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What is PBIS?

February 20, 2017

The Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) committee, led by behavior specialist Mrs. Erin Adcock, meets at least once a month with teachers and parents. Their mission is to spread positive culture across the school as an attempt to decrease negative behavior. PBIS takes into account the reasons for referrals, fights and skipping to establish expectations, rules and create recognition programs ...

Robotics Team Takes FIRST STEAMworks Challenge 

February 13, 2017

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition is an international high school robotics competition. Each year, approximately 5,855 high school teams from over 24 countries work during a six-week period to build game-playing robots that can weigh up to 120 pounds. This year, FIRST’s live broadcast on Jan. 5 revealed the competition's theme, FIRST S...

Remembering Paul Laurence Dunbar’s Legacy

February 9, 2017

Paul Laurence Dunbar is remembered as “one of the first influential black poets in American literature,” according to The Poetry Foundation. As a result, there are several streets and schools across the nation that bear his name including Lexington’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. As the son of former slaves, Dunbar began his writing career during school where he was the editor of his s...

Students Rally Against Immigration Ban

Students Rally Against Immigration Ban

February 6, 2017

According to the Facebook page for the event, the goal for the rally was to peacefully demonstrate love and humanity against hate. The event was organized by a group of students representing several high schools in Lexington.

Everything to Know About Federal Aid

February 2, 2017

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This program is specialized in helping students out in preparation of their financial aid. This can easily help people save money and plan for their future for college. An event titled “FAFSA Frenzy” will be held on Feb. 2 from 6-8 p.m. in the PLD Library. “I recommend people to fill it out because it is a great way to get money for...

Dunbar Boasts Seven Presidential Scholar Candidates

Dunbar Boasts Seven Presidential Scholar Candidates

January 27, 2017

In Fayette County, there are 10 seniors among 2017 Presidential Scholar candidates, seven of whom attend Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. The Dunbar students are Jan Balk, Annie Griffith, Carlo Labianca, Emily Liu, Ananth Miller-Murthy, Nisarg Patil and Benjamin Xie. The other three FCPS students were all from Lafayette High School. The state of Kentucky had 85 candidates. Students from each state, includ...

Dunbar Surprise Evacuation Due to Water Main Break

January 20, 2017

Administrators sent home the following message: "We  had a water line burst in the gym this morning around 11:15 AM, and all students had to evacuate the building. The fire department and Fayette County maintenance turned the water off and made sure the building was safe to reenter. All students reentered the building at 11:35 AM. Student in the physical education classes were able to retrieve...

New High School in Lexington To Open This Fall

New High School in Lexington To Open This Fall

January 16, 2017

This fall, Frederick Douglass High School will open its doors to Lexington students as the sixth high school in Fayette County. The new campus is located on Winchester Road in the current Bryan Station district. “It’s really cool to be able to watch a new high school develop while we’re still in high school because it’s like we’re being included in part of the discussion," said Dunb...

Dunbar’s Student Voice Team Now Taking Applications

January 11, 2017

The Paul Laurence Dunbar student voice team (SVT) was a new initiative this year started by Dunbar English teacher and PLD Lamplighter adviser, Mrs. Wendy Turner. The team consists of 30 students from varied demographics proportionally representing the Dunbar student body. They meet during CCR block to discuss issues within the school system that they believe are relevant. “It is a way for the ...

District Says No to Snow Day Make Up Work

District Says No to Snow Day Make Up Work

January 6, 2017

Our first snow day may be here, but the issue of how Fayette County – and Dunbar – will handle missed assignments has been decided. During the 2014 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly, House Bill 211 was passed and signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear. Since then, individual districts can choose whether or not to implement the Kentucky Department of Education program. At a ...

Latino Outreach Leaders Seek Sanctuary Status at Dunbar

Latino Outreach Leaders Seek Sanctuary Status at Dunbar

December 8, 2016

Preparing for the unknown changes of a Trump presidency has created concern and strong reactions from students. Trump’s promises to deport millions of undocumented immigrants has sparked the attention of thousands of college students. In response to this issue, many students have proposed the idea of a “sanctuary campus,” which is a campus that will not aid in the deportation of undocumented ...

Tennessee Fires Launch Donation Effort at Dunbar

Tennessee Fires Launch Donation Effort at Dunbar

December 2, 2016

On Nov. 28, wild fires began spreading through Gatlinburg, Tennessee, after Dakota Ashton Tucker reportedly committed arson. Tucker has been charged with a Class E Felony for setting fire to personal property or land. Because seven people were killed and up to 45 people were injured, his sentence is subject to change. Since the fires began, high winds and drought have caused it to worsen. “This ...