Thank You!

by Mitch Wainwright Thank You!  All across the state, there were November referendum questions asking for new buildings, remodels/additions, facility upgrades, and technology improvements.  There were also questions asking for money for two, three, five years or forever in recurring referendums. Over 150 referendum questions were asked of the district taxpayers all over the state. … Read More

Civic Responsibility

It is hard to believe that November is already here! It’s been a busy two months of building our learning community at school, connecting with kids, staff and families, and discussing our goals. For this school year, we are focused as a faculty on reading instruction, specifically thinking about the text. This includes thinking critically … Read More

Take Time to Vote

by Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Next week, voters will be heading to the polls to vote on a variety of issues, and for a wide range of offices for state and federal representation.  Closer to home, there are two referendum questions that will impact the taxpayers of the Mineral Point Unified School District. During the … Read More

Fall Learning Opportunities at Elementary School

This post is to make you aware of a few learning opportunities for students this fall. Family Math Night On November 1, education students from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville along with their instructors will be hosting an evening of math games and activities. Family math night starts at 5 P.M. and runs until 7 P.M. … Read More

Two Separate Referendum Questions

by Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright In less than five weeks, Mineral Point taxpayers will be asked to vote on two referendum questions. The first question is asking permission to spend $11.92 million to add on to and remodel the current elementary school.  The second question is asking permission to exceed the revenue cap by $350,000 … Read More

Parents Needed for Elementary School Team

One of our two school district goals is community engagement. Engagement within the context of education can be defined as developing trust and building relationships between home, school, and community. Of these two tenets of engagement, trust is a prerequisite for creating a school culture that recognizes and embraces family involvement. A powerful way of … Read More

Luckiest Man Alive

by Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright I am Mitch Wainwright, and I couldn’t be more excited to be starting a new position!  This is my eighth year in the Mineral Point Unified School District and the first as the Interim Superintendent.  I have been in education for over 30 years and cannot remember being this excited … Read More

Change is Constant

by Elementary Principal Matt Renwick The start of a school year is upon us. Many of us in education have been thinking about this new beginning for a while. For at least some of us, there is a mixed feeling of excitement and anxiety. My guess is the students have felt the same way. For … Read More

A Community of Readers

This post also served as part of my summer newsletter to staff. Our building goal this year is increase our collective knowledge around reading instruction; not to insinuate that we are lacking in this area, but rather to seek a common understanding about this discipline while continually advancing ourselves professionally. See you in September. When … Read More

What a Community Values

by Elementary Principal Matt Renwick One of the first things our family noticed about Mineral Point when we moved here in 2016 was all of the historical homes and sites. People proudly display plaques describing when a house or structure was built, along with the name of the original owner or business. When people speak … Read More