Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • LPEF grant, community donations will help students get wireless internet access at home

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation has approved a $3,000 grant to the School District of La Crosse to help students get wireless internet access away from school. The District provides equal opportunity for students with its 1:1 technology initiative – laptops for high school students and iPads for students

  • Closed (Partial Funding): Teach electricity concepts at Emerson, Southern Bluffs and Spence

    Summary: Help Emerson, Southern Bluffs and Spence Elementary Schools turn kids “on” to electricity concepts through hands-on devices called Makey Makeys. Goal: $688   •   Amount raised: $20, plus $20 in matching LPEF funds   •   Schools: Emerson, Southern Bluffs and Spence  •   Sponsor Names: Teachers Katie Gudgeon, Jenny Ruetten, Marcia Gardner and Jean

  • La Crosse schools share $32,982 in classroom grants

    LPEF awards 21 grants in second round; total for year tops $61,400 Innovative classroom programs, including multiple efforts to address complex academic, emotional and behavioral issues facing students, are among 21 grants totaling $32,982 announced April 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the grants: support for

  • Your feedback requested on LPEF programs, priorities

    You can give us important feedback on current programs, and help shape the future priorities of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The LPEF Board of Directors is working on an update to our Strategic Plan, and we’re looking for input from the community, including parents, School District staff, donors

  • Closed (Partial Funding): Support school-community garden through Hintgen Urban Garden project

    Summary: Support the Hintgen Urban Garden, a unique project in which the school will collaborate with people of all races and ethnicities within our community to create an inclusive and culturally relevant garden space for staff and students. Goal: $7,570   •   Amount Raised: $1,237, plus $987 in matching LPEF funds (total $2,224)   •   School: Hintgen Elementary School

  • Closed (Partial Funding): Build home libraries for Hintgen students

    Summary: Books from the Leveled Literacy Library are used at Hintgen Elementary to develop reading skills. The program offers low-cost “grey” copies of the books that kids read in school, allowing students to take and keep them for their home libraries and continue to improve their reading. Goal: $1,100   •  

  • North Woods Read-a-Thon raises more than $3,500 for literacy projects in Nicaragua

    Students at North Woods International School raised more than $3,500 during their Read-a-Thon March 3 for a school-wide service learning project. More than $650 was raised through online donations to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Money raised will help the community of Nuevo Santa Celia in Nicaragua, through a partnership (in

  • Market & Johnson buys Buddy Bench for Spence Elementary

    A local general contractor has made a grant to Spence Elementary School for purchase of a Buddy Bench — seating designed to help develop and foster friendships on the playground. Market & Johnson, through their Employee Impact Fund, presented a check for $700 on Monday to School Counselor Katie Jeseritz,

  • Photo gallery: 2017 Grants Award Luncheon

    Special thanks to Diane Gebhart, former LPEF Board member, for providing photography at the 2017 Grants Award Luncheon.

  • Goal Achieved: Help Central students build American Flag boxes to honor veterans who pass away

    Summary: Students will build flag boxes to hold folded American flags for families of veterans who have passed away. Goal: $229   •   Amount Raised: $234   •   School: Central High School   •   Sponsor Name: Lucas Jandrin         About My Project: La Crosse County has contacted Central High School in regards to