• Innovative effort will address trauma among Northside Elementary students

    An innovative project to help Northside Elementary School students succeed in school and overcome adverse childhood experiences has received a major grant from the Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation. The $10,000 grant to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) will pay about half of the first-year cost of a two-year pilot program at […]

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  • Support: Help Sammie the service dog make a “Pawsitive Influence” at North Woods

    Summary: Help raise money for a school service dog to provide a calming effect for special education and regular classroom students at North Woods International School. Goal: $5,500   •   Deadline: Oct. 30, 2017   •   School: North Woods International School   •   Sponsor Name: Heather Stern         About My Project: This fundraising project will support a school service dog at […]

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  • LPEF, DARE benefit from State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off on Oct. 14

    Get your chili taste buds ready for the 26th annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off to be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Riverside Park in La Crosse. Proceeds from the event this year benefit the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and the La Crosse D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Last year, nearly 30 […]

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  • Donor-supported grand piano dedicated in style at Logan Middle School

    A grand piano for the Logan Middle School Auditorium was dedicated in grand style Sept. 6 with a concert featuring La Crosse native David Marck, whose family support was key to the community fundraising drive to buy the instrument. The new Yamaha C5X piano, purchased through Leithold’s Music in La Crosse, will be available for […]

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  • Bowtie Classic raises more than $27,000 for LPEF grants and other programs

    The fifth Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open teed off on Saturday, Sept. 2 with 91 golfers at Forest Hills Golf Club. The event — which is the largest annual fundraiser in support of classroom grants and other programs of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation — raised more than $27,000 after […]

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  • UPDATED: “SeeMe. ReadMe.” project raises $4,500 to buy culturally representative books for city youth

    More than $4,500 was raised in a first-ever effort to put culturally representative books into the hands of our community’s children. The project was a partnership between the School District of La Crosse and a community group, Showing Up for Racial Justice. The project addresses a community need for books that represent people and children […]

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  • Join our back-to-school campaign for Random Acts of Kindness

    As students and parents prepare to return to school, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation is looking for help to refill Random Acts of Kindness accounts at schools throughout the School District of La Crosse. Spending last school year at 15 locations totaled almost $24,000 — a 16 percent increase from the prior year.  Increased […]

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  • Closed (partial funding): $2,260 raised for Black Youth Summit 2017

    Summary: Support the 2nd annual Black Youth Summit, which brings together 6th -12th grade students for a day of learning and fun. Goal: $5,500   •   Amount Raised: $2,260  •   School: All middle/high schools   •   Sponsor Name: Shaundel Spivey           About My Project: The Black Youth Summit is designed to bring  6th -12th grade students who identify as black, biracial, […]

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  • Closed: M.A.T.H.L.E.T.E.S. – an active math classroom at Central High

    Summary: Help make my Central High School math classroom a more active place for learning by purchasing stability balls to replace current seating, allowing students to move and stretch and help them stay focused and engaged in math lessons. Goal: $1,660   •   Amount Raised: $0   •   School: Central High School   •   Sponsor Name: Jessica Hutschenreuter   […]

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  • Closed (partial funding): Culturally representative books through “See Me. Read Me.” project

    Summary: Our goal is to put culturally representative books into the hands of our community’s children. . Goal: $11,000   •   Net Amount Raised: $4,534 (including donations made by check)   •   School: Lincoln Middle School (representing all District schools)  •   Sponsor Name: Shaundel Spivey           About My Project:  In our community, and in our schools, the availability of […]

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