D-B EXCEL

Excellence in a Creative Environment for Learning

College & Career Week

September 17th - 21st is National College Application Week!


D-B EXCEL will not only be recognizing colleges this week but also careers and workforce. Teachers will be wearing college gear all week, and we encourage students to do so as well. We will also be having special guests come every day of this week to speak to students about area colleges and the area workforce opportunities during our Advisory classes.


Our special guest speakers will be representing the following colleges & careers:


  • Early Post-Secondary Opportunities within KCS
  • Milligan College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Northeast State Community College
  • University of Tennessee
  • Kingsport Fire Department
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Attorney
  • Court Reporter

DBE MATE Team Applications

Students that attended the MATE fairs this past week were given application packets. The application in its entirety must be turned in to either Ms. Shaffer or Mrs. Gardner by Friday, September 21st at 2:45pm.


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

STEM Class Field Trip

Students who are in Ms. Shaffer's STEM class will be going to Milligan College on Thursday, September 20th. Students must return their permission forms and their bus fee by Wednesday, September 19th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Shaffer at sshaffer@k12k.com.

Upcoming Picture Days

  • 9th - 11th Grade Retakes will be on September 20th.

DBE Yearbook Picture Days

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 individual student pictures on the following days:


  • Tuesday, September 25th - Freshman & Sophomores
  • Thursday, September 27th - Juniors & Seniors


DBE Online Store Orders

The orders from the DBE online store are scheduled to be delivered next week. Once the merchandise is delivered and sorted it will be distributed to students. If you would prefer to pick up your order when it is ready, please contact Ms. Shaffer at sshaffer@k12k.com.

Creative Writing Club

Any students interested are invited to the Creative Writing Club.

Wednesdays 2:45pm - 3:45pm

in the Sunshine Room

ACT Senior Retake Day

DBE Seniors will retake the ACT on Tuesday, October 2nd.

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

D-B Sports Schedule for the Week

Friday, September 21st:

  • D-B Football vs. Alcoa (AWAY) at 7:30pm

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.

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    dbexcel.k12k.com

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