by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright

What a great start to the school year.  It was so nice seeing students and staff back in our buildings on August 24th.  The beginning of every school year is an exciting time of the year.  Students of all ages, even seniors, are happy to be back in the buildings.

The beauty of working in a school is that you have the opportunity to see students change.  Some of the changes are dramatic, like seeing someone that grew several inches over the summer.  Other changes are more subtle, like seeing the confidence level grow in a beginning reader.  It is one of the joys that comes when you work with students.  As the school year progresses, even our older students go through changes.  Students may start the school year thinking I am going to this school, or pursuing this career, next year to change their minds and find a whole new path forward.  Our goal is to keep as many doors open for all of our students so they can choose any path.

This change keeps in line with some of the changes we have had to our staffing.  New faces continue to have an impact on our school district and the students and staff.  It is always sad to see veteran staff members leave, and we wish them nothing but the best.  The new staff members can bring in a new commitment to continuing the strong tradition of education in Mineral Point.  There is a saying that “it takes a village to raise a child.”  This is why our school district is so successful.  Everyone that supports our schools is helping to raise a Pointer.  Our community passes along a tradition of excellence.  It helps us be a great #PointerNation.