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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.

Northern Illinois Food Bank's Mobile Pantry

If you don't have enough to eat, Northern Illinois Food Bank's Mobile Pantry can help. Food is free to low income neighbors in need. Please bring bags or boxes! Food is distributed on a first-come, first served basis, while supplies last. The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Winnebago High School on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 3:30-5:30. 

WHS NHS takes 1st in dodgeball tourney for Children's Safe Harbor

WHS Library Bracket Challenge

Michael A. won the WHS Library NCAA Bracket Challenge. Michael earned the most points on his bracket, beating out over 50 entries. Most impressive was that Michael picked all four final four teams, had Duke and Wisconsin in the Championship and picked Duke to win. Congratulations Michael! 

Mrs. Unger's first grade class welcomes their chicks

Mrs. Unger's Chicks Hatched

Student of the Week Honors Announced

Jean McNair Elementary School recognized students on Fri., Apr. 24, with Student of the Week honors.  Students are selected each week for demonstrating McNair PRIDE, which stands for Positive, Respectful, Integrity, Discipline and Educated.

Spring Picture Packages Sent Home

On Thurs., April 23, spring picture packages were sent home with students in grades 3-5.  Please return money and/or complete or partial picture packages to school by Fri., May 1.

Information for Senior Graduates of 2015

There will be a Senior class meeting on May 1st, 2015 at 12:20 pm in the afternoon in the WHS Gym for all graduating seniors. Information below will be passed out and discussed.

Spring Pictures Payment/Return by Monday, April 17

Simon Spring Pictures are going home Monday 4/20 or Tuesday 4/21 and money and/or unwanted pictures are due to the Simon office next Monday, April 27.

Student of the Week Recognized at Jean McNair Elementary School

Jean McNair Elementary students were recognized on Fri., April 17, 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.

Jean McNair Spring Chorus Concert May 19

Jean McNair will be holding a Spring Chorus Concert on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS Cafetorium.


Kid's Club 2015-16 Registration Night May 14

Winnebago Kid's Club will be holding their 2015-16 Registration Night on Thursday, May 14 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Simon cafeteria. Those we register that afternoon will receive $10 off their registration fee.

Jean McNair Spring Band Concert May 12

Jean McNair will hold a Spring Band Concert on Tuesday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS Cafetorium.

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