Houtakker Wins State Literary Contest

Another strength of Mineral Point students is a consistently strong showing in the Delta Kappa Gamma Literary Competition and this year was no exception. 5th Grader Lilly Houtakker received 1st place in the State in Literary for “Eva and Kit.” Additionally, the following students from Mineral Point received Southwest Wisconsin Mu Chapter awards out of … Read More

Evans, Vondra are Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club was set to honor its May Students of the Month at an in-person meeting, but unfortunately the pandemic altered those plans. #PointerNation would like to take this opportunity to honor Wyatt Evans and Morgan Vondra virtually. The students, who are members of the senior class, are selected for this honor … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Jessica Soots

Jessica Soots 1st Grade Teacher Hometown:  Mineral Point High school graduated from: Iowa-Grant College: Jessica earned her Associate’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2009 from UW-Richland and her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2012 from UW-Platteville. Previous employment: From 2009-12, Jessica was a Teacher’s Assistant at the UW-Platteville Children’s Center. Since 2013, she has … Read More

Musicians Place Well at State

Because of the pandemic, Mineral Point Middle and High School band and choir students participated in State Solo & Ensemble virtually by submitting videos of their performances to the Wisconsin School Music Association for adjudication. Congratulations to the following State place winners! First — Alexis Berget, Music Theater Solo — Alexis Berget, Soprano Solo – … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Dalton Miles

Dalton Miles Middle/High English Language Arts Teacher Hometown: Fennimore High school graduated from: Fennimore College: Dalton earned his Bachelor’s from UW-Platteville in 2019 in Middle/Secondary Education with an English emphasis. He is currently working on his Master’s in Special Education at UW-Whitewater. Previous employment: Since 2019, Dalton has been a Special Education Teacher at Whitewater … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Kari Kabat

Kari Kabat Middle School Math Teacher Hometown:  Montfort  High school graduated from: Iowa-Grant College: Kari graduated from UW-Platteville in 2004 with a degree in Industrial Engineering. In 2008, she earned her Middle Level Education Math Degree, also from UW-Platteville. She earned her Library Administration Certification from UW-Whitewater. In 2020, she earned her Masters from UW-Whitewater … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Chelsea Allendorf

Chelsea Allendorf 5th Grade Teacher Hometown: Darlington College: Chelsea earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Broadfield Social Studies from UW-Stevens Point in 2017. She did her student teaching in Mineral Point Elementary and Middle Schools with Laurie Heimsoth and Helen Klaas. Previous employment: From 2017-19, Chelsea was a 4th Grade Teacher at Weston Elementary … Read More

Chambers Elected Board President

The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday, which also served as its annual organizational meeting. The Board unanimously elected the following officers for 2020-21: Nate Chambers, President; Aaron Dunn, Vice President; Everett Lindsey, Clerk; and Larry Steffes, Treasurer. Angela Schubert, District Administrative Assistant, was again named the Board Secretary. The Board … Read More

Middle/High Material Pick Up/Drop Off

Good Afternoon, The last day for new instruction for students at Mineral Point Middle and High School will be Friday May 15, 2020.  Student work, presentations, and projects may still be due, completed or turned in during the Week of May 18, 2020.  The grading period for students ends on May 22, 2020. The following … Read More

Moving Target

by Mitch Wainwright During the course of my professional career, I have had the opportunity to work for some very influential leaders.  Many of them have helped to shape the professional that I feel I am today.  One of the common topics they all mentioned over the years was, “If you show me the target, … Read More