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March 27, 2024

Financial Literacy at Bruce High School.

Kat Detloff presenting Smart & Safe Banking to Ms. Anderson's Personal Finance class. Students explored different reasons why having a bank account is beneficial, the difference between checking & savings accounts, and the process of opening an account. Additionally, Kat talked about best practices of maintaining your bank account after opening it and offered tips on debit card safety. The class concluded with an open discussion on common financial fraud techniques being used in the banking industry today and what to do if you think you've been scammed. 


February 29, 2024

February 14, 2024

A special "Thank You" to all the students who helped us spread Valentine's Day joy to our local Nursing Home residence by making valentines for us to deliver!



December 2023

Mrs. Steckel's 2nd Grade Class visited us for their Pennies for Presents event! Students collect coins during the school year to purchase presents for our local nursing home residents for Christmas. 

Students enjoyed a story about saving money, learning about the coin machine, and took a tour of the bank.



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It's Teach Children to Save Week at Ladysmith Federal! 

Teach Children to Save is a national program led by the American Banker Association that organizes bank volunteers to help young people develop lifelong savings habits.  

During presentations by Kat Detloff this week the students are learning about saving money and earning income. We are reading the book "Curious George Saves His Pennies" by Margret and H.A. Rey’s.

In the story, George decides to save for a red train at the toy store, but he does not realize how long it will take — or how hard he'll have to work. Along the way, students were able to learn about responsibility as well as strategies they can use to save for their goals.

We discussed the story and learned key terms like saving, savings goal, earning income, and gift money. We also talked different jobs that the students can do, or currently do, at home to help them earn money to save up towards their own savings goals.

April 27, 2023 Teach Children to Save

Bruce Elementary 


1st Grade 

2nd Grade


April 26, 2023 Teach Children to Save

Flambeau Elementary 


First Grade 

Second Grade 

April 24, 2023 Teach Children to Save

Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary K-2nd Grade 

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