Lake Nokomis Community School

The mission of Lake Nokomis Community School is to empower every student to learn and grow every day. We represent diverse cultures and experiences which allows for instruction in the meaning and value of community and the importance of life long learning. We are nurturing great potential every day!


Our school community is housed on two campuses southeast of Lake Nokomis: Wenonah for Kindergarten-2nd grade, and Keewaydin for grades 3-8. We celebrate our neighborhood school culture and like to be known as a big city school with a small town heart.

Picture Day - Pay Online

Order your student's school pictures online before picture day at

Wenonah Picture Day ID: MI206080Y0

Keewaydin Picture Day ID: MI206081Y0

Families - Please Watch this Behavior Standards Video

Parents and guardians, you are encouraged to watch this MPS Behavior Standards video to ensure you understand the District’s discipline policy, and the District’s commitment to ensuring to the maximum extent possible that misbehavior is addressed in a manner that does not require removal from the educational program.

There are three versions of the video. All audio for videos is in English and each version has subtitles in Hmong, Spanish or Somali

If you have any questions or concerns about the manner in which the District’s discipline policies are being implemented (including the questions below) or if you need assistance in addressing student behavioral issues, please contact (Wenonah) or (Keewaydin).

  • Do we have discipline issues at our school? If so what do you think they are?
  • ​Do you think students are disciplined differently according to their race? If so, what are your experiences/thoughts about this?
  • Do you think the District needs to improve its Behavior Standards Policy? If so, what are your suggestions?
  • Other questions, comments or concerns?
Principal Ray poses with some of our Patrol Squad

The 1st Woodlawn Walk of the year was a great success! Thank you to our volunteers, Keewaydin Patrol Squad, staff, and students who helped us to enjoy our beautiful walk to school.

Read the 10/7 Weekly News!

Read this week's news in English or Spanish, and view archives of past issues.

Journey of the Ducklings

Every spring a family of mallard ducks sets up housekeeping in the Keewaydin School courtyard. When the ducklings are old enough, they make the long journey to Lake Nokomis. Here is a video of that journey, from May 2016.

New Parking Ordinances for Wenonah Campus

In response to safety concerns and changes in city parking ordinances, the east (odd) side of 23rd Avenue in front of the school's main entrance is being turned into a curb-side drop off only zone. No parking will be allowed on that side of the street from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Update your School Communications Preferences

See instructions to update your contact information or add family members for school messages. (Don’t be scared off by the long instructions. They are mostly pictures and it only takes 5 minutes! And please ignore the follow up email you will receive that asks you to verify your account again.) You will need your student’s ID number, which you can get from their bus tag or by calling their school’s office.