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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.

Jean McNair forms a new group called Friends against Bullying

Jean McNair students formed a new group at the school called Friends against Bullying.

CUSD #323 Golden Apple Nominees

Congratulations to Winnebago CUSD #323 teachers Mrs. Erb, Mrs. Mitchell and Mrs. Weber on their Golden Apple nominations. The teachers were honored at a reception last week. Good luck to you in your next steps of the process!

Fifth Grade Students Complete the DARE Program

Fifth grade students at Jean McNair Elementary recently completed the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program.  Their hard work will be recognized with a graduation ceremony on Monday evening, November 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the WHS cafetorium.

Stuffed Animal Collection

Wanted: New Stuffed Animals of any size, by Thursday, December 4.  Fifth Grade Chorus of Jean McNair Elementary is collecting new stuffed animals through Thursday, December 4. Drop off at McNair Office, or Simon or McNair Music Room. All stuffed animals will be given to organizations to distribute to needy children, just in time for Christmas!

Families enjoyed Dorothy Simon Reading Night

Dorothy Simon Reading Night

Student of the Week Recognized at Jean McNair Elementary School

The following students were recognized with Student of the Week honors for the week of November 10.  Congratulations to Cody K., Anelise M., Cole N., Isabelle B., Van R., Auberie G., Ashley W., Ella P., Philip W., Gannon B., Lucas L., Caleb L., Nathan L., Francisco B., Neva C., Bailey G., Macy P., Carolyn D., Jamie M., and Makenzie S.

B&N Bookfair Dec. 7 for WMS and WHS Libraries

Save the Date! The WHS and WMS Libraries are hosting their annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair on Sunday, December 7 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Cherryvale Mall. 

WMS Student Council and WHS National Honor Society members will be working the bookfair at the welcome table, holiday crafts with kids and free gift wrap. 

Events during the bookfair are as follows:

No School November 26-28

Winnebago CUSD #323 students and staff will not be in attendance November 26 - 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All schools and offices will be closed.

Classes and offices will resume on Monday, December 1.

Jean McNair Elementary School Honors Veterans Day

Jean McNair Elementary School Honors Veterans Day

WHS October PRIDE students of the month

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School October P.R.I.D.E. Students of the Month!

WHS October Seniors of the Month

Congratulations to the Winnebago High School October Seniors of the Month!

Winnebago High School Robotics Team Tours NASA Robotics Facility in Texas

Last July, Scott Rippetoe, coach of Texas Torque Robotics Team, issued a half-joking invitation to Scott Hill, coach of Winnovation Robotics Team, to compete at their off-season competition in Houston on November 8. Little did anyone know that quick note would turn into an amazing trip for 19 high school students.

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