Paul Laurence Dunbar High School


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PTSA Financial Aid Meeting

Dunbar's PTSA is having a guest speaker at their next meeting on October 17th at 6:30 in the PLD Library. Joylyn Noe, from the financial aid office of the University of Kentucky, will be presenting information on college financial aid and the general process of applying for aid. All parents are invited to attend and ask questions.

PTSA Reflections Contest

“What is Your Story?” is the theme for the PTSA Reflections Art Program contest for 2016-17.  Information and student entry forms are available in the main office or by downloading here.  Students may submit an entry into one or more of the categories:  Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.  Entries are due by October 12th in Ms. Banks’ room.


Attached is information and copy of the entry form for this year's 16th District PTA 5K which will be held at Keeneland on December 4.     If your organization has two individuals sign up, half of their entry fee will go to your club so get your clubs, sports, and organizations involved.  Entry forms are available in the front office in English and Spanish or you can register online at     GET EXCITED AND GET INVOLVED.

Senior Cap and Gown Orders

Jostens will be returning to Dunbar on Wednesday, October 12, to take late Senior Orders for caps and gowns.   If you were unable to order in September and want to ensure early delivery plus special pricing , please mark your calendar to bring your orders in on this date. They will be in the gym concession stand between 11:30 and 2:00.  The only item that is required is the cap/gown/tassel package but packages with announcements, souvenir mugs and tassels, etc. are also available.    Price on the special package does increase later in the year, so please don't wait too long.    If you have any questions, please call Jostens at 277-7384.

Senior Class Trip to NYC April 27-30, 2017

Please see the attached informational sheet about senior class trip to NYC.  If you are interested in going on the trip you must return the signed permission slip to Mrs. Lubbe in room 407 by September 28th, 2016 with the $300 deposit.  Make checks payable to PLD with #151 in the memo with students name.  If you have questions regarding the trip please email  You must turn in deposit and permission slip to be eligible for the trip. 

Instructional Fee Reminder

This is a reminder to parents and guardians to pay their students’ 2016-17 Instructional Fees as soon as possible.  All classes have an $8.00 instructional fee and some classes have additional fees for materials and extra activities required for the class.   You can check your student’s  fees on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under the FEE tab.   If you have not paid, you can send the payment in cash or check with your student.  If you qualify for benefits through the federal lunch program, your fees will be adjusted.  Payment plans are available.    Invoices will be sent out in October if the account is not paid by then. (NOTE:  If you have already paid your fees, that payment will not show up on the Fee Tab until October.)

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