Wainwright Named Interim Superintendent

Following a special School Board meeting Wednesday, August 15, the Board voted in favor of hiring Mitch Wainwright as Interim Superintendent and High School Principal. Mr. Wainwright has been serving as MPHS Principal since the 2011-12 school year. Voting in favor were Everett Lindsey, Andy Busch, Nate Chambers, Aaron Dunn, and Jeff Basting. Opposed were … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Heather Critchlow

Heather Critchlow 5th Grade Teacher   Hometown: Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Heather earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education (K-8) and Art Education (K-12) from Clarke College in Dubuque in 2007. She also earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership from Clarke in 2016. Previous employment: Since 2016, Heather has been the … Read More

Board Places Two Referenda Questions on November 6 Ballot

At Monday night’s regular monthly School Board meeting, the Board voted in favor of placing two referenda questions on the November 6 ballot. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The first question will ask voters: Shall the Unified School District of Mineral Point be authorized pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, … Read More

Wainwright Offered Interim Superintendent Position, Pending Negotiations

A full agenda with important items kept the Mineral Point School Board busy Monday night during a five hour meeting held in the library due to an overflow crowd. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Superintendent Transition Plan The Board voted on two matters pertaining to the superintendent transition plan. Following closed session, … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Chuck Smet

Chuck Smet Middle School Project Lead the Way Teacher Elementary School Project Lead the Way Coordinator High school graduated from: St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, WI College: UW-Platteville Previous employment: 1978-1994 Wisconsin Heights Schools and 1994 -2018 Platteville Schools. Spouse/children names: Spouse Marcia. Children Kurt and Amanda. Hobbies/Free time interests:  Working on the 100 … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Alison Sauter

Alison Sauter Speech & Language Teacher Hometown: Wauwatosa, WI High school graduated from: Wauwatosa West High School College: Alison earned her Bachelor’s from UW-Madison, majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders and Religious Studies with a minor in Leadership. In August, she will complete her Master’s from UW-Milwaukee in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Previous employment: Alison … Read More

Board Hears from Stakeholders Regarding Superintendent Transition

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, July 9 to discuss characteristics desired in the new superintendent. Stakeholders of staff, parents, and community gathered to share their thoughts as well. The video below discusses those characteristics, as well as the future of the district, concerns, and possible next steps of the transition … Read More

Slight Bump in State Aid Projected

(DPI press release) About half of Wisconsin public school districts (including Mineral Point) will receive more general aid in the 2018-19 school year than they did for the 2017-18 school year based on estimates released by the Department of Public Instruction. Mineral Point is estimated to receive an additional $60,033 for 2018-19, compared to 2017-18. … Read More

District to Receive State Safety Grant

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced June 28 a list of 147 schools and school districts that have been awarded the next round of grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the 147 schools and school districts will receive $10,253,487 which will be spent … Read More

Superintendent Francois to Resign

On the afternoon of June 27, Mineral Point Unified School District Superintendent Luke Francois, Ed.D. announced he has verbally accepted the position of Executive Director of Business Services in the Sauk Prairie School District. Dr. Francois’ leadership the past seven years, along with the incredible work of teachers, staff and administrators–combined with parent and community … Read More