Journey School

Journey School


Please spread the word! Journey School is still hiring paraprofessionals, and we are looking for the right fit for our classrooms! Spread the word. Here is a QR code that leads directly to the application. Thank you for praying with us in this effort!
Thanks to an idea from one of our sweet members, we have combined a list of all the previous non-profits who have presented at our meetings. This will hopefully be a great resource for you to share with someone or save when you are looking for ways to volunteer or donate.

Give them a follow to stay updated with what they are doing in the lives of those who they are helping:

Check it out!

• Heaven Instead
• Hope Beyond Bridges
• The Renewal Center
• Journey School
• Society of Samaritans
• Dec My Room
• Stronger to Serve
• Mosaics of Mercy
• Legacy Center
• Sleep in Heavenly Peace - TX, Montgomery Co
• Spring-Woodlands Ministries
• Cassidy Joined for Hope
• JoyRide Center
• Community Assistance Center
Have you heard yet?! (Read on...!)

Monday night we had a lengthy but productive meeting with Mayor Paul Bond, the City Council, and the Planning and Zoning Committee of Oak Ridge North, TX.

In a public hearing, they considered our request (along with Journey School's) for a 1-year extension of our special-use permit for staying at our current location behind Sojourn Baptist. Over 80 people were on the Zoom call!

We are thrilled to announce that instead of one year, they gave us TWO. We are grateful to the Lord, who provides beyond what we might think is possible (Eph. 3:20).

Thank you so much to the Council members in Oak Ridge North, who were so supportive of both our schools! We look forward to the next two years of a fruitful relationship.

Thanks, too, to Ben Johnson from Community Impact The Woodlands for covering our news!

If you like kids and dogs, you're going to love this episode! Nash gets back to work as we meet children at Journey School in The Woodlands, Texas. We had such a great time meeting the children and teachers! Watching these kiddos light up with Nash was pure joy!!

We also did our first interviews of the Paws For Love Tour! And man, they are amazing! Our full-length interviews with Axl & Izzy, Certified Grief Therapy Dood & Doodette and Koda will be released in the coming weeks as a separate episode, so be sure to subscribe and click the bell on YouTube to get the notification when those go live!

And, as a bonus in this episode, you get to join Sean and I as we celebrate our 8 year wedding anniversary and share a little bit about our love story! 🥰 #PawsForLove #DailyBarker #NashiesTreats
Our Robotics Program has been featured in the local press! Check out this story on our collaboration with Journey School which is *unique* to the region, and rare throughout the U.S. in general! Share the news and spread the word!

Thanks so much to Jamie Swinnerton from Chron for the story!

Thank you also to Rice University and ConocoPhillips for supporting our program with the AMP! Innovation Grant through our STEM Coordinator Mr. Michalik's successful efforts.
News Alert! Exciting Robotics updates...

This year, we have expanded our Robotics Program in multiple ways. First, we have extended participation on our competitive teams to students as young as 3rd grade.

And in April, you may have seen that our STEM Coordinator Mr. Michalik was awarded a ConocoPhillips #RiceAMP grant through Rice University to fund our "Breaking Barriers with Robotics" initiative with Journey School. This grant has funded a unique collaboration with our neurodiverse friends at Journey School for the Uniquely Gifted and Talented.

Now, this collaboration has gotten underway. Students from both schools have spent many hours together recently designing, building, and driving their robots.

Virtual competition videos have been submitted to the first tournament we are participating in, under strict rules and supervision.

Not just one but TWO of our Robotics teams have now reached FINALIST status in the Design Award category for the ongoing VEX Robotics Chips Bowl!

Finalist teams for the Vex IQ competition will undergo an interview with a panel of judges, and the winners for each category in the competition will be selected based on total scores.

Congratulations to our two finalist teams on their achievements!
Our PreK student has brothers who go to Journey School. She spied one of them at recess and couldn't help grabbing his hand to march him over to her classmates and announce, "Guys, this is my BROTHER!" in that proud voice that only adoring younger siblings possess. 😍
I am so excited about our Support group meeting this Thursday night!!!! Please come and join us!!
Continued....Here are more pages of the folks who joined us this morning at McKenzie's Barbeque & Burgers Conroe at a Morning Mingle for the record books! Follow, Like, Share! If we missed anyone, we are incredibly sorry! Please tag yourself in the comments!

