Parent and Child Rights

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Federal law concerning the education of students with disabilities, requires schools to provide parents of a child with a disability with a notice containing a full explanation of the procedural safeguards available under the IDEA and U.S. Department of Education regulations. A copy of this notice must … Read More

ACT Results

The ACT test aims to measure how well students are prepared for college. Wisconsin students overall had a composite ACT score of 22.1, exactly matching last year’s performance. The state tied with Iowa for the No. 2 spot among states with 50 percent or more of their students taking the exams. Minnesota students posted the … Read More

New Initiatives in the District

Schools across Wisconsin have started implementation of SLO’s. The acronym SLO has dual meaning within Wisconsin’s Educator Effectiveness System. For teachers, the acronym refers to Student Learning Objectives, which are performance goals for entire classrooms or subsets of students. For principals, the acronym refers to School Learning Objectives, which are performance goals for an entire … Read More

Award and Recognition for The Oak Savannas

The Iowa County Land Conservation Department recently presented the Mineral Point School District with an award for its efforts in conserving the oak savannas. The award was presented in front of a large crowd gathered for the Farmers Appreciation Day in Dodgeville and celebrates the use of our savannas for project-based learning. In addition, the … Read More

District Report Card

This school year brings many exciting changes to the Mineral Point School District. This year also brings changes to the way districts themselves are evaluated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). This year’s School Report Card will be accompanied by a new District Report Card. The DPI will issue a District Report Card … Read More

Preparing Elementary Students for the Global Future

Project Lead The Way, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) curricular program already set in place at Mineral Point Middle and High School, is excited to announce the development of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) elementary, the newest addition to PLTW’s hands-on, project-based curricular offerings. Studies show that students decide as early as second … Read More

Back to School

Like most people the beginning of my school year has been a bit hectic. I am adjusting to having my own son in school, and the balancing act that goes along with that. I do apologize for not posting sooner. We have been up to some fun things already this year, so let’s take a … Read More

Second Grade: Japanese Influenced Fans

To help decorate the gymnasium for the Grandparent’s Day Program last week, we decided to make some Japanese fans. We looked at the landscape and traditions of Japan and talked about how this influenced the themes in their artwork. We then used these themes to decorate our own work.  

First Grade: Paint & Oil Pastel Flowers

To practice making concentric circles, our first grade friends made these lovely flowers. After drawing our circles, we used black paint to trace our lines. By the next class period our paint was dry and we were able to add oil pastel for color. Students with additional time were given the option of tracing a … Read More