Miller, Roberts are September Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its September Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, September 19 at the Pointer Cafe. These are the first Students of the Month for the 2017-18 school year. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Melissa Kress

Seventh in the 2017-18 New Staff Series   Melissa Kress Instructional Assistant   Hometown: Lancaster High School: Lancaster College: in 2003, she earned her Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. In 2018, she will earn her Bachelor’s in Human Services from Upper Iowa University. Previous employment: Prior to Mineral Point, she worked in Belmont … 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

#PointerNation Welcomes Jane Barr

Sixth in the 2017-18 New Staff Series   Jane Barr Administrative Assistant to the Elementary Principal   Hometown: Sturgeon Bay High School: Sevastopol High School College: She earned her degree in Early Childhood and Business Management from Southwest Tech. Previous employment: I taught preschool for 14 years at a group child care center in Verona. … 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

Renwick’s Latest Book Released

Elementary Principal Matt Renwick’s latest book was released this past week. This is his second book published through ASCD. Renwick’s “Digital Portfolios in the Classroom” is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios–performance, process, and … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Bridget Tippett

Fifth in the 2017-18 New Staff Series   Bridget Tippett Instructional Assistant   Hometown: Darlington High School: Darlington College: She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Loras College and her Masters in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, as well as earn her Reading license. She also completed courses at Viterbo to … 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

Are We Talking About That Tree? (The Importance of Clarity)

Two members of the maintenance team stopped me in the high school hallway. “Are you good with us taking down the cedar tree in the front of your building?” When asked, I was 98% sure which tree they were referring to. Steve, our building custodian, and I had discussed last year about removing the tree. … Read More