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.”


PLD Cheer Wins Regions!

PLD Cheerleaders took first place in the all-girl large division of the Region 11 competitive cheer showdown and are advancing to state championships. The state competition is set for December 12 in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. 

PSA Contest winners

Congratulations to Rest Aliu, Tatyonna Williams, Riley Brown, Lori Martinez, and Haley Hall for their 2nd place finish in a PSA Contest sponsored by the KY Attorney General's office. Check out their video here.

Student Winner

Rebecca Wang, a senior at PLD, won 1st place in undergraduate studnet research competition in the Agricultural Science Section at the anual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science. This is quite an achievement considering she was competiting against college students! Congratulations!

PLD Drama winners

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Radium Girls for coming in 2nd at KTA! They will be moving on to SETC!

Also, congratulations to Alicia Henning for being named the Kentucky Theater Teacher of the Year!!

FCCLA is participating in FCS Day on December 3

We would like to invite our Dunbar family to "Dine In" with us. For more information visit

Final Exam Schedule - December 2015

Dec 15
Dec 16
Dec 17
Dec 18
B1 Final A1 Final B1 A1
B2 A2 B2 Final A2 Final
B4 A4 B3 A3
B3 Final A3 Final B4 Final A4 Final


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.


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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