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 19, 2015

 
Dress Code Reminders 
As the weather warms up, we find it's important to remind students of the district dress code guidelines. As per the guidelines on page 3 of the student planner, all clothing must cover from shoulders to mid-thigh. No underwear should be showing, and pants/shorts should be worn at the waist. Please review the guidelines with your children and help us ensure that all students are appropriately dressed for school. Thank you!
 
Spring Parent Seminar: What Does "Going Out" Really Mean? - Apr. 23, 12:00 Noon
Therapist Mandy Burbank, Alexian Parish Services, will explore the role of relationships in adolescent development, including the role of social media, identifying unhealthy relationships and the importance of parental involvement. Registration is free. Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Road, Wheaton, IL 60189. If you have questions call Donna Kozica, (630) 821-7900 or Gary Luckey, (630) 784-7208.
 
Dining for Dollars at Jersey Mike's ALL WEEKEND, Apr. 24-26
Just show the Jersey Mike's flyer or mention Edison when you order and Jersey Mike's will donate 20% to the Edison PTA all weekend long! Jersey Mike's is located in Danada Square East. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Click here for Jersey Mike's flyer. 
 
Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online? - April 28, 7 PM at Hubble Middle School
Today's youth have integrated the use of digital devices into their daily lives and utilize social media apps to communicate with the world around them. Technology integration that encourages social interaction and self-expression presents new opportunities for youth while at the same time challenging parents and teachers as we work together to keep children healthy and safe. Join us, along with the Internet Safety Specialist from the Attorney General's Office as we continue our efforts to protect and educate our children. Click here for event flyer.


Family Blogger Writing Contest -- Entries Due April 24

Newspapers in Education and Meet Chicago Northwest are teaming up to sponsor a writing contest for students ages 5-12 and their parents for an opportunity to be selected as one of six family blogger teams for the local tourism agency. Each blogger team (adult and child) will receive four complimentary passes to a suburban attraction (to be determined by Meet Chicago Northwest). Both parent and child (possibly with a little help from their parents) will be asked to write a short review about their experience. Local attractions include Medieval Times, FireZone, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Topgolf, Arlington International, and Metropolis Performing Arts Centre. TheTake 2 Blog will be featured each month on the Meet Chicago Northwest website and be published in the Daily Herald. To enter the blogger search, both student and parent need to write 100 words or less on why they want to be a Take 2 Blogger.  Entries can be submitted a variety of ways:
  1. Go to the website and submit the story:  dailyherald.com/contest/take-two
  2. Email the entries to sweepstakes@daiyherald.com
  3. Or mail the entries to:  Daily Herald, P.O. Box 280, Arlington Heights IL 60004, in care of Eileen Brown

All entries must be submitted by April 24. Winners will be announced by May 1.  The first three winners will have until May 31 to visit the attraction and write their blog post. Once selected, each team will get four passes/tickets to their assigned attraction. Both parent and child will be asked to write a blog review about their experience. In case of younger children, parents can transcribe their child’s thoughts on the attraction. Good luck!  

Fun & Family-Friendly 5k on April 25 to support Classroom Technology   
Spring may seem far away now but it's just around the corner. We are excited to be in an annual 5K by Giving DuPage that helps local charities. Sign up today to walk or run to support classroom technology via our District's education foundation, NEW 200.  Please help us meet Edison's goal by clicking here to make a donation - District 200 receives 100% of your donation, split 50/50 between Edison and NEW 200. Please contact Pamela.Paulsen@NEW200.org with questions. Thank you for your support & hope you can join the fun!
 
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
Apr. 21, Tues. - Lincoln 5th Grade Student Step Up, 9:30 AM
Apr. 22, Wed. - Madison 5th Grade Student Step Up, 9:30 AM
Apr. 23, Thurs. - "What Does "Going Out" Really Mean?", 12:00 Noon, WPDCC
Apr. 24, Fri. - Whittier 5th Grade Student Step Up, 9:30 AM
Apr. 24, Fri. through Apr. 26, Sun. - PTA Dining for Dollars at Jersey Mike's
Apr. 28, Tues. - PTA meeting, 9:30 AM 
Apr. 28, Tues. - Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online? Hubble, 7 PM 
Apr. 29, Wed. - 5th Grade Parent Orientation, 7 PM 
Apr. 30, Thurs. - 7th Grade Zoo Trip
May 4-7 - End of Year PARCC Testing 
 
 

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