Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • 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

  • Community Foundation grant to LPEF supports new program at North Woods

    The La Crosse Community Foundation has awarded a $21,000 grant to help kick-start the implementation of the International Baccalaureate program at North Woods International Elementary School. The grant was made earlier this year to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, which applied for the funding in collaboration with the School

  • ‘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

  • 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

  • New LPEF endowment to support grants for arts and humanities

    A new endowment fund will give teachers in the School District of La Crosse an incentive to develop innovative programs in the arts and humanities. Rachel Gundersen, a retired school psychologist and former president of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF), has established an endowment through

  • Pelli Lee elected to LPEF Board

    A Logan High graduate who has been active in the local Hmong community has been elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Pelli Lee is the youth outreach and transition coordinator for WisCorps, a nonprofit conservation corps providing life and employment skills for youth and young

  • Photo Gallery: 2018 Grants Award Luncheon

    Read details about the 2018 Grants Award Luncheon at — The Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon is Festival Foods.  

  • Closed (partial funding): Spence Read-a-Thon to fund school projects

    Summary: Help Spence Elementary celebrate the joy of reading and raise money for important school projects supported by the Spence PTO. Goal: $3,000   •   Amount Raised: $615 in online donations, plus other donations accepted at the school   •   School: Spence Elementary School           About Our Project: On March 2, Spence Elementary students will celebrate

  • Schools raise $13,463 in 2017 through LPEF’s

    La Crosse public schools and community groups working with the schools raised $13,463 for education projects in 2017 through the LPEF Support-a-School crowdfunding program. Donors supported a wide variety of projects, ranging from “Unity” T-shirts for students at Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary, to equipment to help Central High students build flag

  • “Community Schools: Engaging Families, Meeting Needs” set as theme for 2018 Grants Award Luncheon

    Annual recognition program for grant recipients set for Jan. 22, 2018 Tickets are $25 and RSVPs are due Jan. 12 for luncheon More than 80 educators who have received grants and awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will be honored this year at our annual Grants Award Luncheon,