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.

Spanish Class Update

Spanish class has been discontinued until next school year. Read Full Letter.

Read the 1/13 Weekly News!

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

Trent Tucker Reading Challenge

The 3rd Annual Trent Tucker Reading Challenge (TTRC) will begin Monday, January 30, 2017!  

Tournament Placement for Keewaydin Chess Club

Keewaydin chess club members participated in a chess tournament on Saturday, November 19th, 8:30am-4:00 pm at North Community High School, 1500 James Ave N, North. The team included: Evan H., Josh H.D., Julen M. and Coach Mr. Larry. Our Keewaydin team placed third overall in the city.

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.

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.

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.