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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 Parents,

Colder weather is here! Please make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather. Recess continues outdoors if the temperature is 15 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Outside recess is mandatory for students unless they have a doctor’s note to stay inside. Make sure students have shoes to change from their boots when they arrive at school. I suggest to the students to dress in layers. Please do not wear shorts!

Penny Challenge is back. The week of December 3 is Penny Challenge. Each teacher has a jar. The object of the challenge is to put pennies in a jar as positive (+) and silver or bills in as a negative (-). All money donated goes to Kuzma Cottage to help the needy.

Santa’s Shop will be at SIS on December 5 and 6. This is an inexpensive way to shop for family and friends. Thanks to the PTO for supporting Santa’s Shop! Thanks to Mrs. Quigley for organizing this event!

Art night will take place at SIS on Tuesday, December 11 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Art night is open to students in grades K-5. Tess from Young Rembrandts will be at SIS to complete an art project with families. Children will draw a picture, and we will frame the picture. This will make a nice Christmas gift for grandparents or friends. The cost of art night is $15.00. There will be a raffle for a variety of items. Raffle tickets will be one dollar each or six tickets for five dollars.

Second and third grade will present their holiday programs on December 13. The programs will take place at Wilmington Middle School. Second grade will begin at 5:30 p.m. Third grade will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Some important dates:

  • November 16 - Report cards go home. We will send report cards electronically via email.
  • November 19 - WE-PTO ornament sale
  • November 20 - Trimester awards assemblies
  • November 21–23 - No school. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • November 26 - School resumes
  • December 2 - Penny wars begins 
  • December 5–6 - Santa Shop
  • December 11 - Art night at 6:00 p.m.
  • December 13 - 2nd and 3rd grade holiday programs
  • December 17 - Holiday hat day
  • December 18 - Red and green day
  • December 19 - Ugly sweater day
  • December 20 - Movie character day
  • December 21: Candy cane day
  • December 21 - Holiday parties from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
  • December 21 - Early dismissal at 1:50 p.m. Happy Holidays!

Christmas is a great time to replenish school supplies. School supplies make great stocking stuffers. As always, if you need help with supplies, never hesitate to ask.

Winter break begins December 21 at 1:50 p.m. and ends on January 7. Students return to school on January 8. The school office will close during winter break. I will be checking phone messages throughout the break. If you need to contact SIS, please email Venita Dennis.

WE-PTO will meet on Tuesday, January 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Wilmington Middle School Library. Please join us if you can!


Venita Dennis

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