• Five named to LPEF Board

    Five people have been elected to the board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Joining the board for three-year terms beginning in January are: Christopher Blaylock, Jodi Ehrenberger, Roger LeGrand, Cari Mathwig Ramseier and Tiffany Olson. They replace four board members whose terms have ended, and a fifth who

  • 2013-14 grants

    La Crosse Public Education Foundation Awards $43,000 in Grants for Innovative Projects for 2014 In December 2013, the Foundation approved over $43,000 in grant awards for 24 different programs and projects that promote innovation in teaching and learning in the School District of La Crosse. The following projects were awarded Classroom Innovation

  • $31,000 in grants support innovation in schools

    LA CROSSE, WI, December 11, 2014– Support for school gardens, summer school literacy, microscopes that attach to iPads and the latest welding equipment are among 17 grants totaling nearly $31,000 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Three student-led grant requests are among those being announced in surprise

  • Fall Newsletter available

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation Fall 2014 Newsletter is available. Find it online — or request a copy to be mailed to you (see below). This issue highlights the impact on classrooms and students made possible through the generous donors who support LPEF. Included in this issue: AVID program

  • Longfellow students are champion chili makers

    For the second consecutive year, a team of students from La Crosse’s Longfellow Middle School won the People’s Choice award at the Chili Cook Off sponsored by State Bank Financial. Throngs of chili-lovers descended on Riverside Park Oct. 11 to sample chili prepared by more than 20 teams. Longfellow consumer

  • Music education to benefit from new endowment

    In the hope of inspiring greater creativity within music education and lifelong appreciation of music, a local family has created a new fund to support music education projects in La Crosse public schools. The McGavock Family Endowment for Music Education will provide annual funding for a program or project to

  • Words to Music: student poems inspire composers

    The poetry of La Crosse school students is being set to music and will be performed Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 by The La Crosse Chamber Chorale. The Chamber Chorale’s ninth Words to Music program will feature original compositions based on the poetry of four students from the School District of

  • Grimslid Memorial Fund has Northside students singing new song

    Students at the new Northside Elementary school have a catchy new school song to sing due to the legacy of a former Franklin Elementary School teacher. The Sally A. Grimslid Memorial Fund was established in 2005 to honor a dedicated teacher at Franklin. The Fund is held by the La

  • LPEF to support college-readiness program with $200,000 gift

    With help from two major grants, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will fund start-up costs for a new college-readiness program in La Crosse Central and Logan high schools. The new program is called AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination. AVID has a strong track record of success in helping students