#PointerNation Welcomes Elizabeth Walter

Elizabeth Walter Middle School Special Education Teacher   Hometown: Viola High school graduated from: Kickapoo Area Schools College: Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Communication and Sciences Disorders with a Human Services Foundation minor. She is working on her Master’s in Special Education with a Cross-Categorical Emphasis and plans to … Read More

MPHS 4th Quarter Honor Roll

Mineral Point High School is proud to announce its 4th Quarter Honor Roll for the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS Freshmen: Macy Aschliman, Alexis Berget, Emily Cody, Brayden Dailey, Grant Lee, Skylar Martin, Haily Murphy, Tatum Novak, Chloe Oberhauser, William Straka, Liam Stumpf, Megan Toay, Cameron Wiegman, Rita Wilson. Sophomores: Benjamin Basting, Sammi Bossert, McKenna … Read More

Board Hears from Stakeholders Regarding Superintendent Transition

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, July 9 to discuss characteristics desired in the new superintendent. Stakeholders of staff, parents, and community gathered to share their thoughts as well. The video below discusses those characteristics, as well as the future of the district, concerns, and possible next steps of the transition … Read More

Trap Team Places 5th at State

Another Spring Trap Season has wrapped up with the Pointers placing well. The State Meet was held Saturday, June 9 at Rome. The Pointers placed 5th as a team (out of 71 teams) behind Denmark, Tomah, West Salem, and Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah. For high gun in the Varsity Male category, Joey Dolphin and Brody Lee tied … Read More

Baseball Honored for State Season

The Mineral Point High School Baseball Team was honored at its awards banquet Tuesday, July 3 in the cafeteria. The team was recognized for its history-making season, qualifying for the WIAA State Tournament for the first time since 1974. Award winners mentioned at the banquet were as follows: Justin Baehler: 2019 Captain, First Team SWAL … Read More

Board Discusses Superintendent Transition Plan

The Mineral Point School Board met Monday morning, July 2 to discuss transition planning regarding the notification of resignation of Superintendent Dr. Luke Francois last Wednesday, June 27. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Dr. Francois is departing to become the Executive Director of Business Services with the Sauk Prairie School District. Board … Read More

Slight Bump in State Aid Projected

(DPI press release) About half of Wisconsin public school districts (including Mineral Point) will receive more general aid in the 2018-19 school year than they did for the 2017-18 school year based on estimates released by the Department of Public Instruction. Mineral Point is estimated to receive an additional $60,033 for 2018-19, compared to 2017-18. … Read More

District to Receive State Safety Grant

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced June 28 a list of 147 schools and school districts that have been awarded the next round of grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the 147 schools and school districts will receive $10,253,487 which will be spent … Read More

Superintendent Francois to Resign

On the afternoon of June 27, Mineral Point Unified School District Superintendent Luke Francois, Ed.D. announced he has verbally accepted the position of Executive Director of Business Services in the Sauk Prairie School District. Dr. Francois’ leadership the past seven years, along with the incredible work of teachers, staff and administrators–combined with parent and community … Read More