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Dunbar’s Academic Team Heading to State

February 24, 2017

On Feb. 18, Dunbar’s Academic Team won the 11th Region Championship at Lafayette High School. The Kentucky Association for Academic Competition (KAAC) is responsible for organizing all the competitions for the elementary, middle, and high school teams to participate in across the state. Under the umbrella of the KAAC is Governor’s Cup. The Governor's Cup was founded as a way to promote, reward and...

Finding P.A.L.S. at any Age

February 23, 2017

Dunbar's Community Problem Solving Team, a component of the Future Problem Solving Program and the academic team, is taking part on a hands-on project that develops an action plan, takes part in self-organized community services, and compiles a report detailing the project's impact. The project, PLD P.A.L.S. (Promoting Activity with Local Seniors), allows students to reach out to the residents at...

PLD Book Club Loves Nicholas Sparks

January 20, 2017

Mrs. Summer Perry's monthly book club, open to all Dunbar students, will discuss a Nicholas Sparks book during the club meeting on Jan. 23. The meeting is open to anyone whether they've read every Nicholas Sparks book, just a few, or even only half of one. "We don't judge," said Mrs. Perry. Nicholas Sparks is an American novelist and one of the world's most beloved storytellers. Each of his book...

Bestselling Author to Judge Club Writing Contest

Bestselling Author to Judge Club Writing Contest

December 15, 2016

Dunbar's "Content Creators Group" is a school club that focuses on writing and art. Members 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. Cate...

Dunbar Clubs Providing Gifts to UK Children’s Hospital

Dunbar Clubs Providing Gifts to UK Children’s Hospital

December 7, 2016

Every December for the past nine years, a variety of Dunbar clubs and organizations work together to provide gifts for children at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital. This combined effort is call "Dunbar Doing for Others." "[DDFO] started several years ago," said Mrs. Kim Overstreet, who advises PLD's Student Technology Leadership Program. "After a student who was involved in STLP...

PLD Clubs Celebrate Day of the Dead

PLD Clubs Celebrate Day of the Dead

November 3, 2016

Day of the Dead, also referred to as Día de Muertos, is a holiday celebrated throughout Latin America. This multi-day holiday is celebrated from Nov. 1 through Nov. 2 and focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember their loved ones who have passed and help support their spiritual journey to the afterlife. The Living Arts and Science Center held their tenth annual Day of the...

Dunbar’s National Honor Society

September 22, 2016

The National Honor Society (NHS) is a club offered at schools across the country to juniors and seniors to help them learn how to have a positive impact on the community and grow based on the four pillars of the organization: scholarship, service, leadership and character. NHS was founded in 1921 and was the first honor society to connect students across the nation. There are many famous NHS members,...

PLD Lettuce Club

PLD Lettuce Club

May 16, 2016

The first meeting of the PLD Lettuce Club was monday after school.

YMCA Programs for Teens Interested in Politics

YMCA Programs for Teens Interested in Politics

November 23, 2015

The Kentucky Youth Assembly (KYA) is a program sponsored by the YMCA in which students from middle and high schools throughout Kentucky travel to Louisville to learn more about our state’s government. Attendants have the opportunity to participate in a model state government in which they research, write, propose and debate bills and laws. Roles in this model government are determined by age and...

Young Democrats and Young Republicans at Dunbar

November 23, 2015

As the 2016 presidential election approaches, people seem to become more interested in the happenings of American government. From Donald Trump’s “ugly” comments to Hillary Clinton’s email scandals, this year’s Presidential elections have been very entertaining. For those who are interested in debating and talking about what’s going on in politics, our school has two political clubs for...

Students Celebrate Culture from Around the World

Students Celebrate Culture from Around the World

April 8, 2015

The Dunbar Culture Fair has been a Dunbar tradition since 2002. Although the fair was held this year from March 25-26, students in the Dunbar Cultural Society begin preparing for the fair in January. Club members represent different countries, and talk about their respective countries to various social studies classes that come. While students walk around from country to country and continent to...

Robotics Team Season Preview

Robotics Team Season Preview

January 5, 2015

It’s revenge of the nerds all over again. Except they’ve retired the pocket protectors, their acne has cleared, and they’re here to stay. They’ve infiltrated pop culture and made intelligence something to be proud of. People we would’ve consider ‘nerds’ have entered the big screen -and our hearts- as superheroes with iron suits, as robot boxers, and as tech-savvy engineers of sorts. With...