• “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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Hamilton students get reading help from tutors funded by LPEF donors

    Travis is really concentrating now. Looking carefully at the words on the page, picking up visual clues and hearing hints from Miss Deborah. The Hamilton 1st-grader has been fidgeting during this morning session at a hallway desk with Deborah Nerud, but he’s more engaged since he selected the book, “Jack And The Box,” by Art […]

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