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

Budget Update

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright There are times during a person’s life when they may come into some unexpected money.  Maybe they had withheld too much on their income tax and received a refund.  Another possibility could be a lucky winner on a scratch-off lottery ticket.  Or, you could be the benefactor of an insurance policy. … Continue Reading Budget Update

Stronger

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Again this year, we were very happy to see many people honoring our graduates in unique and special ways. It truly was a community celebration! We are so proud of all of the Class of 2021 and wish them nothing but the best in their futures. Once a Pointer, always a… Continue Reading Stronger

Lessons Learned

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright As we draw near the end of another school year, we can look back on where we started and be proud of how far we have come.  There were lessons learned inside the classroom, online, and lessons that have long-lasting implications.  Every parent wants “it” to be better for their children. … Continue Reading Lessons Learned

Change is Constant

by Mitch Wainwright One of the most constant things that happens in the world is change.  As a former history teacher, I taught about what happened in the past and how it affects our current situation and possible future.  It was easy to look back at an event 50, 100, or 200 years ago and… Continue Reading Change is Constant

Resilience

by Mitch Wainwright If you type in the Google search bar, “What does it mean to be resilient?” you get the following definition:  “Psychologists define resilience as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress.” We have been able to watch resilience unfold right before… Continue Reading Resilience