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Winchester Schools

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  • School Board Election Information

    We have four (4) school board seats up for the April 6, 2021 election.  Here are the links to key dates, election info, etc.  If you are interested in becoming a School Board member, we encourage you to review the information and complete the packet to be considered during the election.  The School Board provides leadership to our local schools, staff, students, and community.  All packets must be picked up at the County Clerk's Office in Winchester.







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  • NHS Veteran's Day - 2020


            Veterans Day Program 2020.pdf


        Open the above document to get the link for the YouTube playlist that includes the 2020 Veterans Day Programs for K-5th and 6-12th grades and the full-length interviews the National Honor Society conducted with the following local veterans.



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  • Christmas Parade 2020


    Once again, the WHS Key Club (formerly Leadership Group), in conjunction with the Winchester Civic Group’s “Christmas on the Square,” is presenting a Christmas parade and we are inviting you to create and enter a float or other parade entry to kick off the holiday season! 


    When: Saturday, December 5th

    Line-up (Scott Co. Fairgrounds): 5:00 pm; parade begins at 6:00 pm  

    Entry Fee: $30, all proceeds will be split between the Winchester Historical Society and Ministerial Association. Please make checks payable to WHS.

    Requirements: Entries must include a minimum of 100 lights


    Please return entry forms to WHS (Attn: Key Club) at the following address by 12/1/20:

    200 West Cross Street   Winchester, Illinois 62694


    **COVID-19 Restrictions prevent us hosting a program at the end of the parade route.  Floats will not be parked around the square, but the parade route will be expanded.


    Contact WHS with any questions at 217-742-3151.  The WHS Key Club encourages you to join us and support this new tradition! We hope to see you there!


    Please print and get your form in today (or by Return to WHS with payment by: 12/1/20) - Christmas Parade (2020).pdf

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  • Hazardous Bus Routes Y21




    2020-2021 Hazardous Weather Bus Routes

    Winchester Community Unit School District No. 1


    Announcements will be made by the School Messenger automated notification system by 6:45 AM.  The garage telephone number is 742-5260.  Your assistance is appreciated.


    THE AFTERNOON ROUTE WILL DELIVER STUDENTS TO THE SAME PICK-UP POINT THE MORNING ROUTE COVERED.  Therefore, even if road conditions improve, the bus will make the same scheduled stops for both the morning and afternoon routes.  Students are welcome to ride the bus that comes closest to your home or the one you can most easily reach via a cleared road.



    Bus #4                        Jim Bruns

    Leave bus garage at 7:20 AM traveling west on Route 106 to Sand Road at 7:35 AM.  Back to the Hillview Blacktop, then turning around at Moore Road at 7:50, returning to Route 106.  At Moore / Hoots Roads intersection with Route 106 by 7:55 AM.  Back to school via Main Street, picking up along the way.


    Bus #5                        Julie Short

    Leave bus garage at 7:15 AM, traveling south on Route 106 to Manchester Park via the Alsey-Manchester blacktop.  Leave Park at 7:40 am, returning to school via the same route, picking up along the way back to Winchester.


    Bus #6                        Sue Gutmann           

    Leave bus garage at 7:15 AM, traveling south on Route 106 to Manchester Park via Alsey-Manchester Blacktop.  Leave Manchester Park at 7:40, picking up along Alsey-Manchester Blacktop and then to Alsey Park.  Then back to school via Route 106, picking up along the way.


    Bus #8                        Frannie Suhre

    Leave bus garage at 7:25 AM, heading south on Route 106 to Pleasant Hill Church at 7:35. Back to Alsey at 7:40 AM, then to Glasgow via Alsey-Glasgow Road.  Leave at 7:45 AM, and return to school via Winchester-Glasgow Road.


    Bus #9                          Rusty Monroe

    Leave bus garage at 7:30 AM heading through Riggston on old Highway 36. picking up along the highway.  Then to Merritt, picking up at Merritt stop sign.  Leave Merritt at 7:50, then back to school picking up along highway and Main Street.  


    Bus #10                      Lester Turner

    Leave bus garage at 7:25 AM.  Travel down Woodson blacktop, picking up along the blacktop and arriving at Hart School at 7:35 AM, and then on to Frontage Road picking up along the way.  Back to Hart School at 7:40 and back to school via Route 106, picking up along the way.



    *Special Education and Pre-Kindergarten routes will run the same schedule as usual.




    Hazardous Bus Routes FY21.pdf

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  • Wifi Access

    Thanks to our community supporters for offering free wifi to our students during remote learning days.  Please be respectful of the property and others when utilizing the services.

    Student WiFi Access


    LOCATION                                              PASSWORD



    Manchester City Hall                    2173704952


    Manchester Baptist Church            mbcfamily


    Alsey Baptist Church                        c175551e


    Glasgow Christian Church             none needed         (Netgear Guest)           


    Riggston Sloan Implement            g0gr33n!

       *after hours - park in east lot


    Winchester Grade School            none needed

    (park near main office)

    (WiFi name = WCUSD 1 Guest)

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