#PointerNation Welcomes Erika Brunson

Erika Brunson Middle/High School Counselor Hometown: Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Erika earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Minor in Criminal Justice and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She went on to earn her Master’s in School Counseling, also from UW-Platteville. Previous employment: Most recently, Erika was the… Continue Reading #PointerNation Welcomes Erika Brunson

Board Hears About Start of School Year

The School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and discussed many items to start the school year. Video link: ​​https://youtu.be/E3kaTx-lm-c An update was given on the construction progress at the elementary. (Go to the 24 minute mark of the video).  HSR, the architect firm, plans a building walk through September 15. Kraemer Brothers’ trailer… Continue Reading Board Hears About Start of School Year

Ron Murphy Field Dedicated

An excellent crowd came to Mineral Point High School Friday, September 10 for the dedication of Ron Murphy Field before the football game vs. Black Hawk/Warren, which the Pointers won 22-16. Vickie Dahl and Ted Evans both delivered remarks at the event, which can be found below: Vickie Dahl MPHS Athletic Director Welcome to this… Continue Reading Ron Murphy Field Dedicated

Homecoming 2021

Mineral Point School District is anxiously anticipating celebrating its 2021 Homecoming September 27th through October 2nd. This year’s theme is “We’re Out of This World!” Court members include, left to right: Front row: King and Queen Candidates: Bo Hanson, Mallory Lindsey, Ross Lindsey, Ella Chambers, Trapper Nafzger, and Kennedy Smith. Second row: Freshman Representative Ally… Continue Reading Homecoming 2021

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. Please read below for details on the two categories, Fellowship and Leadership. Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award Teacher nominations for the 2022 Herb Kohl Educational… Continue Reading Kohl Nominations Sought

Elementary Holds Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 will go down in #PointerNation history! We were so excited to welcome students into our renovated elementary spaces! The day began with a brief ribbon cutting ceremony for students and staff. School Board members since construction began were also invited to attend. Since we were unable to have a groundbreaking ceremony… Continue Reading Elementary Holds Ribbon Cutting

Nervous Energy

by Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Every year there is some nervous energy when the new school year is about to begin.  For students it may be “Will my teacher like me?” “Will I like my teacher?” “Will my friends be in the same classes I am?”  For staff members there are just as many questions.  “Do… Continue Reading Nervous Energy

Elementary Update: August 2021

Hello MPES families, In spite of all our challenges, we are looking forward to seeing everyone in September! The building project is progressing and the teachers are putting in lots of time to get the classrooms ready for students. As we prepare for a new year, I wanted to share some updates for the first… Continue Reading Elementary Update: August 2021

Protocols and Matrix Approved

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Thursday evening to review COVID protocols to begin the 2021-22 school year.  Video link: https://youtu.be/oc1Dx_Q9Uhs At last night’s special School Board meeting, the Board voted 4-3 (with Busch, Dunn, Heisner, and Sullivan voting yes and Janetka, Skelding, and Steffes voting no) to approve COVID protocols and… Continue Reading Protocols and Matrix Approved