• LPEF grants support virtual and blended learning as pandemic impacts La Crosse schools

    Wireless headsets and other technology to help teachers and students hear each other more clearly when using computers or tablets, plus other projects to support virtual education, are among grants totaling $23,369 announced Dec. 3 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). The latest group of 10 grants also include books and classroom materials, […]

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  • School staff counting on LPEF to help them through pandemic

    Staff throughout the La Crosse public schools are sharing stories of how the La Crosse Public Education Foundation is helping them cope through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some comments, in their own words: Alicia Place, Community Services Coordinator: LPEF has always played an important role in my work with students and families, […]

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  • Racial justice training, diverse books and classroom materials funded through $26,400 in LPEF grants

    Training for La Crosse school teachers and staff, plus purchase of diverse books and other classroom materials for students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade will get a boost due to more than $26,400 in grant funding announced Oct. 1 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the 11 grants are funding for an […]

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Longfellow “Math Minds” will benefit from special LPEF grant

    Students in Longfellow Middle School 7th-grade classrooms are getting some challenging new math games and materials due to a special grant awarded Dec. 10 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Teachers Kelsey Ferkingstad and Liz Ramsay received the $250 grant from LPEF Administrative Assistant Dawn Hemker. The grant was made possible by LPEF’s Board […]

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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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  • 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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  • ‘Gold Star Grants’ awarded totaling $29,000 for schools

    LPEF support for innovation in classrooms totals more than $70,000 for school year Support for virtual reality software and hardware, school gardens, weight room improvements, a community visit by an award-winning author, ice fishing equipment and a special jazz arrangement for a middle school ensemble are among 15 grants totaling almost $29,000 announced April 10 […]

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  • Middle school students hear message of compassion, resilience, respect and responsibility

    La Crosse middle school students were jumping out of their seats throughout an engaging one-hour presentation aimed at creating a more compassionate school culture and also motivating students to become high achievers. Nationally-known speaker Craig Hillier spoke April 5 at assemblies at Lincoln Middle School and Longfellow Middle School. He spoke March 5 at Logan […]

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