Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Added $100,000 gift expands reading program to Northside

    The anonymous donors funding the Readers Creating Readers program at Hamilton Elementary School have provided a new $100,000 gift to continue the program at Hamilton, and add a similar program at Northside Elementary School. About 120 students at Hamilton were involved last year in the special tutoring program funded by

  • LPEF grants spur innovative projects; more than $128,000 awarded in 2-year period

    Innovative projects in every La Crosse public school and in every curriculum area have been funded through the classroom grants program of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. About 90 grants, totaling more than $128,000, have been awarded in just the past two school years. For more background on our

  • Schools meet growing need for Random Acts of Kindness funds

    When a new student arrived at school without a backpack and other basic supplies, Random Acts of Kindness funds allowed the school to buy the needed items and help the child move seamlessly into her classroom. When families could not afford to send snacks to school so their children would

  • Closed (success): Unity T-shirts to bring together Hamilton, SOTA I students

    Summary: Help buy T-shirts for Hamilton and SOTA I students to unite the two schools housed within one building. Goal: $1,500   •   Amount raised: $885 from online fundraising, plus other fundraising allowed the school to achieve its goal •   School: Hamilton and School of Technology & Arts I   •   Sponsor Name: Kristopher Miller        

  • Cheese sandwich fundraiser boosts Random Acts of Kindness fund

    Students at 7 Rivers Community High School demonstrated the power of a simple idea Oct. 20, and fellow students will enjoy the benefits. Teachers and students made grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup and other goodies, and they raised $142 for LPEF’s Random Acts of Kindness funds for La Crosse schools.

  • Innovative effort will address trauma among Northside Elementary students

    An innovative project to help Northside Elementary School students succeed in school and overcome adverse childhood experiences has received a major grant from the Robert & Eleanor Franke Charitable Foundation. The $10,000 grant to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) will pay about half of the first-year cost of

  • Closed (partial funding): Help Sammie the service dog make a “Pawsitive Influence” at North Woods

    Summary: Help raise money for a school service dog to provide a calming effect for special education and regular classroom students at North Woods International School. Goal: $5,500   •   Amount raised: $473 (this does not include donations received through a separate La Crosse SOUP fundraising event)  •   School: North Woods International School  

  • LPEF, DARE benefit from State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off on Oct. 14

    Get your chili taste buds ready for the 26th annual State Bank Financial Chili Cook Off to be held on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Riverside Park in La Crosse. Proceeds from the event this year benefit the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and the La Crosse D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)

  • Donor-supported grand piano dedicated in style at Logan Middle School

    A grand piano for the Logan Middle School Auditorium was dedicated in grand style Sept. 6 with a concert featuring La Crosse native David Marck, whose family support was key to the community fundraising drive to buy the instrument. The new Yamaha C5X piano, purchased through Leithold’s Music in La

  • Bowtie Classic raises more than $27,000 for LPEF grants and other programs

    The fifth Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open teed off on Saturday, Sept. 2 with 91 golfers at Forest Hills Golf Club. The event — which is the largest annual fundraiser in support of classroom grants and other programs of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation —