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.

Welcoming Interim Principal Kristi Ward

I am writing to share with you that Principal La Shawn Ray will be leaving Keewaydin to become an Associate Superintendent for Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS). Principal Kelly Wright will remain principal at Wenonah, and Principal Kristi Ward is being hired as the interim principal at Keewaydin for the 2019-20 school year. We recognize this will be a big change for some of you.

We are excited to welcome Principal Kristi Ward back to MPS. Principal Ward most recently served as an Equity Programming Principal for Shakopee Public Schools. Prior to that, she was a leader and teacher in schools throughout MPS for more than 22 years. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Keewaydin and is committed to supporting students, families and staff through the transition.

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School Supply Lists 2019-20

Here are lists for the 2019-2020 School Year. Please bring items to Open House Night, Thursday, August 29 @ Keewaydin 4-5:30 p.m., @ Wenonah 4:30-6 p.m.

Grades K-2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7-8

Free Summer Meals

The Summer Food Service Program provides children nutritious meals during summer vacation. Times and types of meals served (breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner) vary by site and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Open House & 1st Day of School

Save the date for Open House at LNCS for next school year on Thursday, August 29! Open House is a great opportunity for families to: meet teachers/staff and visit your classrooms, complete important paperwork needed for our school and to ensure Title 1 funding for our programming, drop off school supplies and tour our campuses. Each Principal will deliver a Welcome Back address which will include the State of Our School and important Title 1 information for families.

  • Keewaydin’s Open House will be from 4-5:30pm and Principal Ray’s Welcome Back Address will be at 5pm in the Auditorium.
  • Wenonah’s Open House will be from 4:30-6pm and Principal Wright’s Welcome Back Address will be at 5:45pm.

The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Tuesday, September 3. The first day of school for Kindergarten is Thursday, September 5

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.

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.