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Stevens Intermediate School
front view of the 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 Families,

December is here and cold weather will be around for a few months. If you do not already know, I think snow is a four-letter word. Nevertheless, students love to play in the snow. They must be dressed properly for the snow in snow pants, snow boots (different from their shoes), coats, hats, and gloves. If they are not dressed correctly, they must stay on the blacktop during recess. And YES, we do go outside for recess unless it is below fifteen degrees Fahrenheit.

At SIS, we try to teach the students kindness and compassion. So, SIS holds Penny Wars each December. This is a way to show the students to care for each other and our community. The goal is to add pennies to your classroom container and to “bomb” other classrooms with silver or paper money. All proceeds go to Kuzma Care Cottage to help with January supplies. The excitement each day when students see their classroom containers is so fun!

Holiday programs are coming! On December 7, second and third grades will present their program to the community. All students and spectators should enter through door F of Wilmington Middle School. Students will meet their teacher in the AP room. Spectators will be shown to the gym. Upon completion of the program, all students and spectators will exit out the main doors of WMS.

Enjoy the holiday season! Reach out to me if you need help! If you are traveling, be safe! Always take time to enjoy family and friends during this wonderful holiday season.

Merry Christmas! Happy, healthy New Year!


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!