• Nearly $18,000 added to Swantz Fund, providing perpetual support for teacher training

    A fundraising campaign led by retired Superintendent of Schools Richard Swantz has added almost $18,000 to an endowment fund dedicated to perpetual support for teacher training in the School District of La Crosse. More than 60 donors contributed to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) through the campaign launched last fall. As a result, […]

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  • La Crosse students enjoy enriched experiences due to LPEF grants

    La Crosse school students enjoyed new experiences this spring – from archaeology digs to working with visiting authors and artists — due to grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). “The School District of La Crosse has a motto — ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’ — and our Foundation exists to help turn that phrase […]

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  • Outdoor experiences, virtual reality system top list of $36,384 in Gold Star Grants

    Funding for snowshoes, equipment for a field research camp and money to provide a full-day of outdoor experiences for special education students are among 24 grants totaling more than $36,000 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the latest Gold Star Grants are projects for virtual reality equipment for use at […]

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  • LPEF grant funds visit by nation’s first elected female Hmong-American judge

    When Kristy Yang arrived in the United States as a refugee at the age of 6, the only English words she knew were: “Pepsi, please.” With the support of public school teachers in Wisconsin, she became fluent in English and her native Hmong language, and has now gone on to become a Milwaukee County Circuit […]

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  • LDI student receives $3,149 LPEF grant to study Earthships

    A student at the La Crosse Design Institute was recently awarded a $3,149 “Wish List” grant to support her 8th-grade project on Earthships. Faith Yang has been studying Earthships as part of her work at LDI, which is a project-based learning school where students take responsibility for much of their own learning. Earthships are passive solar […]

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  • $40,300 in Gold Star Grants awarded to support innovation in La Crosse schools

    LPEF awards 24 “Gold Star Grants” in first round for 2018-19 school year West African drums for elementary school music rooms, a yearlong archaeology project to study early Native American cultures of our area, and partnerships to help parents improve relationships with their children are among 24 grants totaling more than $40,000 announced Dec. 4 […]

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  • Adopt-a-School program highlights LPEF Grants Award Luncheon on Jan. 18

    The importance of community involvement in the La Crosse public schools, including the new Adopt-a-School program that matches businesses and other organizations with specific schools, will be the theme of the annual Grants Award Luncheon hosted by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). The event is a celebration of innovation in the School District […]

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  • LPEF celebrates 30 years of grants to spur innovation in La Crosse classrooms

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation is celebrating an important milestone: 30 years since it first began awarding grants to teachers in La Crosse public schools. In that time, the Foundation has provided about 650 grants to teachers, students and community members working in our schools. The grants have touched every school and every program […]

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  • LPEF sets Nov. 1 dinner to celebrate 30 years of grants to La Crosse educators

    Celebrate 30 years of classroom innovation grants awarded by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation! LPEF has set Thursday, Nov. 1 for a special dinner to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the first grants awarded by the foundation. The dinner will be held at the La Crosse Country Club, 300 Marcou Road in Onalaska, with […]

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  • LPEF provides $4,100 grant to support inspiring trip for black, biracial and multiracial students

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation is joining with other community organizations and individuals in supporting a trip designed to provide a transformational and inspiring educational experience for some La Crosse middle school students. LPEF has awarded a $4,100 grant to Black Leaders Acquiring Collective Knowledge (BLACK), a nonprofit formed last year with a goal of finding […]

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