• Nominate a teacher or school staff member for “Shining Star” recognition

    Do you have a favorite teacher or know a cook, custodian, health assistant, administrator or other school staff member who deserves special recognition? The La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) would like to recognize the many great staff members in the School District of La Crosse and we need the help of students, parents, community […]

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  • Grant recipients, community supporters honored at Grants Award Ceremony

    Nearly 80 educators in the School District of La Crosse, along with a key business, a longtime supporter of education and a school principal, were honored March 8 at the annual Grants Award Ceremony of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF). The ongoing pandemic forced some changes to this year’s event — instead of […]

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  • Treat deliveries, special “teacher appreciation” grants awarded in recognition of school staff efforts

    Care packages were delivered this week to school buildings throughout the School District of La Crosse in recognition of the heroic efforts of teachers, administrators, support staff, cooks and many others helping students learn during the pandemic. Board members of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation (LPEF) delivered boxes of fresh fruit and individually wrapped […]

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  • 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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  • 2020 Thank a Teacher Day goes virtual

    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 hosted its annual Thank-a-Teacher celebration in a different way this year by going virtual. During national Teacher Appreciation Week […]

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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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