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Dunbar Student Speaks At National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2017

Dunbar Student Speaks At National Gun Violence Awareness Day 2017

June 3, 2017

June 2 marked National Gun Violence Awareness day. National landmarks such as the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls, as well as the Double Helix in the Lexington Public Library parking garage, and fountains in Triangle Park, were lit orange in support of the “Wear Orange” campaign. This year is the first observation in Lexington in conjunction with members from the national advocacy g...

2017 Senior Awards Night

2017 Senior Awards Night

May 11, 2017

This year, Senior Awards were handled a little differently. "We asked students how they would like to improve the event, and one of the suggestions was to have students be more involved," said Guidance Secretary Mrs. Jessica Gibson. Faculty Cup winners Jack Stokley and Addie Brown were announced early so that they could emcee the event on May 10th. This will start a new tradition at Dunbar in...

Senior Class Sponsors Provide Graduation Information

May 11, 2017

For those who missed the meeting on May 11, the senior class sponsors Mrs. Debra Reaguer and Mrs. Sarah Lubbe spoke about the final steps for graduating seniors. Graduation rehearsal will be held at Dunbar on May 19. After 11:30 all seniors will not be permitted in the building and will be asked to leave. Due to this finality, all lockers and personal belongings should be collected no later than Ma...

Alumni Panels Share Wisdom With Seniors

May 10, 2017

On May 10, Dunbar alumni returned, giving advice to senior English students for the first annual Dunbar Alumni Panel. The event was held in the library, organized by senior English teacher Monica Cole. Some of the alumni included graduates of ’01, ’09 and ’16. Though the members of the panel changed between blocks, the panel experience will reach each senior at Dunbar. “I think it’s impor...

MSTC Seniors Finished the Year with Senior Symposium

MSTC Seniors Finished the Year with Senior Symposium

April 28, 2017

Dunbar’s MSTC program is designed for students who are competitive in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. Each year every senior is required to partake in a research study that accumulates about 360 hours and present the project at Dunbar's MSTC Senior Symposium. “Finishing off my research project at symposium was a relief, as it marked the end of a year-long journey...

New Curfew for Lexington Teens

New Curfew for Lexington Teens

April 20, 2017

A new curfew was put into effect in Lexington for anyone under the age of 18, starting April 14. Curfew has been moved from 1 a.m. to midnight for all seven days. According to LFUCG, the change was made in response to the increasing number of homicides in Lexington. Of last year’s 24 murder victims, seven were under the age of 18. There are exceptions to the curfew for reasons related to school ...

2017 Faculty Cup Winners Announced

April 17, 2017

Dunbar is proud to announce the winners of this year's senior faculty cup. Voted on by the entire staff, these students represent the male and female who exemplify traits of character and other leadership qualities. The faculty cup winners will be the emcees of this year's senior awards ceremony on May 10.

Choosing the Right College

April 10, 2017

Of the numerous pathways the graduates of the class of 2017 will take, most include college. When searching for the right place to call home for the next few years, seniors explained that they were swayed greatly by their surroundings. Many said that their enjoyment of their future school's campus is what influenced their decision the most. Senior Olivia Bunch said that she chose the University of...

Retired But Not Forgotten

March 29, 2017

After 27 years serving Fayette County Public Schools, Mr. Jim Adams retired on March 28. According to his wife, Mrs. Laura Adams, Mr. Adams began his career in education at the FCPS Central Office in support services, and he has been at Dunbar for 18 years. Mr. Adams is Dunbar’s only local area network (LAN) technician. He provides technical support and maintenance across the school. He is a...

Dunbar AP students Propose Big Change for Small Kentucky Town

March 24, 2017

Over the past couple of months, several AP Junior English classes at Dunbar have been putting together their Real World projects, assigned by English teachers Ms. Amanda Holt and Mrs. Colleen Burns. The class studies argument and its strategies. "We created the project in order for students to translate their skills of rhetoric to a real word situation," said Ms. Holt. Students were to take what...