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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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    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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  • Seniors Gabbs Usher and La Monica Thomas, along with juniors Shaniece Riley and Joye Miller answer questions about high school life.

    Black Youth Summit encourages teens to believe in themselves

    About 60 African-American students from throughout the School District of La Crosse came together Nov. 5 for a day of learning and fun, focused on building self-confidence, achieving academic excellence and getting involved in the community. The Black Youth Summit, supported in part by a $2,000 grant from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, was […]

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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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    AVID seniors determined to succeed

    Nhia Thao wants to get an education that will allow him to support a family, and says AVID is preparing him for the intense classes ahead in college. Kiara Schultz would be the first in her family to go to college, and says AVID is giving her “the backbone to ask the higher-level questions” so […]

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    Major progress to be announced in effort to buy grand piano at Logan Middle

    UPDATE: See news coverage from News 8 WKBT on David Marck’s announcement: “… My sisters and I wanted to get a great piano in a great space to facilitate great performances, and we hope to do that.” Logan Middle School students are in for a musical treat on Sept. 7 — and La Crosse music lovers […]

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    Students show strong academic progress in second year of AVID

    After two years, students in the AVID college-readiness program in La Crosse public schools continue to show strong academic progress, with grade point averages and rates of enrollment in high-level academic courses significantly ahead of their non-AVID peers. Most importantly, as nearly 50 diverse students get ready for their senior year of high school, they […]

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    Northside students celebrate with Logan students during Senior March

    Seniors from La Crosse Logan High School were cheered May 19 during a “senior march” at Northside Elementary School. This first-ever event was in part to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors and in part to provide role models for elementary students, helping them see what is possible if they work to learn in school. […]

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    Community celebrates educators on Thank a Teacher Day [story and photo gallery]

    Parents, students and members of the community joined the La Crosse Public Education Foundation on May 3 in a show of appreciation for teachers and all school staff during the second annual Thank a Teacher Day in La Crosse Public Schools. Before school that day, volunteers fanned out to more than 15 locations, delivering muffins, […]

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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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