5th Graders Collaborate Globally with Peers

One of the district’s initiatives is to integrate technology within classroom instruction. 5th graders and teachers at Mineral Point Elementary School have taken this to a new level. In a previous post, it was shared that students and teachers are using Google Classroom, a learning management system, to communicate and collaborate with peers in Italy … Read More

Students Recognize Martin Luther King, Jr Day

In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, 5th graders along with Mrs. Bennett and Mr. David performed four songs for the school, families and community. It took place on Monday, January 23, 2017. (Inclement weather prevented this performance from occurring on the civil rights leader’s nationally recognized day.) This event tied in with our 3rd … Read More

District Safety Committee Looking for Volunteers

On Monday during the Mineral Point Board of Education meeting, it was announced that a district safety committee will form. This is in response to questions and suggestions regarding the level of security in our school district. We are looking for community members to volunteer their time, effort and expertise to join this committee. The committee would be … Read More

The Challenges of Success

If you are looking for that next book to read, especially over the upcoming holiday break, I recommend Better: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance. The author, Dr. Atul Gawande, describes different examples in which individuals and organizations experience higher levels of success in comparison to others. How certain doctors and groups realized this uncommon achievement … Read More

Pointer Podcast: Courage Instead of Fears by Malea

This story was written by 5th grader Malea. Below is our brief conversation about her story and why she wrote it.  Courage Instead of Fears Ally lives in a big, aged house in Hillsburg, California. She lives with only her mom because her dad passed away when she was two. She spends all of her … Read More

A Welcoming Community

When I walked to the middle school/high school to interview for my current position earlier this year, one of the high school students held the school door open for me and said, “Hello”. I was pleasantly surprised. Once I was hired, I continued to experience the friendly demeanor of the people in the Mineral Point … Read More

Pointer Podcast: How to Catch an Alien by Spencer

This how-to piece was written by Spencer, a 1st grader, this week. He added illustrations, labels and dialogue to his work which supported his writing. You can listen to Spencer read aloud his writing below, followed by a brief conference.  

November 2016 Events at Elementary School

The fall is going fast at Mineral Point Elementary School! Here are a few of our upcoming activities: Tonight (11/10) and next week Thursday (11/17), parent-teacher conferences are being facilitated. If you have not set up a time with your child’s teacher, please do so soon. During conferences, a book fair has been set up in … Read More