• 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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  • 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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  • Photo gallery: 2017 Grants Award Luncheon

    Special thanks to Diane Gebhart, former LPEF Board member, for providing photography at the 2017 Grants Award Luncheon.

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  • Community celebrates educators on Thank a Teacher Day [story and photo gallery]

    Parents, students and members of the community joined the La Crosse Public Education Foundation on May 3 in a show of appreciation for teachers and all school staff during the second annual Thank a Teacher Day in La Crosse Public Schools. Before school that day, volunteers fanned out to more than 15 locations, delivering muffins, […]

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  • Thank a Teacher in La Crosse Public Schools Day – May 3, 2016

    Volunteers delivered treats for teachers and staff in the School District of La Crosse as part of a community demonstration of appreciation for educators If you can “solve for X” in a basic equation, and know the importance of the Underground Railroad in American history, or still laugh when recalling the whitewashing episode from The […]

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  • District salutes 37 retirees with a combined 833 years of service (updated)

    The La Crosse Public Education Foundation is again joining the School District of La Crosse in honoring and congratulating teachers and other staff retiring from the District. This year’s retirement dinner, to be held May 11, will salute 37 employees with a combined 833 years of service to the District. The list of retirees was […]

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