JJIS is a proud member of The Higher Order of Thinking Schools Network. The HOT Schools Network is a community of professionals that are committed to teaching and learning in, about, and through the arts. HOT practices and strategies ignite a sense of wonder, celebrate student voice, and inspire a life-long learning.
The core components of a HOT school are:
- strong arts;
- arts integration; and
- democratic practice
We are delighted to be a school where students blossom into creative problem solvers and critical thinkers who take responsibility to use their voice to make a difference in our community and in our world.
An Invitation to the First Lady
Recently, our students had the opportunity to create a video for First Lady Michelle Obama, to extend an invitation for her to join JJIS this summer at the 20th Annual HOT School Summer Institute. All students were asked to share their ideas about the core components of HOTS. Please click here to view their invitation.