Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • 2016 Grants Award Luncheon celebrates Strong Schools, Strong Community

    Recipients of 40 grants honored at 2016 event Nearly 240 people came together on Jan. 18, 2016, in a celebration of public schools at the annual Grants Award Luncheon hosted by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The luncheon — presented by Festival Foods — celebrates teachers, staff, students and community

  • Fundraising tops $230,000 for AVID college-readiness program

    Private dollars relieve cost to taxpayers as $25,000 gift from Franke Foundation helps the La Crosse Public Education Foundation beat goal for its largest-ever campaign A college-readiness program with a proven track record nationally is well on its way to implementation and taxpayers will be saved nearly $230,000 in implementation

  • $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

  • Annual Grants Award Luncheon set for Jan. 18, 2016

    Strong Schools, Strong Community set as theme as more than 60 teachers honored Please join us as we salute teachers and other grant recipients, plus some special award winners, at our annual Grants Award Luncheon. This year’s luncheon — presented by Festival Foods — will be held Monday, Jan. 18,

  • Grants to enrich study of Holocaust for middle schools

    LPEF’s Freedland Shoah Study Fund awards grants totaling $3,219 Students at La Crosse Lincoln and Logan middle schools will learn more about the history of the Holocaust and its relevance to today’s events thanks to two classroom grants supported by an endowment fund set up for the La Crosse Public

  • Support LPEF, other nonprofits at Care & Share Expo Dec. 5

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation will be among more than 40 local nonprofit organizations gathered on Saturday, Dec. 5 for the 5th annual Care & Share Expo. The event, hosted by the Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation, is held in the museum room of the La Crosse Public

  • Open House Dec. 3 for Your Northside Neighborhood Clinic

    The public is invited to an Open House to celebrate the creation of a free clinic to provide basic medical services for students at Northside Elementary School. The Open House will be held Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school, 1611 Kane St. Your Northside Neighborhood Clinic

  • 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.

  • AVID students mentor 5th-graders to make school ‘a better place’

    Nhia Thao knows the challenge of tackling vocabulary and math assignments in Tom Sullivan’s 5th-grade classroom. Now, as a junior at Logan High School, he’s back in Mr. Sullivan’s classroom, but this time he’s helping deliver the lessons. Logan High AVID students are mentoring 5th-grade students at Northside Elementary. It

  • Fall Newsletter available

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation Fall 2015 Newsletter is now available. Link to an online PDF here. The newsletter — which is mailed to regular supporters of LPEF — features stories on: AVID students from Logan High School tutoring students at Northside Elementary School LPEF grants connect students and teachers