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
 
Mission
Our mission is to cultivate the unique potential of each child in a nurturing and collaborative environment. 
 
Beliefs
  • 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.
Principal 
Mrs. Rachel Bednar
rachel.bednar@cusd200.org
 
Assistant Principal
Mrs. Megan Ptak
megan.ptak@cusd200.org 
 
 

Weekly Update

January 31, 2016


8th Grade Parent Orientation This Wednesday, February 3 at 7 PM at WWS - Attached you will find the details regarding the 8th Grade Parent Orientation scheduled for Wednesday, February 3, 2016. Please note that this evening is for parents only.  Parents will rotate through three sessions that will provide them the opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, extra-curricular offerings and high school life. WWS will host the students in August. WWS 8th Grade Parent Night.


Course Selection Cards Due for Current 6th and 7th Graders - If your 6th or 7th grader has not turned the course selection card into the guidance office yet, it should be returned no later than Monday, February 1. Thank you!


National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counseling Association, will be celebrated Feb. 1-5 to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within our schools. The week aims to highlight the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and address personal/social skills. If your child’s counselor has had an impact on your child and you’d like to let them know, please consider writing them a Panther Award this week! Panther Award Form


Edison PTA Hosting a Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, February 9 - If you are interested in contributing a salad or dessert or are able to help serve and clean up,  please contact Debbie Franz at dlfranz@ymail.com. Thank you!


Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for the Distinguished Teacher Award! Do you have a favorite District 200 teacher who has inspired you and made a difference in you or your child’s life? (Maybe a special teacher who is retiring this year?) The NEW 200 Education Foundation is now accepting nominations for our 2016 Distinguished Teacher Awards.  Please fill out a nomination form and let them know who they are! NEW 200 will present six teachers with our Distinguished Teacher Award. Awards are presented to one teacher at each school level (preschool/elementary, middle, and high school), for each the North & South portions of the District. Nominations are due February 15, 2016 and awards will be presented at Distinguished Teacher Awards event on April 26, 2016.

 
Parent Seminar: The Adolescent Brain, Substances & Risk-taking… What a Parent Needs to Know! Feb. 18, 7-8:30 PM, Wheaton Warrenville South High School LLC. For questions, contact Gary Luckey (630 784-7208) at WWSHS or Sue Taddeucci (630 784 -7322) at WNHS. See flier for more information.
 

Panther Parent Social on Sat. Feb. 20, 7-10 PM at Mullen’s - Don't let the kids have all the fun! Enjoy an adult night out catching up with friends and meeting new ones! RSVP online with your $20 per person payment at https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Panther-Parent-Social-/Id4Ar by February 16.  A convenience fee will be assessed with online payments. Any checks should be made payable to Edison PTA and dropped at the office in the PTA mailbox. (Please note names of each attendee and contact information). Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Cash bar available. Space is limited so don't wait!  Please contact Tracy Osborne at osbornetracy3@gmail.com with any questions.

 

Upcoming 2016 Spring Parenting Seminars - There are four excellent parent seminars planned for the spring. Registration is free. Call Donna at (630) 393-3558 to indicate your choice of sessions. If you have questions about workshop content call Donna Kozica at (630) 821-7900 or Gary Luckey at (630) 784-7208. Seminar Location: Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Road, Wheaton.


The Myth and Seduction of Control

Thursday, February 25, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Many parents believe they are ‘helping’ their children when in reality they are taking control away from their children. Dr. Michael Maniacci will look at how effective control as a parenting strategy and the potential pitfalls that happen when parents over control.


When Is It "Typical Adolescent Development’"and When Is It "An Issue"?

Thursday,  March 3, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Often times when children turn into teenagers there are a number of different changes. Sometimes parents struggle to identify what is just ‘normal adolescent development’ which will simply run it’s course given enough time, and what are real ‘issues’ which need to be addressed. Join clinical social worker, Neil Gorman, as he addresses this issue.

 

The Trap of Perfectionism: Striving for Perfection v.s. Trying to be Perfect

Thursday, March 10, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Most parents want their children to achieve and succeed as they mature and grow. However, as parents we often use the word achieve as synonymous with perfection, or to be without flaw. Join Dr Maniacci as he discusses these two concepts and the confusion surrounding them.


Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online?

Thursday, March 17, 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Today’s youth have integrated the use of digital devices into their daily lives and utilize social media apps to communicate with the world around them. Technology integration that encourages social interaction and self-expression presents new opportunities for youth, while challenging parents to keep youth safe and healthy.  Join Melissa Hemzacek, from the Attorney General’s Office, as we continue our efforts to protect and educate our children.


Edison Spiritwear Samples for Sale - Are you still in need of Edison spiritwear? The Edison spiritwear samples are for sale. Contact Sue Sheehan if interested. suesheehan@ameritech.net or 630-933-0343.


6th Annual Special Education Resource Fair on March 10, 6-8:15 PM at Hubble - Community Unit School District 200 invites individuals, parents, family members, and professionals who care for loved ones of any age with special needs in our community to participate in this event. Join us at 6PM for an informational speaker on government benefits, special need trusts and guardianship, then visit tables hosted by local community agencies, services, and resources. Families are welcome to attend with their loved ones at Hubble Middle School (3 S. 600 Herrick Road, Warrenville, 60555) Door #1. See attached flier for more information: Special Education Resource Fair.


Student Spotlight - In an effort to promote positive leadership at Edison, we would like you to let us know if your child shines his/her BRIGHT LIGHT outside of school. We would like to spotlight students who exemplify the Panther way! Email Mrs. Madalinski at Deana.Madalinski@cusd200.org using the subject "Student Spotlight: CHILD'S NAME/grade" and leave a brief message about your child's volunteer work, service projects, or special acts of kindness. We will "spotlight" these students on Friday's school announcements.


Important Dates

Wed., Feb. 3

8th Grade Parent Night at WWS, 7 PM

Thurs., Feb. 4

Girls Basketball v. Hadley @ home



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