Second Semester Underway

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright The second semester is underway as we return to school after Winter Break.  It is hard to believe we have been through half of the school year.  Construction progress has continued at the elementary building.  The new addition is closed in, and dry, while the construction workers begin putting in some… Continue Reading Second Semester Underway

Sense of Excitement

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright If you take a ride through town right now, you will see many homes have been decorated for the upcoming holiday season.  The recent warm weather has made it easy for families to get outside.  In your travels, I hope you have had a chance to drive past the elementary school. … Continue Reading Sense of Excitement


by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright November brings us closer to the end of 2020 and a time when we look forward to being with our families, however that might look this year.  Thanksgiving is soon upon us, and Christmas is just a little farther away.  It is also a time when we can reflect on the… Continue Reading Together

Budget Season

by Mitch Wainwright For all school districts throughout the state, October is the time to finalize the budget and set the tax levy.  The Mineral Point Unified School District will have a second meeting in October to finalize our budget.  With so much uncertainty, it was very difficult to plan for this school year.  With… Continue Reading Budget Season

What a Difference a Year Makes

by Mitch Wainwright What a difference a year makes.  It feels like my first years of teaching when we started school in August.  The other issue that reminds me of those early days in my career – it was always extremely hot and humid.  Mother Nature has once again let us know she is in… Continue Reading What a Difference a Year Makes

We Will All Make It Together

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Hopefully, in the very near future, we can all look back and say we made it through the Coronavirus.  I would like to say the level of disruption to every person’s life is unimaginable.  Unfortunately, we do not have to imagine; we have been living it.  What appears to be our… Continue Reading We Will All Make It Together

More Than Words

  “Diversity and Inclusion” and “eMPathy” should be more than just words printed on shirts worn in the Mineral Point Unified District. We sincerely hope these are values we instill in our students and staff as we work tirelessly towards our mission statement that includes “educating and inspiring our students for a bright future in… Continue Reading More Than Words

Keep Moving Forward

By Mitch Wainwright Even during the most trying times, we keep moving forward.  We look at what we can control, and how to continue to do the best we can given the circumstances.  No one could have ever imagined that we would have ended our school year the way we did.  We closed the school… Continue Reading Keep Moving Forward

Moving Target

by Mitch Wainwright During the course of my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work for some very influential leaders.  Many of them have helped to shape the professional that I feel I am today.  One of the common topics they all mentioned over the years was, “If you show me the target,… Continue Reading Moving Target

Start Slow

By Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Who could have ever imagined that we would find ourselves in this situation?  Schools are shut down by the state and people are asked to stay at home for safety reasons. School staff continuing to educating students virtually to the best of our ability is just unthinkable, but here we are. … Continue Reading Start Slow