John S. Hobart Elementary School students, in a partnership with the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library, will now have the opportunity to use the Pathblazer program at the library after school and on weekends. Pathblazer is a web-based application that helps students achieve new heights in mathematics and language arts in a fun and interactive way. Students currently use the program in school in the computer lab and on Chromebooks.
“We wanted to provide our students with opportunities to use the program outside of school,” said James Westcott, principal, John S. Hobart Elementary School.
Dominic Ciliotta, assistant principal, John S. Hobart Elementary School, added that students who have used the program routinely over the past two years have displayed tremendous growth and developed increased confidence.
When students visit the library, the staff will help them log onto the program and provide them with an identification card. Students who visit the library and use the application three times have the opportunity to earn gift certificates to area eateries such as Applebee’s, Friendly’s, TJ’s Hero Shops, Manhattan Bagel, Sobol and Panera Bread.
“We look forward to continuing this relationship with the Community Library in the future as it is an excellent resource for our students to learn and grow,” added Mr. Ciliotta.