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New Financial Literacy Class for 7th Grade Students

This school year brought a brand-new financial literacy class to all seventhgrade students at Loyal Junior High. This class builds off the already existing K-6 financial literacy program and curriculum and focuses largely on entrepreneurship. Students were challenged to start their own hypothetical, yet realistic business by brainstorming a product or service, writing a business plan, and creating materials to help market and advertise their new business.

Business ideas included handmade jewelry, fishing lures, pet identification methods, water filters, recycled clothing, and more.

Financial Literacy workshop for community members On Nov. 10, the Loyal School District Financial Literacy Program, in partnership with the Loyal Public Library, will be hosting a virtual Thrivent Financial values-based budgeting workshop for community members. This no-cost workshop will begin at 6 p.m. on the Loyal Public Library’s Facebook page, followed by a live, virtual Q& A at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom.

During the workshop, you’ll learn how to manage your money and work toward your goals, along with learning how to develop a budget, and ways to discuss your finances with others.

Please register by Nov. 2 to ensure you’ll receive the needed materials prior to the event by using the following link: XMD2M66. Materials will need to be picked-up at the library prior to Nov. 10. Please email questions to Jessica Zarnke, K-12 Financial Literacy teacher, at the Loyal School District at or to Teresa Hall, director, at the Loyal Public Library at director@