Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • La Crosse ‘IB World School” program gets boost from grant supported by former principal

    Teachers and students engaged in learning more about themselves and how they fit in the world will benefit from a major new twice-annual grant program funded by the retired principal of North Woods International School. Earlier this spring, North Woods earned its official status as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World

  • LPEF announces $400,000 campaign for Random Acts of Kindness endowment

    Schoolchildren with basic needs for clothing, school supplies, eyeglasses, hygiene supplies or help affording fees for field trips will benefit from a new endowment fund created by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). For more than 20 years, LPEF has provided Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) funds to La

  • Grant recipients, community supporters honored at Grants Award Ceremony

    Nearly 80 educators in the School District of La Crosse, along with a key business, a longtime supporter of education and a school principal, were honored March 8 at the annual Grants Award Ceremony of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). The ongoing pandemic forced some changes to this

  • Longfellow teacher joins LPEF Board

    A Longfellow Middle School teacher is the latest new member elected to the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Xeng Lee is a sixth- and seventh-grade Health teacher at Longfellow Middle School. Growing up in Green Bay, Xeng received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of

  • Grant recipients to be honored March 8 in ceremonies at 4 schools

    More than 70 teachers and school staff members who have received grants in the past year from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will be honored on Monday, March 8 during a special pandemic-style Grants Award Ceremony. Due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, LPEF is unable to hold its usual

  • Parents, educators among 3 new members of LPEF Board

    Three parents – two with extensive background in education – have been elected to serve on the Board of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Andrew Borgert is a data scientist in the Department of Medical Research at the Gundersen Medical Foundation.  He has two daughters in the La Crosse

  • LPEF grants support virtual and blended learning as pandemic impacts La Crosse schools

    Wireless headsets and other technology to help teachers and students hear each other more clearly when using computers or tablets, plus other projects to support virtual education, are among grants totaling $23,369 announced Dec. 3 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). The latest group of 10 grants also

  • Treat deliveries, special “teacher appreciation” grants awarded in recognition of school staff efforts

    Care packages were delivered this week to school buildings throughout the School District of La Crosse in recognition of the heroic efforts of teachers, administrators, support staff, cooks and many others helping students learn during the pandemic. Board members of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) delivered boxes of

  • Need for RAK funds increase as families deal with COVID-19

    Schools using LPEF Random Acts of Kindness funds to help students cope The COVID-19 pandemic may have shuttered school doors for a time, but the virus could not stop School District staff from helping students and families – using Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) funds provided by the La Crosse

  • School staff counting on LPEF to help them through pandemic

    Staff throughout the La Crosse public schools are sharing stories of how the La Crosse Public Education Foundation is helping them cope through the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some comments, in their own words: Alicia Place, Community Services Coordinator: LPEF has always played an important role in my