• Never Again! 2016 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • $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

  • 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.

  • Second Thank a Teacher Day set for May 3

    If you can “solve for X” in a basic equation, and know the importance of the Underground Railroad in American history, or still laugh when recalling the whitewashing episode from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, chances are you have a teacher to thank. Want to volunteer May 3? Details below

  • Students see ‘history can be fun’ at [art]ifact exhibit

    Fourth-grade students at Northside Elementary School had the chance to see “history can be fun” while participating in a tour of the [art]ifact exhibit on display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center until April 17. The project — [art]ifact: where history meets art — is a collaborative effort of

  • Bowtie Classic to be held Sept. 3

    The fourth Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open will be held on Saturday, Sept. 3 at the newly redesigned Forest Hills Golf Course in La Crosse. Registration that day begins at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The event ends with an early afternoon lunch.

  • Lincoln Show Choir is 3rd runner-up in Chicago event

      With the help of generous donors, the Lincoln Middle School Show Choir made it to Chicago — and finished as the 3rd runner-up in a competition against vocal groups from Chicagoland and beyond. The 9th Street Connection, a show choir featuring 7th- and 8th-grade students from Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori,

  • Four join LPEF Board of Directors

    Four people have been elected to the board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Joining the board for three-year terms are: Mai Chao Duddeck, Scott Mihalovic, Julie Nelson and Nhia Vang. They represent an expansion of the board and also replace members whose terms have ended. The outgoing