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Latest La Crosse School District Stories

2008-08-28 03:00:48

By Grooms, Autumn Walking through the school doors each morning, children from low- income families have more on their minds than homework, quizzes and extra-curricular activities. Some have spent the night in cars, at campgrounds or with relatives and friends. They're trying to figure out where they'll sleep that night and who will pick them up from school. "When it's ongoing and kids come to school worried about Mom and Dad or brothers and sisters, its hard to concentrate," said Susan...

2008-08-03 03:00:22

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Aug. 3--Walking through the school doors each morning, children from low-income families have more on their minds than homework, quizzes and extra-curricular activities. Some have spent the night in cars, at campgrounds or with relatives and friends. They're trying to figure out where they'll sleep that night and who will pick them up from school. "When it's ongoing and kids come to school worried about Mom and Dad or brothers and sisters, it's...

2008-07-16 03:00:44

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jul. 16--There's social English and then there's content English. And when you're a Hmong refugee with no knowledge of the language, learning either can be a nightmare. That's why the La Crosse School District developed newcomer programs four years ago to accommodate an influx of Hmong refugees into the community from a camp in Thailand that had closed. Centers opened at the elementary and middle school level during the 2004-05 school year to...

2008-06-16 03:00:14

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Jun. 16--Two upcoming events will help keep children in La Crosse and Vernon counties fed during the 2008-09 school year. The first will be a lawn social and fundraiser June 26 at the David and Debra Abt Farm, S3588 S. Natwick, Viroqua, Wis. It will be followed by the La Crosse County Bar Association Golf Outing on July 25 at Forest Hills Country Club. Tee Times for the four-person scramble begin at 12:30 p.m. Both will benefit Jim's Grocery...

2008-04-13 03:00:27

By Autumn Grooms, La Crosse Tribune, Wis. Apr. 13--Sally Sullivan's day as a substitute teacher at North Woods International School started well before the school bell rang. She welcomed kids to class, delegated responsibilities and waited for the unexpected. "When you're a guest, you have to be ready for anything," the 69-year-old said. "I love it. I absolutely love it." Time came for the morning meeting. Sullivan and the first-graders gathered on a brightly colored rug to read a story...