• Joining in the recognition of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation for Excellence in Holocaust Education were: (back from left) Past LPEF Board President Greg Bonney, LPEF Executive Director David Stoeffler, Rabbi Saul Prombaum; (front from left) LPEF Board President Shawn Dutchin, Maureen Feran Freedland and Robert Freedland.

    LPEF honored for support of Holocaust education

    As part of the annual Holocaust Remembrance service on April 23, the Congregation Sons of Abraham honored the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and Executive Director David Stoeffler with a special award. LPEF was honored for Excellence in Holocaust Education and awarded the synagogue’s 12th “Wegner Leaf” on the CSOA Tree of Life. The award was […]

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  • Never Again! winning essay: America ready to repeat mistakes from 70 years ago

    Editor’s Note: Annika Dome, a sophomore at Logan High School, won first place in a new contest for her essay on how the lessons of the Holocaust connect with 21st century issues. (See story here on the award presentation.) The contest was sponsored by the Maureen and Robert Freedland Fund for Studies of the Shoah, […]

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    Logan student wins contest for essay on Holocaust

    Annika Dome, a sophomore at La Crosse Logan High School, has won first-place in a new essay contest designed to bring added meaning to studies of the Holocaust by connecting it with 21st century issues. Two other Logan students – Lily Janezich and Isaiah Nelsen, both juniors – won honorable mention in the contest, sponsored […]

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    $25,314 awarded for 23 grants supporting schools

    LPEF increases total grants budget by 11.5% this school year Innovative projects to support reading, math and music, as well as student health and nutrition, in the School District of La Crosse are among 23 grants totaling $25,314 announced April 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the awards delivered in surprise […]

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  • Superintendent Randy Nelson with former superintendents Jerry Kember and Dick Swantz.

    2016 Grants Award Luncheon celebrates Strong Schools, Strong Community

    Recipients of 40 grants honored at 2016 event Nearly 240 people came together on Jan. 18, 2016, in a celebration of public schools at the annual Grants Award Luncheon hosted by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The luncheon — presented by Festival Foods — celebrates teachers, staff, students and community members whose grant requests provide […]

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    $30,153 in grants for classrooms announced

    LPEF awards 22 grants to support innovation in public schools in first round this school year Support for innovative approaches and technology for use in science, math, social studies, reading, health and fine arts in the School District of La Crosse are among 22 grants totaling $30,153 announced Dec. 8 by the La Crosse Public Education […]

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  • Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss.

    Grants to enrich study of Holocaust for middle schools

    LPEF’s Freedland Shoah Study Fund awards grants totaling $3,219 Students at La Crosse Lincoln and Logan middle schools will learn more about the history of the Holocaust and its relevance to today’s events thanks to two classroom grants supported by an endowment fund set up for the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Two grants totaling […]

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    LPEF Board adopts new Strategic Plan

    Input from key stakeholders — teachers, administrators, parents and community supporters — helped shape a new Strategic Plan for the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The new Strategic Plan was adopted by the Board of Directors on Aug. 24, 2015. The plan was developed through a series of Board meetings and with input gathered from three stakeholder listening […]

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  • Students to benefit from Barbara Schroeder Estate gift

    La Crosse native believed in “making someone’s life better when they least expected it” Barbara Schroeder was not the type to seek the spotlight. She preferred to shine the light on others and look for ways to make life just a little bit better for those around her. Due to a generous gift from her estate, […]

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  • Grimslid Memorial Fund has Northside students singing new song

    Students at the new Northside Elementary school have a catchy new school song to sing due to the legacy of a former Franklin Elementary School teacher. The Sally A. Grimslid Memorial Fund was established in 2005 to honor a dedicated teacher at Franklin. The Fund is held by the La Crosse Community Foundation with annual […]

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