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

Kindness and Grace

by Superintendent Luke Francois, Ed.D. Seven years ago, Superintendent Terry Hemann asked me to consider applying to Mineral Point as he was returning to his home state of Iowa.  Initially, I declined the offer as I was not seeking a change in job status, did not wish to relocate our home, the commute was too … Read More

Focus on Feedback

An Elementary School Planning Committee was created by the Board of Education to study capacity and accessibility and report back their findings and recommendations to the Board. To guide the Committee’s work a community survey was deployed. Over 375 people responded to the survey with more than 100 returning a paper survey with the remaining balance … Read More

Reading Night 2018: Survivor

Reading Night at the elementary school will be Thursday, May 24 from 5-7 P.M. This year’s theme is “Survivor”. A variety of activities around literacy will be hosted in different classrooms. Students and their families are encouraged to join us for this fun and educational event! In addition, we are running our book fair in … Read More

Learning Beyond the School Walls

When you don’t know how to do something, what do you do? Unless you are handier than me (and that’s not saying much), you likely YouTube it. Whether it is a dishwasher that isn’t cleaning properly or a computer that keeps freezing, someone somewhere has created a video that offers a solution to your issue. … Read More

Wise and Virtuous

Dear Lisa Hay, Julie Stephenson, and Larry Dolphin, As your time on the Mineral Point School Board comes to an end, I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your service.  Board service is the most demanding volunteer role, and you took on your Board duties with dedication, grace, and seriousness. More than your fantastic … Read More