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, Antonio Melton, Derrick Thomas(859) 381-3554
Registrar: Carole Humkey
Guidance Secretaries: Jessica Gibson and Judy Drury
Social Worker: Steve Duerson
Psychologists: Mackenzie Leachman 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."
We are an E=USE2 School. Click HERE to learn more.
FCPS is an AP Honor Roll District.
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
* Students, Parents and Staff: Please click on the PLD Lamplighter logo on the left to access a student run web site featuring the latest announcements, news, sports updates, and a weekly WPLD news broadcast. “Illuminating the News for the Students, By the Students.”
Science Teacher of the Year!
Congratulations to Mrs. Elizabeth Pelphrey for being selected as the 2015 Kentucky Science Teachers Association's High School Science Teacher of the Year.
The Fall Formal (Sadie Hawkins Dance) will be held on Monday, November 2nd from 8:30-10:30. Tickets are $20 and will be on sale from October 26th-October 30th during all lunches in the cafeteria. Students wishing to bring someone from another school will need to fill out this guest form and return it to the front office by October 21st. Only current high school students will be allowed to attend as guests. Please make your plans accordingly.
Largest PLD Tailgate - October 16th - PLD vs. Henry Clay
Open the attachment for details! Don't miss out!!
Registration for the PSAT is Sept 9th-Sept 28th online only at this link https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/181440. The test will take place Wedensday, October 14 from 8:00-11:30 AM. For more information see the PLD Guidance page.
Parents and students who have questions concerning Parchment, please read below...
Several mistakes are being made when creating accounts that prevents Parchment from matching the transcript requests with what we send to Parchment. The following mistakes have been the most common mistakes and are taking time to be resolved:
- Using a nickname instead of your real name.
- Misspelled student names
- Parents completing the requests and using parent's information like birth year instead of the student's info.
These mistakes can be prevented by using the registration code that was given to the students (once by hard copy and sent twice to their student email).
If you have requested a transcript via Parchment rest assured that the transcript will be delivered. If you have not yet requested your final transcript, please use the registration code to create your Parchment account and complete your request ASAP!
Leave the original info about Parchment as well as the Parchment button.
Accountability Testing Information:
*The Lamplighter website is not directly controlled by PLD nor FCPS. We are not responsible for the content/advertising.
Student Email (You will need to login with your email address as username and then password is the same as you use to login at school.)
New OneDrive setup directions (video)
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2015-2016 Course Directory
College Visits at PLD
See what colleges are coming to visit & register to meet with a representative .
Attention School Volunteers! Please know that all school volunteers must apply through the FCPS on-line application.
PLD Alumni (off site)
In the event of weather delays, see the information here.
Channel 13's Video on demand