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Stevens Intermediate School

Welcome to Stevens Intermediate School! Located in Wilmington, Illinois, we serve public school students in second through fifth grades in Wilmington School District 209-U. Here at SIS, we believe in open communication and cooperation between students, parents, staff, and community members. We are extremely proud of our students' success, and we will continue to lead them to greatness both in and out of the classroom.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Please take some time to get to know us a little better, catch up on all the latest news, and get more connected to the teachers  in the Stevens Intermediate School family. Go Wildcats!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Students, Parents, and Families,

Fall season has begun. As the leaves change colors on the trees, the school climate changes also. Students worked hard to learn the routines, rules, and procedures of a new school year, and now these should be second nature. The first few weeks of school were a review of topics, subjects, and lessons. Now we are in the midst of new topics, lessons, and concepts. We look forward to new days ahead and new, exciting things to learn.

Parents always ask how can they help their child succeed at school. Here are some tips:

  • The first thing to keep in mind is that children need to attend school and be on time. Stevens Intermediate School begins at 8:00. If your student is not sick, they should be in attendance. Studies show that students who miss school fall behind their peers quickly.  
  • Establish a routine with your child before school, after school, and bedtime. Find what works best for your child when he/she gets home from school. Some students need a break before jumping into homework. Others do homework better immediately after school. Set a bed time and stick to it. Lay out clothes and backpacks the night before so they are ready to go in the morning. Set a consistent wake-up time and stick to it.  
  • Find fun ways to practice basic topics. When in a car going somewhere, have students spell their spelling list to you, or have students point out two numbers they see and add them, subtract them, or multiply them quickly. Play I spy with sight words, spelling words, or vocabulary words. Give students a highlighter and have them highlight spelling words in newspapers or magazines. Practice flashcards with a game. If they get the answer right, they get the card, and if they answer wrong, you get the card. Who has the most at the end of the pile? Everyone always needs to keep fresh with basic topics. Read aloud to your children, or have them read aloud to you. Take away electronic devices at night.

As we move towards colder weather and the four-letter word, "snow," here are a few rules to keep in mind:

  • Students go outside for recess unless the temperature is below 15 degrees. Students must obtain a doctor’s note to remain inside. 
  • Students must have snow pants and snow boots to play in the snow.
  • Students must go outside for recess and dress appropriately—gloves, hats, and winter coats.

Parent Teacher Conferences are set for Thursday, October 19. Conferences are a vital piece of your child’s school year. This is a chance to sit down with the teacher and talk about successes, challenges, and concerns. Teachers will have state test data to hand out. Please be on time for your conference. If you cannot attend a conference on October 19, please work with the teacher to find another time that works with your schedule. All parents must meet with their teacher in order to get the first report card.

Sincerely,

Venita Dennis

Venita Dennis
Principal
L.J. Stevens Intermediate School
(815) 926.1689