Murphy, Wedig are October Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its October Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, October 17 at the Pointer Cafe. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff at the high school, and their biographies are written by themselves. Amanda Murphy … Read More

Certified General State Aid Down for MP

As required by state statute on or by October 15 of each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has provided the certified amount each public school district will receive from the $4.584 billion appropriated for general state aid for the 2017-18 school year. This is the same amount of general state aid as the … Read More

Board Hears Strong State Test Results

The Mineral Point School Board heard great news regarding student achievement, as reported on the Forward Exam, Aspire, and ACT tests. (Scroll past video for more article text) Elementary Principal Matt Renwick attributed the results to several factors, including: the Professional Learning Communities process, being more strategic of how the district is working with kids, … Read More

Sign Up for FAST

Mineral Point Elementary is excited to embark on a new program entitled FAST, which stands for Families & Schools Together. FAST helps children thrive by building strong, supportive relationships at home. Built on evidence-based practices and rigorously tested, FAST consistently produces statistically significant improvements in children’s behavior, emotional well-being, and academic performance while building social … Read More

When You Get What You Want, You Lose What You Have

by Luke Francois, Ed.D. Mineral Point is a destination school district.  A destination school district to me is a place where, when given choices, families choose to send their children and employees prefer to work. Evidence that Mineral Point is a destination district– In recent years, the number of students open enrolling out is trending … Read More

Wainwright Enters WBCA Hall of Fame

Mitch Wainwright Pecatonica, Highland, and Mineral Point High Schools 2017 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee High School Coach September 30 – Wisconsin Dells Growing up in a home with a teacher, coach, and outstanding athlete for a father, it only made sense that you try to follow in his footsteps. When that man … Read More

Kendall & Lawinger to Lead Homecoming Parade

The 2017 Mineral Point Homecoming Parade has two Grand Marshals with several things in common. They both graduated from Mineral Point High School in the 1940s, and lived on farms close together for years, just to name a few things. But more importantly than that, they’re good friends. Neva (Tibbits) Kendall and Betty (Kail) Lawinger … Read More

Miller, Roberts are September Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its September Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, September 19 at the Pointer Cafe. These are the first Students of the Month for the 2017-18 school year. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Melissa Kress

Seventh in the 2017-18 New Staff Series   Melissa Kress Instructional Assistant   Hometown: Lancaster High School: Lancaster College: in 2003, she earned her Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. In 2018, she will earn her Bachelor’s in Human Services from Upper Iowa University. Previous employment: Prior to Mineral Point, she worked in Belmont … Read More

Homecoming 2017

Mineral Point School District is anxiously anticipating celebrating its 2017 Homecoming September 25-30. This year’s theme is Pointer Hair Band Nation (A Rock and Roll Flashback to the Big Hair ‘80s). Court members are, left to right, front row: Senior Representative Peyton Ross; Senior Queen Candidates Amanda Murphy, Malorie Johnson, and Madison Bowers; Senior Representative … Read More