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


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


by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright I have had the good fortune to be able to work with young people for a long time.  Watching students grow and gain confidence in the classroom as they master a new subject is a very rewarding experience.  I have also had the opportunity to coach many of the same students… Continue Reading Teamwork

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