A Lot to Be Proud Of

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Now that we are in the final month of the current school year, we can look back at all of the accomplishments our students took part in.  Mineral Point students have been involved in musicals and plays, they have competed at the state and national levels, and many have played instruments, spoken in… Continue Reading A Lot to Be Proud Of

Spring Growth

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright The longer I work in education, the more I believe that the majority of school events happen in the last two months of the school year.  It is a time to show off all the hard work our students have been putting in.  There will be art shows, a Kindergarten car… Continue Reading Spring Growth

School Funding Update

This spring, people all across the state will head to the polls to vote on a new Supreme Court Justice, school board members, local government officials, and maybe even a school referendum.  In recent years, many school districts have gone back to their respective communities to ask for additional funding.  Mineral Point did this as… Continue Reading School Funding Update

Exceeding Expectations

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright The state report cards have been released for every school and district in Wisconsin by the Department of Public Instruction for the 2021-22 school year.  Each year, teachers and administrators try to “dig” into the information that is being reported to see what we can do to improve instruction for our… Continue Reading Exceeding Expectations

Portrait of a Pointer

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright The school district recently had a workday scheduled for teachers.  The first nine weeks have come to an end and most teachers were working on grades, diving deeper into the new curriculum, or working with outside experts.  The middle school staff had a representative from CESA #3, out of Fennimore, guiding… Continue Reading Portrait of a Pointer

Fiscally Responsible Investment

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright It is the time of the year when school districts all across the state are approving their budgets. By the end of the month, each district will certify the levy for taxpayers.  The levy is the amount of money each property owner is charged, based on the mill rate.  This rate… Continue Reading Fiscally Responsible Investment

Great Start

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright What a great start to the school year.  It was so nice seeing students and staff back in our buildings on August 24th.  The beginning of every school year is an exciting time of the year.  Students of all ages, even seniors, are happy to be back in the buildings. The… Continue Reading Great Start


by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Change is always taking place.  The weather changes, our children change, and even we change day to day or year to year.  The school district is going through changes with many familiar faces no longer part of our daily work lives.  With a round of retirements at the end of the… Continue Reading Change

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


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