Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

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  • State Science Fair Winners

    The results of the State Science Fair were just posted and here are this year’s winners:

    • Biochemistry:  Third Place – Mohammad Rashad
    • Biomedical and Health Sciences:  First Place – Megan Guan
    • Cellular and Molecular Biology:  First Place – Margaret Blair, Second Place – Subershan Wignakumar
    • Chemistry:  First Place – Angus Maske
    • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics:  Third Place – Donya Vaez
    • Energy Physical:  Second Place – Seun Adekunle, Third Place – Christian Skinker and Rohan Rauch
    • Engineering Mechanics:  Second Place – William Ding
    • Materials Science:  Second Place – Luke Sills
    • Mathematics:  Second Place – Jason Wang
    • Microbiology:  Third Place – Sydney Sun
    • Physics and Astronomy:  First Place – Eli Carter, Second Place – Kevin Jing
    • Plant Sciences:  Third Place – Katrina Baniak
    • Systems Software:  First Place – David Vulakh, Third Place – Evan Yang
    • US Army Award – Luke Sills, Angie Xiao
    • Association for Women Geoscientists – Maara Ensmann
    • Society for In Vitro Biology – Sydney Sun

    Congratulations to these deserving students who gave up the first Saturday of their Spring Break to compete!


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  • FBLA Winners

    Please congratulate the following students on their recent awards at the 2019 FBLA Conference.  Each has qualified for the 2019 National Conference in San Antonio, Texas in June.  

    • John Adkins - 1st place in Business Law
    • Sydney Sun and Angie Xiao - 1st Place in Business Ethics
    • Praneeth Bhatt - 1st Place in Cyber Security
    • William Ding - 1st Place in Impromptu Speaking
    • Khalid Rashad - 1st Place in Introduction to Business Procedures
    • Sarah Ming - 1st Place in Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure
    • Eleanor Liu - 1st Place in Marketing
    • Jocelyn Chen and Nancy Zhang - 2nd Place Digital Video Production
    • Anna Chen - 2nd Place - Introduction to Business
    • Brian She, Evan Yang and Aneesh Kadambi - 2nd Place in Management Decision Making
    • Wendy Wei - 5th Place in  Introduction to Business Communications


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  • College and Career Navigation Night

    April 30th  5:30-8:00 Library

    PLD is hosting a Parent/Student College and Career Navigation Night

    This event is to help parents and their child(ren) navigate together the process of selecting a career. We will have an information table and 45 minutes sessions on various topics that you can choose from to attend, such as: ACT Prep, College Planning, Technical Careers, CTE Pathways. Several university presentations (UK, Transy, EKU) and KHEAA will have sessions on Financial Aid, KEES and Scholarships.


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  • Upcoming CCC Events

    College and Career Decision Days! College Admissions Representatives will be here to celebrate students deciding on attend their school.  A list of schools will be on the College and Career Center Webpage listed under Guidance. This list will be updated daily.

    • April 25th & 26th Afternoon
    • April 29th & 30th Morning



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  • Library News!

    The PLD Library is letting students READ AWAY their fines.  Tuesday, May 7, during all lunches, they can come to a special opening of the PLD Library and “read off” $3 of their fines.


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    CAPS AND GOWNS: If you do not have your cap and gown, you need to order it ASAP. Please contact Jostens at 859-277-7384 or order at

    PAST DUE FEES/DELINQUENCIES: If you owe any instructional fees or delinquencies (books, fundraisers, band fees, club fees, etc.), please take care of these as soon as possible. You will not be permitted to participate in graduation rehearsal unless you have these debts settled. Do not leave them until the last minute. We want you to enjoy all activities leading up to graduation without having to miss any part of them.

    SENIOR MEETING: All students graduating should attend a Senior Meeting during CCR in the gym, Wednesday, May 1, 11:00 - 11:45. You will receive Graduation Day instructions and important paperwork to complete.


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  • Final Exam Schedule


    May 28th
    A Day

    May 29th
    B Day

    May 30th
    A Day

    May 31st
    B Day


    A1 Final

    B1 final

    A1 Class

    B1 Class


    A2 Class

    B2 Class

    A2 Final

    B2 Final


    A4 Class

    B4 Class

    A3 Class

    B3 Class


    A3 Final

    B3 Final

    A4 Final

    B4 Final

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  • Dunbar Theater Summer Camp

    WHEN: June 10-14, 2019

    WHERE : Dunbar High School Theatre

    WHO: Students K-9th (students will be divided into 3 age groups)

    WHAT: Children will work with Dunbar drama teachers and students to gain valuable theatrical and literacy tools. They will rotate through stations of acting, musical theatre, choreography, improv games, and crafts to construct a showcase performance for parents Friday evening.

    See this flyer for more information.


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  • FCPS Graduations

    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


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  • Make-up Days Announced

    The make-up days for missed instructional days are shown below.

    • May 29, 2019 will be a B day
    • May 30, 2019 will be an A day
    • May 31, 2019 will be a B day

     The updated block rotation schedule can be viewed here.


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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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