Certified General State Aid Down for MP

As required by state statute on or by October 15 of each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has provided the certified amount each public school district will receive from the $4.584 billion appropriated for general state aid for the 2017-18 school year. This is the same amount of general state aid as the … 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

Kendall & Lawinger to Lead Homecoming Parade

The 2017 Mineral Point Homecoming Parade has two Grand Marshals with several things in common. They both graduated from Mineral Point High School in the 1940s, and lived on farms close together for years, just to name a few things. But more importantly than that, they’re good friends. Neva (Tibbits) Kendall and Betty (Kail) Lawinger … 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

Francois Named to WASDA Policy Committee

Mineral Point Unified School District Superintendent, Luke Francois, Ed.D., has been selected to serve on the Policy Research and Development Committee of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA). Consisting of three representatives each from WASDA, Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services, and Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, serving with representatives from UW-Madison … Read More

Board Pursues Potential Facilities Work

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting the evening of Thursday, August 31. (Scroll past the video for more article text.) Kevin Eipperle and Christina Monk of FEH Design shared a proposal with the Board to secure an entrance at the elementary, serve as a qualified provider for the dust collector installation, and … Read More

Board Hires 1st Grade Teacher/Instructional Coach

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting the morning of Wednesday, August 23. Following executive session, the Board voted to approve the hiring of Brooke McGraw to a 1st grade teacher/Instructional Coaching position. Voting yes were Lisa Hay, Julie Stephenson, and Andy Busch. Voting no were Larry Dolphin and Larry Steffes. Jeff Basting … Read More

Board Votes to Hire Additional First Grade Teacher

A group of engaged parents filled the Board room Monday night in support of an additional 1st grade teacher being hired, which the School Board then voted unanimously to approve. Member Jeff Basting was absent. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The Board has a policy that states it will strive for class … Read More