Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Support travel and competition expenses for Central High Debate Team

    Summary: Help Central High School raise money to cover travel and competition expenses to provide educational opportunities for the Debate Team, which has seen remarkable growth and success the last couple of years. Goal: $5,500   •   Deadline: March 20   •   School: Central High School   •   Sponsor Name:

  • 2 parents with passion for schools elected to LPEF Board

    Two parents with a passion for schools and a record of involvement in the community have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Angela Erdenberger is the Credit Analyst Supervisor at Coulee Bank, where she has worked for 18 years. She

  • 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

  • “Teachers Inspire” will be theme of 2020 Grants Award Luncheon

    Nearly 70 recipients of grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, plus a local business and two individuals, will be honored on Jan. 21, 2020, at the annual LPEF Grants Award Luncheon. The luncheon – presented by Festival Foods – runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the

  • 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

  • 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

  • Students dive into new books provided through Give-a-Gift fundraiser

    Students at Southern Bluffs Elementary School received a special treat on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, as staff from the La Crosse Public Library delivered boxes of books for 4th-grade classrooms. The books were purchased through the unique collaboration between the Library, the School District of La Crosse and the La

  • Dick Swantz, former superintendent and co-founder of LPEF, dies at age 84

    Richard Swantz, the longest serving superintendent of schools in La Crosse history and a co-founder of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, died Oct. 15, 2019 at the age of 84. Services will be held Oct. 28-29. Read the full obituary here. Swantz retired as superintendent in 1998 after serving

  • Randy and Lynn Nelson create LPEF endowment fund

    Grants will support physical fitness, servant leadership and character development Superintendent of Schools Randy Nelson and his wife Lynn have announced plans to create an LPEF endowment fund that will generate annual grants to encourage physical fitness, or servant leadership skills and character development. At the District’s annual Back-to-School event

  • 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