Board Designates Capital Maintenance Projects

At Monday’s School Board meeting, the Operations Committee made several suggestions for use of the Fund 46 monies available for the district to use. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Fund 46 is a Capital Maintenance Fund — monies have been put by the district into this fund for the last five years … Read More

2020 School Board Candidate Field Set

The field is set for the Tuesday, April 7 Mineral Point School Board election as the deadline to file for candidacy was Tuesday, January 7 at 5 pm. Candidates registered include: Andy Busch, Tony Dahl (incumbent), Joni L. Heisner, Debra Hintz, Bob Janetka, and Gary J. Sullivan (incumbent). Jeff Basting (incumbent) is not seeking another … Read More

Board Approves Construction Phasing Plan

At Monday’s regular monthly meeting, the School Board held discussion and approved the construction phasing timeline for the elementary renovation/addition. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Approved by a 6-0 vote with Dahl absent was architect HSR’s recommendation to build the new addition first. This will allow the new addition to be used … Read More

All MP Schools Earn Five Star Report Card Rating

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2018-19 school data. The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored an 86.4, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating. This is the fourth year in a row the District has received the prestigious five star … Read More

The Costs and Benefits of Technology

We were heading home from a family gathering along the interstate. When I looked at my Google Maps display on my smartphone, a small bullhorn symbol showed up next to my highlighted route. It was a speed trap alert. Apparently, drivers ahead of us had spotted a police officer pulling over speeding cars. Other drivers embedded … Read More

Sullivan Appointed to School Board

Gary Sullivan has just been appointed by the School Board at tonight’s meeting (Monday, October 14) to fill the vacant School Board seat left by Andrew Busch (who, by law, needed to resign in order to apply for a position with the district). To read Mr. Sullivan’s interest letter:    Board policy directed how the … Read More

Lindseys to Lead Homecoming Parade

What year do the following things have in common? Jimmy Carter was President of the United States. A gallon of gas cost $0.86. A first class stamp was $0.15. McDonald’s introduced the Happy Meal. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Pittsburgh Steelers both claimed world championships. “My Sharona” by the Knack was named Billboard’s #1 song. “Alien” … Read More

Appreciation and Humility

“I hear your school district is one of the best in the state.” I hesitated to respond when a new parent said this to me. She was filling out her registration paperwork in our conference room. I had stopped by to introduce myself. Her answer to my general question, something about what brought her family … Read More

FAST to Begin 3rd Year

Mineral Point Elementary is excited to embark on its third year of FAST, which stands for Families & Schools Together. FAST helps children thrive by building strong, supportive relationships at home. Built on evidence-based practices and rigorously tested, FAST consistently produces statistically significant improvements in children’s behavior, emotional well-being, and academic performance while building social … Read More

Renwick Invited to Be Part of DPI Committee

Mineral Point Elementary Principal Matt Renwick has been invited to be part of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s State Academic Standards Writing Committee for English Language Arts.  State Superintendent Stanford Taylor authorized the creation of this committee to review and revise Wisconsin’s Academic Standards for English Language Arts in order to positively impact student … Read More