• 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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  • 7 Rivers student wins contest for essay on Holocaust

    Bevan Breaux, a sophomore at La Crosse 7 Rivers Community High School, has won first-place in an essay contest designed to bring added meaning to studies of the Holocaust by connecting it with 21st century issues. A Logan High School sophomore, Josh Perry, received second place and $100 in contest, sponsored by the Maureen and […]

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  • Never Again! 2017 winning essay: Pushing out people some see as unfit is ‘completely unsettling’

    Editor’s Note: Bevan Breaux, a sophomore at La Crosse’s 7 Rivers Community High School, won first place in the 2017 contest for essays on how the lessons of the Holocaust connect with 21st century issues. (See story here on the award.) The contest was sponsored by the Maureen and Robert Freedland Fund for Studies of […]

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  • LPEF obtains $4,000 grant from Mary Grace Sieber Fund for special needs seating alternatives

    Students with special needs in the School District of La Crosse will get a chance to test a variety of seating options that allow greater movement and a chance to burn excess energy as a result of a grant obtained by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The $4,000 grant was made by the La […]

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  • A grand piano is coming to the great hall at Logan Middle School

    Generous community donors – spurred by a challenge from David Marck, a La Crosse native who is an acclaimed jazz pianist – raised more than $42,000 to purchase and maintain a grand piano for the Logan Middle School Auditorium. Of the total, $23,000 came from the Bob and Jean Marck Family Fund of the La […]

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  • LPEF grant, community donations will help students get wireless internet access at home

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation has approved a $3,000 grant to the School District of La Crosse to help students get wireless internet access away from school. The District provides equal opportunity for students with its 1:1 technology initiative – laptops for high school students and iPads for students in grades 5-8. But about […]

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  • La Crosse schools share $32,982 in classroom grants

    LPEF awards 21 grants in second round; total for year tops $61,400 Innovative classroom programs, including multiple efforts to address complex academic, emotional and behavioral issues facing students, are among 21 grants totaling $32,982 announced April 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the grants: support for involving community members in an […]

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  • Market & Johnson buys Buddy Bench for Spence Elementary

    A local general contractor has made a grant to Spence Elementary School for purchase of a Buddy Bench — seating designed to help develop and foster friendships on the playground. Market & Johnson, through their Employee Impact Fund, presented a check for $700 on Monday to School Counselor Katie Jeseritz, along with Principal Shelley Shirel […]

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  • Photo gallery: 2017 Grants Award Luncheon

    Special thanks to Diane Gebhart, former LPEF Board member, for providing photography at the 2017 Grants Award Luncheon.

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