MP Ranked #2 K-12 District in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2016-17 school data. The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored a 90.7, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating. When looking at K-12 districts statewide, Mineral Point ranks 2nd behind Sevastopol with 94.5 (some districts … Read More

2018 School Board Election Information

It’s time to be thinking of school board candidates. The election will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The term of office for these school board members is three years beginning Monday, April 23, 2018. Incumbents whose seats are up for re-election include Larry Dolphin, Lisa Hay, and Julie Stephenson. All three of these incumbents … Read More

Board Honors Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board began its meeting Monday night by honoring three business named to the 2017 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Honored were: Farmers Implement Store, Gorgen Funeral Services, and Mineral Point Opera House. Farmers Implement Store has been a vital part … Read More

District Wins Five State Awards for Communication

The Mineral Point Unified School District was honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with five awards for its work in school communications during the 2016-17 school year. WSPRA showcased the Spectrum Awards at its annual fall conference, this year held in Elkhart Lake November 8-10 with the theme of “Relationships Matter.” The … Read More

Francois Named WI Rural Administrator of the Year

Mineral Point Superintendent Luke Francois, Ed.D. was honored by the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA) as the Administrator of the Year at the annual Rural Schools Conference Monday, October 30 in Wisconsin Dells. The WiRSA Board of Directors established the Rural Administrator of the Year Award to recognize a school administrator/principal/director who has made significant … Read More

Board Certifies Levy With Mill Rate Decrease

The Mineral Point School Board certified the 2017-18 levy at its meeting Monday night. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The equalized property value for the school district increased 4.70% to $321,869,233.   Using the known equalized property values and equalized aid, the district has the ability to levy the remaining revenue up … 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

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

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

Board Votes to Exceed Revenue Limit for Dust Collector

At Monday night’s School Board meeting, the Board voted 5-2 to approve a resolution to exceed the revenue limit to purchase the dust collector system for the tech ed department. (Scroll past the video for more article text.) Voting yes were Lisa Hay, Julie Stephenson, Kelly Gundlach, Andy Busch, and Jeff Basting. Voting no were … Read More