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
Mrs. Megan Ptak 

Weekly Update

September 7, 2015

BBQ Thanks

Thank you to all families who joined us for our first PTA Back-to-School BBQ! We hope you all enjoyed it. And a HUGE thanks to all volunteers who helped make the event a huge success!

Edison Magazine Fundraiser Update

Our Magazine Drive has kicked off with great success! We received more than 200 ReachOut Books! Thank you for everyone's hard work! Tues., Sept. 8 is the 1st Turn-in day for the Magazine and Entertainment App Fundraiser. The prizes for this first turn in day are selfie sticks, LED lights, a trip to Main Event, and an UnderArmor Bag. (PRIZE LETTER). Let's have a great first turn in day!

Bring your orders or tell your customers to order online at, enter the school code: 2639458!  Remember you or your customers can also donate cash to the sale at Edison PTA Website or by clicking Donate. Every $20 counts as one order. Don’t miss the opportunity to help our school! You can register your student at to track your online orders and send emails to promote the fundraiser. If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Terkildsen at

6th Grade Social - Thurs., Sept. 10, 3:10-4:20 PM

All 6th graders are invited to stay after school on Thurs., Sept. 10 to participate in the 6th grade social. 6th graders will meet in the cafeteria to participate in a fun scavenger hunt around the school and then have a snack and a drink. The event will wrap up at 4:20 so bus riders have plenty of time to load the activity buses which depart promptly at 4:30.

Edison Panther Spirit Wear Order

Reminder that Spirit Day Orders are due September 11 you can order online at or print out an ORDER FORM HERE and send your order to the main office.

PTA Membership

If you haven’t joined PTA this year, there’s still time to do so! You can JOIN ONLINE HERE or complete the MEMBERSHIP FORM and send it in with your child to drop off in the main office.

Yearbook Orders and 8th Grade Happy Parent Ads

If you did not order a yearbook during registration but you would like your child to have one at the end of the year, please complete the YEARBOOK ORDER FORM and send it in with your child to the main office. If you are not sure if you ordered a yearbook, please call the main office and ask to speak with Mrs. Howard. Also, 8th grade parents, if you would like to put a Happy Parent Ad in the yearbook which includes a baby picture of your child as well as a message from you, please complete the HAPPY PARENT AD FORM and send (1) a picture, (2) a message and (3) $20. These, too, can be submitted to Mrs. Howard in the main office. Mrs. Howard will forward them to Miss Corry who will format them for the yearbook.

Electric Youth Show Choir Auditions

Mrs. Nichols is gearing up for another great year of show choir. All interested students in grades 6-8 are encouraged to audition. Please note the upcoming dates:

Sept. 8 - Information Meeting, 7 PM, Auditorium

Sept. 15 - Singing Auditions, 3-9 PM, Choir Room (each student signs up for a 5-minute time-slot)

Sept. 16 - Dance Auditions, 3:30-5:30 PM, Choir Room (everyone attends full time)

Willow Creek Care Center - A Resource for Families in Need

Provides monthly food pantry assistance and a children's clothing resale. Groceries are available at no charge including meat, vegetables, can goods and bread. Children's Clothing store: all items are $.50. Upcoming dates: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Nov. 22, and Dec. 9 from  6:00-7:30 PM at Wheaton Academy, 900 Prince Crossing Road, 630.221.9500.

Upcoming Mobile Food Banks

All families in need are invited to attend the upcoming mobile food bank events sponsored by District 200. The first one is September 17 at Johnson Elementary School (2S700 Continental Drive, Warrenville, IL 60555). Families do not have to show any type of identification.

Calling all Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Filmmakers, Photographers and Writers!

We are kicking off the PTA Reflections program at Edison. This year’s theme is “Let Your Imagination Fly”. 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 or via the Edison PTA web site. Please submit all completed projects WITH ENTRY FORM by Thursday, October 15 to the school office. If you have any questions, contact Jill Feitl (


Important Dates:

Mon., Sept. 7 - No School, Labor Day

Tues., Sept. 8 - Magazine Sale “Turn-In Tuesday” #1

Tues. Sept. 8 - Girls' Volleyball v. Leman at Home, Cross Country at Jay Stream

Tues., Sept. 8 - Show Choir Information Meeting, 7 PM, Auditorium

Wed., Sept. 9 - Magazine Sale Prize Day #1

Thurs., Sept. 10 - 6th Grade Social, sponsored by the PTA

Thurs., Sept. 10 - Cross Country at Stratford

Fri., Sept. 11 - Spirit Wear Orders Due