Dobyns-Bennett High School Science & Technology Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Published on September 5, 2019 at 9:02 a.m.
WHAT: Dobyns-Bennett High School Science & Technology Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House
WHEN: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Dobyns-Bennett High School, One Tribe Way, Kingsport, TN 37664

Dobyns-Bennett High School and Kingsport City Schools invite the public to attend a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for the new Science and Technology Center located at the front of Dobyns-Bennett High School, now the main entrance to the school.

The 70,000 square-foot, 400-seat building fulfills the mission to create a culture that inspires innovation through science and technology. Five academic goals for the science and technology center have been established as: 1.) Support scientific inquiry and discovery; 2.) Foster creativity and problem solving; 3.) Offer meaningful career opportunities; 4.) Provide application-based experiences through an integrated curriculum; and 5.) Utilize the power and flexibility of technology. 

The new three-story building includes: 18 science/tech. labs, two teacher work spaces, six student work spaces, one TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) lab, one large research lab, and four small research labs allowing for cross-curricular collaborations. A student cafe and administrative offices are also located among the three floors. With this addition, Dobyns-Bennett student capacity have been raised to support 2,500 students at 85 percent utilization. 

Renowned international architecture firm Perkins+Will provided design concepts and BurWil Construction Inc. of Bristol began construction during Winter Break 2017. A Groundbreaking event was held on December 7, 2017 prior to construction.

Immediately following the Ribbon Cutting, the public is welcome to tour the building during the Open House event until 8 p.m. 

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school, a high school program of choice and an alternative learning program; with total enrollment over 7,700 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to Inspire. Cultivate. Impact.

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