Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Thank a Teacher in La Crosse Public Schools Day — May 13, 2015

    Volunteers delivered treats for teachers and staff in the School District of La Crosse as part of a community demonstration of appreciation for educators RELATED NEWS COVERAGE La Crosse teachers get breakfast surprise as part of Thank a Teacher Day  • WXOW • May 13, 2015 Thank a Teacher Day today • La Crosse

  • Longfellow creates permanent Compassion Project display

    Students and staff and Longfellow Middle School are celebrating the installation of a permanent exhibit of tiles from the La Crosse Compassion Project. Students at Longfellow/La Crosse Design Institute were among nearly 6,000 who participated during the 2013-14 school year in the Compassion Project.  The project culminated in an eight-week

  • LPEF Spring Newsletter available

    Features on the latest grants, an update on AVID programs and details on the annual Bowtie Classic are among the highlights of the Spring Newsletter of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). A PDF copy is available for download here. The newsletter was mailed April 9 to recent donors

  • New LPEF board member elected

    A local financial services professional has joined the board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Angela Strangman was elected in March to a term that ends Dec. 31, 2017. LPEF Board members may serve two consecutive three-year terms. Angela is a vice president of personal trust at Trust Point,

  • 16 grants worth $18,600 awarded in second round to support classrooms

    Support for community field trips and projects to promote music appreciation and healthy living by students in the School District of La Crosse are among 16 grants totaling almost $18,600 announced March  30 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Another grant supports The Giving Project, an effort to

  • Dr. Seuss is no challenge for Northside students

    LPEF grant helps fund prizes for reading Students at Northside Elementary School were treated to a special reading of the Dr. Seuss classic “The Foot Book” by News 8 WKBT Anchor/Reporter Lisa Klein during a March 2 assembly. Students listened — and also read along with Lisa — to the fun

  • ‘Everybody wants to make a difference’

    Lincoln Middle School 8th-graders Cierra Scott and Kayley Colburn are inspired to make their school a better place for all students. “It’s so cool how everybody wants to make a difference,” said Kayley after a special workshop held March 5 as part of a daylong visit to the school from

  • Limited number of Compassion Project books available

    Orders are still being accepted for a limited number of copies of a unique book commemorating the 2013-14 Compassion Project that involved more than 6,000 La Crosse school students. A colorful 150-page book captures thumbnail images of many of the 6-inch-by-6-inch canvas art panels created by students to represent their

  • Kindness, compassion topics of March 5 event at Lincoln Middle School

    ‘Rachel’s Challenge’ community event part of daylong program Come hear an inspiring true story about one girl’s dream to change the world. On Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m., the public is invited to a presentation at Lincoln Middle School/SOTA II/Coulee Montessori. This free gathering will focus on the life

  • Apply now for classroom grants

    More than $18,000 available for second round of grants — applications due March 2 The LPEF Board of Directors recently approved adding money to the pot available this spring for classroom grants. For the first time, LPEF is awarding grants in two cycles – almost $31,000 was awarded during the first