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    Northside students celebrate with Logan students during Senior March

    Seniors from La Crosse Logan High School were cheered May 19 during a “senior march” at Northside Elementary School. This first-ever event was in part to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors and in part to provide role models for elementary students, helping them see what is possible if they

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    Southern Bluffs students learn traditional dances during Folk Dance Residency

    Sue Hulsether, a dance caller and folk dance instructor from Viroqua, spent May 10-12 as a a Folk Dance Artist in Residence at Southern Bluffs Elementary School. Her work with students was paid for through a $1,005 grant from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, obtained by music teacher Jill

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    Community celebrates educators on Thank a Teacher Day [story and photo gallery]

    Parents, students and members of the community joined the La Crosse Public Education Foundation on May 3 in a show of appreciation for teachers and all school staff during the second annual Thank a Teacher Day in La Crosse Public Schools. Before school that day, volunteers fanned out to more

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    District salutes 37 retirees with a combined 833 years of service (updated)

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation is again joining the School District of La Crosse in honoring and congratulating teachers and other staff retiring from the District. This year’s retirement dinner, to be held May 11, will salute 37 employees with a combined 833 years of service to the District.

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    LPEF Board adds new member

    A Longfellow Middle School parent has been elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Tennille Spears is an outreach case manager and housing coordinator for The Salvation Army in La Crosse. She is a Central High School graduate and received her associate paralegal degree from Western

  • Never Again! winning essay: America ready to repeat mistakes from 70 years ago

    Editor’s Note: Annika Dome, a sophomore at Logan High School, won first place in a new contest for her essay on how the lessons of the Holocaust connect with 21st century issues. (See story here on the award presentation.) The contest was sponsored by the Maureen and Robert Freedland Fund

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    Logan student wins contest for essay on Holocaust

    Annika Dome, a sophomore at La Crosse Logan High School, has won first-place in a new essay contest designed to bring added meaning to studies of the Holocaust by connecting it with 21st century issues. Two other Logan students – Lily Janezich and Isaiah Nelsen, both juniors – won honorable

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    Spring Newsletter available

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation Spring 2016 Newsletter is now available. Link to an online PDF here. The newsletter — which is mailed to regular supporters of LPEF — features stories on: More than $25,000 in grants awarded to support schools Donors help Lincoln Show Choir hit the big stage in

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    $25,314 awarded for 23 grants supporting schools

    LPEF increases total grants budget by 11.5% this school year Innovative projects to support reading, math and music, as well as student health and nutrition, in the School District of La Crosse are among 23 grants totaling $25,314 announced April 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among

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    New Board member elected

    A parent in the Emerson Elementary School area has been elected to join the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Rochelle Nicks works in the Development Department at Catholic Charities. She and her husband, Aaron, have two sons, Oliver and Edison, and live in the Emerson Elementary attendance area.