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)

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

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

Elementary Summer School Programming Survey

Hello MPES families, Below is a link to a survey regarding summer school dates and programming. Summer School Programming Survey We would appreciate any feedback you can provide as we prepare these opportunities. Take care, Matt Renwick, Principal, Mineral Point Elementary School

Family Request for Elementary School Dismissal – January 8, 2021

Hello MPES families, Since construction began this school year on the new gymnasium and library, the upper parking lot has been closed. That has required all staff to park along neighboring streets. Everyone has been great about managing this inconvenience. We know that it is not forever. We bring this up as we would like… Continue Reading Family Request for Elementary School Dismissal – January 8, 2021

Virtual Learning: What It Can Be

During a virtual lesson, one student asked: “Why do we have to be on Zoom?” She preferred to be back in school. “I know how you feel,” I responded. “I would rather be learning in person, too.” Risking a “In my day…” story, I shared the available technologies when I started teaching: Apple 2E computers… Continue Reading Virtual Learning: What It Can Be