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: LNCS Wenonah for Kindergarten-First grades, and LNCS Keewaydin for Second - Fifth grades. We celebrate our neighborhood school culture and like to be known as a big city school with a small town heart.

Attention Incoming LNCS Students and Families

July Update from Principal Ward:


I hope that you are enjoying your summer and taking time to spend with your family and friends!  Here at LNCS Keewaydin, we are gearing up for the upcoming school year and getting our buidling cleaned and ready for the big transition from grades 3-8 to grades 2-5.  We are also undergoing a website change.  What you are looking at is our current website, and we are hoping to launch the new website in August 2021. 

If you are looking to get a tour, we will not be providing tours until mid-August due to construction and building cleaning.  If you have questions about the upcoming school year, please reach out to our fabulous secretary Ms. Deb Zepeda via email at and she will get you connected with the right person.  Teacing Staff are set to return to the building on August 23rd. 

Save The Date for LNCS Wenonah and Keewaydin Open House!  

Wenonah:  Thursday, September 2nd, 4:30pm - 6:00pm - OPEN HOUSE at LNCS Wenonah 

Keewaydin:  Thursday, September 2nd, 5:00pm - 7:00pm - OPEN HOUSE at LNCS Keewaydin!

One last important piece of information, please note the CHANGE in our SCHOOL START TIMES at BOTH the LNCS Wenonah and Keewaydin schools!  

9:10am - 3:40pm is our new school times! 

LNCS Keewaydin 4th Quarter Report Cards:  We have recently found that some families did not receive their 4th quarter report cards.  We have been in touch with the Document Center to find out what happened.  If this impacted you, please contact us so that we can email you a copy of your child's report card.  We apologize in advance for this inconvenience. 

School Supply Lists:  Watch for more details in August once we update our Grade Level Supply Lists!

Again, we wish you a continued relaxing summer!  

And remember...When I say Keewaydin, you say ROCKS!


Sending you High-5s, Hugs and Smiles to last you Through! 

See you Soon!

Principal Ward


LNCS Keewaydin 2021-2022 Assessment Calendar

Please see the attached PDF to view our 2021-2022 LNCS Keewaydin Assessment Calendar.  

2021-2022 LNCS School Supply List

Click on Link above to find out more information about School Supply Lists for both LNCS Wenonah and LNCS Keewaydin.  

Welcome to the 21-22 School Year Letter

Click on Link Above for a Welcome Message from Principal Ward at the LNCS Keewaydin Campus


Welcome letter to Wenonah community

A welcome message to the Wenonah community from interim Principal Amy Luehmann:

Dear Wenonah Staff, Students and Families,

It is with great excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Interim principal of  Lake Nokomis Community School, Wenonah Campus. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such an extremely dedicated staff, wonderful students and a supportive school community.  I feel very fortunate to be a part of this school and to be able to continue  to move forward the great work and traditions already in place.

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LNCS Keewaydin Park Improvements - Neighborhood and School Partners

Public engagement is underway for a new play area at Keewaydin Park!


Minneapolis Kids Registration for 2021-22

Mark your calendars to register for Minneapolis Kids for next school year:

  • April 23 at 7am for current families (with an active contract)
  • April 30 at 7am for new families


Watch the 45th Annual Wenonah Talent Show!

Here is the link to watch our (Virtual) Wenonah talent show. Congratulations to all of the students and families who performed in this year’s show - we are so proud of you!!  Cuddle up and watch it together as a family this weekend. It is sure to put a big smile on your face.

Special thanks to everyone who donates to our PTA events for funding our show every year. And thank you to all of the family members who recorded their students’ videos, and to Ms. Renee Carey (Director) and David Carey (Producer). The show must go on!


School Messenger

As we head into the the 2021-2022 school year you can stay on top of school closures and other important communications at LNCS Wenonah and LNCS Keewaydin . 

You can create an account in SchoolMessenger to manage your communication preferences. 

You may now opt in to also receive text messages. Click here for more information and to sign up.

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