• Scott Mihalovic raising funds for symphony and LPEF as a “Conductor Wannabe” contestant

    Retired Logan High School Principal Scott Mihalovic is one of six community volunteers competing this spring as a “Conductor Wannabe” for the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. Mihalovic is a member of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, and half of the money he raises will go to LPEF in support of Random Acts […]

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  • ‘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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Lincoln Show Choir is 3rd runner-up in Chicago event

      With the help of generous donors, the Lincoln Middle School Show Choir made it to Chicago — and finished as the 3rd runner-up in a competition against vocal groups from Chicagoland and beyond. The 9th Street Connection, a show choir featuring 7th- and 8th-grade students from Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori, performed Friday, March 11 at […]

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  • Square dance Saturday benefits strings program

    Join the fun this Saturday at a traditional square dance — with all proceeds going to benefit strings music programs in the School District of La Crosse. No square-dancing experience is necessary to have a good time on Jan. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Concordia Ballroom, 1129 La Crosse St. Admission is […]

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  • Bremer Bank, two individuals honored with LPEF awards

    Bremer Bank La Crosse, Hamilton Elementary Principal Steve Michaels and LPEF Volunteer Ann Fowler were honored Jan. 19 with key awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Bremer Bank received the Corporate Partner in Education Award. Steve Michaels received the Leadership Award. Ann Fowler received the Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer Distinguished Service Award. For photos and […]

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  • Square Dance raises $640 for string music programs

    A Jan. 10 Benefit Square Dance raised $640 to support string music programs in the School District of La Crosse. The Coulee Region Old Time Music Association hosted the event at the Concordia Ballroom, with music by River City Strings, a band of La Crosse school students, as well as Prairie Smoke and Grand Picnic. […]

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