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Don Hawkins Day – April 24, 2017

As you may know, Don Hawkins passed away this spring. Mr. Hawkins was a long time educator in Mineral Point. He led the development of multiple oak savannahs on district grounds. These savannahs have become teaching tools for our students. Mr. Hawkins continued to teach students after his retirement, coming into classrooms and leading students … Read More

Matching Gift Creates Opportunity to Support Mineral Point Students

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Mineral Point students with negative lunch balances have the opportunity to end the school year in the black. In order to achieve this goal, the donor will match up to $750 of additional monies generated by the community to support this effort by Friday, May 19. Children … Read More

Getting to Know Each Other (Again)

This is a digital version of a print newsletter I sent home to families recently.  It may sound like a cliché, but I am truly amazed at how fast the 2016-2017 school year has gone. It has been an enjoyable first year for our family and for me at Mineral Point Elementary. The staff, students, … Read More

Renwick is Finalist for EdTech Leadership Award

Elementary Principal Matt Renwick has been named a 2017 Finalist for EdTech Digest’s School Leader Award. The mission of EdTech Digest is to tell the story of 21st-century education transformation. By sharing cool tools, fascinating interviews, relevant trends and voices from the field, they hope to inspire learners and leaders everywhere, to get workable technology solutions … Read More

Basting, Gundlach Claim School Board Seats

Basting, Gundlach claim MP School Board seats Results are in for the Mineral Point School Board election April 4, 2017. These are unofficial and have not been canvassed at this time. Two seats were available on the Board, each for a three-year term. One incumbent and one newcomer will claim the seats. Jeff Basting (i) … Read More

Delta Kappa Gamma Entries Advance to State

The annual Delta Kappa Gamma literary competition once again features State qualifiers from Mineral Point Elementary. Gavin Houtakker’s 4th Grade entry received 1st place in Illustrations and 2nd place in Literary. Regan Schuette’s 5th Grade entry received a tie for 1st place in Literary and Illustrations. This duo will be honored by the Mu Chapter … Read More

Odyssey of the Mind Places 2nd at State

You may have noticed the bright red trophy in the Middle School office, which is evidence that the Odyssey of the Mind team has been very busy once more. On March 18 the team competed in the state tournament at Madison College and took home 2nd place. The trophies are piling up with this being … Read More

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

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