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HS Faculty promoting changing failure 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.

Winnebago High School Parent Teacher Conferences October 25 and 26

Winnebago High School Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 24 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday October 25 from 1 - 7:30 p.m.

Please call 815-335-2336 or email Laurie Speers to schedule an appointment.

WHS Students and Teachers Traveled to Mexico this Summer

Parent Teacher Conferences October 24-25 and No Student Attendance October 25-26

Winnebago School District #323 will hold Parent Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, October 24 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Students will be in attendance on October 24 with Early Release at 1 p.m with lunch being served.

WMS Halloween Dance October 31

Winnebago Middle School Halloween Dance Wednesday, October 31. Reminder to parents: Students are not allowed to leave and come back for the dance. They have to stay after school, and the dance will be over at 5 p.m.

Costumes are allowed for the Halloween Dance but students cannot wear them to school. They will have to change at school before the dance starts.

Winnebago Middle School FAST Activities

FAST held their first meeting in September. A number of events were planned. FAST would like for you to join them at their meetings on the  second Monday of the month.

Volunteers are still needed for Rec Night Friday, November 30. Please contact the school office if you can help that night: 815.335.2364.

Mark your calendar for

Winnebago Middle School Book Fair October 19 - 25

The whole school is excited about our upcoming Book Fair. An amazing selection of books is headed our way! At the Book Fair you will find the latest and finest titles for kids, as well as books of interest to parents.

Jean McNair "Dot" Display


The dots in this display were paper plates painted by every student at Jean McNair. Their project was based on the book, "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds which has a theme of "Just make a mark, and see where it takes you."

Winnebago Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with individual teachers. There is also a second date for Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 25 from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

iBelong Comes to Jean McNair Elementary School

Winnebago Adopt a Family Program Change

This 2018-2019 school year, Adopt-a-Family will hold weekly program sign-up for families in need of a little help for the holidays.  Instead of paperwork being sent home to families, families will need to come to Simon Elementary to sign-up for the program. 

Jean McNair Food Allergy Information

Food allergies are a growing concern in schools across America. Millions of children - children who are perfectly healthy and normal in every other way – must watch every single bite they eat, or risk suffering a severe or even life threatening reaction. In fact, food allergies claim over 200 lives and are responsible for over 30,000 emergency room visits each year.

Jean McNair Pick up and Drop Off Information

In order to improve building security, Jean McNair will no longer be offering drop off and pick up in the back of the building.  ALL students will enter the building either through the gym doors or the front entrance at the beginning of the day and they will exit the same way.  

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: Katie McKinney
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.