Principal: Betsy Rains
Associate Principals: Tony Blackman, Nancy Hill, Andrea Tinsley
Administrative Deans: Liz Pelphrey and Tonya Merritt
Behavior Specialist: Erin Adcock
Secretaries: Ellen Fore, Jamie Cheak, Kathy Ginn
Bookkeeper: Diana Rolph
Attendance Clerks: JoAnn Boyd and Laura Adams Phone (859) 381-3552 Fax (859) 381-4975
Counselors: Deanna Smith (Head Counselor), Kelly Krusich, Melissa Long, Kristin Studle, Derrick Thomas(859) 381-3554
Registrar: Michelle Ginn
Guidance Secretaries: Jessica Gibson and Judy Drury
Social Worker: Steve Duerson
Psychologists: Jill Rogers and Courtney Bishop
College and Career Secretary: Judy Drury
Librarian: Summer Perry (859) 381-3546, ext. 2003
Cafeteria Manager: Kelly Herriford (859) 381-3561
Our Mission Statement:
"Dunbar High School’s faculty and staff, in partnership with parents and community members, empower students to achieve high standards for academics, integrity, leadership, and citizenship."
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Click the PLD Lamplighter logo on the left to access Dunbar's student news media site.*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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How to move files and folders in Google Drive
Students! Nominate Faculty/Staff for TOP DAWG of the month. Please vote 1 time each month.
Watch the Top Dawg video album HERE!
Questions Please contact the registrar: Michelle Ginn
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Scheduling info for 2017-2018
2017-2018 Course Directory
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Attention School Volunteers! Please know that all school volunteers must apply through the FCPS on-line application.
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