Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Thank a Teacher Day – May 8, 2018

    For teachers and other staff members in the School District of La Crosse, May 8 was a day to enjoy some extra attention, as well as a few treats, for the fourth annual Thank a Teacher Day in La Crosse Public Schools. Before school, volunteers organized by the La Crosse

  • LPEF YouTube channel to feature video series on Gold Star Grants

    La Crosse’s Gold Star Educators will be sharing stories about the impact of grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation in a series of videos for LPEF’s YouTube channel.  Featured videos include: Hamilton/SOTA I Osmo Kits features a $950 grant that allowed teacher Carrie Wuensch-Harden to buy two Osmo

  • Community Foundation grant to LPEF supports new program at North Woods

    The La Crosse Community Foundation has awarded a $21,000 grant to help kick-start the implementation of the International Baccalaureate program at North Woods International Elementary School. The grant was made earlier this year to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, which applied for the funding in collaboration with the School

  • ‘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

  • 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

  • New LPEF endowment to support grants for arts and humanities

    A new endowment fund will give teachers in the School District of La Crosse an incentive to develop innovative programs in the arts and humanities. Rachel Gundersen, a retired school psychologist and former president of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF), has established an endowment through

  • Pelli Lee elected to LPEF Board

    A Logan High graduate who has been active in the local Hmong community has been elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Pelli Lee is the youth outreach and transition coordinator for WisCorps, a nonprofit conservation corps providing life and employment skills for youth and young

  • Photo Gallery: 2018 Grants Award Luncheon

    Read details about the 2018 Grants Award Luncheon at — The Presenting Sponsor of the luncheon is Festival Foods.  

  • Closed (partial funding): Spence Read-a-Thon to fund school projects

    Summary: Help Spence Elementary celebrate the joy of reading and raise money for important school projects supported by the Spence PTO. Goal: $3,000   •   Amount Raised: $615 in online donations, plus other donations accepted at the school   •   School: Spence Elementary School           About Our Project: On March 2, Spence Elementary students will celebrate

  • “Community Schools: Engaging Families, Meeting Needs” was theme for 2018 Grants Award Luncheon

    More than 80 educators honored at 2018 Grants Award Luncheon More than 80 educators who have received grants and awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation in the past year were honored Jan. 22, 2018, at LPEF’s annual Grants Award Luncheon. About 270 people, including award winners, District staff