Many Thanks

It is not hyperbole to say these times are unprecedented. Our entire district went to remote learning in the spring. Resources were distributed and kids were connected only through the Internet for instruction. We are now posed to start summer learning, also virtually. These events do not happen by accident; it is the result of … Read More

Houtakker Wins State Literary Contest

Another strength of Mineral Point students is a consistently strong showing in the Delta Kappa Gamma Literary Competition and this year was no exception. 5th Grader Lilly Houtakker received 1st place in the State in Literary for “Eva and Kit.” Additionally, the following students from Mineral Point received Southwest Wisconsin Mu Chapter awards out of … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Jessica Soots

Jessica Soots 1st Grade Teacher Hometown:  Mineral Point High school graduated from: Iowa-Grant College: Jessica earned her Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2009 from UW-Richland and her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2012 from UW-Platteville. Previous employment: From 2009-12, Jessica was a Teacher’s Assistant at the UW-Platteville Children’s Center. Since 2013, she has … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Chelsea Allendorf

Chelsea Allendorf 5th Grade Teacher Hometown: Darlington College: Chelsea earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Broadfield Social Studies from UW-Stevens Point in 2017. She did her student teaching in Mineral Point Elementary and Middle Schools with Laurie Heimsoth and Helen Klaas. Previous employment: From 2017-19, Chelsea was a 4th Grade Teacher at Weston Elementary … Read More

Process for Distributing Elementary Student Materials to Families

Hello MPES families, With the school year coming to an end, we will be distributing remaining student supplies back to families and collecting any school-issued texts on Wednesday, May 13. We will not be collecting iPads or Chromebooks at this time; that will take place at a later date. Teachers will have art boxes and … Read More

Busch, Heisner, Sullivan Earn School Board Seats

Results are in for the Mineral Point School Board election April 7, 2020. These are unofficial and have not been canvassed at this time. Three seats were available on the Board, two for a three-year term and one for a two-year term. Earning a three-year term were Andy Busch 765 and Joni L. Heisner 702. … Read More

Keep it Simple

I read somewhere that, because our current situation is so complex, we should simplify the educational experience as much as we can.  I agree that clarity and conciseness are important right now. Parents are having to manage both work and family largely from home. Teachers are on a steep learning curve with technology. If we … Read More

Board Holds Emergency Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held an emergency meeting Sunday afternoon with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board unanimously supported the administration and local physicians’ recommendation to not hold classes Monday or Tuesday this week. (The District had previously announced it would not hold classes March 18 until April 6 at the earliest, due … Read More

Mandatory School Closure Forthcoming

March 13, 2020 Dear Pointer Families and Staff — We have just learned Governor Tony Evers is mandating all of Wisconsin’s K-12 schools close by Wednesday, March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, please prepare for closure of the Mineral Point Unified School District beginning Wednesday, March 18 (We will plan to have classes … Read More

Board Hears Reading Program Success

Elementary Principal Matt Renwick, Reading Specialist Rachael Schroeder, Elementary Librarian Micki Uppena, and Instructional Coach Brooke McGraw presented to the School Board Monday night on the most recent Reading Program Evaluation at the elementary. The elementary is now Schoolwide Title I. Schoolwide Title I is achieved when a certain percentage of families qualify for free/reduced … Read More