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Jean McNair students enjoy recess on a warm Fall Day Welcome to Winnebago CUSD #323

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Our core beliefs and values The following belief statements describe deeply held beliefs that influence our actions in Winnebago District 323:

  • We believe that children are the hope and future of our world; therefore our primary function is to educate all students for a successful future.
  • We believe that excellence is achieved through a rigorous and engaging curriculum and structured activities beyond the classroom.
  • We believe every child deserves quality teachers.
  • We believe measurement of progress is essential to achieve improvement.
  • We believe that teaching and learning flourish in a safe, clean, disciplined, and nurturing environment.
  • We believe that family, school, and community are vital partners in the learning process.
  • We believe that all individuals deserve respect and are responsible for their own actions.
  • We believe that we are responsible to our community to provide prudent fiscal management.

WHS students donate to Lock of Love to kick off Inspire to Change Week 2015

WHS students donate their hair to locks of love
WHS students donate their hair to Locks of Love to kick off Change to Inspire Change week 2015.

WHS Math Team placed 4th at the annual ICTM Regional Math competition

Jean McNair Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Max M., who will represent McNair at the Regional Spelling Bee.  Max correctly spelled the words absolutely and ashamed.  Congratulations, also, to Allyson Z., who is our runner-up.

On Wednesday afternoon, February 25, Jean McNair Elementary fifth graders competed in the local Spelling Bee to see who would be representing Jean McNair at the Regional Spelling Bee to be held on Wednesday evening, March 25, at Harlem High School.

Indians Head to Farmington For IHSA Class 2A Sectional

The Winnebago Indians Boys Basketball team will be heading to Farmington to compete in the IHSA 2A Sectionals on Tuesday, March 3.  The Indians advance after capturing the Regional Title vs Byron in a convincing 56-43 win at Winnebago.  This marks the Indians 2nd Regional Championship in a row and their 11th title in the last 14 years.

WHS gears up for Inspire Change Week 2015

For the past three years WHS students and staff participated in a Pay it Forward/Inspire Change Week during March. It stemmed from a desire to help students at WHS cope with the loss of their good friend Cole Trusler in December 2011 from a car accident, as well as another classmate, Ben Johnson who passed away in May of 2010 from Nueroblastoma, a childhood cancer.

Student of the Week Honored at Jean McNair Elementary School

Jean McNair Elementary students were recognized on Thurs., Feb. 26, with Student of the Week honors.  The students are selected based on demonstration of McNair Pride, putting forth exceptional effort in the classroom, or showing overall improvement in academics or behavior.

Senator Bivins stops by WHS and the Bot Shop

Senator Bivins stops by the Bot Shop

Coach Joe Murphy gets his 700th win

Congratulations to Coach Joe Murphy on his 700th win of his career!
Congratulations to Coach Joe Murphy on his 700th win of his WHS Basketball coaching career!

Robotics Team Welcomes Representative Stewart to the Bot Shop

Representative Stewart visited the Bot Shop.
Representative Stewart stopped by the Bot Shop for a tour and to talk with students.Pictured is Amanda B., Austynn E.and Coach Karen H.

Student of the Week Honored at Jean McNair Elementary School

Jean McNair Elementary students were recognized on Friday, Feb. 20, with Student of the Week honors.  The students are selected based on demonstration of McNair Pride, putting forth exceptional effort in the classroom, or showing overall improvement in academics or behavior.

WMS Spelling Bee Finalists

Congratulations to the Winnebago Middle School's Spelling Bee finalists Maia P. and Leigha D. Mia took first place by correctly spelling the word "cinnamon". Leigha was the runner-up.

Congratulations to the Winnebago Middle School's Spelling Bee finalists Mia P. and Leigha D. Maia took first place by correctly spelling the word "cinnamon". Leigha was the runner-up.

Nice job, Ladies. Maia moves on to the Regional Spelling Bee at Harlem High School on Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm. Good luck, Maia!!

From the Jean McNair Nurse’s desk...

In 2013, the state of Illinois joined several other states in passing Erin’s Law.  Erin’s Law requires schools to provide age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education to students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.