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Pointer Pride

Over the holiday break, my family and I spent time with our relatives. We were away from school, doing our best to be present with those around us. Yet in a family full of teachers, it was not uncommon for our conversation to bend toward education. One topic that came up was the success of … Read More

How to Use My Scrip Wallet for Fundraising

Scrip is a program that helps raise funds for schools. When everyday items are purchased through Scrip, the school gets a certain % rebate back. Typically, people buy Scrip gift cards and then make purchases later. The challenge with this approach is many people (including me) forget to purchase the cards ahead of time. Fortunately, … Read More

A Strong Bond

If you are in the market for a good movie you might have never seen, check out The Straight Story. I recently rewatched this favorite film of mine. The main character is a senior citizen (Alvin Straight) who decides to travel from Iowa to Wisconsin to visit his estranged brother. Because of his ailments, he … Read More

Elementary School Capacity & Accessibility Committee

After reviewing survey information and related observations and discussions regarding elementary school capacity and accessibility, the Board of Education voted to create an Ad Hoc Committee to further study the matter and make final recommendations.   Meetings at the elementary school will be limited to once or twice per month commencing late December and conclude … Read More

Doyle is WI Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

Livia Doyle, a fourth grade teacher at Mineral Point Elementary School, is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program. Each year the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation recognizes a teacher for their efforts educating students on the importance of agriculture. Teachers of all grade levels … Read More

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

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