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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.

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!!

Senior Service Day at WHS on Tuesday March 3

On Tuesday, March 3 WHS Seniors will be participating in our annual Senior Service Day.  Students will complete their service hours at the Rockford Rescue Mission, Northern Illinois Food Bank, Village of Winnebago, Winnebago Public Library, and Winnebago Park District.

ACT Testing at Winnebago High School on March 3

Winnebago High School 9th, 10th and 11th grade will be taking the ACT test on Tuesday, March 3.  9th and 10th grade students will be taking a practice ACT, while 11th grade students will be taking the actual ACT with college reportable scores. Testing will begin at 7:50 a.m. and be finished around noon.  Students will resume afternoon classes following testing.

No School February 27

No School for Winnebago staff and students on Friday, February 27. All school offices will be closed. Classes will resume on Monday, March 2.

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.  

Student of the Week Honored at Jean McNair Elementary School

The following students were recognized on Fri., Feb. 6, with Student of the Week honors.  These students are recognized for demonstrating McNair Pride, showing improvement in academics and/or behavior, or putting forth exceptional effort in everyday work.

WHS Seniors of the Month for January

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School January Seniors of the Month! Our two winners, Noah W., and Tess H. were drawn from a group of 5 nominated Seniors that were chosen by WHS staff.