Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Closed (partial funding): Culturally representative books through “See Me. Read Me.” project

    Summary: Our goal is to put culturally representative books into the hands of our community’s children. . Goal: $11,000   •   Net Amount Raised: $4,534 (including donations made by check)   •   School: Lincoln Middle School (representing all District schools)  •   Sponsor Name: Shaundel Spivey           About My Project:  In our community, and in

  • Closed (partial funding): Northside Elementary seeks to become a Trauma-Informed School

    Summary: Help Northside Elementary School address the needs of children by supporting a pilot program to develop a Trauma-Informed School. Goal: $4,000   •   Amount Raised: $520 (through online fundraising)   •   School: Northside Elementary School   •   Sponsor Name: Principal Laura Huber           About My Project: Northside Elementary School is committed to meeting

  • Former Supt. Richard Swantz elected as Honorary Member, Kathie Tyser also elected to LPEF Board

    Richard Swantz, the longest-serving superintendent of schools in La Crosse history, has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Also elected to a three-year term on the board is Kathie Tyser, a retired former associate superintendent of the School District

  • Longfellow/LDI students, staff raise $854 for LPEF

    Longfellow Middle School and La Crosse Design Institute students and staff were Runnin’ for a Reason on May 26. And with their 8th annual fundraiser for community causes, they raised $853.92 that will go to support the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s Random Acts of Kindness program. Students chose LPEF

  • La Crosse celebrates first group to graduate from AVID program

    AVID is helping these students make college dreams come true College dreams are about to become reality for the first group of La Crosse high school students to graduate after participating in the AVID college-readiness program. For Thomas Yang, who intends to go to the University of Minnesota Rochester, AVID

  • Hamilton students get reading help from tutors funded by LPEF donors

    Travis is really concentrating now. Looking carefully at the words on the page, picking up visual clues and hearing hints from Miss Deborah. The Hamilton 1st-grader has been fidgeting during this morning session at a hallway desk with Deborah Nerud, but he’s more engaged since he selected the book, “Jack

  • 7 Rivers student wins contest for essay on Holocaust

    Bevan Breaux, a sophomore at La Crosse 7 Rivers Community High School, has won first-place in an essay contest designed to bring added meaning to studies of the Holocaust by connecting it with 21st century issues. A Logan High School sophomore, Josh Perry, received second place and $100 in contest,

  • Closed (Partial Funding): Universal Sensory Room for Hintgen Elementary

    Summary: The goal of this project is to obtain resources that can be available for all students to access in order to increase student engagement and increase overall ability to be successful in school. Goal: $2,750   •   Amount Raised: $110   •   School: Hintgen Elementary School   •   Sponsor Name: Principal Amy Oliver

  • Never Again! 2017 winning essay: Pushing out people some see as unfit is ‘completely unsettling’

    Editor’s Note: Bevan Breaux, a sophomore at La Crosse’s 7 Rivers Community High School, won first place in the 2017 contest for essays on how the lessons of the Holocaust connect with 21st century issues. (See story here on the award.) The contest was sponsored by the Maureen and Robert

  • LPEF honored for support of Holocaust education

    As part of the annual Holocaust Remembrance service on April 23, the Congregation Sons of Abraham honored the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and Executive Director David Stoeffler with a special award. LPEF was honored for Excellence in Holocaust Education and awarded the synagogue’s 12th “Wegner Leaf” on the CSOA Tree