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Raising an iGen

In an article for The Atlantic, professor of psychology Jean Twenge offers some stark information about the effects of smartphones on our youngest generation. Referring to this group as “iGen”, these teens and preteens have lived their lives largely with the inclusion of mobile devices available everywhere. Here are a few statistics Dr. Twenge shares … 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

Quick Win: Creating a Environment for Readers and Writers

  Before the students arrived, our faculty learned how to best prepare a classroom (and school) for students. Specifically, we looked at our classroom and common areas to promote reading and writing. Each teacher stated a personal goal that they would work toward regarding classroom libraries, bulletin boards, and relationship building. Next are some images of our first-week … Read More

Dropping Off and Picking Up: New Signage at the Elementary

We had a successful and smooth first week at Mineral Point Elementary School. The students were excited to be back in class with their peers, teachers, and staff. Last year, we sent out a visual explanation for how parking worked at the end of the day for the lower lot. Click here to review this … 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

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

#PointerNation Welcomes Brooke McGraw

Fourth in the 2017-18 New Staff series   Brooke McGraw 1st Grade Teacher/K-12 Instructional Coach   Hometown: Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Brooke earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Inclusion Minor in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in 2007. In 2011, she also earned her … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Katie Hughes

Second in the 2017-18 New Staff series   Katie Hughes Kindergarten Teacher   Hometown: Green Bay High school graduated from: Ashwaubenon College: In December 2015, Katie earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in Early Childhood and Middle Education. Previous employment: Long-term substitute teaching in the La Crosse School … Read More

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