• 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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  • 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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  • Teacher training, visiting artists, outdoor classroom space featured in latest grants totaling $28,421

    LPEF awards 19 grants in first round this school year Support for teacher training, visiting artists, digital electronics equipment and much-needed classroom supplies for elementary teachers in the School District of La Crosse are among 19 grants totaling $28,421 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the grants: major start-up funding […]

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  • Celebrate Excellence and Equity in Our Schools at annual Grants Award Luncheon on Jan. 16, 2017

    Superintendent of Schools Randy Nelson will be the featured speaker at the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s annual Grants Award Luncheon, to be held Jan. 16, 2017, in the Cargill Room at The Waterfront. The presenting sponsor of the event is Festival Foods. More than 70 grant recipients and other staff members in the School […]

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  • School-by-school summary of grants 2014-2016

    Innovative projects in every school and in every curriculum area have been launched due to the ongoing classroom grants program of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. More than 80 grants, totaling more than $100,000, were awarded during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Increasing grant funding continues to be a top priority for the LPEF […]

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  • LPEF grant helps North Woods students grow, harvest and eat their own lettuce crop

    Students at North Woods International Elementary School are growing and eating fresh vegetables thanks in part to a grant from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Nancy Hanson’s classroom is home to a set of Tower Gardens, unique vertical gardens used to grow organic vegetables with only a fraction of the water needed to grow the […]

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  • Southern Bluffs students learn traditional dances during Folk Dance Residency

    Sue Hulsether, a dance caller and folk dance instructor from Viroqua, spent May 10-12 as a a Folk Dance Artist in Residence at Southern Bluffs Elementary School. Her work with students was paid for through a $1,005 grant from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, obtained by music teacher Jill Schams. Here is a gallery […]

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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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  • Photo gallery: 2016 Grants Award Luncheon

    Photos from the 2016 Grants Award Luncheon, held Jan. 18, 2016 in the Cargill Room at The Waterfront. Photos are courtesy of Diane Gebhart.

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  • LPEF grants connect students and teachers to new technology

    Technology is engaging La Crosse school students in new ways, thanks to grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. La Crosse Design Institute students are using iPad microscopes to move the lab outside. “It allows them to look at life in different ways — it catches their interest vs. looking at a slide (under […]

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