• Gold Star Grants – $34,018 Awarded in December 2023

    Made possible through generous community support, La Crosse Public Education Foundation is proud to support students at all grade levels with our winter Gold Star Grants. Funded projects provide students and teachers a chance to learn new skills, have new experiences, and to be exposed to new ideas — everything from CPR and First Aid […]

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  • Al’s Musky Challenge Donates $15,000 for Field Trips

    La Crosse Public Education Foundation is honored to be one of three recipients of funding from Al’s Musky Challenge. The effort is a project of the Rotary Club of La Crosse Downtown and raises funds to support youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in our community. LPEF received a grant of $15,000 to support field trips in […]

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  • LPEF Awards District Staff Shining Stars

    Last month, we received over 180 nominations for Shining Stars within the District! Three staff members were selected to receive grants from the Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson Fund to be used at their discretion to benefit their schools: Garrett Carlson, Teacher, Logan High School – $200 grant   Bryan Skiles, Custodian, Southern Bluffs Elementary […]

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  • Gold Star Grants – $41,500 Awarded in April 2023!

    Made possible through generous community support, La Crosse Public Education Foundation is proud to support students at all grade levels with our spring Gold Star Grants. Funded projects provide students and teachers a chance to learn new skills, have new experiences, and to be exposed to new ideas — everything from tricycles and strider bikes, […]

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  • $44,778 awarded for 23 Gold Star Grant projects!

    Made possible through generous community support, La Crosse Public Education Foundation is proud to support students and teachers at every grade level in the La Crosse schools with Gold Star Grants this winter. Funded projects provide students a chance to learn new skills, have new experiences, and to be exposed to new ideas — everything […]

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  • Gold Star Grants in Action

    Gold Star Grants are awarded in December and April each school year and in the 2021-22 school year over $80,000 in grants were funded. The majority of these project are put into action between September – May when most SDLC schools are in session. But with robust summer school schedules and two year-round schools, Gold […]

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  • Gold Star Grants Awarded – $34,156 for 20 projects that will improve reading skills, promote social and emotional learning, and more.

    LA CROSSE, WI, April 12, 2022 – Made possible through generous community support, La Crosse Public Education Foundation is proud to support students and teachers at every grade level in the La Crosse schools with Gold Star Grants this spring. Funded projects provide students a chance to learn new skills, have new experiences, and to […]

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  • LPEF GRANTS OFFER $49,143 TO IMPROVE READING SKILLS, PROMOTE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, AND MORE.

    LA CROSSE, WI, December 7, 2021 – The generous support of community donors will offer students at every grade level in La Crosse schools a chance to learn new skills and expose them to new ideas — everything from traditional Hmong music, creating an outdoor classroom, to using photography to learn geometry, geology, and geography.

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  • Grants for physical fitness, servant leadership, and character development will be funded through Randy and Lynn Nelson Endowment

    La Crosse school students will have the opportunity to participate in projects involving physical fitness, servant leadership, and character development due to an endowment fund established by retired School District of La Crosse Superintendent Randy Nelson and his wife Lynn. Beginning this fall, teachers in the School District of La Crosse will be able to […]

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  • Helping students experience benefits of being in nature is focus of new grant funded by Kathie and Rob Tyser

    La Crosse school students will enjoy field trips to explore nature, urban gardening projects, hiking, birding, kayaking, geo-caching, classes in outdoor survival techniques and many other opportunities due to a new grant program of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Retired educators Kathie and Robin Tyser have created a new endowment fund, the Tyser Power […]

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