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

April 26, 2015

 
Dining for Dollars at Jersey Mike's ALL WEEKEND, Apr. 24-26
Just show the Jersey Mike's flyer or mention Edison when you order and Jersey Mike's will donate 20% to the Edison PTA all weekend long! Jersey Mike's is located in Danada Square East. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Click here for Jersey Mike's flyer. 
 
Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online? - April 28, 7 PM at Hubble Middle School
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 at the same time challenging parents and teachers as we work together to keep children healthy and safe. Join us, along with the Internet Safety Specialist from the Attorney General's Office as we continue our efforts to protect and educate our children. RSVP Here. 
 
PARCC End of Year Assessments - May 4-7 
The second round of PARCC assessments are just around the corner. The assessment schedule for this round of testing will be similar to the ISAT schedule of the past. Students will start the day in their assigned testing rooms, and after testing, they will follow a modified schedule, going to each of their class periods for 32 minutes. Students will take tests in English Language Arts on Monday and Tuesday and Math on Wednesday and Thursday.
 
Join Us for National Bike/Walk to School Day - Wed., May 6 
In celebration of National Bike to School Day, we invite you to walk or bike to Edison on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 and join us for breakfast in the school cafeteria from 7:15-7:50 a.m. You and your child(ren) can enjoy a school breakfast together and see the healthy and delicious options we serve every day. Enjoy a free cup of coffee with your meal, compliments of Aramark, our food service provider. The first 40 arrivals, on that Wednesday, will receive a special gift certificate from SereneTeaz of Wheaton.  Raffle tickets, for select prizes, will be available for all student participants.  Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 1. We hope you can join us! RSVP here
 
Seeking Legacy Day Volunteers 

Legacy Day is an opportunity for 8th graders to participate in a service project in the community. Students and teachers brainstormed project ideas and students rank their project preferences to be organized into groups. This year’s projects include the following: Feed My Starving Children, Cosley Zoo, Brighton Gardens Senior Home, yard work at  local seniors’ houses, hanging inspirational quote tiles in the Edison cafeteria, making fleece blankets for babies at CDH, and creating a prairie “patch” on the Edison grounds. If you are free on the afternoon of May 14 and would be interested in assisting with one of these projects, we would love to have some parent volunteers! Please sign up here: Legacy Day Volunteers.

 
WWS Cheer Info Meeting - Mon., Apr. 27 at 6 p.m. in the WWS Commons
An informational meeting about the upcoming WWS Cheer tryouts will be held on Mon., Apr. 27 at 6 p.m. in the WWS Commons. Parents and athletes must attend! Tryouts will take place May 4-6 from 6-8 p.m. in the WWS Field House. A current physical, yellow emergency card and parent permission form are required. On Mon., May 4 and Tues., May 5, the girls will learn a tryout cheer, dance and other necessary tryout skills such as tumbling and stunting. Wed., May 6 is the official tryout. Girls will have a brief warm up perioad and then perform their cheer and dance and how their skills in front of a panel of judges. Teams will be decided on this day.  Please direct any questions to Coach Schultz at emili.schultz@cusd200.org. 


Wheaton Warrenville South Color Guard

The Wheaton Warrenville South Color Guard is now accepting new members for the 2015 summer through fall season! Students who are interested in performing and competing with the marching band at parades, football games and competitions should come to the preseason clinics to see how you enjoy the program! Clinics will be held on: Sun., May 3, 3-6 p.m., Mon., May 4, 6-9 p.m., Mon., May 11th 6-9 p.m. and Tues., May 12, 6-9 p.m. Meet in the WWS Band Room; enter through Door 1/front entrance. A student and parent informational meeting will follow on Wed., May 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the WWS Drama Room. Please email Amanda Reber at WWSguarddirector@gmail.com with any questions or to receive a full summer and fall calendar. 
 
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
Apr. 21, Tues. - Lincoln 5th Grade Student Step Up, 9:30 AM
Apr. 22, Wed. - Madison 5th Grade Student Step Up, 9:30 AM
Apr. 23, Thurs. - "What Does "Going Out" Really Mean?", 12:00 Noon, WPDCC
Apr. 24, Fri. - Whittier 5th Grade Student Step Up, 9:30 AM
Apr. 24, Fri. through Apr. 26, Sun. - PTA Dining for Dollars at Jersey Mike's
Apr. 28, Tues. - PTA meeting, 9:30 AM - All are welcome!
Apr. 28, Tues. - Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online? Hubble, 7 PM 
Apr. 29, Wed. - 5th Grade Parent Orientation, 7 PM 
Apr. 30, Thurs. - 7th Grade Zoo Trip
May 4-7 - End of Year PARCC Testing 
 
 

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