• 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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  • Unite against bullying in October

    Did you know the vast majority of children are involved in the bullying experience — as victims, bystanders or children who bully — during their school-age lives? No single person or group can prevent or reduce bullying behavior alone. It takes everyone to make a difference. Throughout October, particularly on Unity Day, Wednesday, Oct. 21, […]

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  • Longfellow creates permanent Compassion Project display

    Students and staff and Longfellow Middle School are celebrating the installation of a permanent exhibit of tiles from the La Crosse Compassion Project. Students at Longfellow/La Crosse Design Institute were among nearly 6,000 who participated during the 2013-14 school year in the Compassion Project.  The project culminated in an eight-week exhibit at the Pump House […]

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  • 16 grants worth $18,600 awarded in second round to support classrooms

    Support for community field trips and projects to promote music appreciation and healthy living by students in the School District of La Crosse are among 16 grants totaling almost $18,600 announced March  30 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Another grant supports The Giving Project, an effort to help students of all ages […]

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  • ‘Everybody wants to make a difference’

    Lincoln Middle School 8th-graders Cierra Scott and Kayley Colburn are inspired to make their school a better place for all students. “It’s so cool how everybody wants to make a difference,” said Kayley after a special workshop held March 5 as part of a daylong visit to the school from Rachel’s Challenge, a national non-profit […]

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  • Limited number of Compassion Project books available

    Orders are still being accepted for a limited number of copies of a unique book commemorating the 2013-14 Compassion Project that involved more than 6,000 La Crosse school students. A colorful 150-page book captures thumbnail images of many of the 6-inch-by-6-inch canvas art panels created by students to represent their idea of compassion. Those tiles […]

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  • Kindness, compassion topics of March 5 event at Lincoln Middle School

    ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ community event part of daylong program Come hear an inspiring true story about one girl’s dream to change the world. On Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a presentation at Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori. This free gathering will focus on the life and writings of 17 year-old […]

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