Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Dunbar in the News

Dunbar senior reimagines kindergartner's monster drawing


Announcements  (Daily Announcements linked HERE)



Noah Poirier won 1st place for his painting, The Envy of All Men, in the 5th Annual Living Arts and Science Center High School Exhibit. Grace Farish and Christina Bacon also had honorable mentions in photography.

Seniors - Transcripts and Graduation Pictures

All colleges require a final transcript with your graduation date and final semester. Order those transcripts now throught and they will be sent as soon as they are available.

You can also receive $5 off your graduation pictures if you register before the event at Pre-Event Email Registration online at

Dunbar Graduation

PLD Graduation will be Saturday, May 30th at 4 PM at Rupp Arena. 

Graduation practice/senior breakfast will be May 29th from 8:25-11:30. We will practice in the PLD gym, ALL seniors must be present for graduation practice or you will not walk on Saturday. Please listen to announcements for further details. Attached is information regarding graduation at Rupp Areana for Parents and Students and an order form to purchase the Senior Slide Show and Graduation.

 Final Exam Schedule

  May 26
B Day
May 27
A Day
May 28
B Day
May 29
A Day
8:25-10:05 B1 Final A1 Final B1 Class A1 Class
10:10-11:50 B2 Class A2 Class B2 Final A2 Final
11:55-2:00 B4 Class A4 Class B3 Class A3 Class
2:05-3:45 B3 Final A3 Final B4 Final A4 Final

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.

Altered Schedule

We will now be in school May 28th, and May 29th. those days were originally days off for students. (See the revised block rotation schedule.) Schools will be closed May 25th for 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

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.

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