• 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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  • Cleary family gift supports projects for students at Central and Logan

    A new scoreboard for the football field at Central High School, and a major upgrade to the sound system in the Weess Theater at Logan High School, are among improvement projects being funded through a major gift from Gail (Kumm) Cleary. Gail, a 1951 graduate of Central, provided the donation last winter to the La […]

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  • Donor-supported grand piano dedicated in style at Logan Middle School

    A grand piano for the Logan Middle School Auditorium was dedicated in grand style Sept. 6 with a concert featuring La Crosse native David Marck, whose family support was key to the community fundraising drive to buy the instrument. The new Yamaha C5X piano, purchased through Leithold’s Music in La Crosse, will be available for […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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