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MP Ranked #2 K-12 District in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2016-17 school data. The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored a 90.7, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating. When looking at K-12 districts statewide, Mineral Point ranks 2nd behind Sevastopol with 94.5 (some districts … Read More

Every Penny Counts for Mineral Point Excellence in Education

This fall, Mineral Point Elementary School is facilitating a coin drive fundraiser. Money raised through this effort will go toward the Mineral Point Excellent in Education organization. This is an endowment fund. Dollars raised are invested. The returns on these investments are then allocated for teachers and schools to use toward learning resources and experiences … Read More

Elementary School Family Event – Popcorn and a Movie

One of our district’s new strategic plan goals is community engagement. According to Wikipedia, community engagement can be defined as “the practice of moving communities toward change.” One of our efforts at the elementary level is to provide opportunities for families to engage in fun and/or educational activities with their children and each other. Building … Read More

The Driver’s Seat

With a year under my belt and feeling more comfortable each day in my position as principal here, I am starting to find more time to engage in fun activities. One thing I enjoy is producing digital media of my family’s life captured on camera. Right now I am putting together images and video in … Read More

My experience with F.A.S.T. – Families & Students Together

Earlier this week, the district shared information about a new parent involvement program called F.A.S.T. It stands for Families & Students Together. Parents and guardians of Mineral Point School students are encouraged to sign up for this opportunity. This program was offered at my last school where I was the principal. In my experience observing … Read More

Sign Up for FAST

Mineral Point Elementary is excited to embark on a new program entitled FAST, which stands for Families & Schools Together. FAST helps children thrive by building strong, supportive relationships at home. Built on evidence-based practices and rigorously tested, FAST consistently produces statistically significant improvements in children’s behavior, emotional well-being, and academic performance while building social … Read More

Digging into Nonfiction

After administering assessments with our students in the fall, we look for two things: areas to celebrate and areas in which to grow. Our celebrations are many, including and not limited to 84% of our students coming into school where they should be as readers, as well as over 90% of 5th grade students proficient … Read More

Mineral Point Elementary Homecoming Parade Update

The Mineral Point Homecoming Parade will take place on Thursday, September 28 at 6:15 PM on High Street. To make this event a success WE NEED YOUR HELP. Thank you to those who have already volunteered. Lead Volunteers will report to Water Tower Park by 5:45 and be the point of contact for the grade level they are volunteering … Read More

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

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