• $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

  • New essay contest focuses on lessons of the Holocaust

    All high school students in the School District of La Crosse are encouraged to submit essays as part of a new contest designed to bring added meaning to studies of the Holocaust (Shoah) by connecting it with 21st century issues. The “Never Again!” essay contest is sponsored by the Maureen and Robert Freedland

  • Square dance Saturday benefits strings program

    Join the fun this Saturday at a traditional square dance — with all proceeds going to benefit strings music programs in the School District of La Crosse. No square-dancing experience is necessary to have a good time on Jan. 23 from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Concordia Ballroom, 1129

  • Photo gallery: 2016 Grants Award Luncheon

    Photos from the 2016 Grants Award Luncheon, held Jan. 18, 2016 in the Cargill Room at The Waterfront. Photos are courtesy of Diane Gebhart.