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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,

November already! Where does the time go?  

Parent-teacher conferences are coming on November 7 and 8. This is one of the most important things you can do for your child’s school year. Attend conferences! Please make the best effort to attend a face to face conference.  

Ways to help your child with reading:

  • Let your child see you read: books, magazines, newspapers, devices, etc. 
  • Set aside 10 to 15 minutes (at least) for reading.
  • Set a comfy place to read.
  • Go to the public library often.
  • Read to your child! No matter how old, children love to listen to stories.

Winter Clothing: Students will go outside for recess unless the temperature is below 15 degrees fahrenheit. Students must dress appropriately for the weather. They will go outside. When the snow arrives, students must have snow pants and snow boots. Students cannot choose to stay inside for recess. Students will go outside if the temperature permits.  

Math Facts, Math Facts, Math Facts: Please practice basic math facts with your student(s) daily (at least 15 minutes a day). Students should memorize basic math facts as they are the cornerstone of a good math foundation. Grades 2, 3, and 4 should master addition and subtraction. Grades 3, 4, and 5 should master subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Some important dates:

  • November 4–12 - Book fair in the library
  • November 5 - WE-PTO at 4:00 p.m. at Wilmington Middle School
  • November 6 - Veterans Day lunch from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Thank you to all who have served and currently serve our country!  All parents that are veterans are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to the office. 
  • November 6 - Young Rembrandts
  • November 7 - 1:50 p.m. dismissal
  • November 7 - Parent-teacher conferences from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
  • November 8 - Parent-teacher conferences from 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • November 11 - No school - Veterans Day. Thank you to all of our wonderful veterans and current service people!
  • November 13 - Early dismissal at 11:20 a.m.
  • November 20 - Trimester awards assemblies
    • 2nd grade at 8:15 a.m.
    • 3rd grade at 8:45 a.m.
    • 4th grade at 9:15 a.m.
    • 5th grade at 9:45 a.m.
  • November 20 - Young Rembrandts
  • November 22 - 2nd grade goodies with grown-ups
  • November 26 - 5th grade goodies with grown-ups
  • November 27–29 - No school - Happy Thanksgiving! School resumes on Monday, December 1.
  • December 1 - Penny Wars begin
  • December 4–5 - Santa Shop
  • December 11 - 2nd and 3rd grade holiday programs 
  • December 16–20 - Holiday Dress Up
    • Monday - Spread the Spirit - Red and green
    • Tuesday - Jingle Bells
    • Wednesday - Holiday Vacation
    • Thursday - Ugly Sweater
    • Friday - Silent Night - Pjs
  • December 20 - Holiday parties from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
  • December 20 - Mid-term reports available electronically
  • December 20 - Early dismissal at 1:50 p.m. Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,

Venita Dennis

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