Doye Named WSPRA Vice President

The Wisconsin School Public Relations Association has named Joelle Doye, Mineral Point Unified School District Communications Director, as its next Vice President. This is a five year leadership commitment–she will serve two years as Vice President, one year as President-Elect, and two years as President. She has been a WSPRA Board member since Spring 2017 … Read More

Enrollment Up for 2018-19

Interim Superintendent Mitch Wainwright shared enrollment data from the state’s 3rd Friday count in September with the Board at Monday night’s meeting. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Mineral Point has 759 students this year, up from 724 last year. However, for purposes of calculating state aid, the number is 688 as not … Read More

Board Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

At last night’s October 8 meeting, School Board President Jeff Basting read a resignation letter from Board Member Kelly Gundlach, effective immediately. Gundlach’s letter stated that, as of November 1, her permanent address will be in Illinois. She added, “I am grateful to have represented the interest of taxpayers, parents, teachers, and last but not … Read More

Schmitz to Lead Homecoming Parade

A new era in the Schmitz family is nearly upon us. Helen and the late LaVerne (Curly) Schmitz’s final grandson is a Senior this fall at MPHS. Logan Schmitz is a senior football player and on the Homecoming Court. That makes Helen being named Homecoming Parade Marshal a little extra special. Her eight children (Doug, … Read More

Homecoming 2018

Mineral Point School District is anxiously anticipating celebrating its 2018 Homecoming October 1st through 6th. This year’s theme is “Point’s Got Game!” Court members are, left to right, front row: Senior Representative Dana Schmitz, Senior Queen Candidates Miranda Oellerich, Mara Aschliman and Kaitlyn Kinch, Senior Representative Josie Lindholm. Second row: Freshman Representatives Mallory Lindsey and … Read More

Board Honors Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board began its meeting Monday night by honoring four businesses named to the 2018 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Honored were: Badger Welding, Midwest Roofing, The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health, and SSM Health. Badger Welding: Badger Welding of Mineral … Read More

School Board Holds Special Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, August 27 to finalize the exact legal language to be used for the November 6 referenda questions. (Scroll past the video for more article text) With regard to the elementary renovations, the resolution authorizing general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $11,920,000 was … Read More

A Fond Farewell for Dr. Francois

“My motivation for going into education was that I really wanted to help youngsters who didn’t have access to good values. By teaching math, and coaching them in football and wrestling, I could be a role model to look up to. I enjoy guiding kids, especially those that had a tough background as I always … Read More

Wainwright Named Interim Superintendent

Following a special School Board meeting Wednesday, August 15, the Board voted in favor of hiring Mitch Wainwright as Interim Superintendent and High School Principal. Mr. Wainwright has been serving as MPHS Principal since the 2011-12 school year. Voting in favor were Everett Lindsey, Andy Busch, Nate Chambers, Aaron Dunn, and Jeff Basting. Opposed were … Read More

Board Places Two Referenda Questions on November 6 Ballot

At Monday night’s regular monthly School Board meeting, the Board voted in favor of placing two referenda questions on the November 6 ballot. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The first question will ask voters: Shall the Unified School District of Mineral Point be authorized pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, … Read More