No Limits

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright A graduation message: It is with great pleasure that I stand before you as we honor this outstanding group of students.  Graduates, in order to be at this ceremony, you have demonstrated all of the necessary skills to achieve your individual academic success.  Soccer great Pele said, “Success is no accident. … Continue Reading No Limits

Elementary Update, April/May 2022: Spring Events, Summer School, Family Group, Literacy Curriculum Review

Hello elementary school families, Today I was reminded that there are nineteen days left of school. Time has played out differently at different times these past couple of school years. Time felt slower when stress was high. Now that we are in full swing of the last quarter of this school year, days zip by.… Continue Reading Elementary Update, April/May 2022: Spring Events, Summer School, Family Group, Literacy Curriculum Review

Perspective

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright In twelve weeks, Mineral Point will once again honor a group of hard-working students.  We will hold a graduation ceremony and hand out diplomas to deserving young people.  Twelve weeks! How is this possible, and how did we get here?  I would suggest that our perspective when looking at how we… Continue Reading Perspective

Elementary School Update, February/March 2022: Changing Weather, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Sign Up for PEP

Hello Mineral Point Elementary families, I am not sure I believe the saying that March “comes in like a lion.” For me it snuck in like a mouse! One thing we did notice recently is that it’s been two years since the pandemic started. For all of us in public education, it’s our third year… Continue Reading Elementary School Update, February/March 2022: Changing Weather, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Sign Up for PEP

History Made

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Mineral Point is proudly home to one of the first schools in the state of Wisconsin with records finding evidence of a school existing here as early as 1829 and the first class graduating from MPHS in 1879. Our Pointer Media class is continually adding names of alumni to its webpage… Continue Reading History Made

Elementary Update, January 2022: Our Condolences; Reminder About Visitors; Diverse Books in Classrooms; Parent Educational Partnership Update

Hello MPES Families, We were heartbroken when we learned that two of our community firefighters, Brian Busch and Jim Ludlum, died while reporting to a call. The teachers, staff and students send our sincerest condolences to the families and the fire department. In a small community, this type of situation impacts so many people. Brian’s… Continue Reading Elementary Update, January 2022: Our Condolences; Reminder About Visitors; Diverse Books in Classrooms; Parent Educational Partnership Update

Winter Weather is Here

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends during the holidays and that your New Year is off to a good start.   There was no white Christmas, but to no one’s surprise, the snow started to fall soon after.  It also would not surprise anyone… Continue Reading Winter Weather is Here

Elementary Update, November/December 2021: Digital Learning; Data Retreat; Family Involvement

Hello MPES families, For educators, November and December is almost one month. With the holidays along with related events, it feels like it goes by quickly. Hopefully we all get a chance to catch our collective breaths over the winter break. Next are a few updates from the building. (As a friendly reminder, no parking… Continue Reading Elementary Update, November/December 2021: Digital Learning; Data Retreat; Family Involvement

Board of Education Dedication

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Every school district in Wisconsin needs people committed to serving on their respective Boards of Education.  Mineral Point is no different.  This is the time of the year when incumbents must decide if they wish to seek re-election.  The timeline for an incumbent is December 24th, if they do not wish… Continue Reading Board of Education Dedication

School Funding Rollercoaster

By Superintendent Mitch Wainwright If you did not watch the school board meeting that took place Oct 25, 2021,  you missed the board certifying the levy.  This isn’t an exciting event and is generally not filled with a great deal of controversy.  It is an important meeting for the taxpayers and determines the mill rate… Continue Reading School Funding Rollercoaster