Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • 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.

  • Excellence and Equity highlighted at 2017 Grants Award Luncheon

    Recipients of 43 grants honored at 2017 event More than 200 community members and School District of La Crosse employees came together in a celebration of public schools at the annual Grants Award Luncheon hosted by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The luncheon — presented by Festival Foods — celebrates

  • 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

  • Four community leaders elected to LPEF Board

    Four people with strong community ties have been elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Scott Chorski, Anna Prinsen, John Stuber and Antoiwana Williams will join the 20-member Board in January and serve three-year terms. They replace; Gregory Bonney (a past president who served seven years);

  • Teacher training, visiting artists, outdoor classroom space featured in latest grants totaling $28,421

    LPEF awards 19 grants in first round this school year Support for teacher training, visiting artists, digital electronics equipment and much-needed classroom supplies for elementary teachers in the School District of La Crosse are among 19 grants totaling $28,421 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among

  • 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