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
 
Attendance Office
630-682-2053
 
Health Office
630-665-3937
 
Beth Foster, 6th Grade Counselor (2013-14)
 
Cyndi Menza, 7th Grade Counselor (2013-14)
 
Bobbi McFarland, 8th Grade Counselor (2013-14)
 
Eddy Bruhn, Athletic Director
 
Megan Ptak, Assistant Principal
 
Rachel Bednar, Principal

Weekly Update

August 22, 2014

We had a terrific start on our first day of school! We are so happy to see our students back in the building ready to learn. 

This version of Edison Updates will begin our regular schedule of communication from Edison. Most weeks, these messages will be sent on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. We typically try to keep families informed of important information for the upcoming week from our school, district, and community. We will include an “Important Dates” reference for events scheduled further out than the current week.

In addition to these messages, our website is another great location for information about upcoming events and daily operations. Please consider bookmarking http://www.cusd200.org/edison on your computer, tablet, or smartphone as a way of keeping up with Edison news and information. Finally, our Facebook page often features pictures from classrooms and school events as well as announcements. If you are a Facebook user, please "Like" us here or click the Facebook icon on the bottom right corner of our school website.
 
Curriculum Night is Next Wednesday, August 27
This is an opportunity to walk through your child's schedule, meet the teachers and learn about course expectations. We hope you can join us! 

PTA
Membership -- Become a part of our Edison family! Join the PTA!! Registration can be done online with a credit card here or you can join at Taste of Edison on September 2. You may also print out a form and send it into school with your check. Your membership provides you one copy of the school directory (this is the only way to get a school directory). The PTA pays for many of the in-school events, out-of-school field trips, and they support the clubs and musical groups as well.
  
Here are other ways you can support the PTA:

Magazine Drive – This is the PTA's main fundraiser, and it kicks off on September 9. Save your reorders on your magazine subscriptions and help raise funds for cool things for your child and Edison school! New this year, the drive will include photobooks and wrapping paper, too!

Spiritwear –  A fun way to show your Panther Spirit!  Click here to order online.  If interested in seeing samples, they will be out on September 2 at Taste of Edison to look at sizes and styles. Note: this isn't a fundraiser; the magazine drive is Edison's main fundraiser.  Contact Sue Sheehan with questions at 630-933-0343 or suesheehan@ameritech.net.

Volunteer to help with one of the PTA committees!  Be a good example to your child by giving a bit of your time.  Plus, you will meet some of the nicest parents in the school! There are opportunities to do things at home and at school. Information about volunteer opportunities will be available at schedule pick-up and on the PTA website. 
 
Box Tops and Campbell Soup Labels - Collect those labels and help the teachers get items they need for their classrooms.  You can submit them any time you like, all school year long, by turning them into the main office. 
 
Office Depot -- 5% Back to Schools Program: Every time you shop remember to ask them to look up our school ID so that we can earn Free Supplies!
 
Target – Target donated $1,363 to Edison last school year. If you have a Target Red Card (debit or credit), it only takes a minute to register your Target Card and Edison will start earning 1% of all your purchases. You can register online or by phone at 800-316-6142, Edison ID#48700.  Remember you get 5% off your purchases immediately at check out when you use a Target debit or credit card.  Don’t have a Target Red Card?  To learn more or apply, click  here or call 800-316-6142.  
  
Advertise with us! – Do you have a business you would like to advertise in our directory? Contact Michele Triscik at to find out how! 

The PTA Executive Board recently met to work on the development of our budget. The 2014-15 proposed budget is available to any Edison PTA member. Please contact Wendy Larson, treasurer, at wendy.larson@icloud.com if you would like to review it. We will vote to approve the budget at the September meeting.

Finally, THANK YOU to the Welcome to the Den volunteers! Thank you to Stacy Adamek, Jody Gosain, Katie McBride and the following 7th and 8th grade students, Maddy Draus, Liza Dreyer, Megan Kroehnke, Sophie McBride, Emma Nigrelli, Maggie Osborne, Karrisa Paulsen and Anna Schmidt for making our first Edison Welcome to the Den a success!
 
For more information on PTA membership, new programs and volunteer opportunities, please visit the Edison PTA website. Thank you in advance for joining Edison's PTA and making Edison Middle School a great school!!
 
This Saturday is Support Our Schools Day!
Shop local and support our schools! Participating businesses in Wheaton and Warrenville will donate up to 20% of your purchases to the NEW 200 Foundation. The Foundation works in collaboration with District 200 to award grants directly to teachers for innovative classroom projects that would not otherwise have a funding source. Thank you to all participating businesses and the Downtown Wheaton Association for partnering with our foundation to make a difference for our students. For a complete list of participating businesses, click HERE. 
 
Important Food Service Information for Middle and High Schools
Middle and High School students will not be allowed to charge food service items during breakfast/lunch service if their account is at zero or below. Subsequently, they will not be fed a meal if they have a zero or negative balance in their account. However, if a student brings cash on a day of service, they may purchase a meal, even if they have a negative balance in their account.

There are two ways to pay for student lunches. The easiest is by logging on to www.mylunchmoney.com or accessing the site from the District’s homepage at www.cusd200.org. You must know the student’s District 200 identification number to obtain your child’s specific information. Once you have logged on, you may check your child’s account balance and/or deposit money into his/her account. The other way is to send cash or a check payable to CUSD 200, to school in an envelope marked with the student’s name, ID, and grade.
 
Free Parent Workshops 
Glenbard School District offers free parent workshops through their Glenbard Parent Series. Many of these excellent workshops are presented by experts in a variety of fields related to the development and education of children and adolescence. If you are interested in more information, it is available here
 
Important Dates 
  • August 25, Mon. - Girls’ Volleyball Tryouts, 8th Grade, 6:45 AM; 7th Grade, 3:15 PM
  • August 26, Tues. - Girls’ Volleyball Tryouts, 7th Grade, 6:45 AM; 8th Grade, 3:15 PM
  • August 27, Wed. - Girls’ Volleyball Tryouts, 8th Grade, 6:45 AM; 7th Grade, 3:15 PM
  • August 27, Wed. - Absentee Pictures, 7:45-11 AM in the auditorium
  • August 27, Wed. - Curriculum Night - Please bring a copy of your child’s schedule. 1st period will begin promptly at 7:00PM.
  • August 28, Thurs. - Cross Country practice begins. Cross Country is open to all 6th, 7th & 8th graders!
  • Sept. 1, Mon.  - Labor Day, No School
  • Sept. 2, Tues. - Taste of Edison (Club/Activity Information Night), 7-8 PM in the large gym.
  • Sept. 3, Wed. - Show Choir Information Meeting, 7 PM in the auditorium
  • Sept. 9, Tues. - PTA Magazine Drive Kick-Off. NEW this year: Includes photobooks and wrapping paper, too!           
  • Sept. 9, Tues. - Show Choir Auditions (vocal), 3:10 PM in Room 237/239
  • Sept. 10, Wed. - Show Choir Auditions (dance), 3:10 PM in Room 237/239
  • Sept. 26, Fri. - Teacher Institute Day, No School

*Any 7th or 8th grade student trying out for and/or participating in interscholastic sports must have an updated sports physical on file. 6th grade school physicals must indicate, “cleared for interscholastic sports” in order for a 6th grader to participate in interscholastic sports.

  


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