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1st 9 Weeks Report Cards

Report cards will be issued on Thursday, October 11th. Therefore, all work must be turned in by Monday, October 8th. No late work will be accepted after 3:00 P.M. Monday, October 8th.

Mandatory TN Promise Meeting

There will be a mandatory TN Promise meeting for ALL SENIORS on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9TH at 7:45am.

Senior Cap & Gown Orders

Graduation Cap & Gown Information:

Jostens will be available to discuss graduation supplies, invitations and other senior gear. Ordering can take place with a Jostens representative on Tuesday, October 9th at 8:30am DBE.

Please bring cash or check to these meetings if you plan to order cap/gown at that time (other items can be purchased as well).

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DBE Yearbook Picture Retakes

D-B EXCEL is excited to announce that our Journalism 2 class will be producing our own DBE Yearbook this year! The Yearbook staff will be taking picture retakes on Thursday,October 11th for all grade levels.

Dual Enrollment Parent Information Night

DBE will be hosting a parent informational night on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th at 5:30pm. Representatives from Northeast State will be here to share helpful information and answer any questions.

ASVAB Testing Opportunity

The ASVAB exam will be given on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH at 7:45am. If interested, please sign up with Mrs. Kerkhoff no later than November 1st. This is offered at no charge to any 10th, 11th, 12th grade students.

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Local Job Opportunities

The following places are accepting applications and have dates scheduled for open interviews:


  • Seasonal Workers Needed
  • Open Interviews will be October 12th -14th from 10am-6pm at the Kingsport location

Food City

  • Clinchfield Street Location (Beside DBE)
  • Open interviews will be October 11th from 1pm - 6pm

DBE MATE Team Announced

We are excited to announce that the DBE MATE Team will have two classes for competition this year. Congratulations to the following students who have been chosen for the Navigator and Ranger teams of the R-Matey's!

Ranger Class:

Ashlee Wall, Quintin Folkner, Gavin Bentley, Braden DeBruin, Trinity Dutro, Shelby Rose, Bre Rill, Kaden Hutson, Landon Taylor, Katie Pangle, Skyler Arnold

Navigator Class:

Gabe Perkins, Pearson Mills, Aubrey Daley, Mia Philips, Jasmine Monroe, Quintin Bentley, McKinley Sexton, Konor King, Carter Grim, Devon Arnold, Kerrigan Bentley

Keep up with the team this year by following us on Twitter! @MATE_DBEXCEL

ACT Senior Retake Day

The ACT Senior Retake Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, October 30th at 7:45am.

This is a free opportunity provided by the state to take the ACT again.

Creative Writing Club

Any students interested are invited to the Creative Writing Club.

Wednesdays 2:45pm - 3:45pm

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Eastman Black History Oratorical Contest

Eastman’s Black History Month Oratorical Contest provides local high school students with an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of African American contributors to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). It also provides the students with an opportunity to improve their writing, communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

  • 1st place student will receive a $1,000 cash prize

  • 2nd place $500

  • 3rd place $300

  • 4th and 5th place $250.

Applicants must submit an original written essay, discussing an acknowledged African American STEAM contributor no later than Friday, November 16, 2018.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

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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 will be dismissed as the bus leaves.

    • Student drivers and walkers 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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