• Nearly $42,000 awarded in grants to La Crosse schools

    LPEF awards 32 ‘Gold Star Grants’ supporting innovation in classrooms Projects in nearly every curriculum area – including teaching about local history, helping students create mosaics for a school garden, and building a portable desalinization machine — are among 32 grants totaling $41,935 announced Dec. 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). SEE […]

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  • Cleary family gift supports projects for students at Central and Logan

    A new scoreboard for the football field at Central High School, and a major upgrade to the sound system in the Weess Theater at Logan High School, are among improvement projects being funded through a major gift from Gail (Kumm) Cleary. Gail, a 1951 graduate of Central, provided the donation last winter to the La […]

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  • LPEF grants spur innovative projects; more than $128,000 awarded in 2-year period

    Innovative projects in every La Crosse public school and in every curriculum area have been funded through the classroom grants program of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. About 90 grants, totaling more than $128,000, have been awarded in just the past two school years. For more background on our grants programs, as well as […]

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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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  • Teacher training, visiting artists, outdoor classroom space featured in latest grants totaling $28,421

    LPEF awards 19 grants in first round this school year Support for teacher training, visiting artists, digital electronics equipment and much-needed classroom supplies for elementary teachers in the School District of La Crosse are among 19 grants totaling $28,421 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the grants: major start-up funding […]

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  • Black Youth Summit encourages teens to believe in themselves

    About 60 African-American students from throughout the School District of La Crosse came together Nov. 5 for a day of learning and fun, focused on building self-confidence, achieving academic excellence and getting involved in the community. The Black Youth Summit, supported in part by a $2,000 grant from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, was […]

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  • School-by-school summary of grants 2014-2016

    Innovative projects in every school and in every curriculum area have been launched due to the ongoing classroom grants program of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. More than 80 grants, totaling more than $100,000, were awarded during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Increasing grant funding continues to be a top priority for the LPEF […]

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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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  • Chili Cook Off is heartwarming – and heartburning – fundraiser for LPEF, DARE

    About 1,000 chili tasting fans and supporters of local children’s charities were on hand Oct. 8 for the 25th annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off at Riverside Park in La Crosse. Nearly 30 teams of cooks made at least 15 gallons of chili each to serve to hungry fans on a crisp and beautiful fall […]

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  • Chili Cook Off set Oct. 8 to benefit LPEF and D.A.R.E.

    Local schools stand to benefit — and hundreds of stomachs will enjoy the tasty and spicy varieties of chili — at the annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off to be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Riverside Park in La Crosse. This is the 25th year of “heartburn and caring” for the Chili Cook […]

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