Safety: A Constant Topic

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright With the recent school safety issues happening here in Wisconsin, we all take a step back and reevaluate how our own school compares to those that have been affected by the tragic events.  This is especially true as we are designing a new addition and remodeling project at the elementary school. … Read More

Sense of Family

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright There are two things that come to mind as I begin to write this article.  The first is the release of our state report card. Mineral Point Unified School District has earned the rating of “Significantly Exceeds State Expectations” for the fourth year in a row.  The students and staff have … Read More

Look a Little Closer

by Mitch Wainwright Every property owner will receive a property tax bill in the mail and will look at the increase in their payment from one year to the next.  This will be the same for me when my property tax bill comes in the mail. I would like to ask that you look a … Read More

Many Other Factors

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright It’s hard to believe that one year ago, the district was asking the taxpayers for permission to issue debt to add on to and remodel the elementary school, along with asking for additional operating money.  During those meetings last fall, we presented information on the property tax impact if one, or … Read More

Good Referendum News

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright I have good news to share with everyone about the elementary building referendum.  At last month’s school board meeting, our architect (HSR) and a structural engineer (raSmith) reported to the board what they believe to be the main issue under the building foundation. By digging a series of holes inside and … Read More

Take a Moment to Reflect

by Mitch Wainwright I was recently having a conversation about how quickly summer has come and gone this year and the proof is in how clean the buildings are.  One registration day has already happened, “Back to School” commercials are all over the place, and soon many high school students will be coming back for … Read More

Celebrate Together

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright The 4th of July is a time to celebrate.  It makes me think about all of the people that have worked hard and sacrificed to get us where we are today.  Some men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice and should not be forgotten. Our freedoms should not be taken … Read More

Thanks for a Great Year

by Mitch Wainwright Where has the school year gone?  It seems like yesterday when it was August and the teachers were coming back to school.  Now, it is the last day of school for all students and staff. How is that possible? There have been so many things that have happened this year, and I … Read More

“When do we start building?”

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright “When do we start building?”  I think I have been asked that question a hundred times.  The dust has settled and the smoke has cleared now that the April referendum question has been decided.  So, what happens next? As was mentioned during all the meetings this spring, we will work with … Read More

Thankful

by Mitch Wainwright I am thankful that I have the privilege to live in this community, and work for this school district.  While I am not a native of Mineral Point, I have lived here for over half of my life. I have come to know that this community is open to a wide range … Read More