Half Hollow Hills Central School District is located in the central part of Long Island, approximately 40 miles from New York City. It is home to five elementary schools committed to promoting a love of reading through increasing independent reading and providing access to over 6,000 interactive digital books with myON® by Renaissance®.
“The volume of reading students are engaging in has been outstanding,” said Mary Rettaliata, the Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education. “The teachers are embracing myON, and the students are self-starting. They log in on their own, without prompting, after the school day ends and on weekends, and during summer and winter breaks.”
The data shows it is working. The average number of books read at Half Hollow Hills is a remarkable 30 books per child which, with 3,032 students, equals an astonishing 90,960 books read! Half Hollow Hills had the second-highest amount of books read in New York State, next to the New York City Department of Education which has over 1.1 million students.