Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Lexington, Kentucky

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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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  • Congratulations Coach Jonathan Thompson

    Congratulations to Coach Jonathan Thompson (PLD Tennis), for being selected National Federation of High Schools Mideast Coach of the Year for the Sport of Tennis!

    The Mideast Region includes Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C.


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  • SBDM Parent Representative

    PTSA needs to replace a SBDM member. We will hold our election on Thursday January 24th. Please stop by the PLD office and vote.


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  • Attention Juniors!

    Any rising senior interested in EBCE, Community Service, or Co-Op should grab an application outside of Mr. O'Bryan's door (302) or check out his website for more information about the programs.

    Applications for EBCE, Community Service, and Co-Op for rising seniors are due on Monday, February 4th. Applications for eligible rising juniors for Community Service are due Friday, February 1st. Please give applications to Mr. O'Bryan.


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  • Rachel Seevers named Top Young Scientist

    Rachel Seevers (MSTC senior) has been named one of the top 300 young scientists of the 78th annual Regeneron Science Talent Search.  Dunbar was one of 184 schools from across the US from which one or more Regeneron STS Scholars were named this year.  Rachel Seevers and Dunbar will both be awarded $2,000.  From the 300 scholars named nationally, 40 finalists will be announced on January 23rd.  Finalists will attend the Regeneron Science Talent Institute in Washingon, DC from March -13 to compete for $1.8 million in awards including the top prize of $250,000.


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  • Beta Club

    Beta Club is now accepting applications for new members. Pick up outside of room 310. Applications are due no later than January 22. See Ms. Durham with any questions.


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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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  • 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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