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
Miss Lauryn Humphris
lauryn.humphris@cusd200.org 
 
 

Weekly Update

March 19, 2017


 

6th and 7th Grade Exploratories Rotate on Thursday, March 23 - 6th graders in Music, Art, Drama and Collaboration & Leadership and 7th graders in Digital Literacy, Speech, Art and Design & Modeling will remain in their third quarter classes through Wednesday. They will rotate to their new exploratory class on Thursday, March 23.

 

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:

  • March 22, Wheaton Wesleyan Church, 1300 S. President, Wheaton, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • April 12, Lowell Elementary, 312 President, Wheaton, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • June 3, Outreach Comm 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.

 

Parent Seminar on ADHD - WAYS (Wayne/Winfield Area Youth/Family Services) is hosting a parent seminar titled “Parenting a Child with ADHD” on Wednesday March 22 from 7-8 PM. Parenting a child with ADHD can be difficult. This seminar will provide information about ADHD and strategies for handling challenges with your child. This seminar will also focus on your child’s strengths and how to embrace them. The seminar will be led by Mariah Donaldson, BSW. The fee is just $5.00. Handouts and refreshments are included. Please register by Monday, March 20. 630-231-7166. WAYS is located at 27W031 North Avenue, West Chicago, IL 60185.

 

Triton to Host ‘Tech Savvy’ Conference March 25 - Girls in grades 6-9 can take part in a daylong conference at Triton College that hopes to redefine how they see engineering. Tech Savvy is designed to attract girls into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, while also inviting parents, mentors and teachers currently teaching and/or working in the field to learn about new developments in STEM education and careers and how they can further support girls’ interest and success in STEM. The conference will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, March 25, in the Robert M. Collins Center on Triton’s campus. The cost is $10 per person (for girls and adults) and includes lunch. Each attending girl will receive a T-shirt. To register or for more information, visit http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/stem-education/tech-savvy.

 

2017 Spring Break Staycation at Wheaton College - Wheaton College is hosting a Spring Break Staycation for children ages 5-12 from March 27 to 31. Check out the interactive cooking and science events, a dramatic performance, and open gym time. All events are free, but registration is required for the Cooking School & Kitchen Tour on Wednesday, March 29.  Children must be accompanied by their caregivers. Pick up a Staycation passport early in the week and receive stamps for each day’s activities! For more information, visit http://www.wheaton.edu/Community/Activities-for-Kids/Staycation

 

Vote on April 4 - Please vote on April 4 on both the District 200 School Board Members and the referendum seeking voter approval to issue $132.5 million in bonds to help finance repairs, renovations and upgrades to 19 of 20 District 200 schools. Please click here to learn more about the upcoming referendum. For information about voting locations and early voting options, visit this link: voting information You can also learn more about the referendum by attending one of the two remaining Coffee Houses put on by District 200.  Hubble’s Coffee House will take on Tuesday, March 14 at 9 AM and Edison’s Coffee House will take place on March 17 at 9 AM. Please join us!

 

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 www.aurora.edu/innovation.  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).

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.

 

This Week:

Tues., Mar. 21

PTA Meeting, 9:30 AM, All are welcome!

Girls Basketball Conference Tournament

Wed., Mar. 22

Girls Basketball Conference Tournament

Chorus/Show Choir Concert, 7 PM

Thurs., Mar. 23

Girls Basketball Conference Championship

Fri., Mar. 24

3rd Quarter Grades Posted in ParentVue/StudentVue

Sat., Mar. 25 -

Sun. Apr. 2

Spring Break!

 
Have a great week!


Rachel Bednar, Principal

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