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Wenonah's Power Is Out - 6/11

The power is out at Wenonah this morning. 

School will continue today for both in-person and distance learning students. Classes can continue as normal in many ways, and students are safe.

Wenonah’s landline phones are not working, and neither are our door buzzers. If you need to reach the school, please call Ms. Jennifer Frisbie at 612-568-3788.


Wenonah School Supply Lists

Here are your list to help you prepare for the 2021-22 school year:

Kindergarten School Supply List
1st Grade School Supply List


Wenonah Open House 2021-2022

Save the Date! Thursday, September 2, 4:30-6pm. Open House is a great opportunity for families to meet teachers/staff, complete important paperwork, and drop off school supplies.



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


Updated LNCS Keewaydin School Health & Safety Plan for return to In-Person Learning Grades 3-8

LNCS Keewaydin School Health & Safety Plan



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!


LNCS Health & Safety Plans

As LNCS prepares for return to in-person learning, we wanted to share with you our Health and Safety Plan.  Here you will find up yo date information around what to expect when returning to school.  If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us.  We are looking forward to welcoming your child back to school and continuing to support the students who remain in distance learning! 

Keewaydin Health & Safety Plan

Wenonah Health & Safety Plan



Wenonah In-person Learning Presentation

We are asking that every family who is returning in-person view this presentation about how to prepare for the first day. Please pay special attention to these routines you are asked to follow:

  • Complete an At-Home Health Screening every morning
  • What to Pack
  • New Morning Drop-Off Routines
  • New Afternoon Parent Pick-Up Routines



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.