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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 Snow Sculpture 2018

WHS Snow Sculpting

Jean McNair Elementary Announces Student of the Week Honors

Early Dismissal January 31

Early release Wednesday, January 31 for a School Improvement day. Lunch will be served

  • Dorothy Simon dismissed at 12:50 p.m.
  • Jean McNair, WMS and WHS dismissed at 1 p.m.  

Jean McNair Parent Teacher Confernces Febraury 15

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Thursday evening, February 15, from 4-7:30 p.m. (students are in attendance all day on this day).  Due to the limited amount of available time for these conferences, teachers will not be able to meet with everyone. 

Coming Soon: 2018-2019 Kindergarten Pre-enrollment

Winnebago PE Students rank as some of the best in the State of Illinois

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) has required all school districts in the State of Illinois to begin fitness testing in four areas for 3 -12th graders. The four areas are aerobic capacity, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. 

No School February 16 and February 19

No School for Winnebago students on Friday, February 16 due to a School Improvement Day. No School for Winnebago Staff and Students on Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents Day Holiday. All school offices will be closed.

Classes will resume Tuesday, February 20. 

Simon Cafeteria Volunteers Wanted

WHS announces November Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School November Seniors of the Month! Our two winners, Betsy C. and Ivan V., were drawn from a group of 19 nominated Seniors that were chosen by WHS staff. All of the nominees--Lauryn S., McKenzie D., Betsy C., Alex L., Ben O., Abby O’R., Paige H., Andrew M., Ben H.,

WHS announces Nov. PRIDE students

Illinois 5Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions Survey

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is pleased to announce the sixth administration of the 5Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions for the 2017-2018 school year.   

Winnebago School District Veteran's Day Program


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: Benjamin Hickerson
Nurses: Beth DeRango & Amanda Wishop

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.