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

Gorgen, Ingwell Named Educators of Promise

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Education, has named 60 educators as the 2020 Educators of Promise, including Mineral Point Elementary’s Denise Gorgen (2nd Grade Teacher) and Tom Ingwell (Phy Ed Teacher). The group was selected for having a strong … Read More

Uppena and Pierce are Kohl Award Winners

The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Program announced Friday, February 14 the recipients of the 2020 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals.  Each student will receive a $10,000 scholarship, and each teacher and principal will receive a $6,000 award. A matching $6,000 award will be … Read More

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

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

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

2020 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

It’s time to be thinking of school board candidates. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The term of office for these school board members begins Monday, April 27, 2020. The top two vote recipients will serve three year terms, with the third place vote recipient serving a two year term. Incumbents whose … Read More