• 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

  • Closed (Partial Funding): Julia Cook Titles Inspire Social Skills

    This fundraising project is closed. Summary: Help us buy these special books to guide and enhance social skills instruction by bringing these topics to life for students with intellectual disabilities. Goal: $531   •   Amount raised: $160   •   School: Southern Bluffs Elementary   •   Sponsor Name: Heidi

  • Closed (Partial Funding): Diversity in my Global Neighborhood

    This fundraising project is closed. Summary: This project is aimed at engaging students in high-interest, real-life topics so that students practice and improve literacy skills in a variety of content areas. Goal: $756   •   Amount raised: $80   •   School: Logan Middle School   •   Sponsor Name:

  • Golfer could win Honda Civic LX Sedan

    One lucky golfer could win an All New 2016 Civic LX Sedan with a hole in one during the Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open to be held Sept. 3 at Forest Hills Golf Course. The hole-in-one prize is sponsored by Honda Motorwerks, your La Crosse Honda dealer, offering new