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

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

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

Hire of English Teacher Approved

The Board of Education held a brief meeting the morning of Tuesday, July 25 to approve the hiring of a high school English teacher. By a 5-0 vote (with Andy Busch and Larry Dolphin absent), the Board approved the hire of Brittany Roscovius. The next regularly scheduled Board meeting is set for Monday, August 14 … Read More

Board Hears Safety Suggestions

Safety and security have been on the minds of many stakeholders in the Mineral Point School District recently, and in response to that, a group of stakeholders came together as a team to talk about the current reality of security and safety in the district, as well as offer up some suggestions for improvement. (scroll … Read More

Board Votes to Add Mental Health Services for MP Students

Mineral Point students needing mental health services will now have resources right at school beginning in the fall. (Scroll past the video for more article text) At Monday night’s meeting, the Board unanimously approved (with member Lisa Hay absent) CWM Counseling, a mental health agency based out of Platteville, to offer services in each school … Read More

Board Installs New Officers

The Mineral Point School Board met Monday for its regular May meeting. This was the first regular meeting for the 2017-18 school board, and therefore, officer elections were held (Scroll past the video for more article text) Officers will be: Larry Steffes, President; Lisa Hay, Vice President; Larry Dolphin, Clerk; and Kelly Gundlach, Treasurer. Committees … Read More

Board Celebrates Student Success

The Mineral Point School Board began its regular monthly meeting Monday with a celebration of recent student successes. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Gold medal winners in the SWAL math contest, the State Odyssey of the Mind team, State place winners in the Delta Kappa Gamma literary contest, and State FFA qualifiers … Read More