• 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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  • $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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  • $30,153 in grants for classrooms announced

    LPEF awards 22 grants to support innovation in public schools in first round this school year Support for innovative approaches and technology for use in science, math, social studies, reading, health and fine arts in the School District of La Crosse are among 22 grants totaling $30,153 announced Dec. 8 by the La Crosse Public Education […]

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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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