Homecoming 2019

Mineral Point School District is anxiously anticipating celebrating its 2019 Homecoming September 30th through October 5th. This year’s theme is “Friday Night Lights.” The home events are as follows: Monday 9/30 High School dress up day: Dress Like Your Teacher Middle: Advisory Group Challenge (each advisory will have a different theme) Elementary: Pajama Home volleyball: … Read More

Pointers Exceed State Average on Exams

District students scored well above the state average for public school students on Wisconsin Student Assessment System exams given during the 2018-19 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced on Thursday, September 12. The Forward assessment is administered to students in grades 3-8 for English Language Arts and Mathematics, grades 4 and 8 … Read More

Pierce, Stephenson are Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club honored its September Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, September 17 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. These are … Read More

Elementary Building Discussions Continue

At its regular monthly meeting, the Board heard the latest updates on the elementary building project from Tim Ruppert of HSR. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Ruppert stated the discussions have reached a milestone of now moving into engineering conversations, and the district is halfway through the design process. “Right where we … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Meg Cullen

Meg Cullen High School Instructional Assistant Hometown: New Glarus High school graduated from: New Glarus College: Meg earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Music. Previous employment: She served as the Director of Bands at Monticello Public Schools from 1993-2010. Additionally, she has previous special education assistant experience with Darlington Community Schools … Read More

Kohl Nominations Sought

It’s that time of year again–please consider nominating Mineral Point educators for the following awards. They are some of the most prestigious honors that can be earned in the state. Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award   Teacher nominations for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award can now be obtained from http://www.kohleducation.org/teacherfellowship/public/nominate_a_teacher.php. The deadline for … Read More

Les Misérables Cast Announced

Auditions have been completed and the cast list has been announced for the high school musical theatre’s production of Les Misérables. Congrats to: Cody Pierce, Javert Sage Shemak, Fantine Jazmine Cool, Cosette, Street Girl and Factory Worker Callie Pierce, Eponine, Street Girl and Factory Worker Owen Stephenson, Jean Valjean Daniel Nordstrom, Marius and Chain Gang … Read More

Good Referendum News

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright I have good news to share with everyone about the elementary building referendum.  At last month’s school board meeting, our architect (HSR) and a structural engineer (raSmith) reported to the board what they believe to be the main issue under the building foundation. By digging a series of holes inside and … Read More

Board Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

The Board of Education of the Mineral Point Unified School District is searching for its next member. Friday, August 23, Superintendent Mitch Wainwright and Board President Jeff Basting received the resignation of Andrew M. Busch, effectively immediately. Busch took office in April 2016. The Board will now begin searching for a replacement. Any qualified elector … Read More

Board Hears Elementary Foundation Update

The School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday night and learned the latest from architect HSR and engineer raSmith regarding the foundation investigation at the elementary building. (Scroll past the video for more article text — this discussion begins the video) Tim Ruppert of HSR and Wayne Vandenbergh of raSmith gave the presentation to … Read More