Math Team Success

High School On Thursday, March 5, Mineral Point’s High School Math Team traveled to Riverdale High School for the annual SWAL Math Contest. Five students from each division compete both individually and as a team. Students take three individual tests as well as one team test. For the team contest, an individual average is calculated … 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

Biddick Participates in State Spelling Bee

A big congratulations to middle school student Kalea Biddick who qualified for the State Spelling Bee in Madison held on Saturday, March 7. She qualified by winning the Sectional Spelling Bee at Darlington, after finishing as the alternate champion in the MPMS Spelling Bee in January.

Board Approves Virtual Learning Day

At its regular monthly meeting Monday, the School Board unanimously approved administration’s recommendation to make Tuesday, March 3 a Virtual Learning Day for 6-10th grade students. Bus routes will run as normal for all other grades. Video: https://youtu.be/3D7CRqfSFYQ Following last year’s excessive inclement weather days, districts began to explore alternative educational opportunities to make-up missed … Read More

MPMS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Mineral Point Middle School is proud to announce its 2nd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2019-20 school year. HIGH HONORS Eighth Grade: Malea Aschliman, Mac Busser, Madigan Chitwood, Charlie DaVee, Elizabeth Dunn, Gracelyn Foster, Breanna Goninen, Derek Hottenstein, Estella James, Quinten Kite, Morgan Lee, Ashton Martin, Morgan Palzkill, Brady Radtke, Alex Ross, Addison Ryser, Regan … Read More

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

MPMS 1st Quarter Honor Roll

Mineral Point Middle School is proud to announce its 1st Quarter Honor Roll for the 2019-20 school year. HIGH HONORS Eighth Grade: Malea Aschliman, Abigail Backes, Mac Busser, Madigan Chitwood, Christina Collier, Charlie DaVee, Elizabeth Dunn, Gracelyn Foster, Breanna Goninen, Madisyn Heim, Derek Hottenstein, Estella James, Emma Knutson, Morgan Lee, Ashton Martin, Ellery Massey, Morgan … Read More