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 5, 2015

 
Smile Squad to Provide FREE Dental Exams - Wed., Apr. 8
The Smile Squad Mobile Dental Clinic, provided by an Illinois Children's Health Care Foundation Grant, travels to schools, community centers and the DuPage County Public Health Centers to provide general dentistry to children. The Smile Squad offers a range of dental services for families to access to minimize time lost from school and work. Call the Health Office at 630-665-3937 to request a permission form.
 
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. 
 
Have a Child on the Track Team? Sign Up for Remind Texts
The coaching staff of the Edison Track Team has created a Remind account to communicate to parents and students about last-minute changes in track practices and meets. Inclement weather and late buses sometimes result in a need to communicate to a lot of people in a short amount of time. Follow these directions to receive emergency updates about Edison Track. Thank you!
 

WWS Show Choir Cabaret - April 10 & 11
The Wheaton Warrenville South show choirs are performing in their annual Cabaret event April 10 and 11 in the WWS auditorium. Last year, they added an additional show in hopes that more members of the community can see the award-winning show choirs perform. In particular, they hope to attract children and their families from the WWS feeder schools. Many of the current show choir members started participating in show choir in elementary school through their school chorus program and in extra-curricular programs like the Rising Stars. Ticket prices start at $10 for general admission seating. Tickets will be available at the door. For advance sale tickets, please contact Patti Wicks at classicscabaret@gmail.com.

April 13 - Pizza Palooza & Distinguished Teacher Awards Night
    

A night to honor teachers and a fun night for the whole family to raise money for classroom technology. From 6-8pm in the Commons at Wheaton Warrenville South H.S., for a small entrance fee, you will get slices of pizza from several local restaurants.  There will be a brief ceremony for Distinguished Teacher Awards at 7pm. Also, you can get some deals at the Raffle and Silent Auction to support Classroom Technology! Save money and buy your tickets online in advance.  Watch our website for details for an ONLINE silent auction and complete list of pizzerias. 

NEW 200 appreciates all the hardworking educators in our District!  District 200 has a reputation for high quality education and that is due in large part to the dedication of its educators and their ability to inspire our students. Therefore, NEW 200 takes this opportunity to select and recognize an educator at each level.  Thank you to everyone that submitted nominations.  Please join me in congratulating these 3 educators!  

 - Megan Bostrom (Whittier)
 - Donna Kozica (Hubble)
 - Matt Scheffler (WW South)
 
Does Your Child Need a New PE Uniform?  
If you need to order a PE Uniform for students at Edison or WWS, you can now order online through Action Screen Print at http://actionscreen.com/District200. Action Screen will deliver your orders to the school to deliver to your child.  
 
Parent Workshop: Understanding College Admission & Funding - Wheaton North HS, Wed., Apr. 8, 7-8:30 PM
In this 90-minute workshop, a team of experts shares professional knowledge to guide you int he college admission and funding process. Discover creative strategies for you to fund your children's education. $10 for Wheaton Park District Residents, $13 for non-residents. Register here. 
  
FREE Spring Parenting Seminars in April
District 200 is hosting four excellent parent seminars during the month of April, starting April 9 with "Not Everyone Gets a Trophy: Helping to Manage Failure" from 12-1 PM at Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 Blanchard Road, Wheaton. Join Adam Russo, CEO of Edgewood Clinical Services, to explore how to help kids manage the failures that are part of life. This workshop will show how to improve a child’s ability to manage anxiety in order to remain focused, composed and confident leading to future success. Registration is free. Call Donna at (630) 393-3558.
 
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. 8, Wed. - Smile Squad - FREE dental exams
Apr. 28 - Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online? Hubble, 7 PM 

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