2019 Summer School

This year our summer school registration will take place on line. The links below will be available until May 1st. After this date the registration will be closed and the links will no longer be available. If you have any questions please email me at jane.barr@mp.k12.wi.us or call 987-0710. I will be happy to assist with this new online … Read More

Board Hears Budget Development Timeline

Superintendent Mitch Wainwright discussed the Budget Development Timeline for the 2019-20 school year with the Board at its regular monthly meeting Monday night. (Scroll past the video for more article text) To view the timeline, visit: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=44127847 Finance Committee Chair Andy Busch is planning on a meeting prior to the next full Board meeting in … Read More

Additional Make-Up Time Information

Due to additional time off for inclement weather after our last communication, we have again had to alter our schedule to make up for lost instructional time in order to meet the state mandated requirement. The main change is making three early release Wednesdays (April 24, May 15, May 22) full days for all students. … Read More

Voters Reject New Elementary School; Three Extend Terms on Board

  Mineral Point Unified School District voters rejected a referendum question on the April 2, 2019 ballot. The question asked for $19.5 million for a new elementary school to be built on the existing middle/high school campus. With a failed April vote, the School Board has stated it will implement the successful November 2018 vote … Read More

Beyond the Standards

I was in a 1st grade classroom conducting an instructional walk. The students were quietly working on their informative writing projects. They had researched a topic of choice, using strategies to read nonfiction texts. Now they were using their notes they had taken and were applying them to a writing project. I sat next to … Read More

Elementary School Book Swap

If there is one thing about buying books for my kids that is challenging, it might be how quickly they read them and then they are looking for the next one. Their rooms (and our home) have stacks of titles in many places. A few they will reread, yet many could find a new reader. If … Read More

Inclement Weather Make Up Day Plan

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL February 13, 2019 Hello Middle and High School Families — After consulting with Transportation Director Todd Schmitz regarding busing concerns from families with the new start time, we have had to make a slight change to our previously proposed schedule (see #1 on the list below). The following changes will be in effect … Read More

Board Hears Referendum Update from HSR

The School Board began its regular monthly meeting Monday with an update from HSR Associates regarding the upcoming April referendum. (Scroll past the video for more article text) HSR shared with the Board the first draft of a fact sheet that will be an integral part to communication of the referendum. Once finalized, the fact … Read More

April 2 Referendum on Ballot

At Monday’s meeting, the School Board voted 5-2 to approve a referendum resolution that will appear on the April 2 ballot regarding a new elementary building. Voting against were Aaron Dunn and Andy Busch. “BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Unified School District of Mineral Point, Iowa and Lafayette Counties, Wisconsin that … Read More