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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.

NEW WHS Academic Advising Website

New for the 2017-2018 school year WHS Academic Advisement Office has a new website which contains college information, financial aid, scholarships and more.  You can access the site by clicking on the link below.

WHS Academic Advisement Website 

Early Dismissal October 25 and No Student Attendance and October 25 - 26

Winnebago Schools will have Early Dismissal on Wednesday, October 25 due to a School Improvement afternoons. Lunch will be served. 

Parent's Night Out September 29

 Friday, September 29, is the date of our first ever Parents Night Out, PBIS school fundraiser.  For a flat $15.00 per child, $10.00 for each additional child ($35.00 maximum), school staff will provide supervision, activities and food for your children in grades 3-5 and their siblings in grades K-2 from 6pm-10pm so parents may enjoy some time to themselves. 

Jean McNair Newsletter 2017- 2018

The 2017-2019 school year is off to a great start. Jean McNair's monthly newsletters are available here for access to Jean McNair news at your fingertips.  

Please look for monthly updates, or as news happens.

Important information for Jean McNair Parents

Please plan ahead of time with your child whether you’ll drop off and/or pick up students along the sidewalks in the front OR back of the building.  Behind the school, you can pull right up to the back door and in front of the school, you should pull right up past the front doors to Jean McNair to the northeast corner of the building. 

Early Dismissal Wedenday, September 27

Winnebago School District will have Early Dismissal on Wednesday, September 27. Lunch will be served. 

  • Dorothy Simon 12:40 p.m. Dismissal
  • Jean McNair/WMS/WHS 1 pm.m Dismissal 


Elementary Conferences October 25 - 26

Elementary conferences this fall are scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, from 4-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 26 from 1-7:30 p.m. 

Please note that Wednesday, October 25, there is early dismissal due to a School Improvement afternoons

WHS Homecoming 2017

Enjoy the Winnebago Homecoming Parade, Class Games, and Bonfire! The Parade will start at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, followed by the Class Games and the Bonfire. Class Games are held on the Football Field.

Winnebago Athletics Information

Click the link for all your Winnebago Athletics information. First day of practice, picture schedule and much more.

5K Color run a Success

The first annual 5K Color run volunteers.

The first annual 5K Color run volunteers. Thank you to all of the runners and volunteers that helped make the day a success.

2017-2018 School Attendance Calendar

School Attendance Calendar for 2017-2018 school year.

Jean McNair St. Jude Math-a-Thon

This year, Jean McNair fourth graders are showing that they can make a difference by participating in the St. Jude Math-A-Thon.  All money raised will benefit the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  St. Jude treats children who are battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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

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.