Community celebrates educators on Thank a Teacher Day [story and photo gallery]

North Woods Kylie Devine, 1st grade small

North Woods 1st-grader Kylie Devine says her teachers are “the best teachers on earth.”

Parents, students and members of the community joined the La Crosse Public Education Foundation on May 3 in a show of appreciation for teachers and all school staff during the second annual Thank a Teacher Day in La Crosse Public Schools.

Before school that day, volunteers fanned out to more than 15 locations, delivering muffins, donuts and fresh fruit for the staff as part of Thank a Teacher in La Crosse Public Schools Day.

Treats for nearly 1,000 employees of the School District of La Crosse were provided via grant support from the La Crosse Community Foundation’s Carol and Duane Taebel Family Fund. (Carol Taebel is pictured above with North Woods teachers Jocelyn Buxton and Summer Elston.)

Other community volunteers participated, including representatives from the District Wide Parent Committee, as well as Rotary Interact Clubs from Central and Logan high schools. The local event coincided with National Teacher Appreciation Week.


La Crosse Logan Interact Club members created a slideshow featuring students with quotes answering the question: What do you appreciate about your teachers? The slideshow played during the brief staff meeting at Logan to celebrate Thank a Teacher Day. Click here for a PDF of the slideshow.