Q and A with Scott Walker and Mary Burke

The Associated Press asked Gov. Walker and Democratic challenger Burke for their responses to the same 10 questions in advance of the Nov. 4 election. What follows are responses to one question surrounding public education funding. Question: What, if any, changes do you believe need to be made to public education funding? Walker: Our Act 10 … Read More

STEP

The Senior Tax Exchange Program (STEP) was established by the Mineral Point School District in 2014 to increase volunteering of senior citizens in the schools. Qualifying senior citizens will receive a small stipend to be used to help reduce their property tax bill. The emphasis of the STEP vol- unteer program is to provide direct … Read More

Exploring the Great Outdoors

On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, the sixth grade students traveled to Bloomfield Farm to participate in the Iowa County Youth Conservation Field Days sponsored by the UW Cooperative Extension. Along with Mineral Point, the school districts from Barneveld, Iowa Grant, and Highland rotated to seven different stations throughout the day to learn about prairie restoration … Read More

Ancient Greece

Greek Map slide show. Here is the slide show for Ch 4 sec 1-2. Here is the slide show for Ch 4 sec 3-4. Here is the slide show for Ch 5 sec 1. Here is the slide show for Ch 5 sec 2. Here is the slide show for Ch 5 sec 3.

Halloween Kids Event

It’s time to start thinking of great Halloween costume ideas for kids!                               The Mineral Point Kiwanis Club and the Mineral Point Public Library, thanks to the generous usage of the Mineral Point Opera House, are sponsoring a children’s Halloween free … Read More

How Parents Want Communication

Anne O’Brien writes in her blog: How Parents Want School News A survey asked parents their preferred delivery method for school news. Internet communications clearly won. The top five answers: E-mail from the district/school Online parent portal District/school e-newsletters District/school website Telephone/voice messaging system Do you agree with Anne’s research and top five?

What Parents Want in School Communication

Most of the population declares their New Year’s resolutions January 1. For educators, it happens closer to September 1. And often high on the list: improving relationships with parents. A new survey from the National School Public Relations Association(NSPRA) may be able to help you keep this one. Relationships are built on communication. And NSPRA recently surveyed 50 … Read More

Food Service Assistant

FOOD SERVICE VACANCY Do you enjoy working with kids in a fast paced professional food service environment while your kids are in school? We are now taking applications for a Food Service Assistant for a on call position at Mineral Point School District . Hours will very. Shifts are Monday through Friday. Qualified applicants should … Read More

Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards – Mathematics

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards- Mathematics The Council of the Great City Schools’ parent roadmaps in mathematics provide guidance to parents about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning in grades K-8. These parent roadmaps for each grade level also provide  three-year snapshots showing how selected standards … Read More

Rural Schools Funding

In the past week I was called upon to represent rural schools on an educational advisory panel to Senator Mark Pocan as well as asked to speak to the struggles of rural schools to Kristen Durst of Wisconsin’s Public Radio “All Things Considered.”  If I wasn’t aware before, it is abundantly clear to me now, … Read More