As Caywood Elementary students head into summer break, they’ll continue reading with myON to help avoid summer learning loss, bolstered by a seasonal reading challenge. Strong student and family engagement are evidence of the results-oriented implementation plan underway. Early data from the school, which serves 750 students in PreK-5, including a 15 percent ELL population of predominantly Hispanic-speaking students, is impressive.
Administrators launched myON with a two-classroom pilot in late 2015 before expanding schoolwide during Spring 2016. Assistant Principal Kim Mott attributes the initial success of their myON implementation to the school’s teacher leadership model, outstanding staff and family involvement, along with features of myON that make it engaging and accessible for all students in and out of school time.