J Properties TX, Journey School, Juice Plus+, KVST 99.7K Star Country, La Quinta Inn & Suites Conroe, Allstate Insurance Agent: Lewis Creek Agency,, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Meraki Studios, Missions On Wheels, Montgomery Self Storage, Debby D***s, Next Level Urgent Care, Office Evolution, Painting with a Twist, Perrine Construction, The Players Theatre Company, Precision Printing/AlphaGraphics of Conroe, Radiant Skin and Health, Releaf Organix, Lone Star Community Radio, Wiesner Buick GMC of Conroe - The Woodlands, Sergio's Landscaping, Soules Insurance Agency, LP, A Dean & Draper Company, Southern Cross Communications, Spherion Conroe, Spirit of Texas Bank, Staffing Texas, LLC. STAGE RIGHT of Texas, Steve Scott, Stronger to Serve, Sunbelt Texas Business Brokers, Texas First Bank, TFL Security, The Fredricks Group, The J Beard Real Estate Company, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society- Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, The Strong Firm P.C., Tiny Giant Web Solutions, Tricity Pain Associates, Valiant Truck and Trailer and last but certainly not least, Whitestone Printing!
We are looking forward to our fun movie outing tomorrow morning!!! Come join us for a great time of sensory friendly movie watching!!! My kids can't wait!!!
Our $250 #GivingTuesday donation goes to Journey School, serving children with different abilities in Montgomery County. Thanks to @Adriennewalshf on Instagram for the suggestion! The school just opened this fall. Read more about it here:

Journey School aims to serve children with different abilities in Montgomery County, Texas, and around the world!

Operating as usual


Journey Family! We are $35,428 from our $50,000 goal! Every bit of the donated funds will go to seeing our students thrive and reach their full potential! Visit the link to donate and read on to hear from Benjamin's mom about what Journey School is to their family!

"We are wrapping up our first year at Journey School and are so thankful that we have found this place for Benjamin! After taking a tour last spring, I got in the car and thought "This is it. This is where he belongs." And every day over the last year has just reiterated that! It is a place where he is truly seen and loved. He is thriving in his communication, something that we have worked on and prayed over for years. He now has the ability to focus and attend to tasks, he is eager to learn and he is reaching goals and achieving things that used to be very difficult for him. He has an unbelievable amount of support staff and each one treats him with the love and respect that he deserves. I love the confidence I have in dropping him off every day, knowing that he is in the very best hands with people who want him to succeed and reach his absolute highest potential. Journey School has been an answer to prayer and we are excited for all the other Journey families who have been blessed to experience it."


Journey School Ride-A-Thon 2022!

#specialneeds #fundraiser #specialneedsschool #montgomerycounty #oakridgenorth #sensoryfriendly #bike #scooter #wheelchair #wheels #supportlocal #nonprofit #taxdeductible

Journey School of the Uniquely Gifted and Talented would like to invite you to our 2nd annual “Journey with us” Ride-a-thon by supporting our students as they cruise along with their peers, family, and teachers to help our school with a big mission! We are working together to raise funds for our new school location! With the support of people like you, we can find the room to grow and serve more families and children in our area. By expanding and creating new classrooms, even more children can get the education, therapy support, and their unique needs met while on their journey.

We hope you will join us in celebrating another successful year for our amazing students. This year’s event will feature vendors, eats and treats, a bake sale, a bounce house and more! As students "journey with us" they will get to choose how they cruise. Whether it be a bike, a scooter, a wheelchair, a wheel barrel, a ride on car, or walking, you choose how you cruise! No race, pick your own pace, and let’s roll!

Donate Here:


We hope to see you TOMORROW night for our parent support group! If you are a parent of a child with special needs we would love for you to come find community with us!

