Notable Mineral Point Alumni in the Music Field

John Paynter: Director of Bands – Northwestern University; Instrumental in development of school concert bands; Founder and Director of the Northshore Concert Band Carol Stephenson: Assistant Principal Oboe – National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, D.C. Dr. Richard Grunow: Professor of Music Education; Eastman School of Music If you know of someone to add to this list, please let me … Read More

Health and Physical Education

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Second Grade: Mobiles

We started this off by looking at the work of Alexander Calder. We talked about the shapes, colors, dimension, balance and movement of his mobiles. To practice tracing around an object, we traced around our hands. They needed to incorporate at least four hands into their piece and a total of at least ten shapes. … Read More

Music

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+out+clearly+and+in+pitch.%3C%2Fp%3E%0A%3Cp%3EMusic+is+a+foreign+language.+Its+terms+are+usually+in+Italian+and+the+music+is+not+in+any+language+known+to+man.+It+is+its+own+language+and+uses+symbols+to+represent+ideas.%3C%2Fp%3E%0A%3Cp%3EMusic+is+the+universal+language+that+everyone+understands+and+can+relate+to.+Music+is+what+brings+everything+together.+It+is+something+that+everyone+knows.%3C%2Fp%3E%0A%3Cp%3EMost+of+all%2C+music+is+art.+It+is+the+greatest+form+of+art+that+allows+a+human+to+take+boring+notes+on+a+page%2C+and+transform+them+into+an+emotion+and+feeling+you+cannot+measure.%3C%2Fp%3E%0A%3Cp%3EMusic+is+just+as+important+as+all+the+classes+you+are+required+to+take%2C+and+it+is+critical+that+music+classes+remain+in+schools.+Not+only+to+provide+a+place+for+students+to+belong%2C+but+also+something+that+will+help+their+minds+grow+and+develop+like+no+other+class.%3C%2Fp%3E

SkillsUSA Pledge

SkillsUSA Pledge Upon my honor, I pledge: This is a very strong statement. It means you are committed to follow through on your promise. To prepare myself: Preparation requires self-control. It means effort without immediate reward but with the knowledge that the effort will pay off when the preparation is completed. By diligent study: Diligence … Read More

Library Media Center

Welcome to the Mineral Point School Libraries, where you will find active learning hubs that are very different than the libraries you may remember. Next time you are in one of our schools, stop in and experience them.  In addition, take a moment to check out the resources available on our library websites.  Our students … Read More

FFA

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To accomplish its mission, FFA: Develops competent and assertive agricultural leadership. Increases awareness of the global and technological importance of agriculture and its contribution to our well-being. Strengthens the confidence … Read More

About MPMS

Welcome to Mineral Point Middle School! We believe that “our mission is to offer a high quality education that empowers all students with the knowledge and skills to become responsible citizens.” In the middle school we are developing students for the next level one step at a time. The middle/high school building was built in … Read More

State Accountability Report Card

This school year brings many exciting changes to the Mineral Point School District. This year also brings changes to the way districts themselves are evaluated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). This year’s School Report Card will be accompanied by a new District Report Card. The DPI will issue a District Report Card … Read More

Elementary Schedule

7:30-7:45 a.m. Breakfast  7:45-7:55 a.m. Recess 7:55 a.m. First Bell 8:00 a.m. Classes Begin 3:25 p.m. Dismissal PK Classes: Morning 8:00-11:15 a.m. Afternoon 12:10-3:25 p.m.  Students should not arrive at school before 7:45 a.m. and should be picked up between 3:25 and 3:30 p.m. as there is no direct adult supervision prior to or after that time frame. … Read More