#PointerNation Welcomes Gina Dochnahl

Gina Dochnahl Elementary Instructional Assistant Hometown:  Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Gina earned her Associates of Arts Degree from Madison Area Technical College. She also has Wisconsin EMT training. Previous employment: Gina has worked as a freelance graphic designer with clients such as American Girl, Lands’ End, Montgomery Ward, Seventh Avenue,… Continue Reading #PointerNation Welcomes Gina Dochnahl

A Journey Toward Independence

What does it mean to be “independent”? It’s one of two areas of focus for our current strategic plan. Merriam-Webster defines independence in a few ways: not subject to control by others not requiring or relying on something else showing a desire for freedom This begs a follow up question: How does one achieve independence?… Continue Reading A Journey Toward Independence

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. Please read below for details on the two categories, Fellowship and Leadership. Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship Award   Teacher nominations for the 2021 Herb Kohl Educational… Continue Reading KOHL NOMINATIONS SOUGHT

What will a day at the elementary school look like?

This description, originally posted in the Back-to-School Blueprint, is only a general example of what students and families can expect daily, Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday. Wednesdays are designated for independent learning unless the teacher has scheduled any specific events for their students. Teachers will be reaching out with more specifics, for example offering age-specific expectations for… Continue Reading What will a day at the elementary school look like?

#PointerNation Welcomes Jayne Lindsey

Jayne Lindsey School Nurse Hometown:  Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Jayne earned her Associate of Science from Cardinal Stritch University and her Bachelor of Science from Western Governors University, both in Nursing.  Previous employment: Most recently, Jayne has been employed at the SSM Dean Multispecialty Clinic/Infusion Clinic in Dodgeville. She also… Continue Reading #PointerNation Welcomes Jayne Lindsey

#PointerNation Welcomes Katelyn Dunham

Katelyn Dunham 1st Grade Teacher   Hometown:  Mineral Point High school graduated from: Mineral Point College: Katelyn earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education (Birth to Age 11) and minors in Early Childhood and Adaptive Education from UW-Platteville. She has also earned her Masters as a Reading 317 Specialist from Edgewood College. Previous employment: Katelyn has… Continue Reading #PointerNation Welcomes Katelyn Dunham

Reopening Advisory Committee

The Mineral Point School Board has voted to create an Ad Hoc Committee to continually study the school reopening process this school year. The Committee’s role will be advisory only and will provide monthly reports to the School Board. The Committee will be charged with providing feedback on school reopening to help maximize safety and… Continue Reading Reopening Advisory Committee

Board Approves Hybrid Start to School Year

The Mineral Point School Board held another lengthy meeting Monday night to discuss school fall re-opening plans.  Survey results from families and staff were shared and discussed. Those can be viewed here: Family Surveys: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=46650099 Staff Surveys: https://v3.boardbook.org/Public/PublicItemDownload.aspx?ik=46650100 After much discussion, Board Member Gary Sullivan made a motion for school to resume in the fall… Continue Reading Board Approves Hybrid Start to School Year