Board Holds First Virtual Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday, and did so for the first time virtually. Superintendent Mitch Wainwright, Board President Jeff Basting, and Board Secretary Angie Schubert were present in the Board Room practicing social distancing while other members of the Board checked in from home on their computers. The public … Read More

Start Slow

By Superintendent Mitch Wainwright Who could have ever imagined that we would find ourselves in this situation?  Schools are shut down by the state and people are asked to stay at home for safety reasons. School staff continuing to educating students virtually to the best of our ability is just unthinkable, but here we are.  … Read More

Broderick, Lawinger are Students of the Month

The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club was set to honor its March Students of the Month at its meeting Tuesday, March 17, but unfortunately the pandemic altered those plans. #PointerNation would like to take this opportunity to honor Bodhi Broderick and Payton Lawinger virtually and hope we can honor them in person at a later date. … Read More

Math Team Success

High School On Thursday, March 5, Mineral Point’s High School Math Team traveled to Riverdale High School for the annual SWAL Math Contest. Five students from each division compete both individually and as a team. Students take three individual tests as well as one team test. For the team contest, an individual average is calculated … Read More

Class of 2020 Top Scholars

Mineral Point High School is proud to announce its Top Scholars for the Class of 2020. Cody Pierce has been named Valedictorian with Nick DuBois, Owen Stephenson, and Lily Wong being named Salutatorians. Valedictorian Cody Pierce Cody Pierce was born in Reston, Virginia, in 2001 and is the son of Glenn and Cathy Pierce. He … Read More

Board Holds Emergency Meeting

The Mineral Point School Board held an emergency meeting Sunday afternoon with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board unanimously supported the administration and local physicians’ recommendation to not hold classes Monday or Tuesday this week. (The District had previously announced it would not hold classes March 18 until April 6 at the earliest, due … Read More

Mandatory School Closure Forthcoming

March 13, 2020 Dear Pointer Families and Staff — We have just learned Governor Tony Evers is mandating all of Wisconsin’s K-12 schools close by Wednesday, March 18 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, please prepare for closure of the Mineral Point Unified School District beginning Wednesday, March 18 (We will plan to have classes … Read More

Canceled/Postponed Events COVID-19

This list may not be all-inclusive at this time. We will try and keep this updated as best we can as this is a developing situation. Please contact a teacher, coach, advisor, or building office for the most up-to-date information regarding a specific event.  Please note Governor Evers’ Safer at Home order currently goes until … Read More

Board Hears Reading Program Success

Elementary Principal Matt Renwick, Reading Specialist Rachael Schroeder, Elementary Librarian Micki Uppena, and Instructional Coach Brooke McGraw presented to the School Board Monday night on the most recent Reading Program Evaluation at the elementary. The elementary is now Schoolwide Title I. Schoolwide Title I is achieved when a certain percentage of families qualify for free/reduced … Read More

Gorgen, Ingwell Named Educators of Promise

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Army National Guard, and the Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Education, has named 60 educators as the 2020 Educators of Promise, including Mineral Point Elementary’s Denise Gorgen (2nd Grade Teacher) and Tom Ingwell (Phy Ed Teacher). The group was selected for having a strong … Read More