Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Edison Middle School

1125 South Wheaton Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2050

F: 630-682-2337

About Us

Edison Middle School is home to approximately 700 students in grades 6-8. Our school colors are black and gold and our school mascot is a Panther. Edison Middle School is part of Community Unit School District 200, a public, K-12 District located approximately 30 miles west of Chicago. The District is located in DuPage County and primarily serves the communities of Wheaton and Warrenville, as well as portions of Carol Stream, Winfield, West Chicago, and adjacent unincorporated areas. Whittier, Madison, and Lincoln Elementary Schools feed into Edison Middle School.
Edison Middle School received the Illinois Academic Excellence Award in 2009, 2010, & 2011. Edison has also been awarded the Illinois Blue Ribbon for Health Education for 2006-2009, 2010-2013 and 2013-2018. For more detailed information about our school, click here
Our mission is to cultivate the unique potential of each child in a nurturing and collaborative environment. 
Our first priorities are the safety and educational interest of each child.
Our mutual responsibility as parents, teachers, staff and administrators is to collaborate as partners in the education of each child.
We encourage student ownership and accountability for learning and personal growth.
Our curriculum and instruction promotes mastery of rigorous standards, problem solving, collaboration and independent thinking. 
We provide opportunities for all students to be successful with grade-level curriculum through the use of technology and accessible materials. 
We acknowledge, value and encourage diversity as a dynamic strength, beneficial to all. 
Our continuous improvement is based on constant reflection, openness to change and high expectations for all. 
We challenge each child to grow intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and ethically in order to become productive citizens and life-long learners.
Mrs. Rachel Bednar
Assistant Principal
Mrs. Megan Ptak 

Weekly Update


Sept. 14, 2014

Magazine and Photo Memories Fundraiser off to a Great Start! 

Thanks to all of you who participated in turning in the ReachOut books for the Magazine and Photo Memories Fundraiser. We had  300 books collected so the great news is that a Beats Headphones will be raffled from the ReachOut book participants and a winner will be announced on Monday!  The next turn in day is this Tuesday, September 16. Don't forget to offer your customers the new photo memories. Some of the exciting prizes will be gift cards, a trip to Studio Movie Grill or Laser Quest, and a LED Remote Controlled Bluetooth Light Speaker. A surprise from the PE Department was just announced....for EVERY student that turns in JUST ONE ORDER, not only will they get a VIP Duck, but a "free fitness day" of their choice! Our goal is that EVERY student turns in at least one order!  Please keep up the great work and keep selling either in person or online at by having your customers enter the school code: 2639458! If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Keating at  

September is Yogli Mogli School Fundraising Month

Yogli Mogli will donate 10% of all sales back to Edison PTA throughout the entire month of September.  Just write EDISON on the back of your receipt and drop it in the box they have in store.  Thank you for your support!

8th Graders to Take Explore Test on Sept. 19

Eighth grade students in District 200 middle schools will be taking the ACT Explore test on Friday, September 19 during periods 3-6. The Explore Test is composed of multiple-choice tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science, each 30 minutes long. The Explore is administered in the eighth grade so that it can serve as a tool in the process of transitioning students into high school. More information was sent home via email directly to parents of 8th grade students.

Advertise with the PTA by Sept. 19

Do you have a business you would like to advertise in our directory? Contact Michele Triscik at or to find out how! Deadline is September 19!

6th Grade Social - Tues. Sept. 30

The 6th grade social will be Tuesday, September 30 after school until 4:15. Students will play games, get to know each other, and have some treats. All 6th graders are welcome. Bus riders may take an activity buses home at 4:30. If you will be picking up your child, please do so at 4:35 after the buses have left the lot.

Lifetouch School Portrait Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are unhappy with your child’s, Lifetouch will retake it. Retakes are scheduled for Tuesday, October 7. If you need more pictures or still haven't ordered, ordering online is easy:

1. Go to

2. Choose "Claim your Lifetouch Images" and enter your Portrait ID and Access Code. You'll find this on the insert inside your Lifetouch portrait envelope.

Destination Imagination Information Meeting on Mon., Sept. 22

Does your child like to create things or concepts?  Go on science adventures or field trips to learn how to make a video or apply special effects makeup?  Discover new ways to do/interpret/discover?  Outwit even the adults?  You have an opportunity to join a team to use your skills to do things like build robots, wind tunnels, construct costumes and even back drops by using your imagination!   Teams are forming now to find their fit in 1 of 6 challenges created by DI for the 2014-2015 season that range from Technical, Scientific, Improvisational, Fine Arts, Structural and Outreach projects.  Each team will choose their own challenge and be guided by a parent volunteer/coach.  Destination Imagination Information Night will be Monday, Sept. 22, from 7-8pm in the LLC.  For more information go to or contact Martha Sexauer

National Take Your Parents To Lunch - Wed., Oct. 15

In celebration of National Take your Parents to Lunch Day, we invite you to join us for lunch in the cafeteria on Wednesday, October 15. Come join your child for a meal in the Edison cafeteria to see the delicious food we are serving every day. Learn how school meals are meeting new federal nutrition standards and let us know what you think about our lunch program! R.S.V.P.  by filling out and submitting this form NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 6: RSVP for Lunch

PTA Reflections - "The World Would Be a Better Place If..." Due Oct. 9

Calling all Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Filmmakers, Photographers and Writers! We are kicking off the PTA Reflections Program at Edison. This year’s theme is “The World Would Be A Better Place If...” Start brainstorming ways you can express this theme through artwork, writing, dance, film, photography and/or music. Entry forms and rules are available online at . Please submit all completed projects (with entry form) by Thursday, October 9 to the school office. If you have any questions, contact Jill Feitl  at

Cantigny 5K Run/Walk for Veterans on Sat., Nov. 1

We have a friendly competition with ALL four middle schools to see who can bring out the most participants for the Cantigny 5k Run/Walk on November 1st. WE MUST WIN… for charity. All proceeds go to the Midwest Veterans Shelter. If you can join us, fill out the registration form and send in a COPY to Mrs. Morgan (Room 219) BEFORE the race. Don't delay! Registration is limited to the first 1000 people:

Boxtops for Education

Keep sending in those boxtops as the first turn in date is coming up soon! Boxtop funds help pay for activities and classroom items. They can be turned into the main office year-round.

Supplemental School Insurance Available

If you are interested in purchasing a supplemental student accident policy, please visit This is 24 hour coverage.  The policy the district purchases is only during school activities.


Important Dates

  • Sept. 16, Tues. - 1st turn-in day for Magazines and Memories Fundraiser

  • Sept. 19, Fri. - 8th grade EXPLORE test

  • Sept. 22, Mon. - Destination Imagination Meeting, 7 p.m., LLC

  • Sept. 23, Tues. - PTA meeting, 9:30, Room 122

  • Sept. 25, Thurs. - 2nd turn-in day for Magazines and Memories Fundraiser

  • Sept. 26, Fri. - Teacher Institute Day, No School

  • Sept. 30, Tues. - 6th Grade Social, 3-4:20 p.m.

  • Oct. 1, Wed. - Final turn-in day for Magazines and Memories Fundraiser

  • Oct. 6, Mon. - RSVPs due for Take Your Parents To Lunch Day

  • Oct. 7, Tues. - Picture Re-take Day

  • Oct. 13, Mon. - Columbus Day, No School

  • Oct. 15, Wed. - Take Your Parents To Lunch Day, RSVP required

Have a great week!