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

October 19, 2014


Builders Club will host Edison’s first Multicultural Pot Luck on Fri., Oct. 24

Join us on Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 PM. All Edison families and staff are invited to attend. Sign-up forms are available in the guidance office. Bring a favorite family recipe to share with other Edisonians! We have games planned and an optional costume contest. Come share some delicious food and fun on Oct. 24!  Please RSVP HERE so we know how many plates, forks, knives and napkins we need! Thanks!


Sign up this Wed., Oct. 22 for for Parent Teacher Conferences on Nov. 3 and 6, 3:30-8 PM

This Wednesday, October 22, we will email you a link to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences, which will take place on Monday, November 3 and Thursday, November 6. While teachers would love the opportunity to meet with the parents of each of their students on those evenings, there are simply not enough time slots to do so. If you are unable to schedule a meeting with a teacher during these times but you would like to conference with a teacher about your child’s progress, please don’t hesitate to contact that teacher to set up a conference at another time.


Eat at Chili’s Throughout October and Earn $$$ for Edison PTA

Take a break from cooking! Throughout October, Chili’s in Danada is generously donating 15% of sales that we generate to the Edison Middle School PTA. Go as many times as you want on Sundays through Thursdays. To ensure we get credit for the sales we drive, simply show the Chilis Voucher on your smart phone, print it out and show it or just mention Edison Middle School. It's that easy! Be sure to tell your neighbors, friends and family. Thanks for your support!


Coming to Edison? Bring Non-Perishable Food for Make a Difference Day - Oct. 25

In celebration of Make a Difference Day, the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce encourages the entire Wheaton community to participate in Stuff-A-Truck for the People’s Resources Center. From October 6-October 25, Edison Middle School will be collecting non-perishable food items for this great cause. If you're coming to school for an event, please bring non-perishable food items with you and drop them off in the boxes near the main display case. For information on the items needed most, visit http://www.wheatonchamber.com/pages/Stuff-A-Truck


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!


Cantigny 5K Run/Walk for Veterans on Sat., Nov. 1

We have a friendly competition with ALL four middle schools to see who can bring out the most participants for the Cantigny 5k Run/Walk on November 1st. All proceeds go to the Midwest Veterans Shelter. If you can join us, fill out the registration form and send in a COPY to Mrs. Morgan (Room 219) BEFORE the race. Don't delay! Registration is limited to the first 1000 people: http://www.cantigny.org/calendar/Documents/5k.pdf


Happy Parent Ads Due Nov. 13  

8th grade parents, the deadline for Happy Parent Ads is November 13! A form for the Happy Parent Ad was sent home with your student. If you would like to purchase a Happy Parent Ad for the yearbook, fill out the attached form and return it to school. If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Corry or Kelly Rook.


Online Pre-registration is now open for the Fall 2014 Physics Program - Deadline Oct. 30

Held for middle school students at WWS High School. Link to online pre-registration and course information:  http://goo.gl/4YFwV0 . Contact:  Esther at  ewong@lsst-usa.org or 630-544-0680.

 

Panther Pride Athletic Committee

The Panther Pride Athletic Committee was thrilled to host the first Panther Pride Spirit Day to celebrate our amazing volleyball and cross country teams on Thurs., Sept 25. Over 100 student fans and staff members, along with a large turnout of parents, came to cheer on our Edison athletes and participate in fan games and raffles. Congrats to the 7th grade class for winning the traveling spirit trophy - boasting the largest turnout of fans!


In order to keep student attendance up and to make the experience fun for all, the PPAC is looking for donations of prizes for games and raffles for the Winter and Spring Panther Pride Days. Ideas: gift cards for local restaurants and stores, electronics, athletic/spirit wear, sports equipment, theme baskets -- just about anything! If you have something you could donate please contact Laura Stebbins at laurasteb@comcast.net or 312.816.4158.

 

Get an Edison Directory - Join the PTA!
Did you know that joining the PTA is the only way to get a directory? Registration can be done online with a credit card here. You may also print out a form and send it into school with your check.  Remember, your membership is the only way to get a school directory.  The PTA pays for many of the in-school events, field trips, clubs and last year bought 36 Chromebooks for Edison!  If you are not sure if you joined already or not, please email Stacy at adamekstacy@comcast.net

 

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

Oct. 22, Wed. - Parent Teacher Conference Sign-Up Begins

Oct. 23, Thurs. - Band Concert, 7 PM - Please bring food donations for Stuff-a-Truck

Oct. 24, Fri. - End of 1st Quarter, Multicultural Pot Luck, 6-8 PM

Oct. 28, Tues. - Mix It Up at Lunch Day

Oct. 29, Wed. - Choir Concert, 7 PM - Please bring food donations for Stuff-a-Truck

Oct. 30, Thurs. - 7th & 8th Grade Dance - Please bring food donations for Stuff-a-Truck

Oct. 31, Fri. - 1st Quarter Grades posted on ParentVUE
Nov. 1, Sat. - Cantigny 5K Run/Walk for Veterans. Join us!

Nov. 3, Mon. - Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 6, Thurs. - Parent Teacher Conferences

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