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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.

Winnebago School District and Bryden Ford partner for a new Driver's Ed car

Winnebago School District would like to thank Bryden Ford, of Durand, for their partnership with Winnebago Schools and Drivers Education.

Winnebago Schools and local organizations give back to families in need

Winnebago Schools were able to help over 30 families in the district this year.  Thanksgiving and Christmas food and presents were provided to the families.

Tiffany Weber is 1 of 20 finalist for the Golden Apple Award

WHS Chorus to sing on local TV channels

In early December, the Winnebago High School Chorale was blessed with opportunity to record three selections for Sounds of the Holidays. Seven area high schools were invited to the Coronado to record holiday themed music which WTVO and its affiliate networks then broadcast in the days leading up to Christmas. This is the second year that the choir has been invited to do this.

Student of the Week Recognized at Jean McNair Elementary School

Student of the Week honors were just announced at Jean McNair Elementary for the week of Dec. 15.

Check out eReading options through the Winnebago Public Library

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.

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.

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