Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Fall Newsletter available

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation Fall 2014 Newsletter is available. Find it online — or request a copy to be mailed to you (see below). This issue highlights the impact on classrooms and students made possible through the generous donors who support LPEF. Included in this issue: AVID program

  • Longfellow students are champion chili makers

    For the second consecutive year, a team of students from La Crosse’s Longfellow Middle School won the People’s Choice award at the Chili Cook Off sponsored by State Bank Financial. Throngs of chili-lovers descended on Riverside Park Oct. 11 to sample chili prepared by more than 20 teams. Longfellow consumer

  • Music education to benefit from new endowment

    In the hope of inspiring greater creativity within music education and lifelong appreciation of music, a local family has created a new fund to support music education projects in La Crosse public schools. The McGavock Family Endowment for Music Education will provide annual funding for a program or project to

  • Words to Music: student poems inspire composers

    The poetry of La Crosse school students is being set to music and will be performed Nov. 8 and Nov. 9 by The La Crosse Chamber Chorale. The Chamber Chorale’s ninth Words to Music program will feature original compositions based on the poetry of four students from the School District of

  • Grimslid Memorial Fund has Northside students singing new song

    Students at the new Northside Elementary school have a catchy new school song to sing due to the legacy of a former Franklin Elementary School teacher. The Sally A. Grimslid Memorial Fund was established in 2005 to honor a dedicated teacher at Franklin. The Fund is held by the La

  • LPEF to support college-readiness program with $200,000 gift

    With help from two major grants, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will fund start-up costs for a new college-readiness program in La Crosse Central and Logan high schools. The new program is called AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination. AVID has a strong track record of success in helping students

  • District leaders get social with Twitter

    Reaching out to students, parents and taxpayers through social media is a priority for administrators gearing up for the school year in the School District of La Crosse. The goal: to celebrate student success and share the district’s story — 140 characters at a time through the microblogging site, Twitter.

  • Donors take Logan underwater vehicle for a swim

    Judy and Randy Eddy Sr. recently had the chance to take a dip in the pool at Logan High School — well, more accurately, they spent an hour with students demonstrating the Logan Ranger Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle. As reported July 19 in the La Crosse Tribune, three students proudly