#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

Board Discusses Reopening Efforts

The Mineral Point School Board held its regular monthly meeting Monday and had a lengthy discussion regarding school reopening efforts and possible next steps, including some board members’ desire to see a potential Phase II draft plan from administration of bringing more students back into the buildings more days per week. Video link: https://youtu.be/hopfiUwouX0 During this… Continue Reading Board Discusses Reopening Efforts

Fall Sports Guidelines

Hello #PointerNation — Below are the varsity regular season schedules as they stand at the moment for fall sports. Please know these are always subject to change. Please contact the host school for their most up to date policies and procedures prior to an event, as well as to see if any live streaming options… Continue Reading Fall Sports Guidelines


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 a Difference a Year Makes

by Mitch Wainwright What a difference a year makes.  It feels like my first years of teaching when we started school in August.  The other issue that reminds me of those early days in my career – it was always extremely hot and humid.  Mother Nature has once again let us know she is in… Continue Reading What a Difference a Year Makes

Board Discusses Fall Sports

The Mineral Point School Board met Thursday morning to discuss the fate of fall sports. Video link: https://youtu.be/8UMrPJI7upE Superintendent Mitch Wainwright stated the SWAL held a preliminary meeting earlier in the week in which a 4-2 vote was taken to move football to the spring. The conference would be meeting again on Friday to formalize… Continue Reading Board Discusses Fall Sports

MPHS Fall Sports Announcement

Friday, August 21 The SWAL Athletic Conference met today to vote on participation in a high school fall sports season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Today was the culminating event after a series of meetings over the last month.  Each school district administration was asked to obtain guidance from their school board prior to the… Continue Reading MPHS Fall Sports Announcement

#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 Jena Hore

Jena Hore 6th Grade Teacher Hometown:  Lancaster High school graduate from: Lancaster High School College: I earned my Bachelors from UW-Platteville in Education (Grades 1-8) with a minor in English. Previous employment: For the past two years, I have served in the Potosi School District as a middle school special education teacher and most recently… Continue Reading #PointerNation Welcomes Jena Hore

#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