• 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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  • Two new members elected to LPEF Board

    Two community activists and parents of children in La Crosse schools have been elected to three-year terms on the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Katie Berkedal is the fund allocation manager at Gundersen Medical Foundation. She is a Central High School graduate and received her bachelor’s degree in Social Advocacy and Communication […]

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  • Former Supt. Richard Swantz elected as Honorary Member, Kathie Tyser also elected to LPEF Board

    Richard Swantz, the longest-serving superintendent of schools in La Crosse history, has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Also elected to a three-year term on the board is Kathie Tyser, a retired former associate superintendent of the School District of La Crosse. Swantz, who […]

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  • LPEF honored for support of Holocaust education

    As part of the annual Holocaust Remembrance service on April 23, the Congregation Sons of Abraham honored the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and Executive Director David Stoeffler with a special award. LPEF was honored for Excellence in Holocaust Education and awarded the synagogue’s 12th “Wegner Leaf” on the CSOA Tree of Life. The award was […]

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  • LPEF grant, community donations will help students get wireless internet access at home

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation has approved a $3,000 grant to the School District of La Crosse to help students get wireless internet access away from school. The District provides equal opportunity for students with its 1:1 technology initiative – laptops for high school students and iPads for students in grades 5-8. But about […]

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  • 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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  • Your feedback requested on LPEF programs, priorities

    You can give us important feedback on current programs, and help shape the future priorities of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The LPEF Board of Directors is working on an update to our Strategic Plan, and we’re looking for input from the community, including parents, School District staff, donors and others. Please take a […]

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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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  • Four community leaders elected to LPEF Board

    Four people with strong community ties have been elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Scott Chorski, Anna Prinsen, John Stuber and Antoiwana Williams will join the 20-member Board in January and serve three-year terms. They replace; Gregory Bonney (a past president who served seven years); and Ryan Clark, who served […]

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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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