Herb Kohl Fellowship Nominations Sought

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation is celebrating its 26th year of providing fellowships for 100 teachers and matching grants to the schools of those teachers. Teacher fellows receive $3,000, with an additional $3,000 grant going to the school of each Kohl fellow. This program is an opportunity to recognize excellence in education, and the Mineral … Read More

New Staff Welcomed

Mineral Point welcomed its new staff members for orientation Monday, August 17. Besides learning necessary policies and procedures, the group was also treated to a guided tour around Mineral Point by former school board member, Dick Austin. We welcome our new staff members: Tim Bauman, Orientation and Mobility Teacher Tim is from East Dubuque, Illinois … Read More

Mineral Point To Receive Sparsity Aid

Small rural school districts, including Mineral Point, will receive a sparsity aid payment of $300 per student for the 2015-16 school year that can be used to support school district programs. “The necessity of providing quality instructional and educational services to small numbers of students presents a fiscal challenge to our rural school districts,” said … Read More

August School Board Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday. One item that required timely action was approval of academic standards. The Wisconsin Association of School Boards recommends that each school board include an agenda item regarding academic standards in the agenda for the first meeting that it is practical to do so after … Read More

FFA Officer Workshops

The Mineral Point FFA officers have been attending several leadership/work days this summer in order to prepare for the upcoming year of FFA events. The 2015-16 Mineral Point FFA officers are Tommie Loken (President), Steven Blume (Vice President), Morgan Fitzsimmons (Secretary), Katie Fitzsimmons (Treasurer), Eric Heisner (Reporter), and Jake Steffes (Sentinel), along with Mr. Mike … Read More

The Effects Of Athletics On Academics

The Madison Metropolitan School District is the latest to engage in the discussion on the academic benefits of athletic participation. The district may be the latest, but it’s certainly not the first, and it won’t be the last either, especially in today’s world where schools are required to do more with less money. The debate … Read More

Special July Board Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held a very brief special meeting the morning of Monday, July 27 and took action on two items. Present were Larry Dolphin, Matt Lindsey, Julie Stephenson, Lisa Hay over the phone, and Jeff Basting. Absent were Glenn Kinch and Larry Steffes. The District recommended awarding Farmers Savings Bank as the … Read More

July School Board Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Mineral Point School Board began Monday night with the recognition of the state trap shooting, track and field, and golf teams. The following students were recognized: Trap team: Garrett Faull, Ryan Welsh, Joe Ripp, Chris Ley, Martina Steffes, Milo Wong, Brady Roberts, Jacob Moellers, and Gabe Ottoway. Track: Jaycie … Read More

Trap Team Has Outstanding First Year

In its first season, the Mineral Point Trap Team had a very successful year and showed there is great interest, and talent, in the sport among the Pointer student population. The Pointers earned the Conference Championship for Conference 1 in the Wisconsin State High School Clay Target League. Senior Gabe Ottoway was the male individual … Read More

MP FFA Attends State Convention

The State FFA Convention was held June 15-18 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Over 3,500 FFA members from the state were in attendance for the convention, of which Mineral Point FFA had several members in attendance to receive awards, participate in speaking contests, vote on important issues, and take part in leadership activities. … Read More