Pointer Podcast: Adventures in Bad Luck by Jadyn

Several 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders entered a writing contest recently. This extracurricular experience was facilitated by 5th grade teacher Lifka Bennett. One student, Jadyn, received multiple recognitions for her original story, Adventures in Bad Luck. You can read her award-winning story by clicking here. In addition, listen to Jadyn read aloud Adventures in Bad … Read More

Renwick is Finalist for EdTech Leadership Award

Elementary Principal Matt Renwick has been named a 2017 Finalist for EdTech Digest’s School Leader Award. The mission of EdTech Digest is to tell the story of 21st-century education transformation. By sharing cool tools, fascinating interviews, relevant trends and voices from the field, they hope to inspire learners and leaders everywhere, to get workable technology solutions … Read More

Basting, Gundlach Claim School Board Seats

Basting, Gundlach claim MP School Board seats Results are in for the Mineral Point School Board election April 4, 2017. These are unofficial and have not been canvassed at this time. Two seats were available on the Board, each for a three-year term. One incumbent and one newcomer will claim the seats. Jeff Basting (i) … Read More

Delta Kappa Gamma Entries Advance to State

The annual Delta Kappa Gamma literary competition once again features State qualifiers from Mineral Point Elementary. Gavin Houtakker’s 4th Grade entry received 1st place in Illustrations and 2nd place in Literary. Regan Schuette’s 5th Grade entry received a tie for 1st place in Literary and Illustrations. This duo will be honored by the Mu Chapter … Read More

Odyssey of the Mind Places 2nd at State

You may have noticed the bright red trophy in the Middle School office, which is evidence that the Odyssey of the Mind team has been very busy once more. On March 18 the team competed in the state tournament at Madison College and took home 2nd place. The trophies are piling up with this being … Read More

School Board Candidate Forum Held

Wednesday, March 15 the Mineral Point School District hosted its annual School Board Candidate Forum. (Scroll past the video for times of topics discussed). The election is set for Tuesday, April 4. Voters will be asked to select not more than two of the candidates: Kelly Gundlach, Mike Thousand, Glenn E. Kinch, Jeff Basting. There … Read More

Nevers Wins Kohl Teacher Fellowship Award

The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Program announced Wednesday, March 15 the recipients of the 2017 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals. Awards in the amount of $3,000 are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals, and their schools, and $5,000 scholarships will be given … Read More

Board Views Talented Tech Ed Demonstrations

At Monday night’s regular monthly meeting, the Mineral Point School Board was treated to student demonstrations of great work being created with the plasma cutter, 3D printer, and laser engraver in Mike Robinson’s and Kyle Carey’s classes. (Scroll past video for more article and photos)   Lane Eggers, Bodhi Logueflower, Devon Manning, Tommie Loken, Jake … Read More

Strong Academic Growth Recognized in MP Schools

The Mineral Point Unified School District received more outstanding academic news this week, this time from the Cooperative Educational Service Agency #6 in Oshkosh. CESA 6 is currently engaged in a study of its Effectiveness Project districts who have seen exemplary academic growth from the 2012-13 to 2015-16 school years. Of districts participating in the … Read More

Board Learns Proposed State Budget Impacts

At Monday night’s School Board meeting, Superintendent Luke Francois spent time discussing with the Board and public Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal and what the possible implications would be for the Mineral Point School District. (Continue after the video for more article text). These are detailed in Francois’ report here: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=40042835 He was quick to … Read More