Kiss Me, Steph is the first episode of Season 1 of Degrassi Junior High. It aired on January 18, 1987.


Voula is aghast when her best friend, Stephanie, begins campaigning for president on kiss and wild promises. Meanwhile, Stephanie's younger brother, Arthur, joins forces with Yick to avoid Joey's bullying.


Stephanie is walking to school and her brother Arthur tries to talk to her. "I don't know you!" she says. Stephanie tells Arthur that he can't talk to her or tell anyone they're related when they're at school.

It's the beginning of a new school year and everyone is excited to see each other. Stephanie goes into the bathroom and sees her best friend Voula. Stephanie gives Voula a bracelet. She also takes off her clothes, revealing the "sexy" clothes she had on underneath. "This is 8th grade, right? We're supposed to be more mature, so I'm gonna start dressing more mature," she says. Stephanie also decides to run for school president (competing against Snake who's also running for the position).

Arthur walks into the school as a lost seventh grader. He walks up to a teacher to ask where Ms. Avery's class is. Joey offers to show him where his is. He shows Arthur to a room, but it's the really the janitor's closet. A boy named Yick lets him out and they search for their homeroom together.

Voula decides to be Stephanie's campaign assistant. She helps make posters and writes Steph's speech. While practicing her speech in the library, Joey keeps whistling at Stephanie because of her outfit. Stephanie gives her speech on the front steps and everyone loves it. Afterward Joey goes up to her and kisses her arm. Wheels says that he'll vote for her if she'll let him kiss her. All of the other boys go up to get kisses as well.

In the halls the boys are waiting outside the bathroom for Stephanie. They chant "We want a kiss! All the way with Stephanie Kaye!" Voula doesn't agree with Stephanie, but goes along with it, anyway. Stephanie gives another speech. She thanks Joey for helping her with the campaign, not Voula. Upset and hurt, Voula runs off.

Stephanie wins the election. It's not as fun as she thought it was when she has to go to meetings and deliver a speech in front of the PTA. Stephanie walks by Joey putting Arthur in a locker. She tells him to stop, but doesn't reveal she and Arthur are related. She finally finds Voula and asks her to write her speech. Voula is still mad at her and throws down the bracelet Stephanie gave her. Stephanie promises to be the best president the school has ever had.

Outside of school, Arthur thanks Stephanie from saving him from Joey. Arthur tells her that he could help write her PTA speech. "I need you!" Stephanie says as she smiles.