• LPEF sets Nov. 1 dinner to celebrate 30 years of grants to La Crosse educators

    Celebrate 30 years of classroom innovation grants awarded by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation! LPEF has set Thursday, Nov. 1 for a special dinner to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first grants awarded by the foundation. The dinner will be held at the La Crosse Country Club, 300 Marcou Road in Onalaska, with […]

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  • New fund in memory of former teacher Claire Jandt supports Northside Elementary library

    A new endowed fund will help Northside Elementary School students discover the joy of reading through a grant to be awarded in perpetuity. The fund with the La Crosse Public Education Foundation was established in memory of Claire E. Jandt, who died June 5 at the age of 70. A Minnesota native, Claire received her […]

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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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  • “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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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