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Stevens Intermediate School
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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 Parents,

As principal of Stevens Intermediate School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone back for the 2022–2023 school year. We are very excited to have students filling our school with energy and enthusiasm on each school day. Our goal at SIS is to make each student feel welcome, supported, safe, and connected to the SIS family.

We recognize the importance of a student’s family in their education. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time (7:45–7:57 a.m.), ready for the day’s learning experience. Students who are tardy (after 8:00 a.m.) miss important announcements and work.
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers.
  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills.
  4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life.
  5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject.
  6. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and have a productive life.
  7. Respects students and staff of SIS through actions and words.

        Please make sure you take time to read through the student handbook with your student(s).

        Our open house will be on Monday, August 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Please do not arrive early. Plan on bringing student supplies to lighten their load on the first day of school.

        Please call me if you need any support or have any questions!


        Venita Dennis

        Venita Dennis
        L.J. Stevens Intermediate School
        (815) 926-1689

        Welcome: We welcome new staff to our building. Welcome-Mrs. Orellano (Assistant Principal), Mrs. Billingsley (RTI/SHINE Coordinator), Mrs. Farmer (3rd grade), Mr. Rivera (4th grade), (5th grade).

        Fee Day: Fee Day and late registration are on August 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. All registration must be completed by the end of day on August 3. Any registration after August 3 will include a $25.00 late fee charge and does not guarantee bus transportation for the first two weeks of school. Please call the school at (815) 926-1689 to come in, use a computer, and register your student.

        Importance of Attendance: Studies show that absences can impact a student’s education. Missing school days can add up quickly! Missing two (2) days a month times nine (9) months means a child has missed 10% of the year and is considered truant! Studies show this pattern causes a student to likely fail reading and/or math. If a student is not sick, they should be at school!