• ‘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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  • Middle school students hear message of compassion, resilience, respect and responsibility

    La Crosse middle school students were jumping out of their seats throughout an engaging one-hour presentation aimed at creating a more compassionate school culture and also motivating students to become high achievers. Nationally-known speaker Craig Hillier spoke April 5 at assemblies at Lincoln Middle School and Longfellow Middle School. He spoke March 5 at Logan […]

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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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  • Longfellow/LDI students, staff raise $854 for LPEF

    Longfellow Middle School and La Crosse Design Institute students and staff were Runnin’ for a Reason on May 26. And with their 8th annual fundraiser for community causes, they raised $853.92 that will go to support the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s Random Acts of Kindness program. Students chose LPEF to benefit from the event, […]

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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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  • Darkling beetles, ‘warm and fuzzy’ hissing cockroaches come to life through green screens

    Let Lauren Finn introduce you to the magical world of the darkling bettle. Or perhaps Nick Teff, Ava Blegen and Alex Weinberger can convince you that the hissing cockroach can be a “warm and fuzzy” creature suitable for a starring role in the Longfellow Middle School Insect Zoo. If not, then surely Marissa Pickar and […]

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  • Chili Cook Off is heartwarming – and heartburning – fundraiser for LPEF, DARE

    About 1,000 chili tasting fans and supporters of local children’s charities were on hand Oct. 8 for the 25th annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off at Riverside Park in La Crosse. Nearly 30 teams of cooks made at least 15 gallons of chili each to serve to hungry fans on a crisp and beautiful fall […]

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  • Chili Cook Off set Oct. 8 to benefit LPEF and D.A.R.E.

    Local schools stand to benefit — and hundreds of stomachs will enjoy the tasty and spicy varieties of chili — at the annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off to be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Riverside Park in La Crosse. This is the 25th year of “heartburn and caring” for the Chili Cook […]

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