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
Our mission is to cultivate the unique potential of each child in a nurturing and collaborative environment. 
  • 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.
Mrs. Rachel Bednar
Assistant Principal
Mrs. Megan Ptak 

Weekly Update

November 20,  2015

Help Us Help Our Families in Need! With fall break next week, we figured many of you would be in the mood for cleaning closets and shopping! Here are just a few reminders of upcoming shopping and donation opportunities:

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 need. Edison will be collecting items for Wheaton’s Christmas Sharing Program the week we return from Thanksgiving Break, Monday, November 30 – Friday, December 4. 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 at  Thank you for making the holidays brighter for our families in need!

Dine at Chili’s in Danada Square, Wheaton to contribute 15% of your pre-tax tab to Christmas Sharing anytime now through Dec. 31, dine in or carry out. Thank Chili's for their fine support of our program and don't forget to bring the voucher!  download here 


The Edison Family Giving Program - This program provides gift cards to grocery and household goods stores to our own Edison families in need. If you would like to contribute, please send cash, checks (payable to Edison Middle School) or gift cards in $25 increments from grocery stores (Jewel and Ultra Foods) and/or household goods (Target and Kohl’s) to the Guidance Office the week of Monday, December 7– Friday, December 11. If you have any questions about our holiday donation drives, please contact Mary Ellen Schwartzhoff at (630) 682-2050 ext. 4128 or


Scholastic book fair opens Wednesday November 25. The book fair will be held in the Monday, November 30-Friday December, 4 from 7:30AM-3:00PM in the Edison LLC, but you can also submit orders online. That's right: while you're enjoying your Thanksgiving Break, you can take care of some holiday shopping at our online book fair!  We will be charging sales tax this year, so plan accordingly. This year, we are also collecting donations toward books for our Edison Family Giving Program. If you would like to purchase or contribute to a book for one of our students in need, there will be information available at the book fair.  

Edison's URL for online shopping is:

If you have any questions about online shopping or our book fair, contact Mrs. Wentzloff at or at 630-682-2050.

"Wear It to Share It" Every Friday in December. Student Council will be sponsoring our annual "Wear It to Share It" fundraiser when we return from Thanksgiving break. Each Friday in December, students and staff may pay $1.00 to wear pajama pants to school. All proceeds will go to help Edison families in need during the holiday season.  

Mother-Daughter STEM Event on Dec. 4 - Registration Deadline is Nov. 24 - On December 4, the DuPage Regional Office of Education is hosting their annual STEM event for 7th and 8th grade female students and their parents, or guardians. Attached is an informational flyer and registration form. Please be certain to follow the instructions to ensure prompt and accurate registration. They will accept registrations through November 24 or until they have reached their maximum of 75 students and their parents or guardians. In order to ensure broad representation from a variety of DuPage schools, registration is limited to three students per school, and students and their parents or guardians must be registered by a school official. Please email if interested. For more information, see STEM Info.

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 LIGHTS outside of school. We would like to spotlight students who exemplify the Panther way! Email Mrs. Madalinski at 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.

Join us for Community Engagement Session 2: Facilities Assessment - Wed., Dec. 2, 7 PM at Hubble Middle School. 3S600 Herrick Road, Warrenville. Presentation, conversation and light refreshments. Translation assistance available. For more information, contact us at communications@ or 630-682-2000.

Empowerment Workshop for Women - Be Encouraged, Empowered and Enlightened! A dynamic workshop for women only - Emotional Bankruptcy: Where are you on the list? If you have ever been emotionally drained or exhausted, this workshop is for you! It's time to invest in your Emotional Wealth. Register Now!! Space is Limited! Dec. 5, 12-3 PM.

CUSD 200 Pace Program SAT Testing for Students Currently in 6th and 7th Grade

Registration is due Fri., Dec. 11, 2015. Testing will be held at Monroe Middle School on Saturday morning, February 6, 2016. Testing results will be used to qualify students for 7th grade Fast Paced Language Arts, 7th grade Fast Paced Mathematics, 7th grade Fast Paced Language Arts and 8th grade Fast Paced Mathematics for the 2016-2017 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.) BENEFITS: This allows students the opportunity to take the SAT without their results becoming a part of their permanent College Board record. 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. A registration form can be found here: Middle School SAT Registration Form. The form and fee ($60) are due to the PACE office by Friday, December 11, 2015. All questions regarding SAT Testing should be directed to the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024.



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