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A camera crew from Wisconsin Public Television arrived in the district last week traveling throughout the La Crosse Schools to learn about the district’s impressive International Education opportunities.
The crew not only filmed the high school’s Chinese classes and interviewed those teachers, but also visited elementary and middle schools to see how lessons about the Chinese culture are integrated into daily lessons. At Logan Middle School students will be viewing podcasts from a partner school in China and creating their own to share what is happening in the La Crosse Community. At North Woods International School the crew will visit a music class, observe preschool and kindergarten classrooms that are teaching about China and interview students who participate in the school’s after school China Club.
Once filming is complete the Education Communications Board from Wisconsin Public Television will produce a video about the Chinese education programs in the School District of La Crosse. The video will be distributed to districts throughout the state as a noted “best practices” model for offering Chinese education and may be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Television at a later date.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse’s Alumni Association will be hosting the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Amie L. Mathy Center on Tuesday.
Dinner will be served at 5 pm and will include a traditional homemade Thanksgiving Dinner.
This dinner is free to children, parents, and families of all ages!
This Thanksgiving, you can give a hospital patient the opportunity to spend another holiday with their family and friends, and get a special treat for yourself, by donating blood or platelets through the American Red Cross.
Throughout the year, dedicated donors take time out of their day to help strangers in need. During this season of giving thanks, the Red Cross is thanking all blood donors by offering a free pie to all presenting donors at the La Crosse Blood Donation Center during the week of Thanksgiving.
While the need for blood is constant, the supply isn't and blood donation levels dip around the holidays.
La Crosse Blood Donation Center is at1427 Hwy 16. For platelet donation hours, or to make an appointment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS
An early morning train derailment in Minnesota two winters ago might have been caused by railroad workers who were way too tired...
Fatigue is being blamed for the collision of two trains at Dresbach in December of 2008, according to a report by the Federal Railroad Administration. A 17-car train did not yield to a longer train that was merging onto the main track, and the resulting crash sent a locomotive and two dozen other cars into the water. Investigators believe the two men operating the smaller train were not alert because they were working long hours that week, including a nearly 14-hour shift. The accident caused more than a million dollars in damage to the trains and the rails.
Is a young woman being singled out by La Crosse police, because she was convicted of letting her newborn baby starve to death?
The defense lawyer for Indra Book thinks the 22-year-old is being punished 'harshly' for violating her probation on a reckless homicide charge. Book is back in jail this week, for curfew violations and drinking...and attorney Vincent Rust is not pleased.
Judge Scott Horne will put Book back on a curfew, and on electronic monitoring. He warns that Book could go to prison if she doesn't change a partying lifestyle.