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

Our attendance centers include

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.

Holiday Concerts

CUSD #323 Holiday Concerts:

WHS Art students window paint for the holidays

Four Winnebago High School art students; Kwaleja C., Mitch H., Lauren W. and Allison K., have been working hard at the Bocker Car dealership in Freeport participating in their annual holiday window painting contest.

WHS Art Students

WMS Annual Christmas Tea December 15

Winnebago Middle School's Annual Christmas Tea will be held on Monday, December 15 from 7:50 a.m. -  2:45 p.m. in the WMS school's Learning Center. All students will have the opportunity to participate in this holiday event during their PE class period.

Jean McNair Fifth graders graduate from the DARE Program

Jean McNair Fifth graders Graduate from the DARE Program

WMS December Parent Newsletter

Please click here for the WMS December Parent Newsletter for information on special dates, events and news.

Student of the Week Honored at Jean McNair Elementary School

The following students were recently recognized with Student of the Week honors for the week of Nov. 17.  Congratulations to Riley S., Christian P., Marley H., Xavier H., Hailee T., Isabelle B., Mia S., Alisyn C., Parker R., Ryne N., Chloe W., Amanda G., Caleb L., Kyra S., Caleb L., Renee R., Natalie H., Jadeyn S., Mya E., Marcos E., and Mannix F.

Middle School Girl's Basketball Registration Now Open!

Online registration for girl's basketball is now open and can be reached at https://winnebago.8to18.com/accounts/login.  If this is your child's third sport for the 2014-15 school year, please contact the athletic department to receive a discount code for the registration.  

WHS Library celebrates the release of Mockingjay: Part One

The WHS Library celebrated the highly anticipated release of the third installment of the Hunger Games Trilogy on the big screen, Mockingjay Part One on Friday, November 20. During the announcements each morning students would listen to a Mockingjay trivia question read by Mr. Mulvain.

Jean McNair forms a new group called Friends against Bullying

Jean McNair students formed a new group at the school called Friends against Bullying.

CUSD #323 Golden Apple Nominees

Congratulations to Winnebago CUSD #323 teachers Mrs. Erb, Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Weber on their Golden Apple nominations. The teachers were honored at a reception last week. Good luck to you in your next steps of the process!

Stuffed Animal Collection

Wanted: New Stuffed Animals of any size, by Thursday, December 4.  Fifth Grade Chorus of Jean McNair Elementary is collecting new stuffed animals through Thursday, December 4. Drop off at McNair Office, or Simon or McNair Music Room. All stuffed animals will be given to organizations to distribute to needy children, just in time for Christmas!

Families enjoyed Dorothy Simon Reading Night

Dorothy Simon Reading Night

309 South Benton Street
Winnebago, Illinois 61088


Phone: 815.335.2318
Fax: 815.335.3127


Attendance Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Principal: Frank Mandera
Nurses: Beth DeRango & Trish Lightfoot