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 18, 2016


PARCC Testing Tues., Apr. 19 - Thurs., Apr. 21 - All Illinois public schools are required to give PARCC tests during the month of April. Edison’s PARCC dates are this week - Apr. 19-21. English/Language Arts tests will be given from 8-10:23 AM, and Math Tests will be given from 12:38-2:24 PM. We appreciate your help in ensuring that your child is present each day of testing, has had a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast. Students should bring sharpened pencils, a calculator and a book to their testing room each day. 6th and 7th grade will test with their first period teacher; 8th grade will test with their 3rd period teacher. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.


Dress Code Reminder - With the warmer weather finally here, more students will be wearing shorts to school. If your child has had a growth spurt over the last several months, her shorts may be a bit too short to be school appropriate. Please help us maintain an appropriate learning environment by ensuring your child is covered from shoulders to mid-thigh. Transparent items, strapped shirts and strapless tops are also prohibited. Thank you for your help.


Last Chance 8th Graders - Great deals on Wheaton Warrenville South Spiritwear! End of the year blow-out sale online through April 17th Order Online NOW!! And Wheaton Central Alumni, we know it's hard to find spirit wear to honor your high school, so we have included a t-shirt and sweatshirt just for you!


Smoothies for Breakfast Every Wednesday - Earlier this year, Edison received a grant from the Midwest Dairy Council’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program with which we were able to buy a large Vitamix blender. Every Wednesday morning, the cafeteria staff blends up a delicious fruit and yogurt smoothie to serve at breakfast along with other breakfast options. Door 13 opens for breakfast starting at 7:30 AM. Breakfast is just $1.25; $.30 for those who qualify for reduced. Students who qualify for free lunch also receive free breakfast.


Dining for Dollars night is Thursday, April 21 at Potbelly Sandwich Works at 337 Rice Lake Square in Wheaton (near Whole Foods) from 5-8pm. Potbelly will donate 25 percent of all proceeds to Edison! Take a break from cooking and enjoy a delicious toasted sub, hearty soup or salad. Delivery available also ($25 minimum)! And who can resist an old-fashioned milkshake or yummy bakery treat for dessert? No coupon voucher needed. If you have any questions please contact Michele Triscik at mtriscik@prodigy.net.


April 26 is the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Awards & Pizza Palooza night! Celebrate two of our Edison teachers, as well as the other awardees, and taste great pizza while finding deals in our online auction to help raise money for Support Our Students teacher grants.  Reserve your tickets today at Eventbrite!  With the purchase of a pizza ticket, you can enjoy a slice of pizza from 8-10 pizzerias.  Save the date for Tuesday, April 26 from 6:00-8:00PM at Wheaton North H.S. More information on the NEW 200 website. Congratulations again to these teachers!

  • Cynthia Mielke, Lowell Elementary

  • Melissa Chadwick-DeCarlo, Franklin Middle

  • Robert Griegoliet, Wheaton North HS

  • Todd Jones, Wiesbrook Elementary

  • Tod Harper, Edison Middle

  • Joanne Wegscheid, WWSHS/Edison


Save the Date! Walk/Bike to School is Tues. May 3 - Our annual Walk/Bike to School (Breakfast) event is coming on Tues., May 3! Walk or bike to school then join us in the cafeteria for breakfast with your child as early as 7:15 AM. Choose from delicious entrees of whole grain French toast sticks, a bagel, a banana or blueberry muffin, cereal, or a strawberry or apple nutrigrain bar as well as a side of fruit, yogurt, cheese stick, milk or juice. Breakfast is just $1.25. We’ll have free coffee for parents, and a raffle and free samples of our breakfast smoothies for everyone. The jazz band will also be playing to add to the festive mood! Come join us!


Bowl for the Torch - Saturday, April 30 - Support District 200 Special Olympics by participating in Bowl for the Torch at Fox Bowl, 1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, on April 30. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., bowling begins at12:00 p.m. Cost is  $25 per bowler; $20 per bowler 12 years & under. Registration includes 2 games of bowling, shoes & pizza lunch.

Each year, approximately 40 students participate in at least one of the four Special Olympics sports offered in District 200. Students with special needs at the middle, high school and transition level have the opportunity to participate in basketball, bowling, track or bocce ball.

Special Olympics provides opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities to participate in organized sports that they may not have through school or community. Students develop physical fitness, teamwork, a sense of commitment and are able to get involved in their community by building life-long friendships with other athletes.

District 200's Special Olympics is self-sustaining program and is only supported through the fundraising efforts of our dedicated staff, parents and community.

You can support your local Special Olympics program by getting involved in our upcoming event, Bowl for the Torch. By registering a team or donating an item to our raffle, you are giving students with intellectual disabilities an opportunity to participate in athletic opportunities, just like their peers. Download the flier as a PDF .


Join Us for Edison’s First Family Heritage Celebration on April 29 from 6:30 to 8 PM - This is an all-school event! Come celebrate Edison’s diversity with us. If you would like to share your family heritage with the Edison community, sign up here: Edison Family Heritage Celebration Sign-Up. Builders Club and Culture Club have combined forces to organize this activity. Edison families and staff are invited to learn about each other’s cultural heritage. Families can bring crafts, traditional clothing, mementos, photos to share, a food item to taste, a performance--or just come to enjoy the event! Area restaurants, businesses and organizations have been invited to participate. We expect to have several tables of displays and food items to taste as well as performances throughout the night.  


Among the groups that will be participating are McNulty Irish Dancers, ATA Karate, World Relief, Body and Brain Tai Chi, NCC Africa Club and the Schillingoethe Native American Museum of Aurora University.  


If you have questions or would like more information about this event, contact Bobbi McFarland at roberta.mcfarland@cusd200.org, Jasmine Shamsuddin at jasmine.shamsuddin@cusd200.org, MaryBeth Lang at mary.lang@cusd200.org, or Laura Morgan at laura.morgan@cusd200.org.  


Summer Basketball Camp Registration Now Open -  Wheaton Warrenville South Girls Basketball Coach Rob Kroehnke and staff will help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills and enhance their skill set at the post, wing or guard position. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, and more. Register online at http://wheatonparkdistrict.com/ or in person at at the community center at 1777 S. Blanchard Rd, Wheaton IL 60189. See attached flyer for more information.


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 LIGHT outside of school. We would like to spotlight students who exemplify the Panther way! Email Mrs. Madalinski at Deana.Madalinski@cusd200.org 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.


Kids Bowl Free All Summer - Registered kids 14 and under receive 2 free games of bowling every day all summer long. Wheaton Bowl and Fox Bowl are among hundreds of bowling centers around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Visit http://www.kidsbowlfree.com/ to register.


WWS JV Cheerleading Tryouts Coming Soon! WWS JV cheerleading coach, Colleen Smith, is holding a pre-tryout parent meeting on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 PM at WWS. Tryouts are scheduled for May 2-4 from 6-8 PM at WWS.


Important Dates

Mon., Apr. 18

Track v. Franklin @ WWS

Tues., Apr. 19- Thurs., Apr. 21

PARCC Testing

Wed., Apr. 20

Track v. Hadley @ Glenbard West


 

 

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