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Minoka-Hill SchoolDr. Rosa Minoka-Hill School is located at 325 N. Roosevelt in Green Bay, WI. The school’s namesake, Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill, was born in 1876 in northern New Jersey to a mother who was a Mohawk and a father who was a Quaker physician. Minoka-Hill earned her M.D. at the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1899, and moved to Wisconsin in 1905 with her husband Charles Hill, a farmer. For decades she operated a "kitchen clinic" at her house, providing care for Oneida on the reservation. In 1947 she was adopted by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. They gave her the name Yo-da-gent, meaning “she who serves.” Minoka-Hill spent her life tending to the needs of the poor and under-served in her Wisconsin community.

The Minoka-Hill School serves students with a continuum of unique learning needs. At Minoka-Hill, students are provided additional supports to assist them in overcoming personal challenges with the goal of transitioning back to their neighborhood or choice school, and ultimately graduating college, career and community ready. 

“The naming committee was very excited about its selection of Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill as the namesake for a school which will serve the district’s most unique learners,” said Executive Director of Special Education Services Claudia Henrickson. “Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill was one of the first Native American women to become a medical doctor in the United States. Not only did she overcome personal challenges in her life, she is recognized for her achievements and the service she provided to under-served communities.”

Minoka-Hill is also a Thrive School. This partnership with Bellin Health is an important element of the District’s efforts to educate the whole child, with a focus on wellness educational opportunities for students, families and community.

Minoka-Hill opened its doors for the 2014-15 school year on September 2, 2014. Our school provides a wide-range of supports for students with emotional/health, attendance and behavioral issues to address root causes and enabling students to transition back to their regular school setting and be successful.

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