Board Declines Elementary School Planning Committee’s Request for Community Workshop

Elementary School Planning Committee (ESPC) co-chairs Maggie Tucker and Leah McDonald updated the board with a summary of the last ESPC meeting and requested a Community Workshop to guide the committee’s work. (Scroll past video for more article text) Tucker and McDonald stated the committee doesn’t have a preconceived notion and doesn’t want to “put … Read More

2018-19 Open Enrollment

The Wisconsin Open Enrollment period is now open! Any families who do not reside within in the boundaries of the Mineral Point Unified School District may apply to have their child(ren) attend school in #PointerNation for the 2018-19 school year. Online application is recommended at https://dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment What is Open Enrollment? The inter-district public school open … Read More

Board Determines Open Enrollment Availability

The Mineral Point School Board held discussion and unanimously approved space available, as detailed below, for open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year. (Larry Steffes was absent from the meeting). Scroll past the video for more article text. The state requires school districts to set their regular and special open enrollment caps in January of … Read More

2018 School Board Candidate Field is Set

The field is set for the Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Mineral Point School Board election as the deadline to file for candidacy was Tuesday, January 2 at 5 pm. Four candidates will vie for three seats. They are: Nathan D. Chambers, Aaron Dunn, Glenn E. Kinch, and Everett R. Lindsey. All three incumbents (Larry Dolphin, … Read More

Board Will Look to Fill Three Seats

At Monday’s School Board meeting, Board Secretary Angie Schubert reported the three incumbents (Larry Dolphin, Lisa Hay, Julie Stephenson) whose seats are up for election in April 2018 have filed non-candidacy papers and will not be seeking another term. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The deadline to file candidacy is 5 pm … Read More

Doyle is WI Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

Livia Doyle, a fourth grade teacher at Mineral Point Elementary School, is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program. Each year the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Foundation recognizes a teacher for their efforts educating students on the importance of agriculture. Teachers of all grade levels … Read More

MP Ranked #2 K-12 District in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2016-17 school data. The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored a 90.7, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating. When looking at K-12 districts statewide, Mineral Point ranks 2nd behind Sevastopol with 94.5 (some districts … Read More

2018 School Board Election Information

It’s time to be thinking of school board candidates. The election will be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The term of office for these school board members is three years beginning Monday, April 23, 2018. Incumbents whose seats are up for re-election include Larry Dolphin, Lisa Hay, and Julie Stephenson. All three of these incumbents … Read More

Board Honors Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board began its meeting Monday night by honoring three business named to the 2017 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Honored were: Farmers Implement Store, Gorgen Funeral Services, and Mineral Point Opera House. Farmers Implement Store has been a vital part … Read More

District Wins Five State Awards for Communication

The Mineral Point Unified School District was honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with five awards for its work in school communications during the 2016-17 school year. WSPRA showcased the Spectrum Awards at its annual fall conference, this year held in Elkhart Lake November 8-10 with the theme of “Relationships Matter.” The … Read More