The CityLab Connect

Week of January 16th, 2023

A Message from our AG Teacher

Hello families and friends.

My name is Megan James. I have been teaching for six years will my background being in Agricultural Science. My education journey began in high school when I had a teacher that taught me my 504 needs do not dictate what I can and can not do; but yet, how much better I can be.

I come from a long line of "you can do anything you set your mind to". With that being my mindset, a couple years ago , I was told that females do not teach shop class. So, I did everything I could to become a shop teacher and master welding at all levels.

This year, I was brought into CityLab as the Energy and Natural Resource Teacher. We are chartering a National FFA chapter here at CityLab High School. FFA motto is "Learning to do, Doing to learn, Earning to Live and Living to serve". I try to display those words and live by those words in and out of the classroom.

Did you know CityLab has an active practicum program that you enroll in senior year as your final class for CTE? In the fall, you finalize your education in your pathway; and in the spring, you are placed in a practicum using your pathway knowledge.

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Please have your student bring their district issued laptop and charger everyday!

Schedule for week of 1/16

Monday, Jan. 16th-NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Jan. 17th-A Day

Wednesday, Jan. 18th-B Day

Thursday, Jan. 19th Day-A Day, A Day Clubs

Friday, Jan. 20th-B Day, B Day Clubs

Important Dates

1/16-No School in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

1/26-Parent Conferences 4:30 PM-8:00 PM

2/20-No School in honor of President's Day

3/13-3/17-Spring Break

Campus Drop Off and Pick Up

School day is from 9:10 AM to 4:30 PM.

All students will enter and exit through the front door located on S. Ervay St.

All students will go through a security check prior to entering the building.

  • Bus drop off/pick up will be at the front of CityLab High School on S. Ervay St.
  • Bus drop off and pick up times vary for each route. Please refer to either the CityLab website or the Dallas ISD website for specific route times.
  • Parent/Guardian student drop off/pick up will be on the side of CityLab High School on Corsicana. Please follow CityLab monitor instructions during drop off/pick up.
  • Please do not to park for pick up opposite the buses on Ervay or on Corsicana west of Ervay.

  • Student dropped off begins at 8:15 AM on Corsicana.
  • Parent/Guardian student pick up will be on Corsicana with parents/guardians lining up starting at 4:25 PM. For quick and efficient pick up, we ask that parent do not park in the spaces on Corsicana.
  • Students will not be realeased for early pick up after 4 PM.


Our Senior Class of 2023 Sponsor!

Mrs. Lauren Dowdy

My name is Lauren Dowdy. I'm in my fourth year of teaching English at CityLab, and my 13th year teaching in DISD. I am so excited to be working as the senior advisor this year. I look forward to working with the seniors and their families as they prepare for graduation and postsecondary success! More information to come soon. Please contact me via email at
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