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
Miss Lauryn Humphris 

Weekly Update

June 1, 2017

Panther Families,

Thank you for an outstanding year! This will be the last newsletter until August. We hope you have a summer filled with fun and relaxation!

Today is the Last Day for Dining for Dollars at OMG Cafe - 309 W. Front Street in Wheaton across from the train station. OMG Cafe will generously donate 15% of all proceeds to Edison! The menu is online at Please bring in the flyer or show it on your phone. If you have any questions please contact Michele Triscik at

8th Grade Moving On Ceremony and Celebration Thanks! Thank you so much to the many people who helped make the 8th Grade Moving on Ceremony and Celebration so special, including Terry Bagley, Jennifer Boba, Lisa Camey, Meghan Christensen, John Criscione, Bryn Danneger, Chad de Castro, Kina Dieden, Tricia Swanstrom and Debbie Wedoff. We truly appreciate your help!

Thank you too to these wonderful businesses who donated raffle prizes and treats for the celebration:  Chipotle, Dunkin’ Donuts, Jewel-Osco, Learning Express, Meatheads, Pinwheel Toys, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Voortman.  If you frequent one of these businesses, please let them know how much we appreciate it.

School Supply Kits on Sale through June 5 - Order school supplies by June 5 and your child’s kit will be shipped to Edison for free and it can be picked up on locker set-up day. Orders after June 5 will be shipped to your home or office. Last day to order is July 21. Easy online ordering without need for a login. Phone orders also accepted. Parents will be able to modify the student kit (i.e., to remove items they already have) See School Supply Kit Flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Krista Foley at

Registration for the 2017-18 School Year Opened May 30 - To register your child, 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


If you cannot remember your password for ParentVUE, you can reset it on the ParentVUE website. If you are having other difficulties with registration, please visit our website or email, call 630-784-7396 or contact your child’s school.

New Heart Rate Monitors for All District 200 Students - Due to a required District 200 upgrade of the heart rate monitoring system that is used in PE classes from grades 6 through 12, all District 200 students in grades 6-12 (except Franklin Middle School 7th and 8th graders who were piloting the new system last year) will need a new heart rate strap for the 2017-18 school year. You will see the strap fee listed when registering your student(s). Students will receive their new straps in PE classes in the fall.

Join the Edison PTA when you register for 2017-2018 - While you are registering for school next year, please take a minute to join the Edison PTA for the 2017-2018 school year. To register, just click here.  Membership is only $15 per family and includes an Edison directory.  

Your contribution supports a wide variety of school programs, activities and clubs, as well as social activities and resources for the school.  Please also consider signing up for some volunteer opportunities or making a donation when you register.  We couldn’t do it without your support!

Roof Replacement at Edison All Summer - Edison is getting a new roof! From June 1 through August 11, there will be trucks, crews, noise and debris on the Edison grounds due to the roofing project. Crews will be working from 7 AM until 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Edison Summer Office Hours - The Edison office will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 AM until 4 PM and Fridays from 7 AM - 10:30 PM. We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

Summer book: How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims - Each summer, several members of the Edison staff participate in a summer “book club” of sorts. This year, our summer book is How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. This title was recommended to us by a Wheaton Warrenville South guidance counselor. This year, we would like to invite parents to participate with us. Just purchase a copy of the book, read it over the summer, and join us for a “book club” discussion in the fall. “Book Club” date TBD.

FREE Bowling and FREE Tickets to the DuPage County Fair!

  • Fox Bowl is offering free bowling all summer long! Click here for more information or visit to sign up.

  • The DuPage County Fair Association is offering each student a FREE TICKET to the fair on Opening Day, July 26, 2017. Click here for directions to order your tickets.

Fall 2017 PTA Reflections Theme: “Within Reach” - PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2017-18 theme: “Within Reach.” Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. Entries are due early in the year, so interested students are encouraged to work on their entry over the summer. For more information, visit the PTA Reflections website.

8th Grade Parents - Join Tiger PAWS - Beat the back to school rush and join Wheaton Warrenville South Tiger PAWS today for 2017-2018! Similar to the PTA, Tiger PAWS provides many needed resources to all students at WWSHS. 100% of your membership fee will go towards supporting academics, athletics, and activities. Becoming a member will also ensure you are included on all emails from Tiger PAWS throughout the school year. You will also have the opportunity to purchase Sports Passes for the 2017-2018 school year, become a Patron Donor, and volunteer for committees on the registration form. Please click on the link below to register. It only takes a few minutes! Pay with a credit card. GO TIGERS AND WELCOME TO TIGER NATION!

