Temporary Office Hours When in Virtual-Only Instruction: Monday-Friday, 8 A.M. – 12 P.M.
Parent Testimonials from 2020-2021
“My son’s teacher has been so communicative, open-minded, creative and flexible. They have tailored his work to fit his style, pace and needs, so he is engaged. We can see that if things are not working, we can adjust. We’ve been more than satisfied with the experience.”
“I really like the structure of having the assignment sheets and the schedule for the day. Having the good fortune of working from home I get to listen in on some of the lessons. Teachers have to be some of the most patient individuals on the planet.”
“As a parent of one of your full-time virtual learners, you have made the experience impactful and positive. Even more impressive is that you had to design the experience in a very short window of time. Each week our daughter experiences increased confidence, independence and is embracing virtual learning at a faster pace than we anticipated.”
Latest Posts | Elementary
MPES families, We hope this post finds you well as we transition to virtual-only instruction. To help provide clarity, the expectations below were adapted from another school to describe student expectations during virtual instruction for our school. Please refer to these statements as a guide for success in school. Teachers understand that they have some… Continue Reading Elementary School Virtual Learning Expectations
Hello Mineral Point Elementary School families, We hope you are doing as well as you can at this time. The teachers and staff think about you often, including your health and well-being. As we prepared today to transition to our hybrid model of instruction tomorrow, I realized that it has been over a month since… Continue Reading Principal’s Post: Elementary Update – October 26, 2020
The Mineral Point School Board held a special meeting Monday night with a full agenda. The Board unanimously approved a face covering policy for the District, similar to what many other districts have implemented. Currently, the Governor’s mask mandate is in effect, however, that may not always be the case. The District policy will be… Continue Reading Board Passes Face Covering Policy
#PointerNation is preparing for Homecoming 2020! While this year will be different due to COVID-19, we are still planning for a fun week to showcase our school spirit. Homecoming is the week of November 2-6 This year’s theme is “U Can’t Touch This” Football will host Lancaster Friday, November 6. (The game will be livestreamed… Continue Reading Homecoming 2020
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
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
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
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?
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
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