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    $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

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    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,

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    LPEF grants connect students and teachers to new technology

    Technology is engaging La Crosse school students in new ways, thanks to grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. La Crosse Design Institute students are using iPad microscopes to move the lab outside. “It allows them to look at life in different ways — it catches their interest vs.

  • Logan High School Junior Taityana Austin, right, works on math skills with (from left) Avin Smith, Lauren Rendler and Ashauna Broadnax.

    AVID students mentor 5th-graders to make school ‘a better place’

    Nhia Thao knows the challenge of tackling vocabulary and math assignments in Tom Sullivan’s 5th-grade classroom. Now, as a junior at Logan High School, he’s back in Mr. Sullivan’s classroom, but this time he’s helping deliver the lessons. Logan High AVID students are mentoring 5th-grade students at Northside Elementary. It

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    Fall Newsletter available

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation Fall 2015 Newsletter is now available. Link to an online PDF here. The newsletter — which is mailed to regular supporters of LPEF — features stories on: AVID students from Logan High School tutoring students at Northside Elementary School LPEF grants connect students and teachers

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    Give to LPEF while doing your holiday shopping on Amazon

    If you are a regular online shopper at Amazon, you can combine your holiday gift-buying with a bonus gift to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. All you have to do is start your shopping by logging in through this AmazonSmile link — https://smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1610700 Or go to AmazonSmile, log in using

  • Ready to serve customers is the Chili Cook Off team of students from Longfellow Middle School.

    Students add extra spice to Chili Cook Off

    Students from several La Crosse schools performed music and produced special chili recipes, adding extra spice and fun to the 24th annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off held Oct. 10 at Riverside Park. In all, 23 teams competed to try to satisfy the hungry crowd paying a $7 admission fee