Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • LPEF joins District to salute 39 retirees with combined 904 years of service to La Crosse public schools

    Download a flyer and donation form to honor a retiree.     The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) is pleased to join with the School District of La Crosse in saluting 39 retiring teachers, administrators, teacher assistants, cooks and others who are ending a career of service to students. Some

  • Join us May 7 for Thank a Teacher Day

    Teachers, cooks, custodians, nurses and other staff deserve our thanks every day, but LPEF brings some extra attention — and treats — to school staff with our annual Thank a Teacher Day. This year’s event will be held before school on Tuesday, May 7 as volunteers organized by LPEF will

  • 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

  • Closed (partial funding): Help the Logan High InvenTeam travel to MIT

    Summary: The Logan InvenTeam is raising funds to cover travel expenses to go to MIT in June 2019 to demonstrate their invention – an energy management system for prosthetic limbs. The invention will convert kinetic energy produced during limb use into sustainable energy. Initial funds raised will go toward travel expenses

  • 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

  • Closed (partial funding): North Woods Read-a-Thon raises $2,219 for Amity interns

    Students at North Woods International School hosted a Read-a-Thon on Friday, March 1st to raise money for the Amity Intern Program. In total, $2,219 was raised — including $790 in online donations through the LPEF Support-a-School website.           About My Project:  Money raised during our Read-a-Thon will be used to provide

  • 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

  • Photo Gallery: 2019 Grants Award Luncheon

    Read details about the 2019 Grants Award Luncheon at — The Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon is Festival Foods. Thanks to Nick Marcou, communications coordinator for the School District of La Crosse, for photography at the luncheon.

  • Schools raise more than $25,000 through LPEF’s

    La Crosse public schools and community groups working with the schools have raised more than $25,000 for education projects through the LPEF Support-a-School crowdfunding program. In 2018, the largest effort was spearheaded by the Central High School Class of 1968, which raised more than $2,300 through LPEF’s website (plus $3,600

  • $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