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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.

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WMS Annual Christmas Tea

WMS Christmas Tea

Christmas Elves are busy in Mr. Belden's fifth grade class

Christmas workshop as begun in Mr. Belden's fifth grade class.The students could choose a birdhouse, a tool box or a Christmas tree to build. Students are building their own Christmas projects all week.

Christmas Workshop

Jean McNair fourth graders partcipate in "Operation Christmas Child."

Operation Christmas 

Student of the Week Honored

The following students were recently recognized at Jean McNair Elementary School with Student of the Week honors for the week of December 8.

Early Dismissal on December 19

There will Early Dismissal for CUSD #323 students on Friday, December 19 at 1 p.m.Lunch will be served. Winter  break will be  December 22, 2015 thru January 2. Classes will resume January 5, 2015. All school office will be closed during break. 

No School December 22 - January 2

Winter break for CUSD #323 students and staff will be December 22, 2015  - January 2, 2015. All school offices will be closed. Classes will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Student of the Week Honors Celebrated

The following students were recognized with Student of the Week honors at Jean McNair Elementary School for the week of Dec. 1.  Congratulations to Katie E., Rowan C., Matisyn G., Eli V., Auberie G., Ethan B., Leah M., Sophia B., Dylan L., Jackson L., Troy B., Nathan L., Qwinten G., Lindsay W., Corey B., Ilaina I., Gabriel K., Xavier H., Carlson F., and Rylan A.  Not pictured: Catherine M.

Dorothy Simon Art Room in needs of some supplies

The Dorothy Simon art room is in need of some items you may already have at home.

  • greeting cards
  • socks (unmatched or holey are fine)
  • empty frosting containers
  • scraps of wrapping paper

WHS recognizes P.R.I.D.E. students for November

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School November P.R.I.D.E. Students of the Month!  Our four grand prize winners, Annabelle M., Malik M., Ben H. and Kelsey S. were drawn from a group of 38 nominated students that were chosen by WHS staff. 

F.A.B. (Friends Against Bullying) At Jean McNair

Six fifth graders at Jean McNair Elementary School have formed a student run anti-bullying club at Jean McNair this year. Studies have shown that bullying can be reduced by 50%, if a school anti-bullying club is formed. These students organize different activities throughout the year to help with bullying in our school.  

WHS recognizes November Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School November Seniors of the Month! Our two winners, Abby B. and Cameron H., were drawn from a group of 11 nominated Seniors that were chosen by WHS staff.

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