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

Students Write to Ruby Bridges

Mrs. Lifka Bennett’s 5th graders have just completed an in-depth study of Ruby Bridges as part of the Civil Rights Unit and Black History Month.  Mrs. Bennett was able to locate her mailing address (she lives in New Orleans) and her students wrote personal letters to her. Ruby Nell Bridges Hall (born September 8, 1954) is an American … Read More

Board Discusses Next Steps to Address Facility Needs

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, January 30 as Board President, Larry Steffes, said he would like clear direction from the Board on how to proceed with repairs that need to be made to facilities after the Board voted January 9 to terminate the long-term facilities planning contract it had with … Read More

Delta Kappa Gamma Literary Contest Underway

Mineral Point Elementary School is proud to share that we have authors and illustrators who have been very busy completing entries for the annual Delta Kappa Gamma literary competition. Students in grades 3-12 are eligible to enter the book writing contest. All books are being submitted to the local Delta Kappa Gamma chapter for preliminary … Read More

Dunn is Junior Spelling Bee Champ

Congratulations to 2nd grader Josie Dunn, who won the Elementary Junior Spelling Bee Wednesday, February 1! Runner-up was classmate Faye Schuette. Kudos to all of the rest of the participants as well: 1st grade: Emmie Burris, Addalynn Edge, Sam Schute, Spencer Spady, Carter Weitzel. 2nd grade: Anthony Buleje-Cadena, Payton Christopher, Jaycee Privett, Ryan Roelli.

Dunn Wins Elementary Spelling Bee

Mineral Point Elementary School held its annual Spelling Bee for Grades 3-5 Monday, January 30. The winner was 5th grader Libby Dunn with runner-up 4th grader Matthew Goninen. Elizabeth will advance to the Regional Bee in Darlington. Other participants included: 3rd grade: Brett Bossert, Gage Federman, Ethan Ferrell, Aly Jones, Cooper Thompson. 4th grade: Anthony Luu, … Read More

Board Terminates Contract for Long-Term Facilities Plan

Months of discussion regarding the District’s long-term facilities plan came to a boiling point Monday night. (Keep scrolling past the video for more article text.) The Mineral Point School Board voted 4-3 at its meeting to terminate the District’s relationship with Nexus in regards to the Long-term Facilities Plan to address deferred maintenance to aging … Read More

School Board Candidate Field Set

The field is set for the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Mineral Point School Board election as the deadline to file for candidacy was January 3 at 5 pm. Four candidates will vie for two seats. They are: Jeff Basting (incumbent), Kelly Gundlach, Glenn E. Kinch (incumbent), and Mike Thousand. The term of office for the … Read More

Doye Named to Prestigious National School PR List

On December 19, the National School Public Relations Association released its biennial list of names honoring the top 35 School Public Relations Professionals in the United States under the age of 35. Joelle Doye, Communications Director for the Mineral Point Unified School District, is one to receive this distinguished recognition. Many new leaders in school … Read More

Board Continues Facilities Plan Discussion

At Monday night’s meeting, the Mineral Point School Board again continued with discussion surrounding the long-term facilities plan. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Community members were invited to an open house in November for an opportunity to provide feedback. In addition, the video presented at the open house was placed online and … Read More