Mayor Tim Kabat, left front, joined North Woods Principal Sandy Brauer, Jamie Schloegel and Katie Berkedal from the La Crosse Community Foundation and teachers enjoying treats.

Thank a Teacher in La Crosse Public Schools Day — May 7, 2019

Kennedy Eastman and Terry Aakre were greeted by a student poster at State Road Elementary School.

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 the La Crosse Public Education Foundation made special deliveries to 15 locations, providing muffins, donuts and fresh fruit for more than 1,000 employees as  part of Thank a Teacher Day. In addition to teachers, the event recognizes the teaching assistants, food service staff, custodians, administrative assistants, nurses, principals and other staff who make a difference every day in the lives of La Crosse school children.

Heidi Morris, a North Woods teacher who is retiring this year, shares a laugh with fellow teachers and her mom, Carol Taebel. Carol set up a new “Thank a Teacher Fund” at the La Crosse Community Foundation to provide support to LPEF for Thank a Teacher Day.

Treats were provided via grant support from the La Crosse Community Foundation’s Carol Taebel “Thank a Teacher” Fund. Other community volunteers participated, including representatives from businesses involved in the Adopt-a-School program created by LPEF and the District. Other participants came from the District Wide Parent Committee and the La Crosse Area Retired Educators’ Association, as well as Rotary Interact Clubs from Central and Logan high schools.





La Crosse teachers receive a “Thank You” from more than just students  • WXOW •  May 7, 2019

See photos and coverage from 2018 Thank a Teacher Day

See photos and coverage from 2017 Thank a Teacher Day

See photos and coverage from the 2016 Thank a Teacher Day

See photos and coverage from the 2015 Thank a Teacher Day