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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

Stevens Intermediate School will undergo a major construction project this summer to update the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system as well as some other much needed changes. We are very excited about this project as these improvements are much needed.

We are writing to inform you that in an effort to make sure there is sufficient time to complete the project, SIS teachers and staff will be moving out of the building on Thursday, May 25, 2023. Our last three days of student attendance (May 26, 30, and 31) will take place in available classrooms at Wilmington Middle School (WMS) as 8th grade promotion is scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 25 and therefore will no longer be in attendance. Our school office will be housed in WMS beginning on May 26 and throughout the summer. Our school phone number will remain the same. 

During our three days at WMS, all transportation procedures for buses, car riders, and walkers will remain the same. There will be no change to where, when, or how you drop off and/or pick up your student(s) at the beginning and end of day. During regular school hours (8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.), please utilize the main entrance of WMS for drop off/pick up.

On Tuesday, May 30, all grade levels will take part in a field trip (look for information soon): 

  • 2nd grade to Bloomington Zoo
  • 3rd grade to Lincoln Park Zoo
  • 4th grade to Bloomington Zoo
  • 5th grade to Camp Shaw-wa-naw-see

On Wednesday, May 31, all grade levels will attend a grade level picnic:

  • 2nd grade at Elwood Children’s Garden
  • 3rd grade at Godley Park
  • 4th grade at Riverfront Lanes
  • 5th grade at WMS 

We will serve breakfast and lunch as normal on May 26. We will serve breakfast on May 30 and May 31 as normal. Be on the lookout for more information from your child’s teacher regarding lunch for May 30 and May 31.  

Student classroom supplies will come home with students on Wednesday, May 24.  Please send extra bags for students to pack up their lockers and desk.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we prepare for this summer project. If you have any questions, please reach out via phone or email.


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).

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!