How to tell when to keep your child home from school.
Share a drink with us, on us. Gather with your old friends, teachers, and administrators while we share stories and catch up.
When Ms. Sorensen's seventh graders learned about 5-year-old Ryland Ward, they knew they wanted to help.
The energy these passionate students brought to the stage reverberated throughout the back courtyard for all who attended!
The students learn how to be flexible with one another, understand that when we all work together we can accomplish big goals.
Kids think they are just hanging out, decompressing and doing a fun activity. Little do they know they are doing so much more than that. There are so many benefits of puzzles!
How one movie strengthened bonds among TJS alumni, teachers, students and more.
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Our 5th graders participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge this year, creating a real-life arcade out of mostly recycled materials for our students and parents to enjoy! Here they are with some of their creations.
Thanks to all the alumni who came to visit us at Family Fun Night! We are so lucky to have you and can't wait to see all you accomplish!
We are so proud of these alumni! Shout outs to these athletes for making time for their passions.
We are overwhelmed by the number of alumni who came to visit TJS already this fall semester! Here are some of the friendly faces we were so glad to see
Give these poignant videos a watch, and you'll feel at least a little smile tugging at the corner of your mouth.
While books may not be on the top of your priorities list, they provide a needed escape, a way to learn and grow, and something tangible to hold onto, which can be so important following loss.
Here are a few of our favorite moments from viewing the eclipse at TJS!
The most epic, extreme TJS moments from graduation!
Congrats to Charlie and Doug, two TJS alumni who came in third and second at the Heights 5K race this weekend!
Our kids brainstormed, directed and starred in this video about kindness! (Inspired by the Kindness Boomerang video.)
What metacognition means and how you can harness its power
Teachers create "You Matter" window highlighting all middle school students.
A TJS student, teacher and alumni parent share their perspectives on self-advocacy.
From defining themselves by their diagnoses to accepting and advocating for themselves, Joy School students go through a transformation.
A baby zonkey was born at Y.O. Ranch Headquarters, and they named it after The Joy School!
Yesterday this group of alumni volunteered their time to share their high school experiences with our middle schoolers. We are so grateful and incredibly proud!
Mrs. Wilson's class kicked off this week in the kitchen - using math! Arithmetic never tasted so good. Check out these cute photos!
Snacks are shared and bags are decorated for Lunches of Love by Buddy Teams at our annual TJS Picnic. What a great way to kick off Thanksgiving break!
Mastering the elements sounds like something you'd read about in a science fiction novel, but it's actually what Mr. Li's students did in class right here at TJS.
Watch clouds form and fire shoot out of a bottle in slow-mo!
Last night The Joy School was one of 1600 small companies to be awarded as one of Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces of 2016! In fact, we were ranked number 11!
Join The Joy School's Alumni Facebook Group to reconnect, share stories, post photos, and ask questions of each other. All TJS alumni are welcome to join!
Last week our Speech-Language Pathologists hosted a learning opportunity for parents on Executive Functions. Check out their presentation to learn about executive function skills, cognitive flexibility, and the challenges and strategies associated with these skills in the classroom and at home.
Learn about the three types of Dyslexia and how they present in students.
When Ms. Dorr learned her students are more "language kids" than spatial or numbers learners, she decided to incorporate their strengths into her graphing lesson...
Where Do You Go When You're At Your Wit's End?
When our son Matt was two years old, he wasn't speaking in complete sentences. In fact, he hardly spoke at all. When he finally started putting more words together, he would get them mixed up. He'd say things like "I hurt my foot nail!" instead of toenail or "Look at the mans working" instead of men.
TJS Alumna Kate Montgomery recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied film. Click here to read her Q&A on what it's like to be a fresh graduate in the film industry. She may be young, but she has wise words we could all stand to hear.
"Every night, my dad and I would go through what felt like a thousand flashcards. My dad would say, "You know this word," and I was like, "Dad, I don't know what the word is!" I knew I had seen the word before so many times, but I still couldn't read it."
Read on to learn how assistive technology helped Anna blossom as a writer.
"Here it comes," I thought as I braced myself for the inevitable meltdown. My seven-year-old son, Rafe, was trying to ride his new RipStik, which is similar to a skateboard, for the first time. As he continued to lose his balance and struggle to get back on, I mentally prepared myself to watch him give up, throw the RipStik down and walk away. Instead, to my amazement, he continued to get back on and try again. This definitely wouldn't have happened in the past.