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.

LNCS Keewaydin Google Website

Families, we have an exciting google website to share with you all!  This website is meant to be a one-stop for every student enrolled at LNCS Keewaydin.  I am so proud of the LNCS staff for coming together and creating this for our students and families.  

As always, please reach out with any questions you have.  We are excited to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year.

Click Below to Access our Google Website

LNCS Keewaydin Google Website

Transition to Phase 3 Clarification

Hello Wenonah Families,


We are reaching out to clarify information you have received from MPS regarding in-person support for students in need as we gradually transition to limited in-person learning as part of "Phase 3: Hybrid Learning with In-Person and In-School Supports." 


MPS is planning on GRADUALLY introducing Phase 3 (in-person student supports) during the second quarter. While the second quarter begins Nov. 9, planning for these supports will take some time. Programming will actually start AFTER Nov. 9, but during second quarter if health indicators allow. Identifying students, transportation and staffing all need to be determined before any students can be welcomed back into schools. 


Click the head for more details.



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LNCS Keewaydin State of the Schools

To see a copy of the PowerPoint Presentation, please click on the link included.  

State of the School 2020-2021 Presentation 

Please join us for the 2020-2021 LNCS Keewaydin State of the School.  Typically, we invite families and community members to come into the school auditorium; however, with the continued pandemic and MPS in Phase 2 of Distance Learning, we will be holding a virtual meeting, where families will receive the Google Link to join us for this event.  If you are unable to make this time, no worries as we will be posting the presentation on our Website afterwards. 

Date:  Monday, October 26, 2020

Time:  Virtual Meeting - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

See Flyers to get google meet link for the virtual meeting.  

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View Wenonah's State of the Schools Presentation

Every year principals in Minneapolis share a "State of the School" presentation with families. It has updates on our school for this year, including our "School Improvement Plan", which documents our annual goals and strategies for student success. Please view the presentation and then join the Principals’ Q & A this Thursday if you have thoughts or questions. You can also contact our Family Liaison if you have any questions.

New Distance Learning Help for Wenonah Families - "Check & Connect"

We have launched a new resource for Wenonah students and families to get support during the school day. You can visit our Check & Connect virtual classroom anytime Mon-Fri 10am-3pm to talk live with Wenonah staff. That means anytime during the asynchronous parts of our school day you or your student can connect instantly to someone who is live and ready to help via Google Meet. In addition, you or your student can visit this room at specific times to talk live with Principal Wright or our Social Worker Jennifer Frisbie. And if your student just needs a little break, they can visit the room to access calming activities, read-alouds, and movement breaks. (Be sure you are logged in with an MPS email address to make it easier to access the live Google Meet calls.)

Wenonah Distance Learning Comment Box

We want to hear how Distance Learning is going for your family! Please leave us a comment about what is going well and what could be better. Distance Learning is so new for all of us and we will continually adapt based on student and family experiences.

Wenonah Staff Video Directory

Check out our new staff Video Directory! Each of our staff members have made a short video to say hello and explain their role at Wenonah. We want you to have a way to get to know of all us even though you can't see us in the school hallways right now.

Required Documents for Kindergarten

Birth documents and immunization records are both required before a student starts at an MPS school for the first time. Click the header for details.