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.”


Google finalist!

Congratulations to Maggie Cook-allen, this year's Kentucky winner in the Doodle 4 Google competition. Maggie now goes on to compete at the national level for top honors in the high school division. Online voting starts todayand ends February 22 at midnight. Please vote every day and encourage your friends, and families to do the same. 


Award Winner!

Elizabeth Brumfield has been selected as a 2016 Kentucky Affiliate winner of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Award recipients were selected for their aptitude and interest in IT and computing, solid leadership ability, good academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. Beth Anne is a senior who is an active member of both STLP and the Robotics team.

Snow Make-up Days have been set

  • March 18 - A day
  • April 8 - A day
  • May 25 - B day

Seniors and Parents

Important information on Senior Dinner Dance and cap and gown orders can be found here.

Pennies for Patients

FCCLA has set a goal of $2000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We need your support!

  • Teachers will have a box in their classroom for students to drop loose change in.
  • We chose $2000 because we have a little over 2000 students and we are confident that we can count on each student to donate at least $1 in change.
  • Our fundraiser will end on February 28th.
  • We are also collecting donations online here.
  • Here are some videos that showcase survivors.

Click here to access scheduling information for the 2016-17 school year. 

2016-17 Course Directory 

Information about AP, Dual Credit, and other classes offered.

SnowflakeIn the event of weather delays, see the information here.


For a parent to make phone number and/or email change requests in Parent Portal:

  1. Log into Parent Portal on a desktop or laptop computer. Parents will be unable to make changes through the Campus Portal App.
  2. Under Family, cilck Family Members. 
  3. Click Update on the appropriate family member.
  4. Make changes as needed.
  5. Click Send Update.
  6. The request will be sent to IAKSS. Requests will be monitored at IAKSS Monday through friday, 9 AM to 5 PM. Our goal is to have all requests approved or denied withing 48 hours.

TranscriptButton 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.

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