WIAA History of Success

WIAA STATE TEAM CHAMPIONS Boys Track and Field 1961, 1962 Wrestling 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 Girls Cross Country 2005*, 2006*, 2010*, 2011*, 2012* Basketball 2016 Softball 2013 Track and Field 2015* WIAA STATE TEAM RUNNERS-UP Boys Basketball 1974, 2015 Cross Country 2010* Football 1999 Track and Field 2012* … Read More

Fiscal Responsibility

The District has a strategic plan with four areas of focus:  fiscal responsibility, community engagement, academic achievement, and technology.  The first of four focus areas of the District’s strategic plan is fiscal responsibility.  One goal of the board is to create and implement a communication plan to inform the community on the school budget and … Read More

Bennett Named Teacher Of The Month

Mineral Point Elementary 5th grade teacher, Lifka Bennett, has been honored by Ubersox of Iowa County and WOLX 94.9 FM as the July Teacher of the Month. Bennett can be seen driving a Chrysler 200 during the month of July displaying her honor. Also, she will receive a $200 donation for her classroom. Tune in … Read More

Welcome

Hello Pointer Families! My name is Brad Brogley and I am excited about the opportunity to be a part of the Mineral Point School District as I am serving as the Mineral Point Elementary Principal.  There are many challenges facing public education and with my 23 years of experience both as a teacher and education … Read More

About High School Agriculture

Classes Plants, Animals, and You (PAY): Acquaint yourself with the exploding world of Agri-science. “Learning by doing” activities will provide you with exposure to various areas of Agri-science. These include: careers, FFA, soils, plant science, horticulture, animal science, Ag. mechanics, and natural resources. The greenhouse will be used as a laboratory for various activities dealing with … Read More

Murphy, Wedig are October Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its October Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, October 17 at the Pointer Cafe. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff at the high school, and their biographies are written by themselves. Amanda Murphy … Read More

Certified General State Aid Down for MP

As required by state statute on or by October 15 of each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has provided the certified amount each public school district will receive from the $4.584 billion appropriated for general state aid for the 2017-18 school year. This is the same amount of general state aid as the … 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

Board Hears Strong State Test Results

The Mineral Point School Board heard great news regarding student achievement, as reported on the Forward Exam, Aspire, and ACT tests. (Scroll past video for more article text) Elementary Principal Matt Renwick attributed the results to several factors, including: the Professional Learning Communities process, being more strategic of how the district is working with kids, … 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

When You Get What You Want, You Lose What You Have

by Luke Francois, Ed.D. Mineral Point is a destination school district.  A destination school district to me is a place where, when given choices, families choose to send their children and employees prefer to work. Evidence that Mineral Point is a destination district– In recent years, the number of students open enrolling out is trending … Read More

Wainwright Enters WBCA Hall of Fame

Mitch Wainwright Pecatonica, Highland, and Mineral Point High Schools 2017 Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee High School Coach September 30 – Wisconsin Dells Growing up in a home with a teacher, coach, and outstanding athlete for a father, it only made sense that you try to follow in his footsteps. When that man … Read More

Kendall & Lawinger to Lead Homecoming Parade

The 2017 Mineral Point Homecoming Parade has two Grand Marshals with several things in common. They both graduated from Mineral Point High School in the 1940s, and lived on farms close together for years, just to name a few things. But more importantly than that, they’re good friends. Neva (Tibbits) Kendall and Betty (Kail) Lawinger … 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