• New fund in memory of former teacher Claire Jandt supports Northside Elementary library

    A new endowed fund will help Northside Elementary School students discover the joy of reading through a grant to be awarded in perpetuity. The fund with the La Crosse Public Education Foundation was established in memory of Claire E. Jandt, who died June 5 at the age of 70.  Claire received her Bachelor of Science […]

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  • Nearly $42,000 awarded in grants to La Crosse schools

    LPEF awards 32 ‘Gold Star Grants’ supporting innovation in classrooms Projects in nearly every curriculum area – including teaching about local history, helping students create mosaics for a school garden, and building a portable desalinization machine — are among 32 grants totaling $41,935 announced Dec. 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). SEE […]

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  • 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 a previous $50,000 gift  to […]

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  • 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 a two-year pilot program at […]

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  • School-by-school summary of grants 2014-2016

    Innovative projects in every school and in every curriculum area have been launched due to the ongoing classroom grants program of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. More than 80 grants, totaling more than $100,000, were awarded during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. Increasing grant funding continues to be a top priority for the LPEF […]

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  • Northside students celebrate with Logan students during Senior March

    Seniors from La Crosse Logan High School were cheered May 19 during a “senior march” at Northside Elementary School. This first-ever event was in part to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors and in part to provide role models for elementary students, helping them see what is possible if they work to learn in school. […]

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  • $25,314 awarded for 23 grants supporting schools

    LPEF increases total grants budget by 11.5% this school year Innovative projects to support reading, math and music, as well as student health and nutrition, in the School District of La Crosse are among 23 grants totaling $25,314 announced April 6 by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). Among the awards delivered in surprise […]

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  • Students see ‘history can be fun’ at [art]ifact exhibit

    Fourth-grade students at Northside Elementary School had the chance to see “history can be fun” while participating in a tour of the [art]ifact exhibit on display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center until April 17. The project — [art]ifact: where history meets art — is a collaborative effort of the UW-La Crosse history and […]

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  • $30,153 in grants for classrooms announced

    LPEF awards 22 grants to support innovation in public schools in first round this school year Support for innovative approaches and technology for use in science, math, social studies, reading, health and fine arts in the School District of La Crosse are among 22 grants totaling $30,153 announced Dec. 8 by the La Crosse Public Education […]

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  • Open House Dec. 3 for Your Northside Neighborhood Clinic

    The public is invited to an Open House to celebrate the creation of a free clinic to provide basic medical services for students at Northside Elementary School. The Open House will be held Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the school, 1611 Kane St. Your Northside Neighborhood Clinic is open for limited hours: […]

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