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

A Journey Toward Independence

What does it mean to be “independent”? It’s one of two areas of focus for our current strategic plan. Merriam-Webster defines independence in a few ways: not subject to control by others not requiring or relying on something else showing a desire for freedom This begs a follow up question: How does one achieve independence?… Continue Reading A Journey Toward Independence

What will a day at the elementary school look like?

This description, originally posted in the Back-to-School Blueprint, is only a general example of what students and families can expect daily, Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday. Wednesdays are designated for independent learning unless the teacher has scheduled any specific events for their students. Teachers will be reaching out with more specifics, for example offering age-specific expectations for… Continue Reading What will a day at the elementary school look like?