Reminder Regarding Medication Pick-Up - Please stop by the Edison office to pick up your child’s medications! With every new school year, we must have a new doctor’s order to continue giving your child medication in school. If your student self-carries an inhaler, it is school policy that we have a doctor’s order in place and your signature permitting a self-carry status. All district medical forms are available online at


  1. Medication cannot be given at school until all the paperwork is completed and the medication is delivered in the properly labeled container.

  2. Anytime there is a change in medication or dosage, parents must provide the school with written documentation from the physician.  New orders that are signed may be faxed to the school at 630-682-2337.

Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries - Know someone in need of food assistance? The Wheaton Noon Rotary Club is teaming up with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to host several food pantries for those in need. The upcoming dates are listed below and on this attached flier:

  • June 3, Outreach Community Center, 345 S. President St., Carol Stream, 10:00 am - noon

  • June 24, Villagebrook Apts, 278 E. St. Charles, Carol Stream, 10:00 am - noon

There are also several area food pantries. Their locations and contact information are listed on this attached flier. Additional resources are available to families in need through the following agencies:

Order from AmazonSmile and raise money for Edison!  Edison Middle School PTA is a part of the AmazonSmile program where Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Edison Middle School PTA. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know and love - same products, same prices, same services - and you can even still use Amazon Prime. Please support the Edison Middle School PTA by starting your shopping at Then search for Edison Middle PTA Inc (Wheaton, IL) and select it to be your charity. Or, get started by clicking on this link: Once you select Edison Middle PTA Inc as your charity, Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation. Just make sure you start by typing in your browser each time you shop.

Summer Engineering Program Available for 9th through 12th Graders - The Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program at Aurora University will offer two summer courses titled Leading Design (June 12-30) and The Invention Process (July 10-28) to incoming 9th - 12th graders. Information about the program, including course descriptions and example assignments, can be found at  Only 25 slots per course. Register early! Highlights include:

  • Successful completion of any course within our program will be granted two undergraduate college credits by Aurora University.

  • Students can apply for a limited number of need-based scholarships (scholarship process is described online; recipients selected receive full course cost in scholarship).

  • Courses developed by academic (P-20), industrial and non-profit partners (such as CAT, Waste Management, Cabot Microelectronics and more).

Northern Illinois University Summer Camps - Students entering grades 2 through 12 who are looking for engaging, hands-on ways to explore their interests and career options this summer can now register for Northern Illinois University’s 2017 summer camps. For more information, visit Day and residential camps run throughout June, July and August. The schedule includes both time-tested favorites and exciting new offerings from programs across the NIU community. With options in science and technology, visual arts, music performance, theater, TV broadcasting and sports, every young learner will definitely find something to spark their interest. A full schedule is available online. Several camps offer both merit- and need-based scholarships. Some camps also offer discounts for early-bird registration, children of NIU employees, returning campers or families who enroll multiple children.

DNA Learning Center Summer Science Camp programming at the University of Notre Dame! DNA Learning Center Summer Science Camps offer current 7th and 8th grade students an opportunity for exposure to different types of scientific experiments that will allow students to identify areas of biology that might be exciting to them. Students will participate in a wide variety of hands-on experiments including self-genotyping, identifying plant species using DNA, and testing food for genetically modified crops!  These experiments (and more!) give students a chance to experience molecular biology techniques and to learn about the expanding field of genetics. Lab-time will be spent with a Notre Dame faculty member and assisted by current Notre Dame students who will be serving as camp counselors throughout each camp session. Visit to learn more about the DNA Learning Center.

St. Francis High School Summer Camps - Wide variety of camps and clinics available for students entering 1-12th grade. Register at

2017-18 Calendar Dates - Mark your calendars for important beginning of the year dates:

  • Aug. 17: Locker Set-Up, Grade 6 - 8-11 a.m.; Grade 7 - 12-1 p.m.; Grade 8 - 1-2 p.m.

  • Aug. 21: Welcome to the Den for new students and 6th graders, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Aug. 23: First Day of School!

  • Aug. 24: IDs and School Pictures during P.E.

  • Aug. 30: Curriculum Night, 7:00 p.m.

  • Sept. 7: BBQ & Ice Cream Social, 5:30 p.m.; Taste of Edison, 7:00 p.m.

  • Sept. 15: Panther FunRun (PTA Fundraiser) during PE classes

  • Oct. 11 and Nov. 8: Parent-Teacher Conferences

With #EdisonPantherPride,

Rachel Bednar, Principal