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Leadership Lexington Youth Program Open for Sophomores

February 28, 2017

The Leadership Lexington Youth Program is a year-long program for high school juniors from Lexington. The program was created by Commerce Lexington with the mission “to prepare diverse individuals for leadership through education and hands-on interaction, touching upon issues and resources pertaining to our community.” LLYP consists of  students from schools across Lexington including six juniors fro...

AP Exam Registration is Open

February 20, 2017

Registration for AP exams opened on Feb. 13, and students can register and pay the $93 fee online through a link on the PLD home page. While KRS 160.348(3) requires costs of the AP exams to be paid by the KDE, state funding has not been available, so only students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will have their fees waived. According to Mrs. Kelly Krusich, there’s a question on the Total Registrations site that asks if you qualify for financial assistance. "You need to select ...

Senior Dinner Dance 2017

Senior Dinner Dance 2017

February 19, 2017

The senior executive board, led by math teachers Mrs. Sarah Lubbe and Mrs. Debra Reaguer, hosted the annual Senior Dinner Dance held on Feb. 18 at the Lexington downtown Hilton hotel.  

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about spending a lot of money, going out to fancy places or having an elaborate plan; it’s about spending time with your valentine. Several Dunbar students are scrambling for a last-minute gifts and plans to celebrate the holiday. Make a Coupon Book A coupon book is a fun gift to make for your sweetheart. There are many different “coupons” you could make. S...

Dunbar Teachers With Cool Hobbies

February 9, 2017

A common childhood myth about teachers is that they never leave the building, so it can be shocking for students to see a teacher outside of school. Here is a look at several Dunbar teachers' lives outside of school. Mrs. Brooke Jackson   English and drama teacher Mrs. Brooke Jackson said that she has been involved in theater her whole life. She said she’s always "had a thing for the spotlight," and that her first passi...

More Students Using Reusable Water Bottles

February 9, 2017

According to the Ban the Bottle anti-plastic bottle movement, “The U.S.'s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles are wasted each year.” With so many wasted bottles, the plastic begins to pile up in landfills; however, many Dunbar staff and students are using reusable water bottles. In attempts to do more about this plastic waste issue the Bluegrass Yo...

Former PLD Officer Moves to New Career in Donut Shop

January 30, 2017

Officer Ken Spera, a retired policeman who was stationed at Dunbar, has moved on to a new career at Lexington’s newest donut shop, Metropolitan Donuts and Coffee, opened on Jan. 14. by Drew McCoy and Evelyn McCoy. “Officer Spera was a very caring person...especially with the special needs students,” said current Dunbar Officer Jeff Jones. "[Spera] went out of his way to make sure that those...

STLP Students Create New Music App

January 27, 2017

The Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) uses project-based learning principles to empower student learning and achievement through the utilization (and creation) of technology to solve school and community needs. Dunbar's STLP team is doing something that could potentially change the way people can learn and appreciate music. A team of 10 Dunbar students, led by junior Alex Stern, have cr...

Remembering Christian Gomez

Remembering Christian Gomez

January 23, 2017

Christian Gomez was a member of the Paul Laurence Dunbar class of 2016. Upon graduation, he had plans to go to work, help his family and give back to the community, but instead Gomez died on Jan. 19. His family and teachers remember him as a hardworking, determined, funny and family-oriented individual. English teacher Mrs. Brooke Jackson taught Gomez in multiple classes, most recently film studies....

What Class Should I Take?

What Class Should I Take?

January 23, 2017

Art Classes Creative Crafts Business Classes Entrepreneurship Sports Marketing Fashion Marketing Web Design Advanced Microsoft Applications Drama Classes Acting 1 Acting 2 Musical Theatre Theatre Stagecraft Advanced Drama English Classes Broadcast Journalism Hip Hop as Literature Film Studies Dual Credit Senior English Creative Writing S...

Women’s March in Lexington

Women’s March in Lexington

January 23, 2017

The Women’s March On Washington, mainly held in DC, saw an estimated one million people in attendance, and stirred up many more similar, smaller scale protests all over the world, including the one here in Lexington.

Tribute to Celebrities Who Passed Away in 2016

Tribute to Celebrities Who Passed Away in 2016

January 20, 2017

As we head into a new year with people so distraught about how many loved celebrities we lost in 2016 that they’ve started a GoFundMe page to protect Betty White from the deathly toll that the last year took on our favorite celebrities, it’s important to take a moment to remember the lives and accomplishments of all of the beloved celebrities that we lost this past year. Here are tributes to a fe...