Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • INTEL ISEF Winners

    This past week, David Ma, Rachel Seevers, and Erik Han represented Dunbar and the State of Kentucky at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA. I am proud to announce:

    • David Ma – Translational Medical Science – Third award of $1000
    • Rachel Seevers – Engineering Mechanics – Third award of $1000 and a Renewable Tuition Scholarship to West Virginia University

    All three students did a fantastic job of sharing their research along with fellow students from all over the world. Please congratulate them!


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  • Tennis All-American

    Matt Halpinhas been selected as a high School Tennis All-American for 2018. Matt is only our second All-American from PLD! Congratulations, Matt!


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  • Congrats to Lamplighter Staff!

    Great news!! We received word this morning that several members of our writing team won best of the high school press for their expose on sexual harassment in schools. This story was selected from a pool of 14 finalists around the country for investigative reporting. For context, this is like a Pulitzer Prize for reporting.

    We are blown away. Here is a link to the story ICYMI. Please congratulate these AMAZING staff reporters.

    Not just Hollywood: The culture of harassment in schools,” by Julia Radhakrishnan, Abby Wheatley, Rebecca Chapman, Hannah Chambliss and Peyton Humphreys, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


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  • US Physics Team

    Please congratulate Austin Li for receiving Bronze Medal status for his results on the qualifying exam for the 2018 U.S. Physics Team Competition!  This is the first time we have had a Dunbar student advance this far in the competition so Austin is to be commended.


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  • State Track Qualifiers

    Please congratulate the following Bulldogs who qualified for the State Track Meet:

    • Caroline Inman was Region Runner-Up in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.
    • Congratulations to Austin Mathews, who won the Regional Track meet in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs!
    • James Hall placed 6th in the 100 meter dash and his time qualified for state.

    Good luck to Caroline, Austin, and James at State!


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  • Softball and Baseball winding up the season

    Softball and Baseball will be competing in their respective 43rd District Tournaments on May 21, 22, aand 23.

    • Baseball is at Tates Creek. PLD vs LCA on Monday May 21 at 7:00 pm
    • Softball is here at PLD. PLD vs. Tates Creek on Tuesday May 22, at 8:00 pm.

    Good luck, Bulldogs!


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  • Final Exam Schedule


    Fri May 25
    A Day

    Tues May 29
    B Day

    Wed May 30
    A Day

    Thurs May 31
    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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  • Upcoming Juniors and Seniors

    Take this interest survey for CCR!

    PLEASE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY! Indicate the TOP THREE areas you are interested in being assigned to for the CCR Block next school year. We hope to put you in your 1st choice, but you may be in your 2nd or 3rd due to the demand in each of the areas. Not all of the lessons will be about this particular area, but knowing your interests is helpful in placing you in groups.


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  • Senior Parent Information

    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 500 students, so this is quite a task! We need parents to help with food 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. Sign up here.

    Thank you so much for helping out with this fun event!  Any questions may be sent to


    PLD Graduation

    Dunbar's graduation will take place at Rupp Arena on Thursday, May 31st at 7:30 PM. Please see the video linked below for Rupp Arena security information.


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  • Senior Survey

    Seniors please complete the Senior Transition/Scholarship Survey.


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  • 2018-19 PTSA Officers

    Dunbar PTSA is seeking officers for the next school year. If you are interested in serving your school contact Marla Fields at Elections will be held at the May PTSA meeting on the 21st at 6 o'clock. We will also be voting on our by-laws at that time as well. They are available in the PLD office if you wish to look them over prior to the meeting.


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  • Snow Makeup Days

    The Block Rotation Schedule was updated Feb 13.

    • March 16 - A day
    • May 29 - B day
    • May 30 - A day
    • May 31 - B day


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  • 2017-2018 Athletic Passes

    See the attached flyer for information on purchasing a pass for all home regular season games.


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  • ESS Schedule

    The ESS Schedule can be found HERE.

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  • Yearbook   Parchment Button

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