• Closed (Partial Funding): North Woods kindergartners ‘wiggle while they work’

    Summary: Help purchase Hokki stools for our kindergarten classrooms at North Woods to allow students to “wiggle while they work” and stay focused for a longer period of time while doing academic learning tasks. Goal: $2,038   •   Amount Raised: $105   •   School: North Woods International  •   Sponsor Names: Rose Kulig and Kate

  • Shopping for your child’s teacher? Give a gift that keeps on giving

    Looking for a meaningful gift idea for your child’s teacher? Give a gift that keeps on giving by making a tax-deductible contribution to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Your gift supports grants for innovative projects and student experiences that could never happen within the District’s tight budget. Contributions also

  • Celebrate Excellence and Equity in Our Schools at annual Grants Award Luncheon on Jan. 16, 2017

    Superintendent of Schools Randy Nelson will be the featured speaker at the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s annual Grants Award Luncheon, to be held Jan. 16, 2017, in the Cargill Room at The Waterfront. The presenting sponsor of the event is Festival Foods. More than 70 grant recipients and other

  • Schools use Support-a-School.org to raise nearly $7,300 in 2016

    La Crosse schools raised $7,285 through the Support-a-School.org website in 2016 for a variety of projects to enhance the educational experience of students. The fundraising website was launched in late summer 2016 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Half of the eight projects achieved their original fundraising goals, with

  • Shopping on Amazon.com? Provide a bonus gift to LPEF – for free

    If you are a regular online shopper at Amazon, you can combine your holiday gift-buying with a bonus gift to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. All you have to do is start your shopping by logging in through this AmazonSmile link — https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1610700 Or go to AmazonSmile, log in using

  • Black Youth Summit encourages teens to believe in themselves

    About 60 African-American students from throughout the School District of La Crosse came together Nov. 5 for a day of learning and fun, focused on building self-confidence, achieving academic excellence and getting involved in the community. The Black Youth Summit, supported in part by a $2,000 grant from the La

  • School-by-school summary of grants 2014-2016

    Innovative projects in every school and in every curriculum area have been launched due to the ongoing classroom grants program of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. More than 80 grants, totaling more than $100,000, were awarded during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Increasing grant funding continues to be a

  • AVID seniors determined to succeed

    Nhia Thao wants to get an education that will allow him to support a family, and says AVID is preparing him for the intense classes ahead in college. Kiara Schultz would be the first in her family to go to college, and says AVID is giving her “the backbone to

  • Darkling beetles, ‘warm and fuzzy’ hissing cockroaches come to life through green screens

    Let Lauren Finn introduce you to the magical world of the darkling bettle. Or perhaps Nick Teff, Ava Blegen and Alex Weinberger can convince you that the hissing cockroach can be a “warm and fuzzy” creature suitable for a starring role in the Longfellow Middle School Insect Zoo. If not,

  • Chili Cook Off is heartwarming – and heartburning – fundraiser for LPEF, DARE

    About 1,000 chili tasting fans and supporters of local children’s charities were on hand Oct. 8 for the 25th annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off at Riverside Park in La Crosse. Nearly 30 teams of cooks made at least 15 gallons of chili each to serve to hungry fans on