• “SeeMe. ReadMe.” project raises $3,500 to buy culturally representative books for city youth

    More than $3,500 was raised in a first-ever effort to put culturally representative books into the hands of our community’s children. The project was a partnership between the School District of La Crosse and a community group, Showing Up for Racial Justice. The project addresses a community need for books

  • Join our back-to-school campaign for Random Acts of Kindness

    As students and parents prepare to return to school, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation is looking for help to refill Random Acts of Kindness accounts at schools throughout the School District of La Crosse. Spending last school year at 15 locations totaled almost $24,000 — a 16 percent increase

  • Support: Black Youth Summit 2017

    Summary: Support the 2nd annual Black Youth Summit, which brings together 6th -12th grade students for a day of learning and fun. Goal: $5,500   •   Deadline: Sept. 30   •   School: All middle/high schools   •   Sponsor Name: Shaundel Spivey         About My Project: The Black Youth Summit is designed to bring  6th -12th grade students

  • Support: M.A.T.H.L.E.T.E.S. – an active math classroom at Central High

    Summary: Help make my Central High School math classroom a more active place for learning by purchasing stability balls to replace current seating, allowing students to move and stretch and help them stay focused and engaged in math lessons. Goal: $1,660   •   Deadline: Sept. 18   •   School: Central High School   •

  • Closed (partial funding): Culturally representative books through “See Me. Read Me.” project

    Summary: Our goal is to put culturally representative books into the hands of our community’s children. . Goal: $11,000   •   Net Amount Raised: $3,534 (including donations made by check)   •   School: Lincoln Middle School (representing all District schools)  •   Sponsor Name: Shaundel Spivey           About My Project:  In our community, and in

  • Support: Northside Elementary seeks to become a Trauma-Informed School

    Summary: Help Northside Elementary School address the needs of children by supporting a pilot program to develop a Trauma-Informed School. Goal: $4,000   •   Deadline: Sept. 4, 2017   •   School: Northside Elementary School   •   Sponsor Name: Principal Laura Huber         About My Project: Northside Elementary School is committed to meeting the social, emotional,

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hamilton students get reading help from tutors funded by LPEF donors

    Travis is really concentrating now. Looking carefully at the words on the page, picking up visual clues and hearing hints from Miss Deborah. The Hamilton 1st-grader has been fidgeting during this morning session at a hallway desk with Deborah Nerud, but he’s more engaged since he selected the book, “Jack

  • 7 Rivers student wins contest for essay on Holocaust

    Bevan Breaux, a sophomore at La Crosse 7 Rivers Community High School, has won first-place in an essay contest designed to bring added meaning to studies of the Holocaust by connecting it with 21st century issues. A Logan High School sophomore, Josh Perry, received second place and $100 in contest,