Board Votes to Hire Additional First Grade Teacher

A group of engaged parents filled the Board room Monday night in support of an additional 1st grade teacher being hired, which the School Board then voted unanimously to approve. Member Jeff Basting was absent. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The Board has a policy that states it will strive for class … Read More

Stakeholders Craft Strategic Plan Update

“Grounded by our history, as one of the oldest publicly supported schools in Wisconsin, MPSD is the heart of a small community that educates and inspires our students for a bright future in a big world.” This is the mission statement the District has been operating under since the last Strategic Plan was completed in … Read More

Fitzsimmons, Schriefer Attend Badger Girls And Boys State

Katie Fitzsimmons and Haakon Schriefer represented Mineral Point High School at Badger Girls and Boys State this summer. Badger Girls and Boys State are programs that teach students the inner workings of our government. The girls met at UW-Oshkosh and the boys at Ripon College. Upon arrival, they were grouped into cities and counties which … Read More

Working in the Trades

by Luke Francois, Ed.D. I grew up in a family where my father was a rough carpenter, and then later, a finish carpenter.  My mother grew up in a family landscaping business which afforded me a 40 hour per week job pulling weeds in beds at age 12.  After working in a nursery for six … Read More

Francois Appointed Master Educator Assessor

Mineral Point Superintendent Dr. Luke Francois has been appointed by State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers to serve as a Wisconsin Master Educator Assessment Process (WMEAP) Assessor. WMEAP is an assessment process for achieving the voluntary Wisconsin Master Educator license. Francois served on his first panel in July for candidates looking to become Master Administrators. WMEAP … Read More

Baseball Team Honored

The high school baseball team was feted for its spring season with an awards banquet July 26. Award winners included: MVP Hitter: Brant James MVP Pitcher: Joey Dolphin and Brant James Most Dedicated: Justin Baehler and Brant James Most Improved: Grady Gorgen Most Hits: Brant James Most Stolen Bases: Brandon Dolphin and Grady Gorgen Captain: … Read More

Hire of English Teacher Approved

The Board of Education held a brief meeting the morning of Tuesday, July 25 to approve the hiring of a high school English teacher. By a 5-0 vote (with Andy Busch and Larry Dolphin absent), the Board approved the hire of Brittany Roscovius. The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is set for Monday, August 14 … Read More

Board Hears Safety Suggestions

Safety and security have been on the minds of many stakeholders in the Mineral Point School District recently, and in response to that, a group of stakeholders came together as a team to talk about the current reality of security and safety in the district, as well as offer up some suggestions for improvement. (scroll … Read More

As For My Hopes…

By Superintendent Luke Francois It’s my birthday! A birthday is an occasion to celebrate the anniversary of one’s birthdate and my birthday is July 4th.   Sharing my birthday with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago on July 4, 1776 allows me to joke that everyone gets the day off to celebrate … Read More

Golfers Earn All-Conference Honors

2017 SWAL GOLF ALL-CONFERENCE   School – Total Points – Coach Mineral Point 65 Cory Sokol Argyle/Pecatonica 61.5 Travis Erickson Barneveld 61 Nate Wood Iowa-Grant 33 Eric Johannesen Fennimore 37.5 Mark Fifrick Cuba City 35 Andrew Knuckey Darlington 18 Rich Westerman Southwestern 11 Alan Minter   First Team Name – School – Year Seth Adelman … Read More