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

May 24, 2015


6th Grade and 8th grade Biology Field Trip to FermiLab - Tues., May 26, Wed., May 27

6th grade and 8th grade Biology students were given a sheet of trip details and instructions to bring home, but just to be sure (since this is right after the long holiday weekend)  here are the key points to be aware of: Field Trip Reminders


LAST CALL! Freshmen Orientation Registration

WWS will hold a Freshmen Orientation on August 11 from 1-8:30 PM. Registration is required. If you missed the May 22 deadline, you can still bring in your form, but please do so ASAP. Drop off the form and payment to the Edison Guidance Office, care of Ms. Menza. If you have concerns about the fee, please contact Ms. Menza at cynthia.menza@cusd200.org. Click here for more information and the form.

 

PTA Meeting on May 26

Tuesday, May 26th at 9:30am is the last PTA meeting of the year.  All are welcome.  We will be having

a light breakfast also so please email EdisonWheatonPTA@gmail.com if you can join us.  Hope to see

you there!

 

Fast Paced Letters

All students in fast paced classes recently received letters to take home. If you did not receive one from your child, these letters clarified a common misconception: students need not be in fast paced courses in middle school in order to take A-level (advanced) courses in high school. Students who achieve at high levels in regular courses in middle school are still recommended for A-level courses in high school. Also, while a student may qualify for a fast paced course, it is important to consider how a child’s interests, work habits and other time commitments would impact his/her success in these classes and overall social-emotional wellness. If you would like to discuss your child’s placement for next year, please contact your child’s current teacher or guidance counselor at 630-682-2053.  

Entrepreneurship Expo - Fri., May 29

As the capstone activity for the Entrepreneurship course, your students will participate in the 3rd Annual District Spring Expo. The event will take place on May 29 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Rice Lake Campus, from 11:30AM to 1:30PM.  In the coming weeks, students will be preparing for their participation in this event by finalizing their business models, producing presentation materials, and practicing their “elevator” pitches.

LAST CALL! Order Your 2015-16 School Supplies in Advance - By Fri., May 29

Do you dread the thought of running all over town to find the right school supplies? New this year: The PTA is selling school supply kits for the 2015-16 school year. This is being done as a convenience for parents, not as a PTA fundraiser.  6th grade kits are $32.00, 7th grade kits are $23.00 and 8th grade kits are $20.00.  Purchase kits online at www.schoolsuppliesamericaonlineorders.com and follow the easy steps. You can also download the order form (Order Form Here) and send it into the office marked “School Supply Kits.”  All orders are due by Friday, May 29.    


6th and 7th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed for 8th Grade End of Year Activities on Fri., June 5

June 5th is an exciting day for our 8th graders, but we cannot pull it off without 6th and 7th grade parent

volunteers!  If you are available to help with set-up, serving or clean-up for the PTA-sponsored breakfast,

and/or set-up, serving or clean-up for the PTA sponsored post-ceremony reception, please contact Lori

Yousif at lpsay@sbcglobal.net.  If you are interested in sending  in a donation of food, beverage for the

morning activities, please contact Lori.  Thank you!


Free Online Summer Math Program!

Ten Marks is offering a FREE online summer math program for students from Grade 2 Math to Algebra 2/Geometry. An informational flyer is attached here: Ten Marks Flyer. Signup link:   https://www.tenmarks.com/consumer/signup

Coach Kroehnke Summer Basketball camp

Coach Kroehnke is running a Summer Basketball camp through the Wheaton Park District. Camp is

open to all girls and boys K-8. Visit www.wheatonparkdistrict.com.


Health Office Housekeeping

During the first week of June, our 8th grade files will move to WWSHS. After that, current 8th graders will need to bring physicals to the WWSHS Health office to be placed into their health file. All medication forms will need to be updated for next year. Find all health forms on the Edison Website under the Health Services site. All grades: If your child has medication at school, please pick it up during school hours!


Purging Student Files

Portions of the temporary student records for students moving on to high school will be updated and/or

deleted prior at the end of the year. If you would like to come in to review or copy any records, please

call the health office at 630-682-2050. All required school physicals, dental exams, immunization records, and accident reports will be kept as part of the permanent school records.


Summer Enrichment Opportunities

The Center for the Gifted is offering a variety of innovative summer classes focusing on science, math, computers, robotics, humanities, and the arts. Problem solving, creativity, original thought, and inventive productivity will be inherent in each student’s program. There are two age brackets: WWW (Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder), held at Madison Elementary School, is for rising students in grades pre-k (age 4) through 8th grade, and Project is for students in grades 6-12 and will be held in Elmhurst. Worlds of Wisdom and Wonder is from June 15-26. Parents may choose from three options: morning only, afternoon only or full day. Complimentary busing is available to any area where there is sufficient interest. District 200 students receive a 10% discount on the Wheaton Program. Their discount code is HOW200S15. The brochures are posted on the e-schoolbag site on our District 200: http://www.cusd200.org/Page/9109.

 

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:

May 25, Mon. - No School - Memorial Day

May 26, Tues. - PTA Meeting, 9:30 AM

May 26, Tues and  27, Wed. - 6th Grade Science/8th Grade Biology Field Trips to FermiLab

May 27, Wed. - Band Concert, 7 PM

May 29, Fri. - School Supply Orders Due

May 29, Fri. - Panther Palooza, 6-8 PM

June 4, Thurs. - 8th Grade Dance, 7-9 PM

June 5, Fri. - 8th Grade Recognition Ceremony, 10 AM

June 8, Mon. - Last Day of School - PTA Dining for Dollars at Barone's

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