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

Meeting to Increase Local Business Connections to School

Inspire Madison Region brings together businesses, schools, community organizations and volunteers to create a vibrant workforce in the Greater Madison Region. Mineral Point area businesses are invited to join Mineral Point School Counselor, Andy Palzkill, and a representative from Inspire Madison Region, for an informational meeting on Thursday, March 23 from 8-9 am at Mineral … Read More

Chambers, Runde are March Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its March Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, March 7 at the Pointer Cafe. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff at the school, and their biographies are written by themselves. Addyson Chambers Addyson … 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

Parkinson, Yeager are February Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its February Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, February 7 at the Pointer Cafe. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff at the school, and their biographies are written by themselves. Hannah Parkinson Throughout … 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

Chubb, Riley are January Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its January Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, January 31 at the Pointer Cafe. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff at the school, and their biographies are written by themselves. Haley Chubb Haley … Read More