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

History Made

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Mineral Point is proudly home to one of the first schools in the state of Wisconsin with records finding evidence of a school existing here as early as 1829 and the first class graduating from MPHS in 1879. Our Pointer Media class is continually adding names of alumni to its webpage… Continue Reading History Made

Winter Weather is Here

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright I hope everyone had an opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends during the holidays and that your New Year is off to a good start.   There was no white Christmas, but to no one’s surprise, the snow started to fall soon after.  It also would not surprise anyone… Continue Reading Winter Weather is Here

Board of Education Dedication

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Every school district in Wisconsin needs people committed to serving on their respective Boards of Education.  Mineral Point is no different.  This is the time of the year when incumbents must decide if they wish to seek re-election.  The timeline for an incumbent is December 24th, if they do not wish… Continue Reading Board of Education Dedication

School Funding Rollercoaster

By Superintendent Mitch Wainwright If you did not watch the school board meeting that took place Oct 25, 2021,  you missed the board certifying the levy.  This isn’t an exciting event and is generally not filled with a great deal of controversy.  It is an important meeting for the taxpayers and determines the mill rate… Continue Reading School Funding Rollercoaster

School Board Week

by Mitch Wainwright This is Wisconsin School Board Week.  October 3rd through the 9th is the week where we can publicly recognize the efforts our local school board members give and offer our support and thanks for the job they do. When we step back and look at the time, energy, and commitment that a school board… Continue Reading School Board Week

Nervous Energy

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Every year there is some nervous energy when the new school year is about to begin.  For students it may be “Will my teacher like me?” “Will I like my teacher?” “Will my friends be in the same classes I am?”  For staff members there are just as many questions.  “Do… Continue Reading Nervous Energy