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Balloon Release at BENInspired Event 2012.

Winnebago CUSD #323 is proud to be the center of the Winnebago community. Throughout the history of our school district, the community has forged a strong relationship with our schools and its activities. Our students and staff our grateful for the support.

Our buildings are truly part of the community and we have programs that welcome residents to use the facilities and attend our programs.

Volunteering is also a partnership between Winnebago CUSD #323 and our residents. For information on volunteering contact any of our education centers.

FEE March Madness Dinner March 3

March Madness Fee Dinner tickets available now. March Madness will be held at Tebala Event Center, 7910 Newburg Rd, Rockford on Saturday, March 3 from 5 - 11 p.m. Come see The Gilligan's and support Winnebago Schools.    $100 ticket includes a dinner for two, live auction, games, raffles and $10,000 in cash giveaways.

Winnebago CUSD #323 Building-Bond referendum Information

On March 20, 2018, community members of Winnebago Community Unit School District #323 will vote on a building-bond referendum question, which focuses on critical items mandated by the Health/Life Safety process.

WHS students help support Lutheran High

WHS students help support Lutheran High

In dark times, any light is welcome. Winnebago High School’s senior officers know that well, so it should come as no surprise when tragedy struck Rockford Lutheran with the passing of student Payton Parrotte, they acted. With the help of advisors and the generous students attending WHS,

Annual DARE Graduation Ceremony

Jean McNair fifth graders participated in the Annual DARE Graduation night on January 20.

Jean McNair fifth graders participated in the Annual DARE Graduation ceremony on January 20. Students completed a 10 weeks of the DARE Program. Retired FBI Agent and State Representative Jim Sacia spoke at the event. Chloe W. was the 2016 Chief George Saladino memorial recipient. 

DARE program a success with help of PTO and Winnebago Lion's Club

A Big Thank You to the Winnebago Lions Club and the Winnebago PTO for being Co-sponsor for the Jean McNair DARE program.

A Big Thank You to the Winnebago Lion's Club and the Winnebago PTO for being Co-sponsor for the Jean McNair DARE program. DARE is Drug Abuse Resistance Education for Jean McNair 5th Grade students. CUSD #323 is one of only two schools in Northern Illinois that are lucky enough to still have this program up and running.

Winnebago PTO helps to improve Jean McNair Playground

On Tuesday, July 23 the Winnebago PTO dedicated the upgraded playground at McNair Elementary back to CUSD #323 as the finishing touches are being taken care of.  The PTO used funds that they have been saving for a great project like the playground.

Winnebago Activity Passes available in the WHS office

Family and Adult Activity passes are available to purchase in the Winnebago High School Office. Passes are not good for Middle School activities or IHSA or BNC sanctioned events.

PTO Meeting dates, Minutes and Agendas

The Winnebago PTO invites all parents/guardians and teachers of students in Early Childhood to fifth grade to attend monthly meetings. The first meeting is in September. Agendas for meetings are sent home with students in advance and will note the meeting location and time.

PTO Meeting Dates and Agendas. PTO Meetings are at 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room at Jean McNair.

PTO Fundraiser Information

The PTO is funded through the following fundraisers:

Volunteer Organizations

Winnebago PTO
Winnebago PTO purpose is to provide opportunities, which enhance the growth of each child and bring about a closer relationship between home and school. Through fundraising and family activities, we promote positive school/community relationships that enhance our children’s educational environment.

Winnebago Schools District Office

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago, IL 61088


Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574


Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Superintendent: Dr. John Schwuchow

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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