1 week Sales & Customer Service Certification Training! Learn the following skills:

  • Retail fundamentals
  • Communication and Teamwork
  • Problem Solving
  • Customer Service
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Payment Procedures and more!

Participants must pass an exam at completion of training to be NRF certified.

When: December 11th - 15th, 8:00am - 2:30pm

Who: 11th and 12th Graders

Where: D-B EXCEL

Any student who is interested in taking this course needs to sign up through Mrs. Kerkhoff ASAP. There are only 25 spots available.

MATE Robotics Team

  • Meets every Monday & Friday

  • Students can stay after any day to work on the robot as long as Miss A is present or has been notified.

  • MATE Workday

    • Saturday, Dec. 9th

    • 9am - 2pm at DBE

Senior Yearbook Ads

  • If you missed the deadline to create a yearbook ad for your senior, it's not too late!! We are still accepting ads through December 15!

  • There is a $10 late fee, but you can still go online to the Josten's website and create the ad yourself!

  • We also accept mail-ins. If you would like more information or have questions/concerns, please contact Elaine Riner at eriner@k12k.com

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The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the military.

Are you interested in taking the ASVAB?

Sign up with Mrs. Kerkhoff by Jan. 19th

Test date is January 31st at DBE

Career Academy in Machine Tool Operations Spring 2018

Dobyns-Bennett Juniors and Parents:

Dobyns-Bennett has an exciting opportunity for students to enroll in a Career Academy in Machine Tool Operations spring 2018! Students will have the opportunity to earn both a college certificate and 31 college credit hours toward a degree while in high school and possibly enter the workforce upon graduation as a certified Machine Tool Operator. Currently, Machine Tool Operators have the potential of earning $25-$30 an hour in our region ($50,000-$55,000 per year). Classes will be held at the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) downtown Kingsport. Students will attend classes during A block with transportation provided to and from RCAM if needed.

This is a joint venture between Dobyns-Bennett High School/D-B EXCEL and Northeast State Community College as a tuition-based program and those enrolled will have the opportunity to take part in the program tuition free! Students will apply for the Federal Pell Grant and they will also be eligible to receive additional grant monies through the TN Dual Enrollment Grant and the Sullivan County Career Readiness Scholarship.

For additional information and enrollment details, students should contact Robin Kerkhoff immediately at 423-378-2186 or rkerkhoff@k12k.com.

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.

Student Office Workers

We are now accepting applications for spring semester office workers!

Applications will accepted through the month of November.

If you are interested, please submit your application at the link below:


Student License & Permit Privileges

Students’ licenses or permits will be revoked/suspended at the semester break if:

  • They are failing classes

  • Chronically absent

Per the TN Dept of Safety: “If a student fifteen years of age or older fails to make satisfactory academic progress, the school is required to notify the Department of Safety. This suspends the student's driving privileges.”
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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.

STEM in the Face

The next STEM in the Face will be on

Wednesday, December 20th

Ms. Darnell will be giving makeup application tips, tricks, and techniques.

Sessions will be held every other Wednesday from 2:45-4pm.

If interested sign up by going to: https://tinyurl.com/DBEface

STEM in the Gym

Tuesday, December 12th, there will be open basketball at Sevier Middle School.

6:00 - 8:00pm

There will be a STEM activity followed by basketball.

Everyone is welcome! We have had great turnouts to these events and will continue to have them every other week.

Need Help with FASFA & College Applications?

If you do, be sure to see Jessica Crosby (our Niswonger representative).

Ms. Crosby will be at DBE on Friday, December 15th.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to receive this assistance.

Mark your calendars!

Math Tutoring & Enrichment Opportunities

Before School:


7:15am - 7:45am

with Mr. Pickering in the Cafe

After School:

Tuesdays and Thursdays

2:45pm - 3:45pm

with Mrs. Gradner in the STEM Lab

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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

*Students are required to bring their calculator everyday.

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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Canvas Parent App

Kingsport City Schools has implemented 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.

Parents can access their child's courses in Canvas through the Parent App.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for iPhone.

Click here for information on downloading the Parent App for Android.

The Parent App will allow:

  1. ​Access to their child's courses
  2. View past and upcoming assignments.
  3. Check on grades
  4. Receive course announcements and notifications.

Learn more by clicking here!
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D-B EXCEL Website

Need more information? Check out our website!


Contact Us!

We love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us on Facebook, Twitter, Email, or Call!

DBE Spring Enrollment

  • Do you know students at main campus that are interested in coming to DBE?

  • DBE representatives will be in the front office lobby during Tribe Time every WEDNESDAY from now until Nov. 29 to answer questions for prospective students.

  • Interested students must fill out a DBE application and submit it to their guidance counselor.

  • Deadline to apply for next semester is December 1st.