by Mitch Wainwright If you type in the Google search bar, “What does it mean to be resilient?” you get the following definition:  “Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.” We have been able to watch resilience unfold right before… Continue Reading Resilience

Elementary Summer School Programming Survey

Hello MPES families, Below is a link to a survey regarding summer school dates and programming. Summer School Programming Survey We would appreciate any feedback you can provide as we prepare these opportunities. Take care, Matt Renwick, Principal, Mineral Point Elementary School


by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright I have had the good fortune to be able to work with young people for a long time.  Watching students grow and gain confidence in the classroom as they master a new subject is a very rewarding experience.  I have also had the opportunity to coach many of the same students… Continue Reading Teamwork

Second Semester Underway

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright The second semester is underway as we return to school after Winter Break.  It is hard to believe we have been through half of the school year.  Construction progress has continued at the elementary building.  The new addition is closed in, and dry, while the construction workers begin putting in some… Continue Reading Second Semester Underway

Family Request for Elementary School Dismissal – January 8, 2021

Hello MPES families, Since construction began this school year on the new gymnasium and library, the upper parking lot has been closed. That has required all staff to park along neighboring streets. Everyone has been great about managing this inconvenience. We know that it is not forever. We bring this up as we would like… Continue Reading Family Request for Elementary School Dismissal – January 8, 2021

Sense of Excitement

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright If you take a ride through town right now, you will see many homes have been decorated for the upcoming holiday season.  The recent warm weather has made it easy for families to get outside.  In your travels, I hope you have had a chance to drive past the elementary school. … Continue Reading Sense of Excitement

Virtual Learning: What It Can Be

During a virtual lesson, one student asked: “Why do we have to be on Zoom?” She preferred to be back in school. “I know how you feel,” I responded. “I would rather be learning in person, too.” Risking a “In my day…” story, I shared the available technologies when I started teaching: Apple 2E computers… Continue Reading Virtual Learning: What It Can Be