If you have any questions, please email us at:
[email protected]

27420 Robinson Road
Conroe, TX 77385



Bring your family to Red Robin for SPIRIT NIGHT! You feed your family and a percentage of the proceeds will go towards supporting Journey School! We hope to see you at Red Robin !

Photos from Journey School's post 04/22/2022

We had so much fun at the The Learning Zoo in the Woodlands yesterday! We loved learning about these beautiful animals up close. We highly recommend & we hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Photos from Journey School's post 04/21/2022


TOMORROW is Mom's Night Out at Deacon Baldy's at 7 pm! We hope to see you there!

Photos from Journey School's post 04/20/2022


* Teachers*
* Paraprofessionals *
* Behavior Support Team Member *

The links are below each picture, or at the top in our pinned post! We look forward to meeting you and your specific giftings might potentially bring to Journey School!


Happy belated birthday, Olivia!!! You're so kind, attentive, and full of joy for the Lord! We pray that your day is as amazing as YOU!



Our director, Melodie Chandler, shares about the actual journey that led her to China.


We are so excited and already preparing for SUMMER CAMP!

Each day will be from 9am-3pm and will have academic elements as well as “specials” such as music, sports, art, and swimming (off campus).

We will wrap up the session on Friday with a performance and a lemonade stand run by our participants.

Snacks and a sack lunch will need to be sent each day.

Register today!

Photos from Journey School's post 04/07/2022

There are so many ways to support Journey School! Right now flowers are available for purchase and a percentage of the purchases will go to seeing our students reach their full potential!

This past week we’ve seen so many developmental connections and growth, and that’s made possible by so many donations like yours!

If flowers aren’t for you, we have so many opportunities for you to participate in supporting Journey School:
❤️ May 26th Ride-A-Thon
❤️ Spirit Nights are once a month- come join us for dinner and a percentage goes to Journey School!
❤️Donate via PayPal or Cashapp!
❤️ Prayer!

Link to flowers:


Happiest of birthdays, Miss Jennie!!! You are so kind, considerate, and you put EVERYTHING into seeing our students succeed & make connections! We love you and hope your day is as wonderful as YOU!


For the month of April, you can buy bulbs & flowers from our online website and support Journey School!!!


Journey of A Joyful Life, the organization over Journey School, is hosting a Mother's Retreat for mothers of children with special needs and/or trauma. We hope you will register and come for a time of rest, retreat, FUN, worship, pool and to glean from our speaker this summer!

Here is the link to register:

Invite any of your friends who you think this retreat would bless! Let us know if you have any questions at all. We look forward to this sweet time together!


Check out our latest blog post by our Director of Operations- Melodie Chandler!

*Trigger Warning- Miscarriage*


We are Halfway to our goal!!! Thank you so much to our generous donors! If you have not had a chance to give, but would like to, please follow the link below:

Thank you so much for all you have given!

#specialneeds #madewithapurpose #createdinGodsimage #uniquelygiftedandtalented #worthyofeveryeffort


Journey School cannot operate without the generous donations that you have given! Journey School has an immediate, pressing need for monetary donations.
Each of these donations goes directly to seeing our students make connections & reach their fullest potential! We cannot do it without YOU!

If you feel lead to give, click the link below!

Photos from Journey School's post 03/29/2022

This week's important dates!

Thursday evening we have our parent support meeting that is available to anyone in our community who is a parent of a child with special needs! Childcare is only provided for Journey School Students. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday night!

Spring pictures are on Friday! Students do not have a specific dress requirement! Courtney Moore Photography will be taking our students class photos yet again! We love you so much Courtney Moore!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call 832-559-2309 or [email protected]!

Photos from Journey School's post 03/28/2022

We had SUCH a fun time at our annual Shoot for the Stars Clay Shoot! Thank you to EVERYONE who came out to support us! To all of our donors and hosts!

