Reality Check held on April 20th!
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Cassville High School seniors attended the 14th Annual Reality Check financial literacy simulation at Prairie du Chien High School. Nine area schools participated including Cassville, Boscobel, Seneca, River Ridge, Prairie du Chien, Wauzeka, and Clayton Ridge (IA), Central Community (IA), and Decorah.
Reality Check gave the seniors a first-hand look at the realities of life. They gained an insight and better understanding of the pressures associated with monthly spending once they get out on their own. Students spent the day receiving a paycheck, buying homes, cars, insurance, clothing, vacations, and paying for taxes, speeding tickets, broken water pipes, dental care, investing, and more. Some of the students spent additional time filling out applications and interviewing for a second job when they found they could not remain solvent on their primary income. The Reality Check activity overall gives students an excellent taste of reality as they prepare for their future, and addresses the ongoing need for all students to be prepared to make wise financial decisions
Attending the event as chaperones was Mr. Gile. Mr. Luster worked at the event giving exit interviews. Mrs. Oswald and Mrs. Breuer helped organize and worked at the event as well.