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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.

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.

District Wide Art Show and PTO Basket Raffle May 7

Winnebago's Art Department is holding their annual District Wide Art Show on May 7 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Winnebago student's art will be on display in the WHS gym. Winnebago PTO will also be holding their Annual Basket Raffle in the gym.

Tickets can be purchased for the Basket Raffle at the event. Students can also earn tickets by donating items to their classroom basket. 

2015-16 Registration Packets will be sent home May 1

Winnebago School District #323 2015-16 Registration packets will be sent home with students on Friday,  May 1.

3,400 books donated to Crusader Clinic

During the month of March, students and staff in the Winnebago School District participated in a Gently Used Book Drive for Crusader Clinic. Winnebago High School made the book drive a main focus during their annual “Inspire Change” week.

WMS 7th grade Asian Food/Culture Day

7th grade culutral day
 WMS 7th grade students, Joselin H.,  Kennedy H.,  Hannah B.,  Avery P.,  Flynne S.  are enjoying  the cultural celebration.

Winnebago NHS inducts new members

The Winnebago Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony at WHS on Sunday, April 12th. The National Honor Society is a national organization with local chapters in most high schools and is sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

WHS PRIDE students for March

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School March P.R.I.D.E. Students of the Month! Our four grand prize winners: Andrea W., Chanler E., Alexa S., and Hassan J. were drawn from a group of 5 nominated students that were chosen by WHS staff.

WHS recognizes March Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School March Seniors of the Month! Our two winners, Ben L. and Gracie C. were drawn from a group of 4 nominated Seniors that were chosen by WHS staff.

WMS Donuts with Dad

Dan L & Evan S. Donuts with Dad

407 North Elida Road
Winnebago, IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2364
Fax: 815.335.1437

Attendance Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Principal: Cathy Finley
Asst. Principal: Patrick Brûlé
Activities Director: Will Hartje
Student Advisor: Julie Anderson
Nurse: Mary Kate Skaggs