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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,

September is here and will pass quickly. I believe the older I get, the faster time goes by!

Things to Remember:  Safety is very important to the 209U District. We lock all school doors and they remain locked through the school day.  

Visitors to the school will enter through the main office. The outside door is unlocked; proceed to the inner door and ring the buzzer. We will ask your name and reason for visit. Please do not be offended if we ask the reason for your visit. A government issued photo ID is needed in order to enter the building. The office will retain your ID throughout your visit for safety reasons.  

There are two options for car riders. Option one is to park in the parking lot and walk over to your student. Option two is to get in the car rider line and load your student as the line moves forward. Please do not ask students to walk to the parking lot. That is not allowed.  

WE-PTO: SIS has a wonderful PTO that supports our students in many ways. PTO pays for buses for field trips, offers student incentives, offers family fun events, pays for student assemblies, etc. Please support PTO through fundraising and attending meetings or volunteering to help at an event.  

5th Grade Band: Students interested in joining 5th Grade Band should plan on meeting with Mrs. Smith and Kidder Music on Monday, September 9 anytime between 3:30–6:30 p.m. Parents must attend with their student. This is the date students can pick instruments and sign up for band.

Early Dismissal: Students are on early dismissal on Wednesday, September at 11:20 a.m. 

Homecoming:  Homecoming 2019 will take place the week of September 30. The theme is “A Blast From the Past- From Dancing Through the Decades.” There will be early dismissal on Friday, October 4 for the 3:00 p.m. parade. Go Wildcats!

  • Friday, October 4:  Wildcat Pride-Purple and White Day

Awards Assemblies:  At the end of each trimester Stevens Intermediate holds an awards assembly. 2nd and 3rd grade students receive awards for perfect attendance, library, and student of the trimester. 4th and 5th grade students receive awards for perfect attendance, library, student of the trimester, honor roll, and high honor roll. We will notify students by letter. Please refer to the student handbook to see if your 4th or 5th grade student earns honor roll or high honor roll. Below is the schedule for trimester awards:

  • First Trimester - November 20
  • Second Trimester - March 4
  • Third Trimester - May 20 (tentative)
    • 2nd Grade - 8:15 a.m.
    • 3rd Grade - 8:45 a.m.
    • 4th Grade - 9:15 a.m.
    • 5th Grade - 9:45 a.m.

Important October Dates:

  • October 1 - WE-PTO at 4:00 p.m. at Bruning School
  • October 1 - Picture Retakes
  • October 2 - Young Rembrandts
  • October 4 - Early Dismissal at 1:50 p.m. for homecoming parade
  • October 9 - Early Dismissal at 11:20 a.m.
  • October 14 - No School
  • October 15 - Candy Grams Begin - Students can send a candy gram to someone at SIS for $1.00. All candy grams are due October 17.
  • October 16 - Young Rembrandts
  • October 23 to 31 - Red Ribbon Week
  • October 31 - Halloween Fun
    • 1:45 p.m. Parade (weather permitting) We will make one lap around the WMS Track
    • 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. Halloween parties

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


Venita Dennis

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