Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

Farmer's Market Poster Contest Winner

Congratulations to D-B EXCEL junior, Shelby Rose, for her artwork being chosen as the winning design in the Kingsport Farmer's Market Poster Contest! Look for Shelby's beautiful design around Kingsport this summer!

DBE Senior Superlatives

We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2019 DBE Senior Superlatives! Please visit the link below to cast your votes!


End of the Year Schedule

D-B Final Exams will be Tuesday, May 21st through Thursday, May 23rd. All students will be dismissed at 11:40am on these 3 days. Any D-B EXCEL student currently taking a class at main campus needs to report at the appropriate time for their final exams.

Tuesday May, 21, 2019


  • Block A Review and Singleton 1 Exam


  • Block D Review and Singleton 7 Exam

Wednesday, May 22, 2019


  • Block A Exam and Singleton 2 Exam


  • Block D Exam and Singleton 8 Exam

Thursday, May 23, 2019


  • Block B Exam
  • Block C Exam

Brushstrokes n' More Fundraiser

Join us at Brushstrokes n' More for a fundraising event on Saturday, May 11th at 4:30pm & Saturday, May 18th at 6pm. You will have an opportunity to paint the “Be a Light” canvas on 5/11 and the “Welcome” wooden sign on 5/18.

For information & to sign up please click on the dates below:

Saturday, May 11th

Saturday, May 18th

Feedback Needed

We are thinking about having club time during Advisory next year. Please go to the link provided and give us your feedback.


Students Work Out for Free at Planet Fitness

From May 15th - September 1st, any teen between the ages of 15 - 18 can work out at Planet Fitness for free! No sign-up fee, no monthly fee, nothing, just completely free! The only requirement is that a parent or guardian will have to accompany the student to Planet Fitness to sign up for the offer and sign a waiver. But after that, they can come at any time and workout free of charge.

Summer Camp

STREAMWORKS has ramped up its summer line up of STEM Camps. Camps will be facilitated in the new STEM GYM V.2. Limited spots, 30 seats per camp.

R5D (Robot in 5 Days)

Grades 9 - 12th

June 17th - 21st

8 am - 3 pm

For more information and registration, visit www.streamworkseducation.org

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Graduation Information

Graduation Practice:

  • Friday, May 24th
  • 9:30am -11:15am


  • Saturday, May 25th
  • Arrive by 8am
  • Ceremony begins at 9am

2019 Senior End-of-Year & Graduation Information

Seniors and their families can view the 2019 Senior Information Letter by clicking HERE.

Attention Tuition & Zoning Parents

Tuition and zoning parents need to complete the application for the 2019-20 year as appropriate. You may click the following link to fill out the application. 2019-20 Zoning & Tuition Application

DBE Attendance Email


This email account was created for parents to send doctor's excuses and/or parent notes regarding early dismissals and absences. Please send any doctor's excuses or parent notes for student absences to this email address.

Thank you!

Summer Opportunities

Parents, See the below list of summer opportunities. This can be for any student/any grade. No credits are earned (except in Welding), no grades are earned. This is strictly for personal enrichment and/or Ready Graduate status and/or certification status. We are thrilled at the interest that students have already shown.

Summer Opportunities:

  • Welding
  • Construction (NCCER Construction Core Certification)
  • Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)
  • Certified Forklift Technician (CFT License)
  • FAA Drone License
  • Clinical Internships
  • Cosmetology
  • Landscaping
  • Chromebook Repair
  • Google Tools with G Suite Certifications
  • Fire Science Class with Firefighter 1 Certification

Let us know you are interested in learning about these opportunities by registering using the url below. We will share information as details become available.


For more information see Mrs. Kerkhoff

Email: rkerkhoff@k12k.com

DBE to DB Bus Schedule

Daily Bus Schedule:

9:00am→ Bus TO 2nd Singleton

10:30am→ Bus TO C-Block

1:00pm→ Bus TO D-Block

2:00pm→ Bus TO 8th Singleton

Attention: Need to Know

Students are not allowed to leave the building for any reason once in the building. This includes stepping out to your vehicle to grab any items needed. KCS policy requires that students must have a parent or guardian call to give permission before leaving school grounds.

For any additional questions, please see Mrs. Hensley.

Student Key Cards

From now on, you MUST use your keycard when coming through the doors at DBE. If you have lost your card, please let your advisory teacher know ASAP. This is for safety!

Replacement cards are $5, and Cash & checks are accepted. If paying with a check, make the check out to D-B EXCEL.

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • Please follow the traffic pattern. When you enter the DBE parking lot, please take an immediate right and circle the lot in that direction.

  • Students may be picked up in the DBE parking lot or on Roller Street.
  • Dismissal procedures are that bus riders are dismissed at the 2:30pm bell, car riders and walkers will be dismissed via announcement once all bus riders are loaded, and then student drivers will be dismissed via announcement once the parking lot is cleared of car riders. Everyone must follow these procedures to ensure safety during dismissal. Failure to follow these procedures will result in an office referral.
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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 and walkers will be dismissed as the bus leaves.

    • Student drivers 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

    Need more information? Check out our website!


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