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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.

ISBE announces changes in PARCC testing for 2015-16

The Illinois State Board of Education has announced changes to the PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) testing that will be given to WHS students in 2015-16.  The total testing time has been reduced from over 11 hours to less than 10, and the total number of testing sessions has been reduced by 1/3.

Congratulations to the WHS Baseball program on receiving the Sportsmanship Award

Members of the White Pines Officials Association recently recognized Coach Ron Adams and members of the 2014-15 baseball team, as the top sportsmanship school in Northwestern Illinois for the 2015 season.

WHS and WMS Sport Registration Information

Fall sports season is right around the corner, so that means it is time to get registered. Click here to register. Registration has moved to a different process and payment method in hopes of making it easier on you, the user.

Simon Elementary Important Dates for the Start of the 2015-16 School Year

Kid’s Club Registration at Dorothy Simon Elementary 12 - 6 p.m. - August 20

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 

Winnebago CUSD #323 Summer Office Hours - June 10 - August 6, 2015

Winnebago CUSD  #323 office hours for the summer are as follows.

Winnebago High School Office 

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. 


WMS Career on Wheels

Career on Wheels

Winnebago Middle School hosted their annual Career on Wheels. The Winnebago County Coroner, two  Winnebago County Sheriff's Department K9 Officers, and the WREX morning news crew attended the event.

Hunter B Is Principal for the Day for May 15

Congratulations to Hunter B. for earning to be Principal for the Day at Simon Elementary on Friday, May 15. His days duties included reading to classes, recess supervision, and making sure everyone can learn. 

WMS 8th grade undefeated Girls Basketball Team takes First in Rt. 72 Conference

WMS 8th grade undefeated Girls Basketball Team takes First in Rt. 72 Conference

The Winnebago Middle School 8th grade girls basketball team finished their season 14-0. Conference champions and Rt. 72 conference tourney champions.

Winnovation Qualifies for Championship Event

Winnovation Qualifies for Championship Event

Jean McNair Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Max M., who will represent McNair at the Regional Spelling Bee.  Max correctly spelled the words absolutely and ashamed.  Congratulations, also, to Allyson Z., who is our runner-up.

On Wednesday afternoon, February 25, Jean McNair Elementary fifth graders competed in the local Spelling Bee to see who would be representing Jean McNair at the Regional Spelling Bee to be held on Wednesday evening, March 25, at Harlem High School.


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