Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • New LPEF board member elected

    A local financial services professional has joined the board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Angela Strangman was elected in March to a term that ends Dec. 31, 2017. LPEF Board members may serve two consecutive three-year terms. Angela is a vice president of personal trust at Trust Point,

  • 16 grants worth $18,600 awarded in second round to support classrooms

    Support for community field trips and projects to promote music appreciation and healthy living by students in the School District of La Crosse are among 16 grants totaling almost $18,600 announced March  30 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Another grant supports The Giving Project, an effort to

  • Dr. Seuss is no challenge for Northside students

    LPEF grant helps fund prizes for reading Students at Northside Elementary School were treated to a special reading of the Dr. Seuss classic “The Foot Book” by News 8 WKBT Anchor/Reporter Lisa Klein during a March 2 assembly. Students listened — and also read along with Lisa — to the fun

  • ‘Everybody wants to make a difference’

    Lincoln Middle School 8th-graders Cierra Scott and Kayley Colburn are inspired to make their school a better place for all students. “It’s so cool how everybody wants to make a difference,” said Kayley after a special workshop held March 5 as part of a daylong visit to the school from

  • Limited number of Compassion Project books available

    Orders are still being accepted for a limited number of copies of a unique book commemorating the 2013-14 Compassion Project that involved more than 6,000 La Crosse school students. A colorful 150-page book captures thumbnail images of many of the 6-inch-by-6-inch canvas art panels created by students to represent their

  • Kindness, compassion topics of March 5 event at Lincoln Middle School

    ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ community event part of daylong program Come hear an inspiring true story about one girl’s dream to change the world. On Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a presentation at Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori. This free gathering will focus on the life

  • Apply now for classroom grants

    More than $18,000 available for second round of grants — applications due March 2 The LPEF Board of Directors recently approved adding money to the pot available this spring for classroom grants. For the first time, LPEF is awarding grants in two cycles – almost $31,000 was awarded during the first

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2015 Grants Award Luncheon recognizes innovation, introduces AVID

    Annual grants luncheon recognizes innovation in public schools Support for school gardens, summer school literacy, microscopes that attach to iPads and the latest welding equipment were among 17 grants totaling nearly $31,000 honored Jan. 19, 2015 at the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) Grants Award Luncheon, presented by Festival Foods. The