Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


Important Financial Aid Information

Kentucky Educational Television (KET) will host a LIVE financial aid call-in show next Monday evening, January 26, at 9:00 PM EST. Financial aid experts from Kentucky's colleges and universities, and KHEAA, will be available to provide important informaiton and field questions from viewers. More information is available at

Scheduling for 2015-2016 School Year  

Students should have received their scheduling information in homeroom this week.  More information for scheduling can be found HERE. Information about AP classes can be found on the AP Course Information page.

Title IX Session

There will be an open comment session for parents and any community members on Thursday, January 29th about Title IX from 3:00-3:30 PM. Please contact Emily Coleman at if you would like to attend or have questions. 

Robotics Fundraiser

Robotics is having a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse on January 28th. Bring the attached flyer with you on that Wednesday night and 10% of the profits will go to the robotics team to help cover the cost of competition. We hope to see you there!

2015 Senior Dinner Dance: A Night with Gatsby

This event is an EXCLUSIVE, senior only, event that is always a favorite! A ticket costs $70. If you hurry the early bird special is $59 through Jan. 28th! This includes all you can eat buffet dinner, dancing, and pictures from our photo booth. Beef, chicken, and vegetarian pasta dishes are included along with delicious sides, salads, and desserts. Invitations may be downloaded here. You can turn in the bottom portion of the invite to Ms. Reaguer's mailbox or just purchase a ticket in the morning, during lunch or after school. The even is from 7-midnight at the Hilton Downtown/Lexington Hotel on Feb. 21st in the main ballroom. Attire is semiformal so girls may wear cocktail dresses or dressy pants, boys should wear coat and tie. All students must arrive no later than 7:20. Students will NOT be admitted to the event if they arrive late. This is a school event so all school rules apply and students will be checked at the door. If there is any conflict with arriving on time, students may bring in a parent note in advance explaining the conflict and the time they will arrive to Ms. Reaguer. This must be handled in advance! The senior slide show will also be presented during dinner. This is a very memorable event so be sure to get your ticket! The deadline is Feb. 10th. Since this is a catered event, NO tickets will be sold at the door. See Ms. Reaguer (rm 409) if you have any questions. (Note: pictures for slide show can be emailed to Michelle Guo or to Ms. Reaguer.)

TV Production Application

Are you interested in anchoring the announcements? Are you creative and like making videos? Would you like to fulfill your Arts and Humanities credit in a fun and interactive way? Then TV Production is the place for you! Applications for next year's classes are available outside of room 615 or here. All applications are due back to Ms. McKenzie in room 615 or need to be submitted electronically by the end of the school day on Friday, January 23rd. Please see Ms. McKenzie or your guidance counselor if you have any questions.

To seniors attending the dinner dance (and the parents of those students):

The senior dinner dance is Saturday, Feb. 21st at the Lexington Downtown Hilton Hotel from 7-midnight. YOUR MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET TO ENTER!! Tickets are non-transferable unless it  has been approved by Ms. Reaguer in advance. We want this to be an enjoyable, SAFE night for everyone, so be sure you are aware of the following:

  • You must arrive no later than 7:30 to be admitted to the dance.
  • This is a school function so ALL school rules apply.
  • You will be checked at the door for alcohol and drugs.
  • If you leave the function you will not be able to return.
  • Any violations could result in not walking at graduation and not going on the senior trip as well as being suspended.

We are making you aware so there are no excuses for violating any rules. We do not want anyone to get in trouble. Your sponsors, officers and executive board members have been working hard to make this a special and memorable event. Please cooperate with us to make it a successful night! if there are any further questions pleace contact Ms. Reaguer. 

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.