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.



Keewaydin Conference Scheduling Now Online!

New this year, scheduling parent- teacher conferences at Keewaydin has gone paperless. You can sign up using most devices that can access the internet, including your cell phone. See the letter that went home to families. To schedule your preferred time:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the name of your student’s classroom or advisory teacher
  3. Select the desired date/time for your conference by clicking on “Sign Up”
  4. Submit the requested information

*If you have several children attending our school, click on “Register for Multiple Conferences” and follow the prompts. For more information email: or your child’s teacher.
*Fall Conferences are on October 16 from 4:30-8:30pm & October 17 from 8:30am-4:30pm

To schedule Wenonah conferences: Contact your student’s teacher to sign up for a conference time.


Read the 9/7 Weekly News

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

School Supplies Lists

It's almost back to school time!  Here are lists for the 2018-2019 School Year. Please bring items to Open House Night, Thursday, August 23 @ Keewaydin 4-5:30 p.m., @ Wenonah 5:30-7 p.m.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade Supply Lists

3rd Grade Supply List

4th Grade Supply List

5th Grade Supply List

6th Grade Supply List

7th & 8th Grade Supply List

Register for LNCS Family Directory

The PTA runs an online family directory to help LNCS families find contact information for one another – want to coordinate on class events, plan play dates, or get together over the summer? You’ll need to register your family to be able to use it (and for other families to see your information). The site is private for registered LNCS families only. It is NOT available to the general public.

End of Year Letters from the Principals

Please read our End of Year Parent Letters from Principal La Shawn Ray (Keewaydin) and Principal Kelly Wright (Wenonah). We are happy to share exciting news about reaching and exceeding many school goals this year, and our plans for next year. We wish you a peaceful summer and look forward to welcoming students back in August!

Mr. Pritchard Wins WCCO Excellent Educator of the Week!

News crews surprised Mr. Pritchard, Wenonah Phy. Ed. teacher, at school: "PE Teacher Helps Kids 'Fall in Love with Fitness' by Taking them Fishing". Check out the awesome shots of our kiddoes having fun, developing life long skills, and using our neighborhood as a classroom. Congratulation Mr. Pritchard! We are happy to show the world why we love you so much!

Donate Supplies from our Amazon Wish List
Purchase Paper for LNCS!

Please help supply reams of paper (copy and multipurpose) to LNCS School, both Wenonah and Keewaydin campuses. The LNCS PTA has created an Amazon Wish List for just this purpose.

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.