Dunbar artist takes runner-up honors in local exhibition
Dunbar's Lindsay Maystead was runner-up in the 2019 Youth Arts Council Exhibition with her painting “Wonder" and received a $75 prize during the May 17 Gallery Hop reception at the Living Arts & Science Center. Overall, 135 students submitted 270 pieces. Dunbar’s Nancy Zhang got an honorable mention.
The display continues through June 28 at the Living Arts & Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Upperclassmen secure state honors in Kentucky Envirothon
Dunbar's “A” team brought home overall top honors in the 2019 Kentucky Envirothon state competition. Upperclassmen Shashank Bhatt, Angie Xiao, Sydney Sun, Reka Gal, and Katrina Baniak also had the highest scores in Current Topic and Wildlife, and a perfect score in Aquatics. They will compete next in the North American Envirothon this July in Raleigh, North Carolina. If you'd like to help with travel expenses, please contact coach Heather Silvanik.
SENIOR BREAKFAST DONATIONS & VOLUNTEERS
Hi Senior Parents! It is a tradition at PLD for the parents of seniors to organize and provide a delicious, grab-and-go breakfast for the senior class following their graduation practice at Dunbar. The practice will be held at 8:30 am on May 31st. The breakfast will start around 10:30 am. We will be serving just under 550 students, so this is quite a task.
We need parents to help with food and monetary donations as well as help with setting-up, serving, and cleaning-up afterwards. Food can be brought to Dunbar the morning of the 31st, anytime between 8:30 and 9:30 am. Cash and checks can be brought anytime to the main office before May 30. Please place the monetary donation in an envelope labelled “Drew Whitley” and please make checks payable to “Sarah Mills”. Thank you so much for helping with this fun event.
- Date: Friday, 05/31/2019
- Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
- Location: PLD Dunbar (either in hallway in front of gym or outside near gym)
- Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F49ADA62AA2FB6-senior
Final Exam Schedule
Graduation times have been set! The last day of school for students will be Friday, May 31st. Graduations are listed below:
- Monday, June 3, 2019, 10 a.m. – Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
- Monday, June 3, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – Tates Creek High School
- Monday, June 3, 2019, 5 p.m. – Bryan Station High School
- Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10 a.m. – Frederick Douglass High School
- Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 1:30 p.m. – Henry Clay High School
- Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 5 p.m. – Lafayette High School
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 Shakira.Goldsmithmason@fayette.kyschools.us.
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 https://www.fcps.net/Page/5439.
June 3, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Paul Laurence Dunbar HS graduation
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Tates Creek HS graduation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bryan Station HS graduation