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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.

Dorothy Simon Fall Picture Day September 24

Dorothy Simon Fall Picture Day will be held on Thursday, September 24 starting at 8:30 a.m. 

More information to come home with your student.  

Dorothy Simon News from PE

Attention Parents. Do you have extra shoes that your child has grown out of? Would you be willing to donate them? Dorothy Simon PE could use those shoes as loaners for students who forget theirs during the school year. Any donations could be sent with your child or turned into the Dorothy Simon office, and are greatly appreciated. Thanks,

Dorothy Simon Back to School Night and Open House September 10

Thursday, September 10, Dorothy Simon will host their Back to School Picnic and Open House.  The picnic, sponsored by our PTO, will be from 5 - 6 p.m.  The building will be open from 6 - 7:30 p.m. that evening in order to visit classrooms and tour the building.

Jean McNair Book Fair August 28 - September 4

Jean McNair will be hosting their annual Book Fair August 28 - September 4 with a special activities on September 3 during Back to School Night. 

Shopping hours are 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. and 6 - 7:30 p.m on September 3.

Jean McNair Drop off and Pick Up

As of Thursday, August 27  if you are bringing your child to Jean McNair school you may drop them off at either the front or back doors and students should not enter the building before 7:30 a.m.

WMS FAST Meeting Second Monday of the Month

FAST meetings offer a chance for parents/guardians to stay updated on WMS activities, help plan some events and meet with the Middle School Administration. Their meetings last for about an hour usually right after the PTO meetings. FAST helps to plan events such as: Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Father Daughter Dance, Mother Son Bowling, etc. No dues, no big commitments.

CUSD #323 New policy for WHS Football Games

Winnebago CUSD #323 classes and activities are starting with new opportunities and new policies. With the first home high school football game this weekend, August 29 at 3 p.m. please keep in mind one of our new policies.

WMS Monthly Parent Newsletter

Please click HERE for the current monthly calendar and school newsletter.

Important Jean McNair Elementary School News

Thursday, September 3, is the date for our Back to School Picnic and Open House.  The picnic, sponsored by our PTO, will be from 5 - 6 p.m.  The building will be open from 6 - 7:30 p.m. that evening in order to visit classrooms, tour the building and to stop by our Scholastic Book Fair.

Dorothy Simon 2015-16 Important Dates

2015-16 Important Dates for Dorothy Simon

Kids Club Dates of Service for the 2015-16 School Year

Kids Club services will begin on Wednesday, August 26. For a list of all available service dates for the 2015-16 school year, please use the link below:

 Kids Club Service Dates for 2015-16 School Year 

U.S. News 2015 Best High Schools Badge

Best High Schools Bronze 2015

U.S. News and World Report displays where Winnebago CUSD ranks with other High Schools in Illinois as well as how we rank nationally. Click the graphic to see the details. 


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