• Sound studio, “Kindness Week,” and more among 22 Gold Star Grants worth $40,880 awarded by LPEF

    Start-up funding for a sound studio, support for “Kindness Week” activities at two elementary schools, and a grant to create paintings with Hmong culture imagery to be displayed at schools, are among 22 grants totaling nearly $41,000 announced March 17 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Also included is a grant to help […]

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  • Logan teacher assistant joins LPEF Board

    A teaching assistant at Logan High School is the newest member elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Byron Holz has been a teaching assistant for the LaCrossroads program at Logan High School for the last five years. Before returning to the area to care for elderly parents, he taught seventh […]

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  • Inclusive projects for arts and athletics among 27 Gold Star Grants awarded by LPEF

    Funding for adaptive athletic equipment, including sport wheelchairs and inclusive cardio fitness machines, are among 27 grants totaling nearly $44,000 announced Dec. 5 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the latest Gold Star Grants are projects to help students learn about local African-American history, to experience virtual reality settings across the globe, […]

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  • Packers Foundation provides $7,000 for Logan High weight room project

    Students at Logan High School are going to see a major upgrade to the school weight room in part due to a recent grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation. The $7,000 grant was obtained by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, working with Logan Activities Director Jordan Gilge. The grant was among 192 — […]

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  • LPEF called “a lifeline” for educators in La Crosse schools

    In new podcasts, teachers say LPEF’s “sole mission is to make school better for kids” Leading teachers in the School District of La Crosse are sharing their thoughts about the La Crosse Public Education Foundation in a new series of podcasts. The Gold Star Educators podcast series gives listeners an opportunity to hear first-hand from […]

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  • Recognition for La Crosse teachers and staff funded by new Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson Endowment

    Two La Crosse school teachers were surprise recipients Aug. 29 of school grants supported by a new endowment fund of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The new endowment — created by education-loving community philanthropists Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson — will provide permanent support for recognition programs for teachers and staff in the School […]

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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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  • $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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  • Scott Mihalovic raises $7,442 for symphony and LPEF as a “Conductor Wannabe” contestant

    Retired Logan High School Principal Scott Mihalovic was one of six community volunteers who competed as a “Conductor Wannabe” for the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra. Mihalovic is a member of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, and half of the money he raises will go to LPEF in support of Random Acts of […]

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