Many Thanks

It is not hyperbole to say these times are unprecedented. Our entire district went to remote learning in the spring. Resources were distributed and kids were connected only through the Internet for instruction. We are now posed to start summer learning, also virtually. These events do not happen by accident; it is the result of … Read More

More Than Words

  “Diversity and Inclusion” and “eMPathy” should be more than just words printed on shirts worn in the Mineral Point Unified District. We sincerely hope these are values we instill in our students and staff as we work tirelessly towards our mission statement that includes “educating and inspiring our students for a bright future in … Read More

Keep Moving Forward

By Mitch Wainwright Even during the most trying times, we keep moving forward.  We look at what we can control, and how to continue to do the best we can given the circumstances.  No one could have ever imagined that we would have ended our school year the way we did.  We closed the school … Read More

Process for Distributing Elementary Student Materials to Families

Hello MPES families, With the school year coming to an end, we will be distributing remaining student supplies back to families and collecting any school-issued texts on Wednesday, May 13. We will not be collecting iPads or Chromebooks at this time; that will take place at a later date. Teachers will have art boxes and … Read More

Moving Target

by Mitch Wainwright During the course of my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work for some very influential leaders.  Many of them have helped to shape the professional that I feel I am today.  One of the common topics they all mentioned over the years was, “If you show me the target, … Read More

Keep it Simple

I read somewhere that, because our current situation is so complex, we should simplify the educational experience as much as we can.  I agree that clarity and conciseness are important right now. Parents are having to manage both work and family largely from home. Teachers are on a steep learning curve with technology. If we … Read More

Start Slow

By Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Who could have ever imagined that we would find ourselves in this situation?  Schools are shut down by the state and people are asked to stay at home for safety reasons. School staff continuing to educating students virtually to the best of our ability is just unthinkable, but here we are.  … Read More

The Big Read

Reading wasn’t always a private activity. Before Gutenberg invented the printing press over 500 years ago, reading was a social experience. The vast majority of people at that time were illiterate; books were hand-written and expensive. In Hamlet’s Blackberry: Building a Good Life in the Digital Age, William Powers described how communities from Ancient Greece … Read More

More About Fund 46

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright School districts use multiple funding accounts to operate throughout the school year.  Some accounts, like Fund 10, are for the general education services provided to teach our students.  Other accounts, like Fund 27, are specific for special education programs and support. Still, other accounts cover athletics and co-curricular activities, food service, … Read More

Fund 46 for Capital Maintenance

by Mitch Wainwright Much like your own finances, schools have specific accounts where they receive money and spend money.  At home, the first of the month might be your mortgage payment and electric bill. In the middle of the month, you may pay for your vehicle and cable bill.  The point is, you have money … Read More