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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.

WMS eighth grade Career Day and Shadowing Information

Winnebago Middle School 8th Grade Career Day will take place on Thursday, April 20, a number of guest speakers representing many different careers will come in and talk with our students about many different career options. This exposure to various careers should help students explore more job opportunities and provide extra research for future endeavors.

WMS eighth grade heads to Great American May 30

Winnebago Middle School 8th grade class is taking a road trip. They will be heading off to the fun that awaits them at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. This fantastic trip will be on Tuesday, May 30. The students will leave WMS by charter coach at 8:15 a.m.. We will return by approximately 8 p.m. Please be prompt in picking up your child.

WMS Eighth Grade Promotion

Winnebago Middle School 8th grade promotion will be held on Thursday, May 25 at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. All awards will be presented at this ceremony. Students should arrive at 6:30 p.m. to line up.

WMS Rt. 72 Music Festival

Winnebago Middle School Chorus and Band students will be participating in the annual Rt. 72 Music Festival on Wednesday, April 12 at Byron Middle School. Specific details with transportation times will be coming home with your students. Admission for the event costs $2 for adults and $1 for students.

Jaen McNair Students choosen for the Young Artist Show at Rockford Art Museum

Jean McNair Elementary School Announces Student of the Week Honors

2017-2018 School Attendance Calendar

School Attendance Calendar for 2017-2018 school year.

WHS recognizes WHS Feb. Seniors of the Month

WHS recognizes Feb. P.R.I.D.E. students

No School April 14 and April 17 in observance of the Easter Holiday

No student and staff attendance Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17 in observance of the Easter Holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 18. School office will be closed. 

Spring Break March 27 - 31 - No School

No student and staff attendance Monday, March 27 -31 for Spring Break. Classes will resume April 3. School office will  be closed.

No student and staff attendance Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17 in observance of the Easter Holiday. Classes will resume Tuesday, April 18. School office will be closed. 

Jean McNair Spring Picture Day April 6

Jean McNair Spring Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 6. More information will be sent home soon.   

200 East McNair Road
Winnebago, IL 61088


Phone: 815.335.2336
Fax: 815.335.7548

Attendance Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.


Principal: Ronald Gruber
Asst. Principal: Daniel Lemke
Activities Director: Will Hartje
Academic Advisor: Dana Kline Students A-L
Academic Advisor: Jennifer Brenner Students M-Z
Nurse: Mary Kate Skaggs