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Jean McNair students enjoy recess on a warm Fall Day Welcome to Winnebago CUSD #323

Our attendance centers include

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.

Important Reminder for Parent Drop Off at Simon Elementary

Simon Parent Drop Off in the Morning (7:35-8:05) - Car Riders

Parents please keep to these 3 items for your child's safety
while dropping off in the morning.

1. Keep a single line of traffic when dropping your child off in
the morning.

2. Have your child exit the car on the passenger side of the

Kids Club Services Start Wednesday, August 24

Kids Club sessions will start on Wednesday, August 24 for before and after-school services. Please go to the Kids Club information page about payment information and hours. 

WHS Commemorative Tree Park Planting set for Sept 24th: Order Form Info

A planting date has been set for September 24th, 2016 for the WHS Commemorative Tree Park. Please see the attached flier and order form to submit to the WHS Athletic Office prior to the planting date.  


Jean McNair Elementary School Gears Up for Another School Year

Students in grades third thru fifth grade will return to Jean McNair Elementary School on Wednesday, August 24, with a full-day of student attendance, where lunch will also be served.  Students will be dismissed at 3:05 p.m. on that day.

Important dates to make note of are as follows:

2016-2017 School Attendance Calendar

The school calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.


WHS & WMS Fall Sports Practice Dates and Times

Click the link below for WMS and WHS Fall Sports dates and practices.

Meeting August 29 for WHS Students interested in Theater

There will be a meeting immediately after school in the WHS library on Monday, August 29 for any students interested in participating in a theater production during the 2016-2017 school year.  Students should direct any questions to Mr. Gruber.

Main Campus Transportation Drop Off and Pick Up Map

Reminder for the 2016-17 School Year of the Transportation Pick Up and Drop off procedure at the main campus. These procedures are in place to keep students, parents and drivers safe. 

Dorothy Simon Elementary Back to School Open House - September 8

We welcome all  parents and students to Dorothy Simon's Annual Back to School Cook Out and Open House on Thursday, September 8.

Important Dates for 2016-17 School Year

Important dates for the 2016-17 school year. 

WMS Career on Wheels

Winnebago Middle School sixth grade students listened to various careers on wheels. Lonnies Carpet Max, Winnebago County Corner, Schwan's Driver, WREX TV Morning crew and Winnebago Police Department educated WMS sixth graders on their career choice. 

WHS Welcomes New National Honor Society Members


The Winnebago Chapter of the National Honor Society held its annual induction ceremony at WHS on Sunday, May 1.

407 North Elida Street
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