Mineral Point Elementary School

Welcome!


Latest Posts | Elementary

Homecoming 2019

Mineral Point School District is anxiously anticipating celebrating its 2019 Homecoming September 30th through October 5th. This year’s theme is “Friday Night Lights.” The home events are as follows: Monday 9/30 High School dress up day: Dress Like Your Teacher Middle: Advisory Group Challenge (each advisory will have a different theme) Elementary: Pajama Home volleyball: … Read More

Elementary Building Discussions Continue

At its regular monthly meeting, the Board heard the latest updates on the elementary building project from Tim Ruppert of HSR. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Ruppert stated the discussions have reached a milestone of now moving into engineering conversations, and the district is halfway through the design process. “Right where we … 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. Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award   Teacher nominations for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award can now be obtained from http://www.kohleducation.org/teacherfellowship/public/nominate_a_teacher.php. The deadline for … Read More

Strategic Plan: Starting with Social Studies

In June, the faculty examined the state social studies standards with the purpose of developing a written curriculum plan for this discipline. Last week, teachers focused on one strand of social studies (civics, economics, geography, history) and started to develop a narrative that would introduce students to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of that area … Read More

Board Looks to Fill Vacant Seat

The Board of Education of the Mineral Point Unified School District is searching for its next member. Friday, August 23, Superintendent Mitch Wainwright and Board President Jeff Basting received the resignation of Andrew M. Busch, effectively immediately. Busch took office in April 2016. The Board will now begin searching for a replacement. Any qualified elector … Read More

Board Hears Elementary Foundation Update

The School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday night and learned the latest from architect HSR and engineer raSmith regarding the foundation investigation at the elementary building. (Scroll past the video for more article text — this discussion begins the video) Tim Ruppert of HSR and Wayne Vandenbergh of raSmith gave the presentation to … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Gina Reichling

Gina Reichling Elementary Instructional Assistant Hometown: Gina was born and raised on a small farm outside of Gratiot, WI. High school graduated from: Black Hawk High School in South Wayne, WI. College: Gina received her Bachelors from Edgewood College with a major in Early Childhood Special Education and minor in Elementary Education Pre K-3rd Grade. … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Alexandra Driftmier

Alexandra Driftmier Elementary School Counselor Hometown: Mount Horeb, WI College: Alexandra earned her Bachelors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Psychology and her Masters in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Counseling Psychology. Previous employment: Since 2015, Alexandra has been the Pre K-6th Grade School Counselor for the Parkview School District in Orfordville. Her … Read More

Second Grants Presented by Excellence in Education Board

Kristin Mitchell, chair, and members of the Mineral Point Excellence in Education Advisory Board were on hand at the recent Mineral Point Schools Staff Recognition Event for two reasons. First, the advisory board offered its sincere appreciation to all faculty and staff for their care of and commitment to the students of the district. Each … Read More

Year-End Reflection: The Challenge of Change

I have had the honor of observing our current 5th grade students become the individuals they are today since 3rd grade. This is one of the many perks of being a principal: having a schoolwide view of our kids as they progress through the years. As a former 5th and 6th grade teacher myself, I … Read More

All Elementary News