Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • ‘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

  • Bremer Bank, two individuals honored with LPEF awards

    Bremer Bank La Crosse, Hamilton Elementary Principal Steve Michaels and LPEF Volunteer Ann Fowler were honored Jan. 19 with key awards from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Bremer Bank received the Corporate Partner in Education Award. Steve Michaels received the Leadership Award. Ann Fowler received the Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer Distinguished

  • Square Dance raises $640 for string music programs

    A Jan. 10 Benefit Square Dance raised $640 to support string music programs in the School District of La Crosse. The Coulee Region Old Time Music Association hosted the event at the Concordia Ballroom, with music by River City Strings, a band of La Crosse school students, as well as

  • 2015 Grants Award Luncheon recognizes innovation, introduces AVID

    Annual grants luncheon recognizes innovation in public schools Support for school gardens, summer school literacy, microscopes that attach to iPads and the latest welding equipment were among 17 grants totaling nearly $31,000 honored Jan. 19, 2015 at the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) Grants Award Luncheon, presented by Festival Foods. The

  • Students to benefit from Barbara Schroeder Estate gift

    La Crosse native believed in “making someone’s life better when they least expected it” Barbara Schroeder was not the type to seek the spotlight. She preferred to shine the light on others and look for ways to make life just a little bit better for those around her. Due to a

  • Mid-Winter Square Dance benefits string music program

    Get ready to swing your partner and do-si-do — and just have a good time — on Saturday, Jan. 10 at a Benefit Square Dance to be held in the Concordia Ballroom, hosted by the Coulee Region Old Time Music Association. All proceeds will go to the La Crosse Public

  • Five named to LPEF Board

    Five people have been elected to the board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Joining the board for three-year terms beginning in January are: Christopher Blaylock, Jodi Ehrenberger, Roger LeGrand, Cari Mathwig Ramseier and Tiffany Olson. They replace four board members whose terms have ended, and a fifth who