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Lake Nokomis Community - Keewaydin Campus

Address: 5209 - 30th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55417
Grades: 3-8
Principal: Lashawn Ray
Hours: 9:40 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.4670
Fax: 612.668.4680
Email: Lashawn.Ray@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: lakenokomis.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: Art • Media Technology • Physical Education • Spanish World Language • Band • English Learner Program • ASD (Autism) • AVID • Student Leadership • Student of the Month • History Day • Before and After-School Programs • Walking Club • After School Athletics

  • Keewaydin and Wenonah together comprise one school on two campuses, with kindergarten through second grade at Wenonah and third through eighth grades at Keewaydin
  • Highly motivated and skilled faculty, experienced in working with diverse students, support each child's individual needs
  • 21st-century technology to maximize teaching and student achievement
  • Participation in annual Spelling Bee, Poetry Slam, History Day, Debate Team, Chess Club, Double Dutch Team
  • Active PTA and Site Advisory Council
  • GEMS and GISE programs
  • Developmental Designs and Second Step program for all students to learn and practice social skills with peers and adults
  • Community partnerships including Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Augsburg College, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Star Base, Nokomis East Neighborhood Association, Crosstown Covenant Church, KBEM, VH1, Minnesota VA and Oxendale's Market
  • Fresh food including daily hot lunch, salad bar, and daily fruit or vegetable snack
  • Strong health and wellness focus with many school-wide activites to support movement before, during, and after school
  • Daily recess for all grades 3-8
  • Annual Poetry Slam & Talent Show

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Our middle grades program supports students in their preparation for high school. Teachers demand high levels of cognitive engagement every day. Our middle grades students take four core classes: mathematics, science, social studies and language arts. Students also have the opportunity to take AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), world language, reading enrichment or advanced math and all have art, health, and physical education throughout the year. Our teachers are committed to working with these vibrant young people to help them discover and explore interests while focusing on high-level academic content.

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Community Education and ALC (Area Learning Center), math and reading support, jazz band, choir, athletics, debate, chess club, Youth Inc. tutoring, MFAC Athletic Association in conjunction with Keewaydin Park, soccer, cooking club, art, Lego robotics, and service learning.

What we look like:
Student Race School District
Native American 4 % 4 %
African American 25 % 36 %
Asian American 3 % 6 %
Hispanic American 19 % 20 %
White American 49 % 34 %

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 12 % 24 %
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 52 % 63 %
Receive Special Education Services 15 % 14 %
5209 - 30th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55417

Academic Opportunities

  • STEM Pathway School
  • Band
  • English Language Learner Program
  • History Day
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Physical Education
  • Service Learning
  • Visual Arts
  • World Language (Spanish)

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • School Store
  • Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Gise in Science Engineering and Math (GISE)
  • School Newspaper
  • Student Council
  • Middle School Sports
  • Chess Club
  • Double Dutch
  • Debate 
  • Math Club
  • Tutoring
  • Yearbook
  • AVID Club
  • Service Learning

Family and Student Support

  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Quarterly Report Cards
  • Screen Free Nights
  • PTA
  • Site Advisory Council
  • Student Leadership
  • Tutoring

School Information

  • Enthusiatic Supportive Staff
  • Math and Literacy specialists for all grades
  • Two Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection and Smart Boards in Every Classroom
  • Elementary and middle grades Science Labs

Please contact Nagashia.Jackson@mpls.k12.mn.us, Web Site Administrator,
for any questions/concerns you have about information posted on this site.