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D-B Girls Basketball vs. Morristown East Friday at 7pm............D-B Boys Basketball vs. South Doyle Saturday at 7pm.  Both games in the Buck Van Huss Dome in the Region 1 tournament!

Counseling Home

Dobyns-Bennett HS Awards Day will be on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in the Nancy Pridemore Little Theater.  Below, you will find the
All scholarship applications are due to the Counseling Office March 9, 2018.







For 11th Grade Families-

ACT Test – Beginning with the graduating class of 2018, all students must take the ACT as a graduation requirement. On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the ACT will be administered to all Dobyns-Bennett juniors, except those who have already taken an ACT on a national Saturday testing date and do not wish to test on April 3. If a student has not taken the ACT prior to March 2018, he/she must test on the April 3 test date. (Note: Students with ACT approved accommodations will test during the week of March 26.)


If you are a student who has previously taken the ACT and do not wish to test on April 3, please see Mrs. Emmette in Room E220 by Friday, February 23. Students who do not contact Mrs. Emmette by February 23 will be registered for the April 3 test (or earlier accommodations test).


Valuable resources for ACT preparation can be found at


Parents and students may address ACT-related questions to Jennifer Emmette, Testing Coordinator, at 378-2133 or






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Family Connection

We are pleased to introduce Family Connection – a comprehensive website that you and your student can use to make plans about colleges, and careers. Family Connection is linked with Naviance™, a service that we use in our office to track and analyze data about college and career plans, so it provides up-to-date information that’s specific to our school.


Family Connection allows your student to:


  • Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
  • Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
  • Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
  • Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned by the school to better prepare your student for future college and career goals.


Family Connection also lets us share information with you and your student about upcoming meetings and events, local scholarship opportunities, and other resources for college and career information.


The first day of the second semester, students will log in to Family Connection for the first time in homeroom. Their login for Family Connection will be the same as their school network login. We will be providing information in homeroom to assist students with Family Connection. There is a wealth of information available in the Naviance Family Connection for our students to use.


We hope that you will find this resource helpful. If you have questions about Family Connection, please contact us.





2017-18 SAT Administration Dates and Deadlines

SAT Date

SAT Subject Tests Available

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Deadline for Changes

March 10, 2018


SAT Subject Tests not offered on this date

February 9, 2018

February 20, 2018

February 28, 2018

May 5, 2018


See SAT Subject Tests available on this date

April 6, 2018

April 17, 2018

April 25, 2018

June 2, 2018


See SAT Subject Tests available on this date

May 3, 2018

May 15, 2018

May 23, 2018

East Tennessee State University Spring Open House
When: Saturday, March 17th or Saturday, April 7th (starting at 8:30 am)
ETSU Courses at Dobyns-Bennett Fall 2018
There are no pre-requisites.   The dual enrollment grant will apply to the cost.  

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College Certificate Opportunity through Northeast State in Downtown Kingsport!

Dobyns-Bennett has an exciting opportunity for students to enroll in a Career Academy in Machine Tool Operations spring 2018! Students will have the opportunity to earn both a college certificate and 31 college credit hours toward a degree while in high school and possibly enter the workforce upon graduation as a certified Machine Tool Operator. Currently, Machine Tool Operators have the potential of earning $25-$30 an hour in our region ($50,000-$55,000 per year). Classes will be held at the Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) downtown Kingsport. Students will attend classes during A block with transportation provided to and from RCAM if needed.


This is a joint venture between Dobyns-Bennett High School and Northeast State Community College as a tuition-based program and those enrolled will have the opportunity to take part in the program tuition free! Students will apply for the Federal Pell Grant and they will also be eligible to receive additional grant monies through the TN Dual Enrollment Grant and the Sullivan County Career Readiness Scholarship.


For additional information and enrollment details, students should contact their counselor at Dobyns-Bennett High School immediately.




Tomorrow’s Engineer’s Today
Sponsored by Society of Women Engineers
For middle and high school girls
Saturday, March 3
8:30 – 3:00
University of Tennessee

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


D-B Testing Dates


Spring 2018

April 3- ACT for juniors

April 16-TNReady English III Subpart 1

April 17-TNReady English II Subpart 1

April 18-TNReady English I Subpart 1

April 19-U.S. History Subpart 1

April 20- Makeup Day

April 23- TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 2

April 24- TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 3

April 25-TNReady English I, II, III Subpart 4

April 26- TNReady U.S. History Subparts 2-3

April 27- Makeup Day

April 30- TNReady Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart 1

May 1- TNReady Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart 2

May 2- TNReady Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry Subpart 3

May 3- Biology and Chemistry EOC

May 4- Makeup Day




Jostens will be in the Upper Theater Lobby on February 20 during Tribe Time and after school until 4pm to distribute Graduation Supplies .
Johnson University Preview Days

Preview days:  March 9th, or March 29th

Experience life at Johnson University: tour campus, stay in the dorms, attend a class, learn about financial aid and academic programs.

Register at:

Engineering VOLunteers for Tenth Graders (eVOL10) Summer Program


For: Rising 10th grade students (currently 9th) interested in engineering and exploring UT’s campus


When: July 15-20


Deadline: March 2nd


For more information and application visit









High School Introduction to Engineering Systems for 12th Graders (HITES12) Summer Program


For: Rising 12th grade students (currently 11th) interested in engineering and exploring UT’s campus


When: July 8-13


Deadline: April 13th


For more information and application visit