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ESL Students Embrace Halloween Traditions

ESL Students Embrace Halloween Traditions

October 31, 2017

On Tuesday, French and English as Second Language (ESL) teacher Mrs. Jennifer McNely, celebrated Halloween with her students. In her A3 English Development Class, her students had the chance to carve pumpkins. “This class is a lot like a French one or Spanish one class," Mrs. McNely said. "They learn the English language, as well as the cultural aspects.” Since Halloween is an important cu...

The Student Voice Team at Dunbar

October 28, 2017

The Dunbar Student Voice Team learns more about how the school works, and what it looks like "behind the scenes" for teachers and administrators. The work of the team is also connected to College and Career readiness standards because it follows the guidelines for student empowerment, leadership and independence. This year there are 40 students on the team who represent a diverse community o...

Culinary Students Compete in Bulldog Top Chef

Culinary Students Compete in Bulldog Top Chef

October 26, 2017

The Bulldog Top Chef competition was hosted on Oct. 25 by Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Mrs. Andrea Baker. "It was sort of like the show Chopped. We didn't know the recipe or the ingredients, so it was a surprise. We had to be able to come up with a recipe off the top of our heads and make something for the judges," said senior competitor Sarah Morrison. Dunbar students not only compe...

Dunbar Teachers Share Unique Hobbies

October 20, 2017

Every day, teachers come into the Dunbar building with one thing in mind: educating their students and setting them on the right path. But many teachers have a rich life outside of the classroom as well. From dancing and acting to horseback riding and even woodworking, Dunbar teachers have a variety of skills and hobbies that make them unique. Mrs. Williams Mrs. Michelle Williams is a social studies...

Helping Seniors Find the Perfect College

October 10, 2017

For most seniors, fall can be a stressful time of year because the college search process involves many uncertainties. Students must begin to ask themselves tough questions and form ideas about what they want for their futures. Finding a college that is the right fit for a student can be a hard selection. But with the right advice and mindset, this process can become easier. Dunbar's College and Ca...

Celebrating Dunbar’s Cafeteria Staff During National Lunch Week

October 10, 2017

This week is National Lunch Week, which was created by President John F. Kennedy in 1962. This year's theme is “School Lunch: Recipes for Success." The National School Lunch Program serves more than 30 million children every school day. At Dunbar, the cafeteria staff serve over 700 lunches each day.  All the cafeteria workers adhere to strict food service guidelines. “Just knowing the...

Marching Band Whirls into New Season

Marching Band Whirls into New Season

October 9, 2017

The Dunbar Marching Band kicked off their season in mid-July with a two week summer camp and a new head director, Mr. Brian Morgan. Band members have four to six band competitions every season. The band and color guard perform during half-time at home varsity football games and they also play the national anthem at the start of these games. This year's show, Whirl, is meant to convey dif...

It’s Time to Fall in Love with Fall

It’s Time to Fall in Love with Fall

October 9, 2017

It’s officially the time of year when people are allowed to dress in costumes without judgment, while Starbucks brings back pumpkin spice lattes and people bust out the sweatshirts, sweaters and scarves. Orchards are opening back up. These locations host several different kinds of activities. Visitors can pick apples or a pumpkin to carve. Many orchards also have corn mazes and hayrides. This is...

Everything You Need for College Applications

Everything You Need for College Applications

October 5, 2017

The first semester of senior year is critical for the college application process.  Students are selecting their schools, applying for financial aid, raising their ACT scores and keeping up with numerous deadlines.  Here are all the things to remember during this time: ACT Taking the ACT is a first step for many in the college application process. All current seniors have taken it at leas...

A Look Back at Homecoming Week

September 24, 2017

From the “prep rally” to the door decorations put up by teachers to the game and dance itself, homecoming is an important new part of Dunbar's student culture. The homecoming football game is a tradition that has been around for years, but Dunbar just started hosting a homecoming dance last year. The student council was in charge of organizing and hosting the dance this year. The theme ...

New Teachers and New Roles at Dunbar

September 22, 2017

This school year, Dunbar has welcomed many new staff members. Whether these members are new to Dunbar or have received a new title, 18 new positions have been filled.  Several new staff members have had very positive things to say about their experience at Dunbar so far, raving about the staff and students.  "I love it," said math teacher Ms. Mary Moore said. “The kids are won...

Bring Out the Boom

Bring Out the Boom

September 20, 2017