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

Watch Wenonah and Keewaydin Virtual Open Houses

In early January our campuses held virtual Open Houses for prospective families. Plese watch the recordings below to to learn more about each of our LNCS Campuses, get a video tour, meet staff and families, and listen to the Q & A.

  • Wenonah (Grades K-1): Watch a recording of our Virtual Open House! Contact Wenonah Family Liaison Jill Kilibarda at with any questions. 
  • Keewaydin (Grades 2-5): Watch a recording of our Virtual Open House coming soon! Contact Keewaydin Family Liaison Charleine Williams at with any questions.
School Messenger

As we head into the winter weather season, you can stay on top of school closures and other Keewaydin information.  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.

Wenonah Art Classes Win Poster Contest

Congratulations to Wenonah’s 1st and 2nd grade art classes for winning the MPS poster contest for American Indian Awareness & Family Involvement Week! Ms. Krowez taught students that Minneapolis and the surrounding area is in Dakhóta Makhóčhe, the Dakota Homeland. Students looked at James Autio's Beshwaji'awesiinh painting of Anishinaabe doodem, or clan symbol animals. We learned that these animals represent each clan and their important role in their community. We connected how all students at Wenonah are important to our community. Students represented that by drawing an animal they feel connected to. Then Rms 107, 109, and 114 worked collaboratively to arrange screen captures of our community's artwork in a Jamboard poster.

Read the Weekly News/School Messages

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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 feel free to view our State of the School Presentation. It is filled with valuable information about LNCS Keewaydin.

If there are any questions or concerns after viewing this presentation. Please contact Charleine Williams. charleine.williams 

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.