Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School would like to welcome you to our brand new website! Feel free to explore the new web space by checking out some of our newest features including Upcoming events, calendars and news. Come back often and friend us on our Facebook page to receive updates on school and district information!

What's Happening

Breakfast and Lunch to be Free at All Lee County Public Schools
Breakfast and lunch will be free of charge at ALL 79 traditional Lee County public schools for the 2018-2019 School year.
Read More About Breakfast and Lunch to be Free at All Lee County Public Schools
Board Update
School District of Lee County Saving Time and Money with Increased Board Meeting Efficiency
The School District of Lee County is streamlining its School Board governance to save taxpayer money and increase efficiency.
Read More About School District of Lee County Saving Time and Money with Increased Board Meeting Efficiency

Principal's Message


Welcome Back Eagles!

We are ready for another great year!  Schedules are out, teachers are setting up their rooms, and plans have begun for incredible academic and extracurricular experiences this year.  We will enter the 2018-19 school year as a very strong B school – 3 points higher than last year, and just 2 points away from being an A.  More importantly, many of our scores on last year’s FSA showed great gains and impressive  growth.  Getting ready for the year, now is the time make sure that 7th graders have their immunizations in, that school supplies and dress code are ready to go, and that you’ve started to get your sleep schedule back on track!  You should be reading this message in one of two places – in our first weekly Happenings email or on the new school website.  Both are great places to find information.  For new parents to our community, know that we send out a weekly “Happenings” each Friday with information about athletics, special events and important reminders via email – to receive this email, be sure your email address is up to date with the front office, and that your SPAM filter isn’t pulling it out.  The website has a new format, and is currently almost completely migrated from the old site.  We encourage feedback, so please email Mark Dupoise, our school’s Technology Guru, at with any suggestions. 


Lastly, on the first day, your student will bring home what we fondly refer to as the “brown packet”.  It’s filled with all of the flyers, forms and information you’ll need to know, and complete, to get started this year.  Please complete the “Emergency Contact Card”, “Directory Information Form“, “Student Emergency and Health Information Form”, “After School Activity Form” and “School/Parent Compact” as soon as possible and send them back to school with your student.  For the last 4 years we have been committed to providing each student with a spirit shirt – we feel strongly that it builds school morale and student connectedness.  This year, we are asking for a $5 donation for the shirt.  Know that any donation sent in will be directed to the “Spirit Shirt” fund to help make sure that ALL of our students get to show their school spirit.  For four years we’ve SOARed together – this year we will soar even higher!


With Spirit, Optimism, Achievement and Deep Respect,

Nathan Shaker EdD


Upcoming Events

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 West Corporation. All rights reserved.