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Gun at Douglass Casts Doubts on Metal Detectors

Gun at Douglass Casts Doubts on Metal Detectors

November 7, 2018

Frederick Douglass High School principal Lester Diaz sent a letter home to parents this afternoon indicating that a student was caught on their campus with a gun. In the letter, Diaz stated that the male student did not enter the building through the walk-through metal detectors and that he checked in after the day had started. The metal detectors are taken down after students enter in the morning, a...

Metal Detectors Implemented at Dunbar

October 21, 2018

On Oct. 29, Dunbar will become the second high school in Fayette County using walk-through metal detectors. Starting on Oct. 22, metal detectors will be set up, but not turned on, so that students can walk through as a gradual transition to full implementation. There will be nine metal detectors in the gym foyer and three in the front foyer. At each detector, students will place their backpacks on...

Threat of school violence at Dunbar

Threat of school violence at Dunbar

October 17, 2018

During fourth block on Oct. 17, a note threatening violence at Dunbar was found in a girls' bathroom stall. As pictures of the note began to circulate on social media, a student reported the note to administration where it was investigated immediately by principals and school resource officers. Soon after the note was discovered, students began reporting the picture to the S.T.O.P. tip line provided by the Kentucky Center for School Safety. The tip line encoura...

Technical Schools available to Dunbar Students

Technical Schools available to Dunbar Students

October 7, 2018

Technical schools, also known as technical colleges, give students an opportunity to specialize in a career or interest of their choice. Students can choose from areas like technology, family consumer science, nursing, arts, cosmetology and many other subjects of interest. Along with a diploma students can earn an associates degree in some areas. Dunbar partners with Southside Technical, Eas...

PLD’s National Merit Semi-Finalists

PLD’s National Merit Semi-Finalists

October 7, 2018

This year, Dunbar is proud to have 33 National Merit semifinalists. The National Merit scholarship program was created in 1955. It is a national competition that can result in student recognition along with academic scholarships. To enter the program students must take the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT), more commonly known as the Preliminary SAT (PSAT). Students must score with...

Teacher Pension Arguments to be Televised

Teacher Pension Arguments to be Televised

September 19, 2018

The Kentucky Supreme Court will hear oral arguments presented by Attorney General Andy Beshear and the Governor’s legal counsel at 10 a.m. on Sept. 20, concerning the appeal of Franklin County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd’s ruling that Senate Bill 151 was unconstitutional. The hearing will be live streamed. This is only the second time in history that there has been a statewide br...

Back to School: All You Need to Know to Be Dunbar Ready

Back to School: All You Need to Know to Be Dunbar Ready

July 18, 2018

The 2018-19 school year kicks off on Wednesday, August 15. Are you ready?

Get Ready for Graduation

Get Ready for Graduation

May 30, 2018

To make sure everything runs smoothly for graduation, here are some tips: ARRIVING AT RUPP All graduates should plan to arrive at Rupp Arena at 6:30 p.m.  Anyone arriving after 7 p.m. will not be allowed to march. Remember to take traffic and parking into account. Upon arriving at Rupp Arena, graduates will report directly to Door 9 (via the Manchester Street parking lot). Parking in that lot...

Starnival Celebrates the Life of Star Ifeacho

May 5, 2018

Friends and family came together to celebrate the life of former Dunbar student, Star Ifeacho, who died unexpectedly in 2017.

MSTC Seniors Capstone Research

MSTC Seniors Capstone Research

April 30, 2018

On April 28, Dunbar hosted the annual Senior Symposium where seniors in the Math, Science and Technology Center (MSTC) had the chance to present their 360-hour Capstone research projects, which are a graduation requirement of the program. Students typically begin this process at the beginning of their junior year by seeking out a mentor at the University of Kentucky or another local instit...

Graphic Anti-Abortion Display at Dunbar

Graphic Anti-Abortion Display at Dunbar

April 27, 2018

People exiting Dunbar at 3:15 p.m. on April 27 were subjected to graphic photos of aborted babies. At least six large signs were displayed at both the front and rear entrances of the parking lot. Eight people representing Created Equal, a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio, were equipped with body cameras and pamphlets. The group's web site states that volunteers go on "Justice Rides"...

Student Led Walkout at PLD

Student Led Walkout at PLD

April 20, 2018

The National School Walkout on April 20 marks the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School, and it comes as yet another student led protest against gun violence in schools. At 10 a.m., students at thousands of schools across the country students walked out to protest gun violence in schools. At Dunbar, some student simply left the building, but others remained to hold sign...