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

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

MPHS 2nd Quarter Honor Roll

Mineral Point High School is proud to announce its 2nd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2019-20 school year. HIGH HONORS Seniors: McKenna Bowers, Bodhi Broderick, Nicholas DuBois, Ryver Galle, Tessa Hanson, Isaac Lindsey, Cody Pierce, Sage Shemak, Owen Stephenson, Jenna Wedig, Annie Wilbanks, Lily Wong. Juniors: Macy Aschliman, Alexis Berget, Emily Cody, Grant Lee, Skylar … Read More

DuBois Wins State VFW Essay Contest

Senior Nick DuBois won the Wisconsin VFW Voice of Democracy audio essay contest “What Makes America Great.” He presented in Green Bay February 1 at the state convention and will travel to Washington DC in early March for the national competition. To be named one of the top 53 winners from a field of approximately 40,000 … Read More

Basting, Wilbanks are Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its February Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, February 4 at the Pointer Cafe. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor through a voting process by staff at the high school, and their biographies are written by themselves. Ben Basting … Read More

Fund 46 for Capital Maintenance

by Mitch Wainwright Much like your own finances, schools have specific accounts where they receive money and spend money.  At home, the first of the month might be your mortgage payment and electric bill. In the middle of the month, you may pay for your vehicle and cable bill.  The point is, you have money … Read More

FBLA Produces State Qualifiers

The Future Business Leaders of America Regional 4 Leadership Conference in-person competitive events took place at Baraboo High School on Saturday, February 1st. The event was a great competitive and learning experience for the Mineral Point FBLA members.  The Mineral Point team earned 5th place overall out of 37 teams.  Congratulations to the following 1st … Read More

“Who Owns the School?”

by Elementary Principal Matt Renwick In my 20 years in education, I have been asked this question by a student or two. I cannot recall my typical answer. Likely, I stumbled through a dry explanation such as, “Well, people pay taxes which goes toward all of our books, pencils…”  I am sure I have also … 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