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

September 28, 2014


6th Grade Social - Tues. Sept. 30

The 6th grade social will be Tuesday, September 30 after school until 4:15. Students will play games, get to know each other, and have some treats. All 6th graders are welcome. Bus riders may take an activity buses home at 4:30. If you will be picking up your child, please do so at 4:35 after the buses have left the lot.


Home Stretch for PTA Magazines and Memories Fundraiser

In this last week of our magazine fundraiser, we want to thank everyone who has supported the fundraiser so far and encourage one final push this weekend to either sell magazines or make a direct donation to Edison.  We want to make sure we have the funding for field trips, chrome books in classrooms, 8th grade graduation activities and more important items ALL of our students use daily but our sales are down 30% from last year.  


Remember, just a $10 donation goes directly to Edison and qualifies for 1 prize credit towards Studio Movie Grill, Laser Quest, Kona Ice and more! You can make a direct donation by going to the Edison Website and going to the PTA link for direct donation. https://www.mypaynetapps.com/pay.php?item=6528013494614950225903643878


Also, some exciting news about changes to the prizes:


If by Wednesday, October 1, you turn in the following, either sales or donations, you will receive the following:

  • Now only 12 cumulative orders over the sale (instead of 15) you get to go to Studio Movie Grill for 6th and 7th Grade and Laser Quest for 8th!

  • Also, don't forget, if you just sell 1, you get a free fitness day in PE and just 3 orders on Wednesday, you get to go out during lunch to have Kona Ice!


Let's have a great last turn in day on Wednesday!!!


Advertise in the PTA directory - deadline extended to Tuesday, Sep 30.  

Do you have a business you would like to advertise in our PTA directory? Contact Michele Triscik at mtriscik@prodigy.net or www.cusd200.org/domain/478 to find out how.  Even if you cannot submit paperwork by Sunday, please let us know if you are interested.


Eat at Chili’s Throughout October and Earn $$$ for Edison PTA

Take a break from cooking! Throughout October, Chili’s in Danada is generously donating 15% of sales that we generate to the Edison Middle School PTA. Go as many times as you want on Sundays through Thursdays. To ensure we get credit for the sales we drive, simply show the Chilis Voucher on your smart phone, print it out and show it or just mention Edison Middle School. It's that easy! Be sure to tell your neighbors, friends and family. Thanks for your support!

 

Edison Phone Directory Cover Contest - Due Oct. 2 

Create a design for the Edison Phone Directory! Contest is open to all Edison students. Designs must be submitted to the Main Office no later than 3 P.M. on Thursday, October 2. The following information MUST appear in the design:

EDISON MIDDLE SCHOOL PHONE DIRECTORY

2014-2015

(630) 682-2050

Designs must be on 8 ½ x 11-inch white paper in black ink or marker. PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED!1st place - $25, 2nd place - $15 & 3rd place - $10. A panel of Edison staff and parents will judge the entries. Be imaginative!!!! Neatness and creativity count!!!! Any questions, please contact Erin Herrera at erinherrera@comcast.net.


Make a Difference Day - Oct. 24
In celebration of Make a Difference Day, the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce encourages the entire Wheaton community to participate in Stuff-A-Truck for the People’s Resources Center. From October 10-October 25, Edison Middle School will be collecting non-perishable food items for this great cause. If you're coming to school for an event, please bring non-perishable food items with you and drop them off in the boxes near the main display case. For information on the items needed most, visit http://www.wheatonchamber.com/pages/Stuff-A-Truck


Technology Center of DuPage Open House
Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) offers DuPage County area high school juniors and seniors 20 career and technical education programs (CTE) as part of their high school curriculum. TCD is holding an open house on Oct. 4 from 9-noon. All are welcome! Click here for more information.


National Take Your Parents To Lunch - Wed., Oct. 15

In celebration of National Take your Parents to Lunch Day, we invite you to join us for lunch in the cafeteria on Wednesday, October 15. Come join your child for a meal in the Edison cafeteria to see the delicious food we are serving every day. Learn how school meals are meeting new federal nutrition standards and let us know what you think about our lunch program! R.S.V.P.  by filling out and submitting this form NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 6: RSVP for Lunch


PTA Reflections - "The World Would Be a Better Place If..." Due Oct. 9

Calling all Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Filmmakers, Photographers and Writers! We are kicking off the PTA Reflections Program at Edison. This year’s theme is “The World Would Be A Better Place If...” Start brainstorming ways you can express this theme through artwork, writing, dance, film, photography and/or music. Entry forms and rules are available online at http://www.illinoispta.org/reflections.html . Please submit all completed projects (with entry form) by Thursday, October 9 to the school office. If you have any questions, contact Jill Feitl  at jfeitl@hotmail.com.


PTA Membership Become a part of our Edison family and Join the PTA!  Registration can be done online with a credit card here. You may also print out a form and send it into school with your check.  Remember, your membership is the only way to get a school directory.  The PTA pays for many of the in-school events, field trips, clubs and last year bought 36 Chromebooks for Edison!  If you are not sure if you joined already or not, please email Stacy at adamekstacy@comcast.net


Cantigny 5K Run/Walk for Veterans on Sat., Nov. 1

We have a friendly competition with ALL four middle schools to see who can bring out the most participants for the Cantigny 5k Run/Walk on November 1st. WE MUST WIN… for charity. All proceeds go to the Midwest Veterans Shelter. If you can join us, fill out the registration form and send in a COPY to Mrs. Morgan (Room 219) BEFORE the race. Don't delay! Registration is limited to the first 1000 people: http://www.cantigny.org/calendar/Documents/5k.pdf


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.


Online Pre-registration is now open for the Fall 2014 Physics Program for Middle School Students at WWS High School
Link to online pre-registration and course information:  http://goo.gl/4YFwV0 . Contact:  Esther at  ewong@lsst-usa.org or 630-544-0680.


Lifetouch School Portraits

Parents, share your feedback. Take the parent survey

Also, it's not too late to order school portraits.

1. Go to photogifts.lifetouch.com.

2. Choose "Claim your Lifetouch Images" and enter your Portrait ID and Access Code. You'll find this on the insert inside your Lifetouch portrait envelope.


Important Dates

  • Sept. 30, Tues. - 6th Grade Social, 3-4:20 PM

  • Oct. 1, Wed. - Final turn-in day for Magazines and Memories Fundraiser

  • Oct. 2, Thurs. - PTA directory cover designs due

  • Oct. 6, Mon. - RSVPs due for Take Your Parents To Lunch Day

  • Oct. 7, Tues. - Picture Re-take Day

  • Oct. 8, Wed. - Walk to School Day

  • Oct. 13, Mon. - Columbus Day, No School

  • Oct. 15, Wed. - Take Your Parents To Lunch Day, RSVP required

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