• Closed (Partial Funding): STEM Centers for North Woods Grade 1

    Summary: Help purchase materials for STEM Centers that facilitate hands-on investigations in order to stimulate curiosity for science, technology, engineering, and math among 1st-graders at North Woods. Goal: $1,210   •   Amount raised: $330   •   School: North Woods International School   •   Sponsor Name: Sarah Kratt         About My Project: Today’s students are tomorrow’s workforce. I

  • Closed: Buy fun books to engage early readers at Summit

    Summary: Help Summit buy these “approachable” books by Bob Shea that are fun and engaging for early readers. Goal: $307   •   Amount Raised: $0   •   School: Summit Environmental Elementary School   •   Sponsor Name: Lila Planavsky           About My Project: I work with 4th and 5th grade students at Summit Environmental School. My students are

  • Goal Achieved: Southern Bluffs All-Purpose Community Walking Track

    Summary: Help to build a track that will surround our playground, allowing those with all abilities in our building and community the opportunity to be together while supporting health and wellness. Goal: $5,500   •   Amount raised: $5,505   •   School: Southern Bluffs Elementary School   •   Sponsor Name: Stacy Raatz           About

  • Chili Cook Off set Oct. 8 to benefit LPEF and D.A.R.E.

    Local schools stand to benefit — and hundreds of stomachs will enjoy the tasty and spicy varieties of chili — at the annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off to be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Riverside Park in La Crosse. This is the 25th year of “heartburn and

  • Bowtie Classic raises nearly $24,000 to support La Crosse schools

    In near-perfect weather, 91 golfers joined the fun and fundraising for the fourth Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open, held Sept. 3 at Forest Hills Golf Course. The number of golfers was a record, as was the total fundraising: a net of nearly $24,000 was raised to

  • Goal Achieved: Hamilton/SOTA I Easel for Outdoor Garden Classroom

    Summary: An easel to utilize in the outdoor garden classroom would enhance teaching and learning in this vibrant, hands-on classroom space.. Goal: $325   •   Amount raised: $325   •   School: Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary School   •   Sponsor Name: GROW La Crosse         About My Project: Hamilton/SOTA I has a beautiful shared outdoor classroom

  • Major progress to be announced in effort to buy grand piano at Logan Middle

    UPDATE: See news coverage from News 8 WKBT on David Marck’s announcement: “… My sisters and I wanted to get a great piano in a great space to facilitate great performances, and we hope to do that.” Logan Middle School students are in for a musical treat on Sept. 7 —

  • Students show strong academic progress in second year of AVID

    After two years, students in the AVID college-readiness program in La Crosse public schools continue to show strong academic progress, with grade point averages and rates of enrollment in high-level academic courses significantly ahead of their non-AVID peers. Most importantly, as nearly 50 diverse students get ready for their senior

  • Goal Achieved: Oscilloscope for Logan High School Electronics

    Summary: Students in the Robotics and Digital Electronics classes at Logan High School are in need of a new oscilloscope. Goal: $625   •   Amount raised: $625   •   School: Logan High School   •   Sponsor Name: Steve Johnston     About My Project: Students in the Robotics

  • Goal Achieved: Hamilton/SOTA I Be Seated!

    Summary: Your donation can match Hamilton school funds to buy Hokki stools to test as alternatives to student chairs for those who struggle with “sitting still.” Goal: $260   •   Amount raised: $260   •   School: Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary School   •   Sponsor Name: Steve Michaels         About My Project: Our current student seating is