• Scott Mihalovic raising funds for symphony and LPEF as a “Conductor Wannabe” contestant

    Retired Logan High School Principal Scott Mihalovic is one of six community volunteers competing this spring as a “Conductor Wannabe” for the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. Mihalovic is a member of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, and half of the money he raises will go to LPEF in support of Random Acts […]

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  • ‘Gold Star Grants’ awarded totaling $29,000 for schools

    LPEF support for innovation in classrooms totals more than $70,000 for school year Support for virtual reality software and hardware, school gardens, weight room improvements, a community visit by an award-winning author, ice fishing equipment and a special jazz arrangement for a middle school ensemble are among 15 grants totaling almost $29,000 announced April 10 […]

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  • New LPEF endowment to support grants for arts and humanities

    A new endowment fund will give teachers in the School District of La Crosse an incentive to develop innovative programs in the arts and humanities. Rachel Gundersen, a retired school psychologist and former president of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF), has established an endowment through a generous gift to LPEF. […]

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  • Photo Gallery: 2018 Grants Award Luncheon

    Read details about the 2018 Grants Award Luncheon at — http://lacrosseeducationfoundation.org/awarded-grants/ The Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon is Festival Foods.  

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  • “Community Schools: Engaging Families, Meeting Needs” set as theme for 2018 Grants Award Luncheon

    Annual recognition program for grant recipients set for Jan. 22, 2018 Tickets are $25 and RSVPs are due Jan. 12 for luncheon More than 80 educators who have received grants and awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will be honored this year at our annual Grants Award Luncheon, set for Monday, Jan. 22, […]

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  • Logan High Pride of the North Side Marching Band benefits from new Quarberg endowment

    The Logan High School Pride of the North Side Marching Band will be the beneficiaries of a new endowment fund established by Brad and Gail Quarberg. The Quarberg Family Pride of the North Side Endowment is being funded through a multi-year gift to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The Quarbergs, whose children have attended […]

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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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  • Added $100,000 gift expands reading program to Northside

    The anonymous donors funding the Readers Creating Readers program at Hamilton Elementary School have provided a new $100,000 gift to continue the program at Hamilton, and add a similar program at Northside Elementary School. About 120 students at Hamilton were involved last year in the special tutoring program funded by a previous $50,000 gift  to […]

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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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  • 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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