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.

Read the 11/17 Weekly News!

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

How Should MPS Balance the Budget?

Minneapolis Public Schools is on the path to financial sustainability.  However, the costs of the programs and services we offer continue to be more than available dollars. MPS is looking for input from the entire community on how best to balance our budget. Everything in on the table. We can't keep doing the same things and expect different results. Get information on the budget and provide input through the MPS Value Survey on what you feel is valuable to a child's education. Let's be MPS Strong - together.

MPS Climate and Safety Advisory Committee Opportunity Now Available

Minneapolis Public Schools is looking for a diverse group of individuals to to serve on our new Climate & Safety Advisory Committee (CSAC). This group will help to ensure each school is safe and welcoming for all staff and students. Deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 17.

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.

Register for New LNCS Family Directory

The PTA has launched 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.

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.