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No Unaccompanied Minors at Games

No Unaccompanied Minors at Games

September 11, 2019

An unexpected incident took place during the fourth quarter of the Bryan Station v. Frederick Douglass football game on Aug. 23. Apparently, “unaccompanied minor students” inaccurately claimed that someone at the stadium had a gun. This false claim caused a panic, so Superintendent Manny Caulk was quick to provide a response. Taking effect on Sept. 6, the following changes were made in order to ...

Dunbar’s New Phone Policy

September 9, 2019

With less distraction from cell phones, teachers say students are more motivated and more engaged.

Superintendent Says KY Schools Threat Unsubstantiated

Superintendent Says KY Schools Threat Unsubstantiated

August 27, 2019

Superintendent Manny Caulk sent a letter to parents and guardians on Aug. 27 stating that FCPS has been advised of an unsubstantiated threat of violence at an unnamed school in Kentucky. He stated that the FBI has investigated the situation and found no evidence to suggest the threat is credible. The post refers to a threat that occurred in a gaming chat room which was reported to FBI Little Rock from an in...

The 2018-19 Annual Report pamphlet and itinerary from the 2019 State of Schools Address.

State of the Schools Address

August 19, 2019

Fayette County Public Schools educators, administrators, students and parents gathered at the Lexington Convention Center to receive the 2018-2019 annual report, equipped with statistics and achievements from the past school year.  Upon entering the convention center, educators were greeted by student ambassadors from Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, and Tates Creek High Schools. Each was given a...

In God We Trust

In God We Trust

August 16, 2019

Kentucky lawmakers required all Kentucky public schools to display the phrase "In God We Trust" in a visible area. Signs were required to be up by the time school started on Aug. 14, so many school districts had to figure out how to comply with the law. According to FCPS Superintendent Manny Caulk, "Like every school district in the Commonwealth, Fayette County Public Schools has complied with the...

This is a drone shot of Lexington's Arboretum.

Gold Tree Awarded to Green Schools

May 20, 2019

Dunbar has received Gold Tree status in Fayette County. Schools in the top 10% of all FCPS schools are recognized for achieving exemplary status in the two areas of energy sustainability and student wellness. Dunbar also received the Silver Tree status in environmental literacy. These three areas of FCPS sustainability focus on how schools use and get rid of resources, as well as mental wellness ...

The recycling club going around and emptying bins after school.

How Lexington’s New Recycling Policy Will Affect Dunbar

May 20, 2019

In an article posted on, the City of Lexington will temporarily suspend paper recycling. Figures provided by the city, as referenced in this Herald-Leader article, show a nearly $500,000 loss in 2018 from recycling paper, as well as a $424,028 net loss from 2011-2018. Due to the expenses that recycling paper incurs, Lexington's Recycling Center decided that it could no longer afford to recycl...

President Trump honoring golfing legend Tiger Woods

Legendary Golfer wins Presidential Medal of Freedom

May 17, 2019

Tiger Woods was awarded the nation's highest civilian honor by President Donald Trump on April 6 where he was described as a "true legend" who has transformed golf. He is the fourth golfer to earn this award in addition to being the youngest. "This evening, we are in the presence of a true legend, an extraordinary athlete who has transformed golf and achieved new levels of dominance," Trump said...

Protestors on-looking discussion about the bill.

Georgia and Alabama Enact Abortion Laws

May 17, 2019

Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia recently signed the fetal heartbeat into law. Soon after, Alabama followed their lead and did the same. The legality of these laws is controversial, and many lawmakers goals are to have the Supreme Court reevaluate 1973’s Roe v. Wade. The fetal heartbeat law in Georgia states that it is illegal to have an abortion as soon as a fetus’ heartbeat can be detected....

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, who signed SB7030 into law early this month.

Florida Teachers Are Now Allowed to Enter Schools Armed

May 9, 2019

The Florida House of Representatives passed a new bill that will expand the already existing Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, which is named after the assistant football coach who passed away protecting students in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting. This is the program that allows faculty members to carry weapons, as long as they don’t “exclusively perform classroom duties” according ...

Flavien Prat on Country House, left, races against Luis Saez on Maximum Security.

Controversy at the 145th Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2019

After a tense race at a rainy Churchill Downs, Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez thought that he had just won his first Kentucky Derby. But that didn't last long. In a stunning turn of events, the first horse who crossed the finish line of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby was not declared the winner. After a lengthy inquiry, Maximum Security was disqualified and Country House was named the winn...