The D-B Band is at it again! As we speak, the Dobyns-Bennett Band is impressively representing our community at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN. This is the culminating event of the competitive band season in the United States, and D-B has again reached the semi-finals of this prestigious event. After performing this morning at 10:15 a.m., they hope to reach the competition finals tonight, which would place them in the top 12 marching bands in America. For up to the minute updates, follow along on Twitter @DBHS_Band or look for retweets on @KCS_District or @AndyTrueKCS.
This is also a big weekend for a KCS Board of Education member. Board Vice President Mrs. Susan Lodal will conclude her term as President of the Tennessee School Boards Association at their annual convention. Over the past year, Mrs. Lodal has represented both KCS and Tennessee school boards in many capacities, working to improve public education in our state. We are fortunate to have such a passionate advocate for the children of Kingsport!
It was also a huge week for several D-B athletes. Four D-B athletes signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college next year. Congratulations to Haverly Harrold, who will play golf at Lee University, William Nottingham, who will play golf at Clemson, Marrisa Honeycutt, who will play softball at North Alabama, and Abby Stratton, who will be playing softball at Roane State.
Were you a guest in a KCS school this week? If you were, you were certainly not alone, as hundreds of citizens and veterans took part in Veterans Day celebrations across the district. Words cannot express the gratitude and love we have for those that have served our country, and this week’s celebrations are but a small way that we can show our appreciation for all they have sacrificed.
Speaking of appreciating those that sacrifice for us, a big thank you goes out to the Kingsport Police Department! If you have spent any time in a KCS school, you have likely seen a KPD officer talking with children and staff, patrolling the building, or just providing a safety presence. KCS is blessed to have such a positive relationship with our local law enforcement. Thank you, Kingsport Police Department, for going the extra mile to keep our schools safe!
If you aren’t already listening, this weekend is a great time to re-discover a true gem, WCSK radio. Found at 90.3 on your FM dial, Kingsport City Schools’ eclectic and educational radio station broadcasts a wide variety of music, programming, D-B sports, and even KCS student performances. There is truly something for everyone. Check it out!