More Than Words

  “Diversity and Inclusion” and “eMPathy” should be more than just words printed on shirts worn in the Mineral Point Unified District. We sincerely hope these are values we instill in our students and staff as we work tirelessly towards our mission statement that includes “educating and inspiring our students for a bright future in … Read More

Buildings and Grounds to Open for Limited Use July 1

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting to specifically discuss re-opening guidelines as they pertain to school facilities effective July 1, when the state closure order expires. Additionally, a COVID-19 liability waiver was emailed to high school families (Classes of 2021-24). The waiver must be completed and on file with the high school … Read More

Board Approves Preliminary Budget

The Mineral Point School Board met Monday for its regularly monthly meeting. Among the items on the agenda was the approval of the preliminary budget for the 2020-21 school year. Superintendent Mitch Wainwright stated the budget is currently projecting a $35,000 surplus. Usually, a balanced budget is presented, however, with the uncertainties in state and … Read More

Chambers Elected Board President

The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday, which also served as its annual organizational meeting. The Board unanimously elected the following officers for 2020-21: Nate Chambers, President; Aaron Dunn, Vice President; Everett Lindsey, Clerk; and Larry Steffes, Treasurer. Angela Schubert, District Administrative Assistant, was again named the Board Secretary. The Board … Read More

Board Welcomes New Members

The School Board held a special meeting Monday evening. By law, new Board members needed to take office April 27. Andy Busch, Joni Heisner, and Gary Sullivan were all congratulated for their wins in the April 7 election and they have taken their Oaths of Office. Busch and Heisner will serve three year terms and … Read More

Busch, Heisner, Sullivan Earn School Board Seats

Results are in for the Mineral Point School Board election April 7, 2020. These are unofficial and have not been canvassed at this time. Three seats were available on the Board, two for a three-year term and one for a two-year term. Earning a three-year term were Andy Busch 765 and Joni L. Heisner 702. … Read More

Board Holds First Virtual Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday, and did so for the first time virtually. Superintendent Mitch Wainwright, Board President Jeff Basting, and Board Secretary Angie Schubert were present in the Board Room practicing social distancing while other members of the Board checked in from home on their computers. The public … 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