Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

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Senior San Francisco Trip

There will be an Informational Meeting on September 28th, 2017 at 6pm in the PLD Library. The trip will take place March 7-11, 2018. Cost is $1,400 per person.
See this flyer for more information.

Recognize teachers and staff who make a difference

Please take a moment to recognize teachers and staff who have helped you, gone above and beyond, or who have done something that you feel needs to be recognized. Nominated staff will receive certificates with your recommendation that they receive a Teacher PRIDE award.

Spirit Week Dress
  • White Out Wednesday
  • Tropical Thursday
  • Fan Friday

PTSA Speaker

Dunbar's PTSA is having a guest speaker on September 27th at 6 in the Dunbar Library. David Prater, from the University of Kentucky Financial Aid Office will be presenting info on college financial aid and the general process of applying for aid. All parents are invited to attend.

Reflections Contest

Attached is the 2017 Reflections packet.  It has 2 parts, Rules Summary and Entry form.  The deadline to turn in October 16, which is the Monday after Fall Break, to Ms. Pawley in room 708.  The theme this year is “Within Reach.”

School Pictures

Underclass Picture Proofs were handed out today during A1; off-campus vocational school students will get theirs Wednesday in CCR; orders are due by October 20th; retake day is Sept. 14th.

Senior Picture Day is September 22 if you have not already set up a time with Holifield for a full shoot.

PSAT Registration

The total registration site goes live on Wednesday, August 30th. PSAT Registration Information for JUNIORS Only (Click Here). Freshmen/Sophomores are automatically registered. Juniors must register at this website:

Students and Parents

Get your PLD decals and popsockets and show your PLD spirit!


2017-2018 Athletic Passes

See the attached flyer for information on purchasing a pass for all home regular season games.

Accountability Testing Information:




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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!!!