Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


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Parent SBDM Elections

Dunbar PTSA is holding SBDM elections on April 17th during school hours. To run simply fill out this application form which can also be obtained at the Dunbar High School office or by contacting the PTSA president Marla Fields at The form and a short bio must be submitted by April 10th to be eligible. To vote simply come to the Dunbar office on the 17th during office hours and fill out a ballot and drop in the ballot box.

Senior Poet Laureate

Seniors interested in presenting an original poem at Graduation 2017 get more information here.

Music Assessment Success!

Every one of Dunbar's orchestras got Distinguished from every judge. Including the dreaded sight reading where we get 5 minutes to look at a score and then perform it without practice. Way to go orchestra students!

The Concert Choir achieved straight Distinguished ratings – 3 Distinguished from each of the performance judges and 1 Distinguished from the sight reading judge. They represented Dunbar so well in performance and attitude.

Both the PLD Symphonic Band and the PLD Concert Band received straight distinguished ratings at their state band assessment. We are very proud of their hard work!

Congratulations to Taveion Hollingsworth!

In addition to being PLD's and Lexington's all-time leading scorer, Taveion Hollingsworth has been named Kentucky's 2017 Mr. Basketball and has won the Gatorade Kentucky Boys Basketball Player of the Year! Congratulations Taveion!


Dance Team News!

The dance team placed third in the International Championship in Orlando. They looked great and we are very proud of them!

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