Dear Parents/Guardians of Dobyns-Bennett 11th grade students:
I am excited to reach out to you regarding an ACT resource guide we have put together to help parents and students better prepare the ACT assessment, as well as to better understand their ACT results. We will make this resource available on our website for all students, but wanted you to get it to 11th graders first since many will be testing next week. 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)
D-B Testing Dates
Tuesday, March 21-ACT Test for Juniors (Regular Time only)
Monday, April 17-English III Writing (Subpart I-85 minutes)
Tuesday, April 18-English II Writing (Subpart I-85 minutes)
Wednesday, April 19-English I Writing (Subpart I-85 minutes); ACT for extended time test-takers
Thursday, April 20-U.S. History Writing (Subpart 1-50 minutes)
Friday, April 21-Makeup
Monday, April 24-English I, II, and III Subpart 2-(50 minutes)
Tuesday, April 25- English I, II, and III Subpart 3-(50 minutes)
Wednesday, April 26- English I, II, and III Subpart 4-(45 minutes)
Thursday, April 27-U.S. History Subparts 2 and 3 (45 minutes + 45 minutes)
Friday, April 28-Makeup
Monday, May 1-Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart I (35 minutes)
Tuesday, May 2- Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart 2 (55 minutes)
Wednesday, May 3- Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart 3 (55 minutes)
Thursday, May 4-Biology and Chemistry (75 minutes)
Friday, May 5-Makeup
High Schoolers Invited to Explore STEM Careers During ETSU BLUE Weekend
JOHNSON CITY – High school students interested in pursuing degrees in STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics—are invited to attend East Tennessee State University’s BLUE Weekend on March 31 and April 1. BLUE stands for Bucs Live University Experience, a college immersion weekend that introduces students to the many degree programs offered at ETSU while providing them an opportunity to experience the ETSU campus.
During the weekend, students will be paired with near-peer mentors who are current STEM majors. Program participants will spend time with their mentors, who will serve as campus guides during many of the student activities that weekend. Visits to the ETSU planetarium and the Center for Physical Activity are among the scheduled events.
Students will be able to learn more about the professors, degree programs and facilities that promote STEM degrees and careers while discovering what it means to be actively engaged in campus life. All meals and activities will be provided free of charge.
To be eligible for BLUE Weekend, students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade-point average and have a strong interest in a STEM career. They must be nominated by a high school administrator or instructor. Preference will be given to high school juniors and seniors and to first-generation and underrepresented student populations.
Activities will take place from 5 to 11 p.m. on March 31 and 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 1. The deadline to submit nominations and students’ application forms is March 24.
For more information, email Teresa Williams, ETSU director of Advisement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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