Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

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MATE Regional Competition T-Shirt Design

  • Calling all artists!

  • Want to see your artwork on hundreds of T-Shirts?

  • Create a T-shirt design for the MATE competition

  • Only 1 design will be chosen

  • See Ms. Shaffer or Miss A for details

  • Submit your design to Ms. Shaffer by February 28th

Summer Jobs Available

Kingsport Aquatic Center is seeking job applicants for:

  • Lifeguards

  • Aquatic Attendants

  • Front Desk Attendants

  • Concessions

Contact Chelsey Weddle at Kingsport Aquatic Center

Phone: 423.440.9503

Email: chelseyweddle@kingsporttn.gov

D-B Spirit Shaker Tryouts

D-B Spirit Shaker Tryouts

  • March 5th - 8th

  • 3:30pm

  • In the Dome

  • All paperwork for tryouts is due March 2nd

ETSU Spring Open House

Students can attend a complete day of programming designed with prospective students' needs in mind. Enjoy a welcome to the university, speak with faculty and staff in the Experience ETSU departmental expo, tour campus and explore residence halls, and participate in information sessions and college-specific open houses.


To register, visit https://www.etsu.edu/admissions/visit/

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Dual Enrollment for the 2018-19 School Year

Representatives from Northeast State met with rising 11th & 12th graders about dual enrollment options for next school year on Wednesday of this week. Students heard an overview of which courses are offered, what the requirements are, and filled out applications to begin the enrollment process. The representatives will come back in March to host advisory sessions with students for the Fall 2018 semester.

Northeast State Dual Enrollment Registration

Tuesday, March 27th

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Tyler's Light Community Forum

Drug Education and Awareness for Students, Families & Communities

The community welcomes parents, caregivers, community members, and educators to join the fight against drug abuse in Sullivan County and learn ways to prevent drug abuse from occurring in our homes.

A panel of local experts will be on hand to provide information about opioid addiction, its impact on our community, and where to go for help.

March 7th

6:30pm - 8:30pm

*Light refreshments will be provided

To learn more about Tyler's Light visit http://tylerslight.com/

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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.

Holston Valley Medical Center Junior Volunteer Program

Middle school and high school students can apply to volunteer with Holston Valley Medical Center for this summer.

To apply: obtain an application from the Counseling office (Scholarship Box), fill out and return to HVMC as directed in the application.

Deadline: Returning volunteers - February 28th, New volunteers - March 30th


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


All 11th grade DBE students will take the ACT on April 3rd at DBE 7:45 am.

* Students will need to register for this on March 2nd at 8:30am at DBE. If you are not registered, you will not be able to test.

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Kerkhoff.

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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