Students at Biloxi High School will learn the ins and outs of personal finance and planning when Keesler Federal Credit Union offers another round of Money Talks this month.
The sessions, which are completely funded by Keesler Federal Credit Union and open to Biloxi students 16 and older, will be Wednesday, Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29. They will be from 2:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the internet cafe.
Money Talks provides insight and knowledge on budgeting, identity theft, credit cards, checking, savings, careers, college financial aid and financial planning for the future. Each participant must complete all four sessions during the specified time to qualify for services offered with the MoneyTalks program.
"About 350 students have gone through this program since Keesler Federal began it as a pilot program in Biloxi in 2006" said
Dawn Power, Financial Education Manager at Keesler Federal. "The response has been overwhelming."
Money Talks is not the first innovative program Keesler Federal has launched at Biloxi High School. Just before school began this year, KFCU opened the Indian Credit Union, a branch at Biloxi High School.
For more information about Money Talks contact Dawn Power, Financial Education Manager at KFCU, at 228-385-4548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Excel by 5 to present Start Smart/Grow Smart program
Parents of children from birth to age 5 can learn how to prepare their children for organized sports during a program kicking off Tuesday night.
The Excel by 5 Coalition, the city's Parks and Recreation Department and the National Alliance for Youth Sports are presenting the program, which runs through Oct. 12 at the Donal M. Snyder Center on Pass Road.
To learn more about the Grow Smart/Start Smart program, click here.
News and notes
Chicken pox: A kindergartener at Jeff Davis Elementary School has been diagnosed with chicken pox. School administrators have notified all parents through ConnectEd to monitor their children for symptoms. A letter from the Mississippi State Department of Health is also being sent home today with students. To see the letter that had been sent Aug. 23,
Parent Academy: The first Parent Academy is planned for Sept. 14 at the Dukate Building beginning with elementary at 5:30 p.m. and secondary afterward. Topics of interest in this inaugural event: how to access internet information on demand; course syllabi and how to use the information; re-teaching and re-testing procedures. No registration is required for the session.
BHS briefly: WBHS TV broadcasts every Monday during power hour at Biloxi High. BHS will be hosting its first Parent Financial Aid night in the next few weeks. Details will be finalized soon. An admission counselor from Princeton University will be at BHS on Sept. 28 to meet with any interested juniors and seniors.
The ROTC Cadet Oath for the new members will be Sept. 23. The Drill Team will also perform for the student body. The Student Talent Show at BHS is Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall.