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Dunbar’s School Spirit Store

Dunbar’s School Spirit Store

October 20, 2017

The Booktique was established along with Dunbar in 1990. It serves to sell Dunbar spiritwear to the student body during B3 lunches and, this year, has taken over management of the Dunbar Den. Students can purchase sweatshirts, water bottles, umbrellas and other Bulldog merchandise at the main store. “It started as part of the school’s business program to incorporate school curriculum and… as...

Dunbar Academic Team Maintains a Busy Schedule

Dunbar Academic Team Maintains a Busy Schedule

October 20, 2017

The Academic Team is a combination of different activities ranging from critical call to written test. If you do Quiz Bowl you're usually studying with [a variety of questions varying from hard questions to more simple questions], for Future Problem Solvers you’re learning how to think on the spot and how to write creative but also effectively,” said Quiz Bowl Captain senior David Ma. Future ...

Leaders in the Making Hosts Original Dunbar Alumni

Leaders in the Making Hosts Original Dunbar Alumni

September 29, 2017

In the era of segregated schools, Dunbar High School  was known as one of the main cornerstones of Lexington’s black community. Fayette County schools did not integrate until 1967, and that's when the building was torn down leaving only an annex that still stands.  Seven alumni of the original Paul Laurence Dunbar High School came to speak to current students in the Leaders in the Making club....

Passing the Torch: Announcing Editorial Board 2017-2018

Passing the Torch: Announcing Editorial Board 2017-2018

May 11, 2017

Announcing next year's PLD Lamplighter Editorial Board: Editors-in-Chief, Abigail Hendren and Sharon Chen Business Manager, Zach Jones Sports Editor, Kaden Gaylord Photography Editor, Remy Milburn Copy Editor, Julia Radhakrishnan Broadcast Editors, Rohan Palla and Cristina Thorson HR Manager, Mercedes Adams Chief Maestro Leader, Edith Cruz-Rodriguez Podcast Editor, Santiago Duque Social Media Editor...

Around the World in Two Days

April 17, 2017

Dunbar Cultural Society is a club that is open to students of all grades. The organization meets once a month to experience cultures from around the world. Throughout the year, DCS celebrates holidays from across the globe, such as Lunar New Year and Oktoberfest, with crafts, dance and food. At the end of the year, DCS presents the annual culture fair to all world civilization and AP world histo...

Pups Playschool Hosted by Child Development Classes

April 12, 2017

Every year, family consumer sciences teacher Mrs. Monica Harbut hosts a program at Dunbar called Pup Playschool with her Child Development classes. There are currently nine children in the program so there is a good ratio between children and the students who develop lesson plans according to state guidelines and run the majority of the class. Mrs. Harbut said that she is only there to supervise. ...

Content Creator’s Club Awards Ceremony

Content Creator’s Club Awards Ceremony

March 24, 2017

Members of the Content Creator's Club share and critique work during meetings, and they hold contests for high school students. The club web site describes club members as “a group of high school students who enjoy writing, but get too busy to write.” The club organizes writing time through monthly shared assignments based in current media. Categories of writing include short stories, screenplays, poetr...

What’s Your Song?

March 14, 2017

The Karaoke Club was founded by senior Nisarg Patil to give students the opportunity to have a great time singing their favorite songs with friends at school. It is sponsored by English teacher Mrs. Colleen Burns. “Karaoke Club is a bright new idea that started with just another silly idea,” said Patil. “I quickly realized it was a great idea and could add to the diverse set of clubs already ...

Dunbar’s Beta Club Blood Drive is Back

March 13, 2017

Beta club sponsor Sidney Durham has partnered with the Kentucky Blood Center to host the semi-annual blood drive on the KBC Bloodmobile outside the gym from 8:30 to 2:30 pm on Wednesday, March 15th. Those who wish to donate must be at least 16 years of age and need to bring a form of identification such as a driver's license or passport. Additionally, those who are 16 will need a parent or guardia...

PLD’s Future Business Leaders of America Regional Winners

PLD’s Future Business Leaders of America Regional Winners

March 9, 2017

The 2017 Region 4 Future Business Leaders of America competition was held at NKU on March 8.  The following Dunbar students won awards: William Ding won first place in Business Ethics; Kelly Chen won first place in Business Law; Max Qiu won second place in Cyber Security; Helen Pang won second place in Economics; Amy Wang, Emily Liu won first place in Entrepreneurship; Eleanor Liu won first place i...

Connecting Dunbar’s Past to the Present

Connecting Dunbar’s Past to the Present

March 8, 2017

Dunbar was once an all-black high school in a time period when schools were still segregated. It wasn’t until FCPS became integrated in the late 1960’s that the original Dunbar High School was finally closed. Now, the original Dunbar's annex building has been re-purposed into the Dunbar Community Center, run by Lexington’s Parks and Recreation department, and it is the host for the recreational,...

Family Career and Community Leaders of America at PLD

February 24, 2017

PLD’s FCCLA club is sponsored by family and consumer science teachers, Mrs. Monica Harbut, Mrs. Andrea Baker, and Mrs. Rhonda Jackson. Local club members engage in community service, and gain information for college and careers readiness. “We do community service projects and peer education projects such as posters you might see in the hallway about breast cancer awareness,” said senior FCCL...