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    AVID seniors determined to succeed

    Nhia Thao wants to get an education that will allow him to support a family, and says AVID is preparing him for the intense classes ahead in college. Kiara Schultz would be the first in her family to go to college, and says AVID is giving her “the backbone to ask the higher-level questions” so […]

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    Students show strong academic progress in second year of AVID

    After two years, students in the AVID college-readiness program in La Crosse public schools continue to show strong academic progress, with grade point averages and rates of enrollment in high-level academic courses significantly ahead of their non-AVID peers. Most importantly, as nearly 50 diverse students get ready for their senior year of high school, they […]

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    Fundraising tops $230,000 for AVID college-readiness program

    Private dollars relieve cost to taxpayers as $25,000 gift from Franke Foundation helps the La Crosse Public Education Foundation beat goal for its largest-ever campaign A college-readiness program with a proven track record nationally is well on its way to implementation and taxpayers will be saved nearly $230,000 in implementation costs due to successful fundraising […]

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  • Logan High School Junior Taityana Austin, right, works on math skills with (from left) Avin Smith, Lauren Rendler and Ashauna Broadnax.

    AVID students mentor 5th-graders to make school ‘a better place’

    Nhia Thao knows the challenge of tackling vocabulary and math assignments in Tom Sullivan’s 5th-grade classroom. Now, as a junior at Logan High School, he’s back in Mr. Sullivan’s classroom, but this time he’s helping deliver the lessons. Logan High AVID students are mentoring 5th-grade students at Northside Elementary. It is part of the AVID […]

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  • Students in Logan's AVID class stand on this stepping stone when sharing with the class. One student explained: "Stumbling blocks are things that might be bad ... so you step off it and learn from your mistakes."

    AVID students make progress toward college dreams

    With support from fundraising led by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, the AVID program reports strong first-year results at Central and Logan. AVID is making a difference in the lives of almost 100 students in La Crosse high schools, providing them with the encouragement and academic preparation to turn college dreams into reality. That’s […]

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  • Picnic honors AVID students for successful year

    Dave and Barb Skogen host event for Logan students A group of about 50 students, staff and guests gathered June 2 to celebrate a successful first year for the AVID program at Logan High School. Festival Foods Chairman Dave Skogen and his wife Barb hosted the special event at the Cleary Center on the campus […]

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  • Bremer Bank, two individuals honored with LPEF awards

    Bremer Bank La Crosse, Hamilton Elementary Principal Steve Michaels and LPEF Volunteer Ann Fowler were honored Jan. 19 with key awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Bremer Bank received the Corporate Partner in Education Award. Steve Michaels received the Leadership Award. Ann Fowler received the Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer Distinguished Service Award. For photos and […]

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  • 2015 Grants Award Luncheon recognizes innovation, introduces AVID

    Annual grants luncheon recognizes innovation in public schools Support for school gardens, summer school literacy, microscopes that attach to iPads and the latest welding equipment were among 17 grants totaling nearly $31,000 honored Jan. 19, 2015 at the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) Grants Award Luncheon, presented by Festival Foods. The 17 grants recognized in January […]

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  • Fall Newsletter available

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation Fall 2014 Newsletter is available. Find it online — or request a copy to be mailed to you (see below). This issue highlights the impact on classrooms and students made possible through the generous donors who support LPEF. Included in this issue: AVID program having early impact Hamilton enrichment […]

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  • LPEF to support college-readiness program with $200,000 gift

    With help from two major grants, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will fund start-up costs for a new college-readiness program in La Crosse Central and Logan high schools. The new program is called AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination. AVID has a strong track record of success in helping students of all levels — but […]

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