Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Home of the

Minnequa Heroes



I am beyond excited for the school year. Minnequa has been my home for eight years and there is no place I would rather be because of the great staff, scholars, parents and community. We will continue to give every scholar an opportunity to live a life of purpose and impact through quality instruction, experiences and relationships. It is my honor to be the Principal of this amazing school.


This school year we have lots of exciting programs, supports and opportunities. The Innovation status, will continue to allow us to engage in high quality, standards based curriculum such as: Engage New York Math and ELA and Project Lead the Way. Additionally, we implement Blended Learning AVID. Minnequa is a school where scholars are given the opportunity to acquire skills to be college or workforce ready. A school where they can organize their thinking and space, set and reach goals and much more. These are just a few of the exciting opportunities that we are providing for scholars.  We don't want to leave out our Community Garden Project, YMCA sports and that we are a recipient of a Food Pantry grant from Care and Share for the 2018-2019 school year.


Our school handbook has detailed information about our school, systems, and curriculum. You can find the handbook on a link to the left under parent resources. Additionally, you can view our calendar on this page on a top link.  The calendar is updated with the Innovation Zone Calendar as well as events that happen throughout the year.


Our Vision:

We will create a culture of learning that develops all scholars into tomorrow’s extraordinary citizens.

Our Mission:

We will engage scholars in authentic learning that empowers them to reach their highest potential in a changing global community.

We look forward to partnering with you in the 2018-2019 school year!  Feel free to contact us at 549-7580 should you have any questions, would like to visit our school or want to learn more about attending Minnequa, volunteering at Minnequa, or working at Minnequa.


Mrs. Harshman