Special April School Board Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Thursday, April 21 to tackle the main item of elementary principal. Video of the meeting is here (scroll down past video for additional article text): The Board unanimously approved two resignations effective the end of this school year–Brad Brogley, elementary principal, who is leaving to become… Continue Reading Special April School Board Meeting

Expeditions Bring the World to MP

Mineral Point Schools experienced a special and unique event last week that brought virtual field trips alive for students. 5th grade teacher Lifka Bennett applied to Google for their new Expeditions program to make a stop at the elementary at no cost to the District. Expeditions is a new product that allows teachers to take… Continue Reading Expeditions Bring the World to MP

Noah Teaches eMPathy

Students at Mineral Point Elementary are writing the next chapter of their eMPathy story. In March, Noah’s “Differences, DisAbilities, Tolerance, and Bullying Tour” took place in every classroom with a very special visitor. Born without eyes and deformed hind legs, Noah was rescued from a backyard breeder in California by Saving K9 Lives Plus. Using… Continue Reading Noah Teaches eMPathy

April School Board Meeting

Much of Monday night’s School Board meeting dealt with staffing recommendations for the 2016-17 school year, specifically in two areas: 7th grade and music. (Please scroll past the video for more article text.) For the 7th grade, the current reality is as follows: 62 students are moving from 6th grade to 7th grade. Two 7th… Continue Reading April School Board Meeting

Delta Kappa Gamma winners

Another strength of Mineral Point students is a consistently strong showing in the Delta Kappa Gamma Literary Competition and this year was no exception. At the middle school level, 7th grader Rita Wilson won first place in Illustrations for her entry “Shine” while 6th grader Bryce Acherman also won first place in Illustrations for his… Continue Reading Delta Kappa Gamma winners

3rd Grade Practice

Below you will find links to practice videos for the Grandparent’s Day concert.  The concert will be on May 13th.  If you have any questions, send me an e-mail at jeff.david@mp.k12.wi.us     Link to Lyrics Sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AmFIn8cHk-c6j8aaIT25gz4nBnbNL–jN-kwUXHrvLc/edit?usp=sharing   Give My Regards to Broadway Put on a Happy Face Look to the Rainbow Tomorrow Supercalifragilisticepialidocious… Continue Reading 3rd Grade Practice

Odyssey of the Mind Places 2nd at State

This spring, Mineral Point Odyssey of the Mind (OM) placed 2nd in the Wisconsin State Tournament in Madison. Students started building skills in December with the team forming in February. How is creative problem solving measured? Scoring takes ideas, teamwork, and “thinking outside the box” very seriously. The team chooses a long term problem to address and presents their solution… Continue Reading Odyssey of the Mind Places 2nd at State

Nevers Nominated for WAMI Award

Mineral Point 5th and 9th-12th grade band teacher, Matt Nevers, has been nominated for a Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Teacher of the Year Award. The 36th annual awards show will be held April 17 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton. Finalists for the People’s Choice Awards have been announced. These awards… Continue Reading Nevers Nominated for WAMI Award

Video of School Board Candidate Forum

The Mineral Point School District hosted a school board candidate forum Monday, March 28. Larry Steffes, Andy Busch, and Glen Pilling are seeking the two available seats on the board in the April 5 election. The video is below: