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Homecoming 2018

Mineral Point School District is anxiously anticipating celebrating its 2018 Homecoming October 1st through 6th. This year’s theme is “Point’s Got Game!” Court members are, left to right, front row: Senior Representative Dana Schmitz, Senior Queen Candidates Miranda Oellerich, Mara Aschliman and Kaitlyn Kinch, Senior Representative Josie Lindholm. Second row: Freshman Representatives Mallory Lindsey and … Read More

Board Honors Businesses

The Mineral Point School Board began its meeting Monday night by honoring four businesses named to the 2018 Wisconsin Association of School Boards Business Honor Roll. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Honored were: Badger Welding, Midwest Roofing, The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health, and SSM Health. Badger Welding: Badger Welding of Mineral … Read More

Start with Hello

By Elementary School Counselor Carla Rand Mineral Point students, grades 2-5, will be participating in “Start with Hello” the week of September 24-28. Start with Hello is a campaign coming out of the Sandy Hook Promise (SHP). SHP was started by some family members of students killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary … Read More

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. Your nominations make a difference as Mineral Point has had a winner each of the last two years–2018: Kris McCoy (Middle/High School Library Media Technology … Read More

Parents Needed for Elementary School Team

One of our two school district goals is community engagement. Engagement within the context of education can be defined as developing trust and building relationships between home, school, and community. Of these two tenets of engagement, trust is a prerequisite for creating a school culture that recognizes and embraces family involvement. A powerful way of … Read More

FAST Ready to Start 2nd Year

Mineral Point Elementary is excited to embark on its second year of FAST, which stands for Families & Schools Together. FAST helps children thrive by building strong, supportive relationships at home. Built on evidence-based practices and rigorously tested, FAST consistently produces statistically significant improvements in children’s behavior, emotional well-being, and academic performance while building social … Read More

A Community of Readers

This post also served as part of my summer newsletter to staff. Our building goal this year is increase our collective knowledge around reading instruction; not to insinuate that we are lacking in this area, but rather to seek a common understanding about this discipline while continually advancing ourselves professionally. See you in September. When … Read More

A Fond Farewell for Dr. Francois

“My motivation for going into education was that I really wanted to help youngsters who didn’t have access to good values. By teaching math, and coaching them in football and wrestling, I could be a role model to look up to. I enjoy guiding kids, especially those that had a tough background as I always … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Micki Uppena

Micki Uppena Elementary Library Media Technology Specialist   Hometown: Bloomington, Wisconsin High school graduated from: Bloomington High School College: Micki earned her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education (Pre K-6) with an Early Childhood Minor from UW-Platteville in 1997. From Viterbo University, she earned her Reading Teacher Certification in 2007, her Master’s in Education in 2008, and … Read More

Wainwright Named Interim Superintendent

Following a special School Board meeting Wednesday, August 15, the Board voted in favor of hiring Mitch Wainwright as Interim Superintendent and High School Principal. Mr. Wainwright has been serving as MPHS Principal since the 2011-12 school year. Voting in favor were Everett Lindsey, Andy Busch, Nate Chambers, Aaron Dunn, and Jeff Basting. Opposed were … Read More

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