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Dunbar Student Organizes Community Support for Those in Need

April 19, 2017

Hearts of Hope provides assistance and support for those who do not have access to resources that might help them become more successful. The group, led by junior Rachel Wagers, focuses on projects where they think they can do the most good. Their first project was at the One Parent Scholar House, a housing and day-care facility at the University of Kentucky for full time students who are also single...

Dance Blue 2017 Recap

April 17, 2017

Participants raised over $5,400 for cancer research at the event hosted by PLD student council on April 14.

Around the World in Two Days

April 17, 2017

Dunbar Cultural Society is a club that is open to students of all grades. The organization meets once a month to experience cultures from around the world. Throughout the year, DCS celebrates holidays from across the globe, such as Lunar New Year and Oktoberfest, with crafts, dance and food. At the end of the year, DCS presents the annual culture fair to all world civilization and AP world histo...

Hunting Eggs in the Hallways

Hunting Eggs in the Hallways

April 14, 2017

On April 14  students were surprised to find hundreds of colorful plastic Easter eggs hidden all around the Dunbar. English teacher Ms. Amanda Holt came up with the idea and said that she spontaneously put together this random acts of kindness project together with the help of several other teachers. "This time of year, people get super stressed out, so I think it's important to do things to...

Fire and Ice: Dunbar Prom 2017

April 12, 2017

Here is what you need to know to make the most of this year's prom: New Venue Dunbar's prom has been held in the school gym in past years, but this year, the prom steering committee, led by junior class sponsors, chose to move the prom venue downtown to the Carrick House. "I'm super happy that prom got moved off campus," said junior Rachel Wagers, who is the head of the prom steering committ...

DanceBlue Preview 2017

April 12, 2017

The Student Council is hosting PLD DanceBlue this year which will take place on April 14 in the gym. This fundraising event will support the kids of the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic. The money raised will also support research done at the Markey Cancer Center. “A couple years ago, a student, Ben Kincaid, he was very interested in getting it started...

Popping the Question for Prom

April 3, 2017

Promposals, or the act of inviting someone to a high school prom, have become a rite of spring. Posting photos and videos of the events on sites such as Instagram and Twitter is a big part of the ritual. Some promposals involve pun laden signs, others involve spelling out the word “PROM” with food or other items. Each approach is unique in their own special way, and sometimes they involve a...

Positivity Challenges Promote Kindness

March 31, 2017

According to a study conducted at the University of North Carolina, people’s daily experiences of positive emotions compound over time to build better partnerships and a better community. Following this idea, teachers and students at Dunbar have made concerted efforts to increase positive interactions with one another. One of the newest is "The Kindness Project" envisioned by Mr. Greg Adams...

Dunbar Students Participate in NCAA Bracket Challenges

March 21, 2017

March Madness has begun, and it's all about the NCAA. “It’s the most exciting basketball event," said senior Adrian Bard. Compared to the NBA, the NCAA tournament is a lot more interesting.” Many people around the world fill out brackets to try and be the first person to ever get one 100 percent correct. Investor Warren Buffett has offered one million dollars to anyone who can pick all of the winning teams in the f...

First Annual Spring Break Sustainability Summit

March 20, 2017

Transylvania University's Sustainability Council and the Bluegrass Sustainability Council (BYSC) will be partnering up to host Lexington’s first high school student sustainability summit. The Spring Break Student Sustainability Summit is open to all high school students interested in learning more about sustainability and connecting with others to improve the community and the world. "This is an amazing opportunity for high scho...

Dunbar’s Experience Based Career Education Program

March 6, 2017

Experience Based Career Education (EBCE) is a program that allows FCPS seniors participate in internships of their choice. The program fills four blocks on a student's schedule (two each day), and students spend this time rotating through five different internships. Students are required to go to their internship site four days per week, spending one day on campus for "in-house" with Mr. Gregory...

Dunbar Students Participating in Prom Dress Drive

March 4, 2017

Because she believes that no one should have to forfeit prom due to financial reasons, Lafayette High School junior Rachael Bishop, contacted multiple representatives at schools in Lexington to help her organize a prom dress drive at 2-5:30 pm on March 25 at Southland Christian Church in Building M. Dunbar's representative is junior Abby Hendren. "Our mission [for the prom dress drive] is to mak...