• 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.

  • 2016 Grants Award Luncheon celebrates Strong Schools, Strong Community

    Recipients of 40 grants honored at 2016 event Nearly 240 people came together on Jan. 18, 2016, 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 teachers, staff, students and community

  • Fundraising tops $230,000 for AVID college-readiness program

    Private dollars relieve cost to taxpayers as $25,000 gift from Franke Foundation helps the La Crosse Public Education Foundation beat goal for its largest-ever campaign A college-readiness program with a proven track record nationally is well on its way to implementation and taxpayers will be saved nearly $230,000 in implementation

  • $30,153 in grants for classrooms announced

    LPEF awards 22 grants to support innovation in public schools in first round this school year Support for innovative approaches and technology for use in science, math, social studies, reading, health and fine arts in the School District of La Crosse are among 22 grants totaling $30,153 announced Dec. 8 by

  • Annual Grants Award Luncheon set for Jan. 18, 2016

    Strong Schools, Strong Community set as theme as more than 60 teachers honored Please join us as we salute teachers and other grant recipients, plus some special award winners, at our annual Grants Award Luncheon. This year’s luncheon — presented by Festival Foods — will be held Monday, Jan. 18,

  • Grants to enrich study of Holocaust for middle schools

    LPEF’s Freedland Shoah Study Fund awards grants totaling $3,219 Students at La Crosse Lincoln and Logan middle schools will learn more about the history of the Holocaust and its relevance to today’s events thanks to two classroom grants supported by an endowment fund set up for the La Crosse Public

  • Support LPEF, other nonprofits at Care & Share Expo Dec. 5

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation will be among more than 40 local nonprofit organizations gathered on Saturday, Dec. 5 for the 5th annual Care & Share Expo. The event, hosted by the Robert and Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation, is held in the museum room of the La Crosse Public

  • Open House Dec. 3 for Your Northside Neighborhood Clinic

    The public is invited to an Open House to celebrate the creation of a free clinic to provide basic medical services for students at Northside Elementary School. The Open House will be held Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school, 1611 Kane St. Your Northside Neighborhood Clinic