Maureen Joy Charter School

Maureen Joy Charter School

Maureen Joy Charter School is a free K-8 public charter school located in Durham, North Carolina. Our school is tuition free and open to the public.

We are a K-8 public charter school located in Durham, North Carolina. We exist to develop the whole child through high-quality instruction, school-community partnerships, and the promotion of a positive self-identity. We hope every child finds joy in developing their academic potential and thrives as a leader in their community.

Operating as usual

08/30/2023

โ€ผ๏ธ Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Idalia, Joy will be closed tomorrow, August 31, to both staff and students. Please stay safe. โ€ผ๏ธ

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 08/28/2023

We are so excited to see you tomorrow! Stressing over your first day outfit? Swipe for a guide to our middle and elementary school uniform policies ๐Ÿ‘•๐Ÿฉณ๐ŸŽ’

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 08/20/2023

We are so excited to host Back to School Night in-person this year! Please see the flyers for details about your studentโ€™s grade level. See you soon!

08/16/2023

We hope you are all staying cool and safe! If you are without power, here are some locations to cool off.

08/10/2023

We are so excited to welcome Ms. Reidinger to our middle school team as the new 7th Grade Science Teacher! Who wants to play Zelda with her?! ๐ŸŽฎ

08/08/2023

We are looking for a Middle School Art teacher and Elementary EC teacher to join our team for the 2023-2024 school year! Learn more and apply at joycharter.org/apply

08/07/2023

Meet Mrs. Clarke, our new 5th Grade Science teacher! We are so excited to welcome her to the middle school team! ๐Ÿ™Œ

07/25/2023

We have another new face for you! Please welcome Mrs. Thomas Smith, who will be joining our 5th and 6th grade teams as an EC teacher ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

07/24/2023

Welcome to Joy, Mr. Hengen! Heโ€™s joining our 8th grade team to teach Social Studies! ๐Ÿ™Œ

07/21/2023

A big Joy welcome to Ms. Pratt, our new Elementary EC teacher!! And another New Yorker!๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘‹

07/17/2023

Meet Mz. Mali, our new Elementary Art teacher! ๐Ÿ‘‹ We want to be in their class ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

07/15/2023

Welcome to Joy, Mrs. Egwim-Chima! She is joining our middle school team to teach 8th grade ELA ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ““๐Ÿ“

07/15/2023

Meet our new 8th grade math teacher, Ms. Tringali! We are so excited that she is beginning her teaching career at Joy! ๐Ÿฅณ

07/13/2023

We are so excited to welcome some amazing educators to Joy this year. Meet Ms. Dania Munoz, who will be joining our third grade team! ๐Ÿ‘‹

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 06/27/2023

๐Ÿš๐Ÿ”‹๐Ÿ†™ Construction is underway for a power station infrastructure that will charge our NEW electric school busses ๐Ÿšง๐Ÿฆบโ€ผ๏ธ

06/19/2023

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Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 06/16/2023

More photos of our Wall of Fame inductees and their families!

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 06/16/2023

A HUGE congratulations to the 2023 MJCS Hall of Fame inductees: Dylan Howlett, 8th grade science teacher; Heather Kasdan, art teacher; Oni Gaines, Director of Technology; Jessica Conn, MTSS Coordinator; Jeremy Wall, Principal ๐ŸŽ‰

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 05/20/2023

(2/2) Congratulations to all of the student athletes who were recognized for their achievements at our awards ceremony on Thursday! And thank you to the amazing coaches who go above and beyond to support these young people on and off the field ๐Ÿ™Œ

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 05/09/2023

We love these Spring Arts Showcase invitations made by our first graders! This Thursday!! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 05/08/2023

Join us this Thursday, May 11 for our Spring Arts Showcase! From 5:30-7:00 youโ€™ll get a chance to see artwork from all grade levels, musical performances, community art, and more! Locopops for sale! See you there โค๏ธ

05/01/2023

๐ŸŽถ Youโ€™ve got a friend in me ๐ŸŽถ

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 04/18/2023

Scenes from todayโ€™s track meet! Run, jags, run! ๐Ÿ†

04/14/2023

The third grade team is ready for their farm field trip today!

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 04/06/2023

The first grade scientists in Ms. Stodghillโ€™s class spent their week incubating โ€œeggsโ€ in their chairs and this morning, they hatched! Now theyโ€™re experimenting with dissolving eggs and peeps in different liquids! ๐Ÿชบ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ

03/21/2023

We hate that we arenโ€™t with you at school today! If youโ€™re bored at home, here are some ideas besides scrolling on your phone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 03/17/2023

Genius week is coming! What day are you most excited to dress up for?! (Swipe for Spanish flyer) ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ‘–๐Ÿคฉ

03/08/2023

Wisdom Wednesdays - Starting tonight! This space is for Black parents to talk about the 6 Black Genius Elements with other Black parents. It's all online and "come as you are.โ€

Register with the link in our bio!

03/06/2023

The annual Staff vs. Students Basketball Game is this Friday at 4:30 at the Holton Center! Tell us in the comments what teacher you hope to see playing ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ€

02/16/2023

Reminder: no school for students tomorrow, Friday 2/17 and Monday 2/20. Enjoy your long weekend!

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 02/16/2023

This week, every staff member interviewed a student about their perspective and experience at school. These interviews will help us make plans to ensure every child has a positive experience at Joy.

02/15/2023

Welcome to JOY! Want to see what we're up to? Check out this video! Don't forget, open enrollment is underway. Go to joycharter.org to learn more.

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 01/26/2023

Thank you for treating our staff to lunch today and sharing about your incredible work. Check them out! โค๏ธ

Photos from Maureen Joy Charter School's post 01/24/2023

Weโ€™re loving these abstract masterpieces from our middle school art students! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽจ

01/20/2023

Open enrollment for the 2023-2024 ends on February 27! Apply today at joycharter.org

01/19/2023

Interested in enrolling your student at JOY? Join us for an in-person tour of our campus! Reserve your spot now at joycharter.org.

01/12/2023

Weโ€™re hiring! Visit joycharter.org/apply to learn more.

05/16/2016

EOGs and Final Exams are coming soon. Here is the schedule of when tests will occur.

Friday, May 27th
Science EOG- 5th & 8th Grades
Science NC Final Exam- 6th & 7th Grades

Tuesday, May 31st
Social Studies NC Final Exam- 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grades

Wednesday, June 1st
Reading EOG- 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Thursday, June 2nd
Math EOG- 3rd, 4th and 5th Grades

Monday, June 6th
Reading EOG- 6th, 7th and 8th Grades

Tuesday, June 7th
Math EOG- 6th, 7th and 8th Grades

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Videos (show all)

Congratulations to Yessica, 8th grade Pi-Off Winner, with 100 digits of Pi!
Congratulations to Mary Katherine, 7th Grade Pi-Off winner with 84 digits of Pi.
Congratulations to Destiny, 6th Grade Pi-Off Champion with 77 digits of Pi!
Congratulations to Floricela, 5th Grade Pi-Off Champion with 102 digits of Pi!
Coach M., Mrs. Limer, Mr. Wells & Mr. Bailey get pied!
3rd Grade Pi Off Champion, Spencer, recited 54 digits of Pi!
4th Grade Pi Off Co-Champion, Israel, recited 61 digits of Pi!
4th Grade Pi Off Co-Champion, Jackie, recited 61 digits of Pi!
Ms. Bikowski and Mr. Bailey get pied in the face to celebrate Pi Day!
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107 S Driver Street
Durham, NC
27703
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