Recent Posts from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation

  • Spring 2024 newsletter

    Twice a year, we mail out paper newsletters with updates about Gold Star Grants, Random Acts of Kindness, and other ways that your support through LPEF is helping students, teachers, and staff in the School District of La Crosse. If you would like to receive our printed newsletter in your

  • Who’s Your Shining Star? – 2024

    You’re invited to recognize School District of La Crosse Staff who go above and beyond! March can feel like an especially long month in schools when mid-year fatigue can hit. You can help celebrate educators and school staff this month by telling us, “Who’s Your Shining Star?” Please take a

  • Gold Star Grants – $53,614 Awarded in March 2024 – Our Largest Ever!

    Made possible through generous community support, La Crosse Public Education Foundation is proud to announce the largest round of Gold Star Grants funding ever with $53,614 awarded for 20 projects. Funded grants provide students and teachers a chance to expand their skills, be exposed to novel experiences, and to engage

  • Welcome Blake Barnes and Dustin Hundt to the LPEF Board of Directors

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation is pleased to welcome Blake Barnes and Dustin Hundt to its Board of Directors. Blake Barnes currently works as a Family Office Trust and Tax Specialist at Trust Point. Prior to working at Trust Point, he worked in public accounting. Blake lives in La

  • Grants Award Luncheon – 2024

    Friday, February 9th, LPEF held its annual Grants Award Luncheon to celebrate public education. The Grants Award Luncheon recognized the April 2023 grant recipients and the December 2023 grant recipients. Also, congratulations to the honorees: Thank you to the Featured Presenters Jocelyn Buxton and Jennifer Voigt (School District of La

  • Logan Middle School Heart Rate Monitors Project

    With funding from the La Crosse Community Foundation, WKTY Cares, and LPEF, Logan Middle School will be able to purchase classroom sets of heart rate monitors to deepen students’ engagement in P.E. classes. The monitors will provide real-time individualized data with a goal of aiding in a long-term healthy lifestyle.

  • Gold Star Grants – $34,018 Awarded in December 2023

    Made possible through generous community support, La Crosse Public Education Foundation is proud to support students at all grade levels with our winter Gold Star Grants. Funded projects provide students and teachers a chance to learn new skills, have new experiences, and to be exposed to new ideas — everything

  • Al’s Musky Challenge Donates $15,000 for Field Trips

    La Crosse Public Education Foundation is honored to be one of three recipients of funding from Al’s Musky Challenge. The effort is a project of the Rotary Club of La Crosse Downtown and raises funds to support youth from disadvantaged backgrounds in our community. LPEF received a grant of $15,000

  • 2023 Charles Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open

    Presented by The 2023 Bowtie Classic sponsors, golfers, and raffle ticket purchasers raised $25,000 for La Crosse Schools! Check out event photos on our Facebook. Tournament Winners: – 1st Place team won a $1000 grant for Southern Bluffs Elementary – 2nd Place team won a $500 grant for La Crosse

  • 54 Middle and High Schoolers participate in Never Again! Reflection Contest

    Maggie Herath, a sophomore at Logan High School, Anessa Baldridge and Audrey Barton, both 7th graders of Longfellow Middle, have each won first-place prize in The Never Again! Reflection Contest. The contest is designed to bring added meaning to studies of the Holocaust by connecting it with 21st century issues