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
Miss Lauryn Humphris 

Weekly Update

December 4, 2016


Can you believe it’s December already?!?


Edison Family Giving Donations Accepted December 5-9 - Every year, Edison raises funds to help make the holidays a little brighter for our less fortunate Panther families. This year, our fundraising goal is $5200. If you’re able, here are the ways you can help:

  • Donate cash or $25 gift cards to local food and clothing stores such as Ultra, Family Foods, Aldi, Target, Walmart and Kohl’s. Cash and cards can be brought to Edison’s main office all week. **Please mark the value on the card.**

  • Donate to the Edison Family Giving GoFundMe Campaign - Our GoFundMe site is available here: Edison Family Giving GoFundMe.

  • Donate cash when you come to school for an event - There will be a donation basket out at upcoming sports and music events. No donation is too small! Every dollar helps!

  • Wear it to Share It - The Edison Family Giving committee is challenging all students and staff to participate in the Race to $600 on Friday, December 9 by paying $1 to wear their pajamas and/or hats to school. Once we reach our fundraising goal, we will celebrate with a student social at the end of the day on Tuesday, December 20.

  • Encourage your company to make a donation - If you work for a company that would be willing to made a donation to help us meet the ever increasing needs at this time of year, we would be happy to provide a receipt!

  • Sponsor a Helping Hands Box - Sponsorship of a family is $35. Checks, in any amount, can be made payable to Traci Colquhoun (write “Helping Hands” in the memo section) and dropped off at her house (924 Sunset Road, Wheaton 60189) today! The shopping for the food and supplies takes place this week.

Thank you for your generosity!


Glenbard Parent Series Provides FREE Seminars for All Area Parents - Glenbard Parent Series (GPS) has been putting together top-notch parent seminars for years. Check out their website and mark your calendars for their upcoming seminars: Glenbard Parent Series. The next seminar is will be presented by Sarah Ward on Tues., Dec 6, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm and is titled “Strategies for Improving Executive Function Skills to Plan, Organize, and Problem Solve for School Success”.


LAST CALL! District 200 Testing for PACE Program - If you are interested in having your current 6th or 7th grade student considered for the PACE Program in Language Arts and/or Math, information and registration materials are available here. Students must take the SAT test, which will take place at Monroe Middle School on February 4, 2017. Current 6th grade FPLA or FPMath students are invited to participate in testing as well. Registration form and $60 fee are due to the PACE office by Friday, December 9, 2016. Questions regarding SAT Testing should be directed to the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024.    


Edison’s Second Annual Family Heritage Celebration, hosted by Edison’s Builders’ and Culture Club, will be on January 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. We invite everyone in the Edison Community to come and share in the cultural heritage of Edison’s families. If you are interested in sharing your culture with others that evening, let us know! If you know of any local businesses, organizations or community groups that are willing to donate services, food items, crafts, demonstrations or any other items or services, we would be grateful for your help in soliciting those donations. Examples include karate lessons, Irish dancing performances or culturally diverse food offerings. If you would like a letter to give to any local businesses or organizations to help you solicit donations, please contact Bobbi McFarland at


5Essentials Survey - The 2017 Illinois Parent Survey window is open until Jan. 16, 2017. Follow this link to take the survey: We appreciate your feedback!


Yearbook Orders - Have you ordered a yearbook? If not, now is the time! This year, all orders are being processed online and the link to order can be found on our Edison Middle School website or you can simply click here to order a yearbook.


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 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:

Mon., Dec. 5-

Fri., Dec. 9

Edison Family Giving Collection

Mon., Dec. 5

Wrestling v. Wredling @ home

Tues., Dec. 6

PTA Meeting, 9:30 AM - Board member Jim Mathiesen will be attending to answer any questions about the Facility Master Plan.

Boys Basketball v. Franklin @ home

Thurs., Dec. 8

Boys Basketball @ Hadley

Wrestling v. Hadley @ home

Fri., Dec. 9

Wear It to Share It! PJs and hats for $1

Packing of Helping Hands boxes in the Tameling’s garage, 1303 Aurora Way, Wheaton, 3:45 p.m. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will be served.


Have a great week!

Rachel Bednar, Principal