Pointer Podcast – How to Be a YouTuber by Carter

Carter wrote an informative paper titled “How to Be a YouTuber”. He worked hard in crafting his words in order to explain this process. Carter also used a peer to help him make it better through revision. Click on the audio file below to listen to Carter read aloud his writing, followed by a brief conference … Read More

Our Collective Commitments

The teachers and administration at Mineral Point Elementary School recently developed seven collective commitments. Collective commitments are the values and habits that a faculty puts into action on behalf of our students. They are directly aligned with our district’s mission and vision. These collective commitments were agreed upon as a staff through consensus, with an … Read More

Follow Up to School Mall Fundraiser

On Tuesday, all students received a fundraising packet from school. The program, School Mall, asks students to fill out postcards to send to family and friends. Recipients of these postcards will be directed to the School Mall website, where they can order items they might typically purchase at a variety of retailers through this organization. A … Read More

Elementary School Fundraiser – School Mall

Today (10/4/16), students will receive a packet from their classroom teachers. This is regarding a school fundraiser through School Mall (www.schoolmall.com). The purpose for raising funds for school is to provide more resources for students and classrooms, specifically resources that go above and beyond what we budget for on an annual basis. We elected to … Read More

Sign Up for the Homecoming Parade

This message comes to you from Jessie Potterton, one of our Mineral Point Elementary School parents. Best, Mr. Renwick We need additional help to make the Homecoming Parade a success! Any Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten students wishing to walk in the parade must be accompanied by an adult. All students in grades 1-5 may walk in … Read More

Elementary School Parking Procedure During Dismissal

This post articulates the process families should follow when picking up their child(ren) from school at the end of the day by vehicle. Families who pick up their child(ren) by walking should continue to meet them as usual. Our goal in defining this after school procedure for dismissal is to ensure that everyone leaves the school … Read More

First Day Successes

It is a goal of the Mineral Point Elementary School staff to start our students off on the right foot. These first days of school are opportunities for all of us to set our kids up for success. The impressions we make and habits we build now are an investment in the rest of the school … Read More

In order to move forward, we have to let go

In a recent visit to our new location in Mineral Point, our children took advantage of the public swimming pool. This is an outdoor facility built in the 1930s. It was a project that was part of The New Deal’s Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. We were impressed with the great condition that the … Read More

Family Connections at Registration

It was great to meet all of the students and their families at the first Mineral Point School District registration day on Thursday, August 4. I enjoyed the introductions and nice conversations with everyone regarding the upcoming school year. Students also had the opportunity to get their school pictures taken before the year begins. I like … Read More

Mistakes Will Be Made

I recently read aloud the first book in the Timmy Failure series to my son. The author, Stephan Pastis is the creator of the comic strip Pearls Before Swine. The first volume in this series, Mistakes Were Made, aptly summarizes Timmy’s struggles. He is a young, clueless detective who could not find his way out of a paper … Read More