Elementary Update: September 2021 (building project; open house; and pandemic response)

Hello MPES families! The school year has started well. We certainly have multiple updates yet to make with the building project, but we are overall pleased with the results. I hope you can join us for Open House on Wednesday, October 6 from 5-7 P.M. Also a constant in our lives is our response to… Continue Reading Elementary Update: September 2021 (building project; open house; and pandemic response)

Nervous Energy

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Every year there is some nervous energy when the new school year is about to begin.  For students it may be “Will my teacher like me?” “Will I like my teacher?” “Will my friends be in the same classes I am?”  For staff members there are just as many questions.  “Do… Continue Reading Nervous Energy

Elementary Update: August 2021

Hello MPES families, In spite of all our challenges, we are looking forward to seeing everyone in September! The building project is progressing and the teachers are putting in lots of time to get the classrooms ready for students. As we prepare for a new year, I wanted to share some updates for the first… Continue Reading Elementary Update: August 2021

Budget Update

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright There are times during a person’s life when they may come into some unexpected money.  Maybe they had withheld too much on their income tax and received a refund.  Another possibility could be a lucky winner on a scratch-off lottery ticket.  Or, you could be the benefactor of an insurance policy. … Continue Reading Budget Update


by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Again this year, we were very happy to see many people honoring our graduates in unique and special ways. It truly was a community celebration! We are so proud of all of the Class of 2021 and wish them nothing but the best in their futures. Once a Pointer, always a… Continue Reading Stronger

Lessons Learned

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright As we draw near the end of another school year, we can look back on where we started and be proud of how far we have come.  There were lessons learned inside the classroom, online, and lessons that have long-lasting implications.  Every parent wants “it” to be better for their children. … Continue Reading Lessons Learned

Equity Projects

Hello MPES families, With only a couple of weeks left of school, the clock is ticking not only on the end of the year, but also to prepare for summer school and the fall return. (Watch for summer school registration in the Pointer Press.) Conversely, this can also be a time to slow down and… Continue Reading Equity Projects

Change is Constant

by Mitch Wainwright One of the most constant things that happens in the world is change.  As a former history teacher, I taught about what happened in the past and how it affects our current situation and possible future.  It was easy to look back at an event 50, 100, or 200 years ago and… Continue Reading Change is Constant


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