Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Congratulations Art Winners!

    Please congratulate these two talented Dunbar students on winning awards at the Sister Cities annual art competition on display at Central Bank downtown!

    • 2nd Place – Chase Faulkner
    • 3rd Place  - Maryam Al Azzawi

    Chase Faulkner  Maryam Al Azzawi


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  • KUNA

    Several PLD students attended KUNA (Kentucky United Nations Assembly) this week. Here are some of their accomplishments!

    • As a whole we won Premiere Delegation AND Conference Life Award!
    • Zoë Jenkins won outstanding ambassador and represented Dunbar as Undersecretary General
    • David Clark and Saisha Dhar both won outstanding speaker 
    • Gia Joshi, Maya Chang, Saisha Dhar, Lea Yiannikouris and Khushi Arora brought the crowd to their feet with their Kawilya dance! 
    • David Clark, Christina Lumpp and Saisha Dhar sponsored a resolution creating the state of Kurdistan which passed despite challenging debate!
    • Nasim Mohammadzadeh served as a Judge on the International Court of Justice 
    • Marguerite Jouet served on Security Council


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  • PLD Choral Ensembles

    Last Thursday the PLD choral ensembles, Chamber, Concert, and Women’s Choirs, performed at our annual KMEA District Choral Assessment.  The groups had great success and represented PLD well!

    All three groups achieved STRAIGHT DISTINGUISHED ratings from all the judges for their performances and sight singing!

    We were all very proud of their presentations!


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  • Regeneron Science Talent Search Winner

    Our own Rachel Seevers represented the State of Kentucky over the last week in DC at the Regeneron Science Talent Search.  She was awarded 8th place and received a $60,000 award for her project developing a Virtual Winglet, which works by ejecting high-speed air at the leading edge of the underside of a plane’s wingtip to potentially improve the stability and efficiency of the aircraft.  Rachel also was recognized with the Seaborg Award which gave her the opportunity to speak on behalf of all the finalists at the closing night gala.  Rachel was one of only 40 finalists from across the nation chosen to compete in this prestigious competition.

    Rachel’s picture and work are featured on the Society for Science and the Public website.


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  • Free College Planning Night

    Join us for a free workshop at the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Library at 6pm on April 11, 2019 to learn what you need to know BEFORE your student applies to college. 

    The workshop is open to all Dunbar Families and their Guests with 9th - 11th graders.

    For every family that attends the workshop, a $25 donation will be made to Friends of MSTC.  


    Visit this site for more information or to sign up.


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  • Make-up Days Announced

    The FCPS School Board has decided: 3 snow day make ups will be March 15, May 29 & 30.

    • March 15, 2019 will be a B day
    • May 29, 2019 will be a B day
    • May 30, 2019 will be an A day


    Graduation plans will be ready after spring break. 


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  • Severe Weather

    Please refer to our Closing and Delay page for more information in the event of a closing or delay.


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  • Youth Services Center

    We are happy to announce that our Youth Services Center is open and ready to serve our students and families! The purpose of the Center is to address and remove non-academic barriers to student success. Services include:

    • Referrals for physical and mental health services
    • Food and clothing banks
    • Family crisis intervention
    • Career exploration and development
    • Employment services for students and parents/guardians

    This semester, the Center will continue to provide families with weekend food assistance through the PLD Weekend Food Backpack Program. If you would like your child/family to receive a weekend food backpack, please complete the form located HERE. Return it to Shakira Mason, room 803 or send it via email to

    Also attached is a referral form that can be returned to the school if other services are needed.

    We look forward to working with you to make sure our students can reach their full potential. For more information about Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, please visit


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  • Immunization Requirements

    Please see the attached flyer regarding new immunization requirements for all Kentucky students.  


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  • ESS Schedule

    The ESS Schedule can be found here in English and en Español.

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