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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.

Important Dates 2018-19 School Year

July 25 - WHS/WMS Sports Physicals

August 6 - First Day of WHS Football and Golf - Practice times TBD

August 8 - First Day of  WHS CC, Soccer and Volleyball Practice/Try Out Times TBD

August 16 - Kid's Club Registration at Dorothy Simon from 12 - 6 p.m. 

August 17 - Elementary Class List posted at Dorothy Simon and Jean McNair

Elementary Class List posted on August 17

Elementary class lists will be posted on Wednesday, August 17 on Dorothy Simon and Jean McNair doors.  

2018-2019 School Attendance Calendar

School Attendance Calendar for 2018-2019 school year.

Jean McNair Fifth Grade Students Named Presidential Award Winners

As the 2017-2018 school year comes to a close, Jean McNair Elementary School announces that 11 fifth grade students have been awarded the Presidential Excellence Award, while 21 fifth grade students have been awarded the Presidential Achievement Award.

Summer Meal Program Information

Summer Meal Program available to all families with children 18 and under when school is out for the summer. Call 800-359-2163 or text FoodIL to 877877 or visit Summer Meals Illinois for more information. 

Return Registration Packets to the box outside Winnebago High School

CUSD #323 registration packets for 2018-19 school year were be sent home with students on Monday, May 7.  We appreciate your efforts in returning the completed packets before the school year is over. Keep in mind that payments can be made at any time online or by sending a check to the school.

News from the WPL: Library Conduct Policy update

Winnovation Heads to World Championships in April

Winnebago School District is excited to share members of FRC Team 1625 Winnovation had a very exciting weekend at the North Star Robotics Competition in Minneapolis.

WMS and WHS Students participate in the Science Olympiad

Winnebago School students in grades 6th through 9th participated in the Illinois Science Olympiad Regional Tournament at Rock Valley College on March 10th.  Our team had an amazing time at the Regional competition and brought home eight top six finishes for medals.

2018-2019 School Attendance Calendar

Academic Advising

NEW:  Winnebago High School Academic Advising website.

*Make sure you are logged into Google Chrome or Drive to view the website.

WHS Snow Sculpture 2018

Winnebago High School students Kara W., William M., Alexandra L.,  Raymond F.

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

309 South Benton Street
Winnebago, Illinois 61088


Phone: 815.335.2318
Fax: 815.335.3127


Attendance Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Principal: Benjamin Hickerson
Nurses: Beth DeRango & Amanda Wishop