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#PointerNation Welcomes Elizabeth Walter

Elizabeth Walter Middle School Special Education Teacher   Hometown: Viola High school graduated from: Kickapoo Area Schools College: Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Communication and Sciences Disorders with a Human Services Foundation minor. She is working on her Master’s in Special Education with a Cross-Categorical Emphasis and plans to … Read More

Board Hears from Stakeholders Regarding Superintendent Transition

The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday, July 9 to discuss characteristics desired in the new superintendent. Stakeholders of staff, parents, and community gathered to share their thoughts as well. The video below discusses those characteristics, as well as the future of the district, concerns, and possible next steps of the transition … Read More

Slight Bump in State Aid Projected

(DPI press release) About half of Wisconsin public school districts (including Mineral Point) will receive more general aid in the 2018-19 school year than they did for the 2017-18 school year based on estimates released by the Department of Public Instruction. Mineral Point is estimated to receive an additional $60,033 for 2018-19, compared to 2017-18. … Read More

District to Receive State Safety Grant

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced June 28 a list of 147 schools and school districts that have been awarded the next round of grants through the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, administered by DOJ’s Office of School Safety. Combined, the 147 schools and school districts will receive $10,253,487 which will be spent … Read More

Superintendent Francois to Resign

On the afternoon of June 27, Mineral Point Unified School District Superintendent Luke Francois, Ed.D. announced he has verbally accepted the position of Executive Director of Business Services in the Sauk Prairie School District. Dr. Francois’ leadership the past seven years, along with the incredible work of teachers, staff and administrators–combined with parent and community … Read More

First Grants Presented by Mineral Point Excellence in Education Board

Margaret Mead’s famous quote – “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – most certainly reflects the accomplishments of the Mineral Point Excellence in Education Advisory Board. Formed in January of 2017, this group – including Kristin Mitchell, chair; Nancy … Read More

Board Moves Forward with Middle/High School Secured Entrance

Currently, the middle/high school entrance contains a set of double doors that lead right into the heart of the facility. Although there is a key fob system at this entrance, once a visitor is buzzed in, he/she has immediate access to student-occupied areas. (Scroll past the video for more article text) The District asked the state … Read More

Basting Elected Board President

By a unanimous vote at Monday night’s School Board meeting, Jeff Basting was elected President for 2018-19. Larry Steffes stated he would not be seeking another term as Board President. (Scroll past the video for more article text) Elected to the other offices were: Nate Chambers, Vice President; Everett Lindsey, Clerk; and Larry Steffes, Treasurer. … Read More

#PointerNation Welcomes Katelyn Oellerich

Katelyn Oellerich, Ed.S. School Psychologist   Hometown: Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: All at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Katelyn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Scientist Practitioner Emphasis in 2009, her Master of Science in Education in School Psychology in 2013, and her Education Specialist Degree in School … Read More

MP to Host WSMA Large Group Music Festival

Students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Concert Music Festival hosted at Mineral Point Middle School/High School on Friday, May 11.   During the festival, which is free and open to the public, each school’s concert ensemble groups will perform before a panel of adjudicators while students from … Read More

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