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New Student Orientation is set for Friday, August 4, starting in the Little Theatre.   All new students and their families are encouraged to attend.  

  • Students with last name beginning A-K are invited to attend the morning session from 9:00 to 10:30
  • Students with last name beginning with L-Z are invited to the afternoon session from 12:00 to 1:30.

Students may arrive 30 minutes before their orientation session begins to pick up their schedule.  Following a brief presentation, students have an opportunity to find their classrooms.



Schedule Pickup & Parking Permits


Schedules will be e-mailed prior to August 3, exact date TBD.  Students with no computer access may get their schedules from the counseling office following the schedule below.


  • Seniors may pick up their schedules and purchase parking permits on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Band Seniors may come in at 12:30 p.m. during band camp lunch.
  • Juniors may pick up their schedules and purchase parking permits on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Band Juniors may come in at 8:00 a.m. prior to band camp.
  • Sophomores may pick up their schedules and purchase parking permits on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. 
  • Freshmen may pick up their schedules 30 minutes prior to their orientation session.  
    • Freshmen/New Student orientation sessions will take place on Friday, August 4, 2017 and will be in the Nancy Pridemore Theater
    • Students with a last name beginning A-K are invited to attend the morning session from 9-10:30 a.m.
    • Students with a last name beginning L-Z are invited to attend the afternoon session from 12-1:30 p.m.













Freedom Hall Civic Center
1320 Pactolas Rd.
Johnson City, TN 37604


Thursday, August 31, 2017.

We invite students to attend the evening program from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with their families








An ACT resource guide has been put together  to help parents and students better prepare the ACT assessment, as well as to better understand their ACT results.  The guide should also be help your child as they prepare for retaking the ACT during the summer or next fall. 


You can access the resource guide through the following link:



I would like to specifically draw your attention to the section of the guide titled Incentives.  We are piloting an ACT recognition program to honor and celebrate students who have challenged themselves with rigorous courses and who have earned either high ACT scores or a high weighted Grade Point Average. These students represent our school incredibly well and this is a way of honoring their dedication, persistence and effort.


We have also built in tiers of recognition to honor our students improve their scores. Students who work hard to achieve their goals are often the students who experience the most success in college, workforce and/or military endeavors.  We hope the incentives will motivate students to do their very best and to also focus on creating a plan improve their initial scores. It is important to note that students who hurry through the test or who put forth little to no effort on the test will not be considered for improvement recognition.


The levels are detailed on the first tab within the resource guide. As of right now, the incentives will be available to seniors  during the 17-18 school year (current juniors).  However, we hope to continue (and improve) this recognition program for years to come.  The results of the first year will determine if and how we will move forward.


Thank you for taking the time to read this message and to review the link to the resource guide. As previously mentioned, the ACT Resource Guide can also be accessed through the Dobyns-Bennett website.  Please encourage your students to do their very best on their upcoming test!




Chris Hampton, Principal

Dobyns-Bennett High School

(423) 378-8405 (phone)

(423) 378-8535 (fax)





Summer Science Camp at Bays Mountain


From natural history to bioinformatics and data analysis.  Learn ecosystems of the park, plant and animal identification, and data analysis.  Visit Gray Fossil Site, Clinch River, and Tennessee Aquarium. 


Camp runs June 12-25, daily 9-5


For registration contact Krystal Haney at

For program and schedule contact Lev Yampolsky at

See flyer below.   


D-B Counseling Staff
(423) 378-8409
(423) 378-8489 (fax)

Sandi Nelson
Wendy Wolfe
Eric Freeman
Kayte Daffron
Lisa Pierce
Tammy Wolfe
(Career Counselor)
Rebecca Osborne
(Graduation Coach)
Jennifer Emmette
(Testing Coordinator)
Sharon Lambert
(Counseling Secretary)
Nikki Joyce
SAT Testing Dates at D-B

Jun 3


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