Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Dunbar in the news

PLD's Ishi Aron is in the news!

Announcements  (Daily Announcements linked HERE)

SBDM Parent Representative Nominations

PLD PTSA is seeking nominations for four (4) parent representatives to the SBDM council for the 2015-2016 school year. Nominees must be a parent, stepparent, foster parent or legal guardian of a student attending Dunbar during the 2015-2016 school year. The four (4) parents elected will serve from July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016. Nominations are due May 4, 2015. The election will be held May 11, 2015. Completed nomination forms, along with a short bio, should be returned to;

PTSA SBDM Committee
Attn: Karen Irving
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
1600 Man O War Boulevard
Lexington, KY 40513

Academic Team Wins Again!

Congratulations to Zsombor Gal, David Ma, Hannah Wang, Ananth Miller-Murthy, and Thirushan Wigna-Kumar! In preparation for the JV National Tournament in Washington, D.C., they played in the University of Kentucky Championship Tournament this past weekend. They were not only undefeated all day, they managed to beat the reigning Varsity Governor's Cup State Championship team 350 to 250!!

Prom Ticket Sales

Juniors and Seniors, prom is April 25th from 8 PM until midnight. If you are bringing a date who is NOT a junior or senior at Dunbar, you will need to pick up a guest form in the front office.

Prom tickets will be available at the concession stand before and after school from April 7th-April 17th. Prom tickets are $55 per person.

If you purchase your ticket after April 17th students will need to come to Room 604 and ticket prices will be $65 per person.

If you have questions please feel free to email

Senior Poet Laureate Application

Attention Seniors, if you are interested in entering PLD's poet laureate competition for a chance to present your poem at the class of 2015 commencement ceremony, please see the linked application. The application includes the specific guidelines to be eligible. The winner will also be awarded a $250 scholarship from the PLD Alumni association. Please contact Debra Reaguer, senior class sponsor, with any questions.

Attention Seniors - Caps and Gowns

2015 Graduates! If you haven't ordered your cap and gown, please go to or call Jostens' Lexington office at 277-7384. You need to do this right away! Jostens will be returning at the end of April to distribute cap and gown orders and announcements. Listen to the annoucements for information regarding Jostens coming to Dunbar.

Weather Make-up Information

Monday night the board voted to add 30 minutes to the end of the school day beginning April 20th. The last day of school for students is May 29, 2015.

  • We missed 7 full days of school and 6 hours due to delays this winter. Under state law, we are required to attend school for a minimum of 1,062 hours each year and have at least 170 school days.
  • Although the governor declared a state of emergency during some of the days we missed, we must still make up those days.
  • We will now be in school April 10, May 28th, and May 29th. those days were originally days off for students. (See the revised block rotation schedule.)
  • Schools will be closed May 19th and May 25th for election day and Memorial Day.

Starting April 20th, the daily schedule will be:

First block 8:25-10:05
Second block 10:10-11:50
Third block

  *1st lunch 11:55-12:20
  *2nd lunch 12:20-12:45
  *3rd lunch 12:45-1:10
  *4th lunch 1:10-1:35
  *5th lunch 1:35-2:00

Fourth block 2:05-3:45

In case of weather

Our delay schedule has changed.  Please see the information here

The JV Academic Team won 1st Place at Athens, Georgia this weekend at a multi-state Academic Tournament!
Congratulations to  Zsombor, Ananth, Adarsh, and Thirushan!
Band News
Congratulations to our marching band.  They qualified for the State Championship Prelims on Saturday. Performance time will be 2:00 pm at EKU.
Federal Impact Aid Program Survey Form
Parents/Guardians: The federal government does not pay property tax.  Because property tax provides a significant amount of education funding, Impaid Aid helps local school districts recover some of the lost funds.  It is based, in part, on the number of children with parents working on federally owned properties (for example, the Veterans Hospital or the Federal Prison); and the number of children with parents in the military (fulltime/active).  Completing the Impact Aid Program Survey Form will help the district get additional funds from the federal government at no cost to the parent.  Your student will be given this form in their English class or you can pick one up in the front office.  Please complete the survey if it applies to you and have your student return it to the administration office before November 7.

TranscriptButtonParents 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:

Attention School Volunteers! Please know that all school volunteers must apply through the FCPS on-line application.