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

November 30, 2014

  

Recess starts Dec. 1
As a Fuel Up to Play 60 school, Edison students are empowered to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school to eat healthier and be more active. Recently, a group of students gathered with counselors and administrators to discuss how recess would be one way to accomplish this goal. It was decided that all grades will start recess on Monday, December 1. Students who wish to go to recess after lunch are asked to bring coats, hats and gloves to the cafeteria and sit on their coats while they eat. Students will not be allowed to leave the cafeteria to retrieve their coats. Students will eat lunch at the beginning of their lunch period, but after 15 minutes, provided the temperature is above 0, including wind chill, (the same guideline used by the elementary schools), students whose lunch tables and floor areas are clean will be dismissed to recess. A lunch supervisor will be outside with students while the other supervisors will stay in with those who prefer to stay in. We are hoping to collect some equipment for students to use on the basketball courts and the fields. If you have any extra balls, jump ropes or hula hoops you would be interested in donating to our recess bin, the students would very much appreciate them! 

 
Warm Breakfast Served Every Day!  
All students are welcome to have breakfast in the cafeteria every day. Students can enter door #13 as early as 7:30 AM. Breakfast costs just $1.25. If you receive a free lunch then breakfast in also free. If you receive a reduced lunch the cost is just 30 cents. The breakfast (and lunch) menus are available HERE
 

Seven Edison Student to be Honored at PTA Reflections Ceremony
Congratulations to our Edison students whose projects were selected to advance to the PTA Reflections DuPage West Regional Competition. Students will be recognized at an Honor Ceremony on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:30pm at Hubble Middle School. At the ceremony, they will receive a certificate and a medal presented by Superintendent Dr. Schuler. The winners are as follows:

 

Literature:

 

Lauren Stec

Brian Guerin

Kris Tabaku

Sydney Zeigler

Music:

Camilla Terkildsen

 
Photography:

Mikaela DeLeon

 

Visual Arts:

Corrin Bottom  
 

Scholastic Bookfair Opens Online November 23, in School December 2-5.

Edison will have two book fairs this year and the first is coming up just in time for your holiday shopping! Visit our Scholastic site to see more information AND to shop online.  Online shopping begins on November 23, so you can get started during Thanksgiving break. The fair will be at Edison Tuesday, December 2- Friday, December 5, 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM. If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Wentzloff at kori.wentzloff@cusd200.org or at 630-682-2050.

 

Wheaton’s Christmas Sharing Program

This is a unique community effort that provides new or gently used clothing and toys as well as food and household items to our families in financial need. Edison will be collecting items for Wheaton’s Christmas Sharing Program the week we return from Thanksgiving Break, Monday, December 1 – Friday, December 5. This year, Edison has invited 109 families to participate in the Christmas Sharing Program. The program anticipates helping more than 1,000 families in need in our community. We need your help in making this donation drive a success! We will be collecting donations in the school’s front hallway. For more information, please check Christmas Sharing’s website atwww.Christmas-sharing.org.  Thank you for making the holidays brighter for our families in need!
 

The Edison Family Giving Program

This program provides new hats and gloves as well as gift cards to grocery, household goods and gas stationsto our own families in need. Last year we were able to brighten 40 of our neediest families with over $90 in gift cards each! This year we hope to help make 48 families merrier! Please send new hats and gloves, cash, checks or gift cards in $25 increments from grocery stores (Aldi, Jewel, and Ultra Foods), household goods (Target, Walmart, Kohls) and gas stations (BP, Mobil, Shell, Citgo) to the Guidance Office the week of Monday, December 8 – Friday, December 12. If you have any questions about our holiday donation drives, please contact Mary Ellen Schwartzhoff at (630) 682-2050 ext. 4128 or Mary.Schwartzhoff@cusd200.org. 

Panther Awards Make Great Gifts! 
Do you know a Panther staff member who goes above and beyond to meet the needs of your child(ren)? Consider writing them a Panther Award! Panther Awards are little notes that mean a lot. They let staff members know how much they are appreciated for their hard work. If you would like to write an award for a staff member, you can either fill out a form and send it in with your child or email it to Mrs. Ptak at megan.ptak@cusd200.org. Click HERE for the Panther Award Form.

Yearbook Orders Due by December 

Have you ordered a yearbook? If not, now is the time! Students are encouraged to check the list outside of the guidance office to be sure. If their name is on the list, they have NOT ordered a yearbook. Yearbook order forms are available in the Main Office. All orders must be submitted by December!

 
Sharing Your Photos With Our Yearbook Staff is Easy With New Yearbook Snap App

Download the Yearbook Snap application on your smartphone and enter in the code: Edison2015. From there, you can upload any photos from your iPhone for the Yearbook staff to consider for the Yearbook. Thanks for your help collecting great pics of all our Edison Panthers!

 

Order Your Holiday Cards and Gifts Through Great American and Support the Edison PTA

Did you know you can still order your holiday cards and gifts through Great American? The website is super easy to use and there are hundreds of items for everyone on your holiday shopping list! And a percentage of each purchase goes to the Edison PTA! Thank you for your support! Click here to begin shopping!
   
Registration for Fast Paced Testing Due Dec. 12
Testing results will be used to qualify students for 7th grade Fast Paced Language Arts, 7th grade Fast Paced Mathematics, 8th grade Fast Paced Language Arts, and 8th grade Fast Paced Mathematics for the 2015-2016 school year. (Students who are currently enrolled in 6th grade FPLA and /or FPM are also invited to participate – their results on the SAT test will not be used to exit any students from the PACE Program.) Any middle school student who lives in the District 200 attendance area is eligible to participate. Students are invited to test based on parent and/or teacher recommendation. Testing will be held at Monroe Middle School on Saturday morning, Feb. 7, 2015. Registration Form and Fee ($60) are due to the PACE office by Friday, December 12, 2014. For more information or to register, click HERE
 
Spirit Wear Samples for Sale at a Discount

There are 13 new and un-worn samples that are listed on the PTA website at a 25% discount. If you are interested or would like to see a picture of any items, please contact Sue Sheehan at suesheehan@ameritech.net or at 630-933-0343.

   
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 registeronline 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

Dec. 2-5 - Scholastic Book Fair in the LLC 
Dec. 8, Mon.  - Choir Concert, 7 PM 
Dec. 9, Tues. - PTA Meeting, 9:30 AM (No November Meeting)
Dec. 10, Wed. - Orchestra Concert, 7 PM 
Dec. 11, Thurs. - Band/Jazz Band Concert, 7 PM 
Dec. 18, Thurs. - PTA Dining Night at Boston Market, 3-8 PM 
Dec. 20-Jan. 4 - Winter Break
Jan. 5, Mon. - School Resumes 

Headlines

  • [ALERT]District Office Closed 11/24-11/28
    The District 200 offices are closed for the week of Thanksgiving. Unless you have a previously scheduled appointment, the building will not be open. Happy Thanksgiving! 
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