Staver Named WIAA Scholar Athlete

Sixteen senior girls and sixteen senior boys from Mercer to Darlington have been selected as recipients of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award underwritten by Marshfield Clinic. The winners include the first ever female from Mineral Point High School to claim this prestigious honor, Sydney Staver. (Ryan McGuire, 2010, is the only other … Read More

Weier, Chubb to Lead Class of 2017 Commencement

Mineral Point High School is proud to announce its top scholars for the Class of 2017: Valedictorian Jalissa Weier and Salutatorian Haley Chubb. Graduation is set for Friday, May 26 at 7 pm in the high school gym. Jalissa Weier Jalissa Weier has been named Valedictorian of the Mineral Point High School Class of 2017. … 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

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

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

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

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

MP Earns Five Star State Report Card Rating

After a one year hiatus, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2015-16 school data. The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored an 83.1, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating. The link to the district’s report card can be found here: Mineral … Read More