Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

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Graduation Information

Dunbar's graduation will be Wednesday, May 24th at 7:30 pm at Rupp Arena. Students need to arrive at 6:30pm.

Graduating Seniors and families, you will find a link to all information needed for graduation HERE.  Please carefully read through the information sheet, it should answer almost all your questions regarding graduation.  If you have further questions you can contact or

If you are interested in purchasing the Senior Class of 2017 DVD with the senior slide show and graduation ceremony, please fill out the online form and drop off a check or cash to Mrs. Lubbe by May 31, 2017. All orders must be placed paid for in advanced. You must bring payment to the school building to room 407 or drop in the main office. The cost is $27 if picked up in September at Dunbar or $30 if mailed to you.

The PLD graduation ceremony will replay on the district's channel 13 on the following dates.

  • May 29 at 9:30 pm
  • June 1 at 7:30 pm
  • June 5 at 7:30 pm
  • June 7 at 9:30 pm
  • June 14 at 7:30 pm
  • June 16 at 9:30 pm
  • June 20 at 9:30 pm
  • June 23 at 7:30 pm

Summer Assignments

Summer reading and other assignments can be found HERE.

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Attention Senior Parents, we need your help to make the senior class breakfast special on Friday morning, May 19th. We will be feeding about 550 students so PLEASE use the Sign up Genius to volunteer and/ or donate. This is the last event at PLD for your seniors! Sign up ASAP!!!