Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • La Crosse students enjoy enriched experiences due to LPEF grants

    La Crosse school students enjoyed new experiences this spring – from archaeology digs to working with visiting authors and artists — due to grants from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). “The School District of La Crosse has a motto — ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’ — and our Foundation exists

  • Closed (partial funding): $2,410 raised for La Crosse Central Debate Team

    Summary: Donors provided $2,410 to help the La Crosse Central Debate Team cover travel and competition expenses. Amount raised: $2,410   •   School: Central High School   •   Sponsor Name: Benjamin Hamburger           About My Project: The Central Debate team has a long and proud history of competition in Wisconsin and regional debate.

  • Thank a Teacher Day 2019

    Teachers and other staff members in the School District of La Crosse were treated to fruit, donuts and muffins — plus a hearty helping of “thank you” messages from parents, students and the community on May 7 during the fifth annual Thank a Teacher Day in La Crosse Public Schools.

  • LPEF joins District to salute 39 retirees with combined 904 years of service to La Crosse public schools

    Download a flyer and donation form to honor a retiree.     The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) is pleased to join with the School District of La Crosse in saluting 39 retiring teachers, administrators, teacher assistants, cooks and others who are ending a career of service to students. Some

  • Join us May 7 for Thank a Teacher Day

    Teachers, cooks, custodians, nurses and other staff deserve our thanks every day, but LPEF brings some extra attention — and treats — to school staff with our annual Thank a Teacher Day. This year’s event will be held before school on Tuesday, May 7 as volunteers organized by LPEF will

  • Outdoor experiences, virtual reality system top list of $36,384 in Gold Star Grants

    Funding for snowshoes, equipment for a field research camp and money to provide a full-day of outdoor experiences for special education students are among 24 grants totaling more than $36,000 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the latest Gold Star Grants are projects for virtual

  • Closed (partial funding): Help the Logan High InvenTeam travel to MIT

    Summary: The Logan InvenTeam is raising funds to cover travel expenses to go to MIT in June 2019 to demonstrate their invention – an energy management system for prosthetic limbs. The invention will convert kinetic energy produced during limb use into sustainable energy. Initial funds raised will go toward travel expenses

  • LPEF grant funds visit by nation’s first elected female Hmong-American judge

    When Kristy Yang arrived in the United States as a refugee at the age of 6, the only English words she knew were: “Pepsi, please.” With the support of public school teachers in Wisconsin, she became fluent in English and her native Hmong language, and has now gone on to

  • Closed (partial funding): North Woods Read-a-Thon raises $2,219 for Amity interns

    Students at North Woods International School hosted a Read-a-Thon on Friday, March 1st to raise money for the Amity Intern Program. In total, $2,219 was raised — including $790 in online donations through the LPEF Support-a-School website.           About My Project:  Money raised during our Read-a-Thon will be used to provide

  • LDI student receives $3,149 LPEF grant to study Earthships

    A student at the La Crosse Design Institute was recently awarded a $3,149 “Wish List” grant to support her 8th-grade project on Earthships. Faith Yang has been studying Earthships as part of her work at LDI, which is a project-based learning school where students take responsibility for much of their own