Board Adds Surplus to Capital Maintenance Fund

The Mineral Point School Board held a brief meeting July 29. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Business included: — Superintendent Mitch Wainwright stated the annual audit by Johnson Block has been completed. Given the end of year surplus, the district recommended committing $175,000 to Fund 46 and the remaining to fund balance. … Read More

Take a Moment to Reflect

by Mitch Wainwright I was recently having a conversation about how quickly summer has come and gone this year and the proof is in how clean the buildings are.  One registration day has already happened, “Back to School” commercials are all over the place, and soon many high school students will be coming back for … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Alexandra Driftmier

Alexandra Driftmier Elementary School Counselor Hometown: Mount Horeb, WI College: Alexandra earned her Bachelors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Psychology and her Masters in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Counseling Psychology. Previous employment: Since 2015, Alexandra has been the Pre K-6th Grade School Counselor for the Parkview School District in Orfordville. Her … Read More

Keyes to Succeed Austin as Girls Basketball Coach

Mineral Point is proud to announce Michael Keyes as its next Head Girls Basketball Coach. From 2005-19, Keyes has been an AAU Head Boys/Girls Coach for various programs including Wisconsin Swing, Wisconsin Hoops Select, and Wisconsin Pride. His high school varsity coaching experience consists of: Highland Varsity Girls Basketball Coach from 2008-10 and a conference … Read More

Second Grants Presented by Excellence in Education Board

Kristin Mitchell, chair, and members of the Mineral Point Excellence in Education Advisory Board were on hand at the recent Mineral Point Schools Staff Recognition Event for two reasons. First, the advisory board offered its sincere appreciation to all faculty and staff for their care of and commitment to the students of the district. Each … Read More

Elementary Planning Proceeding

Tim Ruppert from HSR architects told the school board at its meeting Monday, July 8 that everything is “falling in place very well” with regard to the elementary renovation timeline. (Continue past the video for more article text) Ruppert presented a potential revised drop off/pick up loop, as well as visitor and handicapped parking on … Read More

Heisner Qualifies for National FFA

Sara Heisner is the State Champion in Veterinary Science proficiency! Her application will advance to nationals for competition. Other results have Daniel Nordstrom 2nd in Turf Grass Management, Morgan Vondra 4th in Swine Production and 5th in Beef Production, and Danny Pittz 5th in Swine Production. Danny also competed in Extemporaneous Speaking in the semifinals, … Read More

Three attend Badger Boys & Girls State

Congratulations to Cody Pierce, Maggie Schubert, and Annie Wilbanks who were selected to represent Mineral Point at the annual Badger Boys & Girls State events. These are week-long summer camps for Wisconsin’s top incoming Seniors to learn more about how government is run and how to be a better leader. The boys met in Ripon … Read More

Baseball Places 2nd at State

Congratulations to the #PointerNation Baseball Team which placed 2nd in Division 4 at the WIAA State Tournament in Appleton. The Pointers defeated Belmont 6-2 in the State Semifinal before falling 11-1 to defending champ Webster in the State Final.

Celebrate Together

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright The 4th of July is a time to celebrate.  It makes me think about all of the people that have worked hard and sacrificed to get us where we are today.  Some men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice and should not be forgotten. Our freedoms should not be taken … Read More