Early Learning Center
1111 S. 7th St | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7695 | Fax: 608-789-7030

We are VERY excited about continuing the 45-15 calendar that will begin it’s fifth year on July 18, 2017. This innovative schedule uses the same number of days as the rest of the district but disperses them more evenly throughout the year. All “days off” for the rest of the district have been built into our schedule including the longer winter and spring breaks. Between quarters (intersessions), students will be able to register for optional morning instruction in reading/math (or enrichment) as well as afternoon care through the Boys and Girls Club or the Y Surround Care.

-same number of school days (just spread out more evenly)
-all of the breaks for the rest of the district align with ours
-during our 15 day breaks (intersessions), care will be available when the rest of the district is in session
-increased student achievement by providing timely intersession help

At Hamilton, we have a very committed professional staff interested in helping all students learn. We believe educators are here to assist you with the academic, social, and recreational development of your child(ren). We believe our children benefit most when educators and parents work together.

We hope you will find the information on this website informative. If you have additional questions please feel free to stop in, email me at smichael@lacrossesd.org, or call me at 608-789-7695.

– Steve Michaels, Principal
E mail: smichael@lacrossesd.org

If you would like to enroll your child, please contact our district’s Welcome Center at 608-789-7756.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Oct. 16 – Noon to 8 pm – There is no School this day.

Oct. 19 – 4 to 8 pm – There is school this day.

No School on Monday, Oct. 30th due to Staff Development.

Food Pantry Distribution Day is Oct. 26th after school.

Early Release Day

Our next early release day is Friday, Nov. 10th.

No afternoon preschool on early release days.

All k through 5 dismiss 2 hours early at 12:48 p.m.


NEW in 2017-18 … School Hours: 8:00 AM to 2:48 PM
Breakfast/Lunch Available
Breakfast Served at 7:35 AM
(Supervision available at 7:35 AM for Kindergarten thru 5th Grade)

Programs Available During the School Day:
Early Childhood
4 Year Old Pre-school
Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Programs On Site After the School Day
for kindergarten through 2nd Grade:
Boys & Girls Club
21st Century Tutoring Program
YMCA Surround Care Program





Click 17-18 Hamilton Calendar for information about the 45-15 calendar that will be in effect for the 2017-18 school year.