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

June 7, 2015


Last Chance to Order Your 2015-16 School Supplies in Advance - Due Monday, June 8

6th grade kits are $32.00, 7th grade kits are $23.00 and 8th grade kits are $20.00.  Purchase kits online at www.schoolsuppliesamericaonlineorders.com and follow the easy steps. You can also download the order form (Order Form Here) and send it into the office marked “School Supply Kits.”  All orders are due by Monday, June 8.  This is being done as a convenience for parents, not as a PTA fundraiser.   

  

PTA Dining for Dollars - Monday, June 8! 

Celebrate the last day of school with Barone’s restaurant on Monday, June 8. Just mention Edison when

ordering and Barone’s will donate 20% of all take-out or dine-in sales. Barone’s is located at 475 Pennsylvania Avenue, Glen Ellyn, (630)-858-0555 or BPizza.com. Thank you for your support of Dine out nights this year! So far we raised $3,000 for the Edison PTA!


Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year is Open

Registration for the 2015-2016 School Year opened Monday, June 1. To register your student, login

to your ParentVUE account and complete the following 3-step process for each student:

  1. Review, update and confirm student permissions, contact information and demographics

  2. Review fees and select a payment option

  3. Confirm processing of information and fees


Fee Waivers

To apply for a waiver of fees for the 2015-2016 school year, click on the necessary documentation and instructions. Applications for the National School Lunch Program will be available after July 1, 2015. Before you leave registration, please make sure to sign up for the PTA. Please register your student(s) and pay any necessary fees by June 30.  For questions regarding fees, please refer to the posted fee schedule.


Health Requirements

Physical examination and immunizations are required before entering school in specific grades. Health requirement information can be found here. All documentation should be submitted to the Health Office as soon as possible and is expected before the first day of school. Questions contact the health office at 630-665-3937.


2015-16 PTA Reflections Theme for 2015-16 Announced

“Let Your Imagination Fly…” Students may begin brainstorming their creative projects to get a head start on Reflections next year! PTA Reflections welcomes all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students are asked to reflect the theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Entries may be turned in anytime from September through early November. More specific dates will be announced next school year.

 
Health Office Housekeeping

All outgoing 8th grade files will now be housed in the WWSHS Health Office. All physicals must be dropped off in the WWSHS Health Office to be placed into students' health files. All medication forms will need to be updated for next year. Find all health forms on the Edison Website under the Health Services site. All grades: If your child has medication at school please pick up during school hours!


Lost & Found will be donated June 12

There are dozens of sweatshirts, coats and other items hanging on the Lost & Found coat rack in the commons. Please encourage your students to check the racks for any of their missing items. All remaining items will be donated by June 12. Thanks!


Free Online Summer Math Program!

Ten Marks is offering a FREE online summer math program for students from Grade 2 Math to Algebra 2/Geometry. An informational flyer is attached here: Ten Marks Flyer. Signup link:  https://www.tenmarks.com/consumer/signup

Coach Kroehnke Summer Basketball camp

Coach Kroehnke is running a Summer Basketball camp through the Wheaton Park District. Camp is

open to all girls and boys K-8. Visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.


Summer Enrichment Opportunities

The Center for the Gifted is offering a variety of innovative summer classes focusing on science, math, computers, robotics, humanities, and the arts. Problem solving, creativity, original thought, and inventive productivity will be inherent in each student’s program. There are two age brackets: WWW (Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder), held at Madison Elementary School, is for rising students in grades pre-k (age 4) through 8th grade, and Project is for students in grades 6-12 and will be held in Elmhurst Words of Wisdom and Wonder is from June 15-26. Parents may choose from three options: morning only, afternoon only or full day. Complimentary busing is available to any area where there is sufficient interest. District 200 students receive a 10% discount on the Wheaton Program. Their discount code is HOW200S15. The brochures are posted on the e-schoolbag site on our District 200: http://www.cusd200.org/Page/9109.

 

Earn Easy $ for Edison PTA!

Our school needs your support! And we’ve discovered some amazingly easy ways to raise funds for our school.   Please consider asking grandparents, friends, and relatives to help with Edison also.  Thank you!!


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.  And if you don't have a Red Card, did you know that you get 5% off your purchases immediately at check out when you use a Target debit or credit card?  


Box Tops - Edison earned over $900 in box tops last year!!  Collect box tops to 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, simply ask them to look up our school ID and Edison can earn Free Supplies!

 

Important Dates for 2015-16:

Tues., Aug. 11 - Orientation (pick up supplies, PE uniforms, set up lockers)

8-11 AM - 6th Grade*

12-1 PM - 7th Grade 

1-2 PM - 8th Grade 

*6th graders are welcome to return in the afternoon to better familiarize themselves with the building. 

Mon., Aug. 17 - Alternate date Orientation, all grades: 3-4PM

Mon., Aug 17 - "Welcome to the Den" for new 6th graders, 6:30-8:00 PM

Wed., Aug. 19 - First Student Day

Fri., Aug. 21 - Picture Day

Thurs., Aug. 27 - Curriculum Night, 7 PM

Tues., Aug. 1 - PTA Magazine Fundraiser Kick-Off Assemblies (Please save your subscriptions!)

Wed., Sept. 2 - Taste of Edison, 7 PM

 
Thank you for a wonderful school year!  Enjoy the summer!
 

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