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

August 31, 2014


Curriculum Night Follow Up

We had an outstanding turn out for Curriculum Night! Thank you to all who were able to join us. If you were unable to come and would like information about your child’s courses, please visit the teacher webpages on our website at

Also, if you are interested in further reviewing the curriculum for each of your child’s courses, please visit the District 200 Middle School Curriculum page here.

Mission and Beliefs

Over the last two years, our staff has been working on a school mission and set of belief statements that reflect our philosophy and guide our work. If you have a few moments and could review these, they are available on our About Us webpage on the website.

Student Assessments

On Curriculum Night, you may have heard about some of the assessments students take while in middle school. For more information about assessments, and for a link to the assessment calendar, please visit the District 200 Assessments webpage here.

New Personal Electronics Policy

Just a reminder: All personal electronic devices must be powered off and put away during the school day. Also, devices will no longer be permitted in the cafeteria. Please encourage your child to keep the devices off and stowed in a safe place while at school. Thank you!

IDs Required on Buses Starting Tuesday, September 2

Starting Tuesday, September 2, students will be required to show their bus passes after school. If they forget their IDs at home they must come to the Guidance office and purchase a temporary pass for 50 cents.

Taste of Edison - Tuesday, September 2

Join us from 7-8 PM on Tuesday for a Taste of Edison! Walk around the gym to meet club and activity sponsors and learn about all the activities available for students at Edison. Don’t forget to stop in the cafeteria for the PTA Ice Cream Social and to sample some of Aramark’s new food items, too. Hope to see you there!

PTA Dining Night - Tuesday, September 2

Before heading over to the Taste of Edison on Tuesday, September 2, consider taking a night off from cooking and enjoying dinner at Potbelly's Rice Lake location. Potbelly has generously agreed to donate 25% of the sales from 4-7 PM that day to Edison Middle School PTA.

“Electric Youth” Show Choir Information Meeting - Wednesday, September 3

Does your child love to sing and dance? Try-outs for “Electric Youth” show choir! If interested, please attend the parent informational meeting at 7 p.m. next Wednesday in the auditorium for audition information. Show choir auditions are open to all 6th and 7th graders.


Magazine and Photo Memories Fundraiser Starts Next Week!

Only one more week until the Edison Magazine and Photo Memories Fundraiser!!!  Mark your calendars for the kick off on Tuesday, September 9th.   Please encourage your students to sell magazines and photo keepsakes(photo books, calendars, posters) to your friends and family. The photo keepsakes are a new, exciting additions this year.  The students will receive incentives when they sell products during the magazine drive such as gift cards, exclusive parties and a trip to Studio Movie Grill or LaserQuest.  

The money raised through this sale will help fund:

  • Field trips and buses

  • Teacher requests for classroom equipment

  • Cultural art events

Complete information will be sent home with students on September 9th. If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Keating at


A fun way to show your Panther Spirit! The PTA will have samples of Spiritwear at the Taste of Edison on Tuesday night, September 2. Order forms will be available plus you can order online at  Orders will be due by September 5. Contact Sue Sheehan with questions at 630-933-0343 or

Landscaping help Needed

Do you enjoy working outside? Consider helping the PTA twice a year (fall/spring) as parents volunteer to beautify the school grounds by planting, weeding and spreading mulch. Please contact Pamela Paulsen at or 630-588-8767 if you are able to help.  Thank you!

Advertise Your Business in the Edison Directory

Do you have a business you would like to advertise in our PTA school directory? Contact Michele Triscik at or to find out how!

PTA Reflections - "The World Would Be a Better Place If..."
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 . Please submit all completed projects (with entry form) by Thursday, October 9th to the school office. If you have any questions, contact Jill Feitl (

Fuel up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. We want kids to make a difference not only in their lives, but also their community. Encourage your student to sign up today! If your child is interested in becoming a FUTP60 Ambassador and help us spread the word about the importance of exercise and eating right, please call Mrs. Westergaard, our school nurse, at 630-682-2050.

Superintendent Reception

The Board of Education welcomes the entire community to a welcome reception for our new District 200 Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jeff Schuler. The reception will be held immediately preceding the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Wednesday, September 10, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Bower Elementary School, 4s241 River Road in Warrenville. To learn more about our new superintendent, visit


Important Dates

  • Sept. 1, Mon.  - Labor Day, No School

  • Sept. 2, Tues. - Taste of Edison (Club/Activity Information Night), 7-8 PM in the large gym.

  • Sept. 3, Wed. - Show Choir Information Meeting, 7 PM in the auditorium

  • Sept. 5, Fri. - Spiritwear orders due

  • Sept. 9, Tues. - PTA Magazine Drive Kick-Off. NEW this year: Includes photobooks and wrapping paper, too!           

  • Sept. 9, Tues. - Show Choir Auditions (vocal), 3:10 PM in Room 237/239

  • Sept. 10, Wed. - Show Choir Auditions (dance), 3:10 PM in Room 237/239

  • Sep. 10, Wed. - Superintendent Welcome Reception, 6 PM, Bower Elementary School

  • Sept. 26, Fri. - Teacher Institute Day, No School

Have a great week! 


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