• Two “Superhero Teachers” honored with grants for classrooms

    Two “Superhero Teachers” from the School District of La Crosse were each awarded a $250 grant to use in their classrooms, funded by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson Endowment. Jocelyn Buxton of Spence Elementary School and Ann Yehle of the Integrated Supports program were chosen in a random drawing […]

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  • Thank-a-Teacher celebration goes virtual for 2020

    The buildings in La Crosse public schools may be closed, but schooling continues — through the heroic efforts of teachers, administrators, support staff, cooks and many others. To recognize those efforts, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation is hosting its annual Thank-a-Teacher celebration in a different way this year by going virtual. Beginning April 29 […]

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  • Recognition for La Crosse teachers and staff funded by new Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson Endowment

    Two La Crosse school teachers were surprise recipients Aug. 29 of school grants supported by a new endowment fund of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. The new endowment — created by education-loving community philanthropists Tom and Jean Heyt Thompson — will provide permanent support for recognition programs for teachers and staff in the School […]

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  • Nearly $18,000 added to Swantz Fund, providing perpetual support for teacher training

    A fundraising campaign led by retired Superintendent of Schools Richard Swantz has added almost $18,000 to an endowment fund dedicated to perpetual support for teacher training in the School District of La Crosse. More than 60 donors contributed to the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) through the campaign launched last fall. As a result, […]

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  • 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. Before school, volunteers organized by […]

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  • 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 staff members have already retired, […]

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  • 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 deliver muffins, donuts and fresh […]

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  • Teacher appreciation efforts in La Crosse schools receive permanent support from new Carol Taebel “Thank a Teacher” Fund

    Carol Taebel has fond memories of her childhood years growing up in the Chicago area, and says she “had a wonderful 4th grade teacher” named Mrs. Kelly. “For years afterward, I wanted to be a 4th grade teacher.” After moving to La Crosse nearly 50 years ago, Carol fulfilled that dream and became an elementary […]

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  • Thank a Teacher Day 2018

    Enjoy photos and links to news coverage of our fourth annual Thank a Teacher Day in La Crosse public schools, held Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Treats were provided via grant support from the La Crosse Community Foundation’s Carol and Duane Taebel Family Fund. RELATED NEWS COVERAGE ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ event held in La Crosse • WKBT •  […]

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  • Thank a Teacher Day – May 8, 2018

    For teachers and other staff members in the School District of La Crosse, May 8 was a day to enjoy some extra attention, as well as a few treats, for the fourth annual Thank a Teacher Day in La Crosse Public Schools. Before school, volunteers organized by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation made special […]

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