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

Board Sets 2019-20 Tax Levy

At a brief special meeting Monday night, the Mineral Point School Board certified the levy for the 2019-20 school year by a 6-0 vote with Larry Steffes absent. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Although the mill rate is up this year, it is increasing by less than what was projected during last … 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

1999 State Runner-Up Football Team Enters Hall of Fame

The State Runner-Up 1999 Mineral Point Football Team was inducted into the Mineral Point High School Gridiron Hall of Fame during the game vs. Darlington October 11, 2019. The group of people honored represent the ideals of the Mineral Point Football Program: hard work, perseverance, toughness, relentless effort, and teamwork. Sitting at 2-4 in the … Read More

Pointers Exceed State Average on Exams

District students scored well above the state average for public school students on Wisconsin Student Assessment System exams given during the 2018-19 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced on Thursday, September 12. The Forward assessment is administered to students in grades 3-8 for English Language Arts and Mathematics, grades 4 and 8 … Read More

Board Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

The Board of Education of the Mineral Point Unified School District is searching for its next member. Friday, August 23, Superintendent Mitch Wainwright and Board President Jeff Basting received the resignation of Andrew M. Busch, effectively immediately. Busch took office in April 2016. The Board will now begin searching for a replacement. Any qualified elector … Read More

Board Hears Elementary Foundation Update

The School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday night and learned the latest from architect HSR and engineer raSmith regarding the foundation investigation at the elementary building. (Scroll past the video for more article text — this discussion begins the video) Tim Ruppert of HSR and Wayne Vandenbergh of raSmith gave the presentation to … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Gina Reichling

Gina Reichling Elementary Instructional Assistant Hometown: Gina was born and raised on a small farm outside of Gratiot, WI. High school graduated from: Black Hawk High School in South Wayne, WI. College: Gina received her Bachelors from Edgewood College with a major in Early Childhood Special Education and minor in Elementary Education Pre K-3rd Grade. … Read More