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

March 1, 2015

 
PARCC Testing March 16-20
Edison students will take the PARCC test during the week of March 16-20, with make-ups being given March 23-24. Your assistance in having your child(ren) in attendance during the week of March 16-20 is much appreciated. If you would like more information about these new assessments, please visit http://www.parcconline.org/for-parents
 

Volunteers Needed for Scholarship Committee

If you are a current PTA member and do not presently have a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South, please consider volunteering for the PTA Scholarship selection committee. All that is required is 2-3 hours of your time in mid-March as we select 4 high school seniors to receive Edison PTA scholarships. If you are interested in serving on the committee in March and/or chairing this committee for 2015-2016, please contact Lisa Logan at llogan63@sbcglobal.net.  
 

Wednesday, March 4 is Dine Out Night at Potbelly Sandwich Shop!
Dine in or carry out, and Potbelly (at 337 Rice Lake Square) will generously donate 25% of ALL sales from 4:30-6:30 to Edison PTA. Please join us for a fun, delicious way to support Edison PTA. If you have questions please contact Michele Triscik at mtriscik@prodigy.net.   

 
PPAC Seeking Fans & Prizes for March 5 Spirit Day

The Panther Pride Athletic Committee will host its next Panther Pride Spirit Day to celebrate our 7th and 8th grade girls basketball teams on Thursday, March 5 when they face off against Hubble Middle School. We invite all students, teachers and family fans to dress in the "Panther Blackout" theme at school and to come out to the games to cheer on our 7th and 8th grade teams. There will be contests, a raffle and prizes to add to the fun. The grade with the most student fans in attendance at the basketball games will also win the coveted PPAC Spirit trophy!

 

In order to keep student attendance up and to make the experience fun for all, the PPAC is looking for donations of prizes for games and raffles for the remaining basketball and track Panther Pride Days. Ideas: gift cards for local restaurants and stores, electronics, athletic/spirit wear, sports equipment, theme baskets--just about anything! If you have something you could donate please contact Laura Stebbins at laurasteb@comcast.net or 312.816.4158. 
 
Parent Seminar: The Adolescent Brain - March 3, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at WWS LLC
On a regular basis our news is filled with frightening and tragic stories about the increasing presence of heroin and other drugs in suburban communities. The impact can be devastating for young people and their families. How do seemingly ordinary adolescents get involved in this?  Do you as the parent of a teenager feel you need information that will assist you in helping your adolescent make important decisions as they transition to young adulthood? Join Rose Tenuta from the Robert Crown Health Center, along with District 200 Social Workers, for a fascinating conversation about the adolescent brain, substance use and the addictive process. For questions, contact Gary Luckey (630 784-7208) at WWSHS or Sue Taddeucci (630 784 -7322) at WWNHS.

Just One Week Until the Panther Parent Social - Saturday, March 7, 7 PM
Don't let the kids have all the fun! Enjoy an adult night out catching up with friends and meeting new ones! Saturday March 7, 2015, 7 - 10 PM. Mullen's, 3080 Warrenville Rd., Lisle, IL 60532. RSVP ONLINE HERE with your $16 per person payment by February 27.  A convenience fee will be assessed with online payments. Any checks should be made payable to Edison PTA and dropped at the office in the PTA mailbox. (Please note names of each attendee and contact information). Appetizers provided. Cash bar available. Space is limited so don't wait!  You may be the lucky winner of a few prizes as well! Please contact Tracy Osborne at osbornetracy3@gmail.com with any questions. 

FREE Step Up to High School Event for Middle School Parents - Saturday, March 7 at COD
The College of DuPage, DuPage Workforce Board & Regional Office of Education invite middle school parents in DuPage County to attend a free Step Up event designed to help you transition your student to high school and the world of work. Topics include the following: Successful Transition to High School, Building Resilience in Students and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Also includes continental breakfast from 8:00 - 8:30 am., free career planning workbook: Where Am I Going From Here?, and academic, behavioral and health resources. **A raffle drawing for a $100 Target gift card will be held at the close of the event! 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., College of DuPage Student Resource Center (SRC 2000), 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact: admissions@cod.edu, (630) 942-2380.

Special Needs PTA
The Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA will meet again on March 12 at 1:30 PM in the Board Room at the district office. All are welcome. Please see attached flyer for more information. 
 
The LLC Announces El Deafo as the All School Read! 
This year's All School Read is El Deafo by Cece Bell. It is a wonderful graphic novel memoir that has a little bit of something for everyone. The LLC hase 50 copies available for students to borrow, read and pass along. Our celebration will be during National Library Week, which also coincides with School Library Month (how perfect!!) -- the week of April 13. 
 

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!
 
5Essentials Parent Survey
You are invited to participate in a survey administered by the State of Illinois about our school. The survey is an opportunity to provide feedback about how our school is meeting your expectations and your child’s needs. Your responses will aid us in meeting the needs of all students that attend our school. You can take the survey by following this link: www.survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois. The survey is open through March 13. If you have questions about the survey, please contact 5Essentials customer support at 1-866-440-1874 or submit a form on our website at https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/support/contact/ Thank you for your participation. 
 
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
Mar. 4, Wed. - PTA Dining for Dollars at Potbelly - Click here for flyer.
Mar. 5, Thurs. - Panther Pride Spirit Day - Black out theme 
Mar. 7, Sat. - Panther Parent Social
Mar. 11, Wed. - Choir Concert, 7 PM
Mar. 12, Thurs. - Band Concert, 7 PM 
Mar. 16-20 - PARCC Testing
Mar. 17, Tues. - Orchestra Concert 
Mar. 24, Tues. - PTA Meeting, 9:30 AM
Mar. 24, Tues. - PTA Dining for Dollars at Chipotle 
Mar. 30-Apr. 3 - Spring Break 
Apr. 28 - Do You Know Where Your Children Are Online? Hubble, 7 PM 
 
 
 
 

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