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
Mrs. Megan Ptak 

Weekly Update

November 2, 2014

Donate Extra Halloween Candy for Soldiers
We have an opportunity to do something amazing to support our troops overseas! We are asking each student to bring in 10 pieces--or more--of their Halloween candy to donate to the troops. The candy will be sent in care packages through Operation Support Our Troops. On Monday morning, November 3, there will be a collection box at each grade level door. This is a "sweet" way to say thanks for their service! Parents, feel free to send your trick-or-treating leftovers in, too! Thanks for supporting our troops!

Parent Teacher Conferences on Nov. 3 and 6, 3:30-8 PM - Sign Up Here

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, and some teachers schedules are already filled. 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 via phone or email.

Soup Collection Nov. 4, 5 & 6
FCS is running a soup collection November 4, 5 & 6. Students are encouraged to bring in cans of soup next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and FCS will donate the soup to a local food pantry. Thank you for your generosity!

Fall Parenting Seminar, Nov. 6, 12-1 PM, Wheaton Community Center
What’s a parent to do when you notice that your teen is beginning to experience anxiety related to social and academic pressures in the school environment? Come join Dr. Laura Koehler, Licensed Clinical Psychologist with Linden Oaks at Edward, to discuss the dangers of avoiding school due to high anxiety and how to get your teen back into the classroom.
Congratulations to the PTA Reflections Participants!
Edison will be well-represented at the WWPTA Council level with 16 student entries advancing to the WWPTA Council judging round. Congratulations to the following students:

Music Composition: Camilla Terkildsen
Literature: Sydney Zeigler, Kris Tabaku, Lauren Stec, Levi Bergbower, Dana Latta, Anna Schmidt, Audrey Feitl, Corrin Bottom, and Brian Guerin
Photography: Mikaela DeLeon, Sarah Burau, and Michael McCann
Visual Arts: Corrin Bottom, Caitlin Chex, and Nikolai Sorokin

We had 76 literature entries but were allowed to select nine to advance. Thank you to Mrs. Rook & Mrs. Jones for helping with the judging! It was a difficult process because there were many great entries. If there are 3 or less projects submitted for any given category, all 3 projects are advanced automatically. In December, we will find out which entries will advance from the WWPTA level on to DuPage West (District 36) Region which is comprised of several area PTAs. Watch for an email in DecemberThank you to all of the creative students who participated!  

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!

Panther Night, Nov. 7, 6:30-8:30 PM
A fun, safe, supervised event at  Edison with open gym, music, games where kids can come hang out with their school friends. Please do not bring food, drinks, or valuables to the program. There will be snacks for sale. Participants need to wear or bring gym shoes in order to use the gym. Contact Amy Schmidt for more information. 

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.

Sharing Your Photos With Our Yearbook Staff is Easy With New Yearbook Snap App

Download the Yearbook Snap application on your smartphone and enter in the code: Edison2015. From there, you can upload any photos from your iPhone for the Yearbook staff to consider for the Yearbook. Thanks for your help collecting great pics of all our Edison Panthers!


Rise Up Leadership Conference for 8th Graders - Nov. 15 at St. Francis High School, 9:30-2:30
There will be a leadership conference for 8th graders on November 15 at St. Francis High School. During the conference, St. Francis High School students who are part of the National Honors Society will conduct activities and workshops that focus on teamwork, character, communication, and goal setting. This event is for students who would like to become better leaders in their school, learn how to prepare for high school, and reflect on the importance of attitude and character. $10 includes a Leader T-shirt and lunch. Pre-registration is required: Questions? Contact Dan Tuskey,, 630-668-5800 x 1120

Order Your Holiday Cards and Gifts Through Great American and Support the Edison PTA
Did you know you can still order your holiday cards and gifts through Great American? The website is super easy to use and there are hundreds of items for everyone on your holiday shopping list! And a percentage of each purchase goes to the Edison PTA! Thank you for your support! Click here to begin shopping!
Free Daughter/Parent STEM Workshop Dec. 5 at Argonne National Laboratory for just 3 Daughter/Parent Pairs
The DuPage Regional Office of Education STEM Team is pleased to announce the annual Daughter/Parent STEM event on December 5 at Argonne National Laboratory. Schools may submit registration for up to three female, 7th or 8th grade students to attend the event. Students are required to be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other authorized adult. Additional information is available HERE. Registration will be accepted only by fax or email and only when submitted by schools. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Please contact Mrs. Howard in the main office at 630-682-2050 if interested.

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

Nov. 3, Mon. - Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30-8 PM, by appointment only.
Nov. 6, Thurs. - Fall Parenting Seminar, 12-1, Wheaton Community Center. 
Nov. 6, Thurs. - Parent Teacher Conferences, 3:30-8 PM, by appointment only.
Nov. 7, Fri. - Panther Night, 6:30-8:30 PM 
Nov. 11-13 - Fall play -- Murder’s in the Heir by Billy St. John. Nov. 11, 3:15 -- free matinee; Nov. 12 & 13, 7 PM, $5.00
Nov. 14 - Institute Day - No School