Blackwood Sporting Co.
J. Carter Breed Properties
PLW Waterworks
Reytec Construction Resources, Inc.
Boyer, Inc.
Prime Controls
Wheeler Pediatric Dentistry - The Woodlands
Wholey Smoked Spice Co.
Wholey Smoked Cookers

Wesley & Misti Danson
Clinton Hobart
Nicholas & Rebecca Floyd

We could not be more thankful! We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, and we have many needs that are currently unfulfilled (one of our largest needs is our future location). If you'd like to donate, here is the link!

Thank you everyone! We hope to see you next year!

Photos from Journey School's post 03/25/2022

We went to the Montgomery County Fair Association on Sunshine Day & on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day!

God has made us all so uniquely & beautifully & we love celebrating every single one of our friends at Journey School! Today was amazing & we hope you have a wonderful weekend!



+ Teachers

+ Paraprofessionals

+ Behavior Support Team Member

Use the link to apply! Please do not send us your resume without applying through the link, please!


Come out and support Journey School! All you have to do is order & tell them you want to support Journey School & 20% of your order will go to benefit the wonderful students at Journey School!

We hope to see you there! Come anytime between 11 am - 8pm for dine in or take out!


Don't forget to come out and support Journey School at Russo's New York Pizzeria tomorrow! You can dine in or take out!

All you have to do is tell them you are from Journey School in order for us to get the financial benefit of the fundraiser! Thank you for all of your support! We look forward to seeing you there!

Journey of a Joyful Life with Melodie Chandler 03/14/2022

Journey of a Joyful Life with Melodie Chandler

Melodie is on the radio at 1 pm CST! Click to listen!

Journey of a Joyful Life with Melodie Chandler Melodie Chandler is the founder of Journey of a Joyful Life in Texas. The vision is to advocate for orphaned children with special needs in our community and around the world.

Journey of a Joyful Life with Melodie Chandler 03/14/2022

Journey of a Joyful Life with Melodie Chandler

Tune into this radio show tomorrow, as our director, Melodie Chandler tells her story!
"We want to normalize special needs adoption by bringing awareness and encouragement to families about how amazing life with a special needs child can be."
- Melodie Chandler

Will you be listening in?!

Journey of a Joyful Life with Melodie Chandler Melodie Chandler is the founder of Journey of a Joyful Life in Texas. The vision is to advocate for orphaned children with special needs in our community and around the world.

Photos from Journey School's post 03/11/2022

Things are going well at Our annual Shoot for
The Stars! ❤️ The teams are finishing and we will be heading to lunch and awards soon!


Did you miss your SHOT to participate in the Clay Shoot? You still have a shot to help our students Shoot for the Stars! If you’d like to give a one-time gift to support our incredibly worthy students at Journey School & our journey to a new location you may do so here:

The Joy of Journey School

Journey School opened in the Fall of 2019 in Montgomery County, Texas, through the nonprofit, Journey of a Joyful Life. The school’s founder, Melodie Chandler is herself a mother of children with unique and differing abilities. Since returning to America from living in Asia, she has recognized a need for a school that embraces a family atmosphere while empowering its students to truly live out their gifting.Journey School aims to serve children with different abilities in Montgomery County, Texas, and around the world! Our mission is to:




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Journey School Ride-A-Thon 2022!
Journey School Video
Party with a Purpose
Join the Journey: Summer in the Roaring 20s Week TWO
Ahhhhh come one come ALL!!!





27420 Robinson Rd
Oak Ridge North, TX

General information

Because we believe in the beauty found in differences, Journey School will be using a variety of different therapies including but not limited to: speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavior therapy, and Son-Rise. Our students will focus on life and behavior skills needed to thrive in their homes and everyday activities. We want each child to have the freedom to focus on their individual talents and gifts while learning all they need to thrive as empowered individuals .Statistics are not optimistic when it comes to looking at how differing abilities affect the family unit, but we want to be a part of changing that! We want to provide not only a family atmosphere for those waiting on forever homes but also help to empower parents and families to believe that MORE is possible! We see YOU. We hear YOU. We want to be on this Journey with you. When: School will run from August to May from 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Who: We are now accepting applications for students ages 3-21 with mental and/or physical differences for the fall semester! Tuition: $20,000.00/year

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 3:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 3pm

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