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

  • Welcome to Edison Middle School, Home of the Panthers! 
    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. 


    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
    An Edison Scholar CARES for self, others, and the community.
    Collaborative ● Accountable ● Respectful ● Empathic ● Safe
    Mrs. Rachel Bednar
    Assistant Principal
    Miss Lauryn Humphris 



Weekly Update


    Edison Middle School Panther Logo






    May 20, 2018

    Dear Panther Families,

    This week at a glance:

    Tues., May 22

    • Track Conference Meet at WWS
    • Business Incubator Final Pitch Night, 6-9 PM at Wheaton North

    Thurs., May 24

    • Panther Palooza, 3-4:30 PM
    • PTA Dining for Dollars at Potbelly, 5-8 PM

    Fri., May 25

    • Entrepreneurship Expo, 8:45-10 AM, Nokia Corporation, 1960 W Lucent Lane, (2000 N. Naperville Rd on Google)
    • Edison Band performs at Kane County Cougars game, 6:30 PM

    School News and Events

    Panther Palooza This Thursday! Student Council is hosting the annual Panther Palooza end of the year event on Thursday, May 24, right after school from 3:00-4:30 PM. The entrance fee is only $3 at the door. There will be snacks, pizza (for sale for $2/slice), spikeball, bags, basketball, soccer, volleyball, a photo booth, and more! But one of the most popular events is the dunk tank featuring some of our Edison Teachers! The activity bus will be available to take students home if needed. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Humanitarian Service Project Party-in-a-Box Project which provides birthday presents and party essentials to families in need. 

    PTA Dining for Dollars at Potbelly - Thursday, May 24 from 5-8 PM - Dining for Dollars night is Thursday, May 24th at Potbelly Sandwich Works at 337 Rice Lake Square in Wheaton (near Whole Foods) from 5-8pm. Potbelly will donate 25 percent of all proceeds to Edison! Take a break from cooking and enjoy a delicious toasted sub, hearty soup or salad. Delivery available also ($25 minimum)! And who can resist an old-fashioned milkshake or yummy bakery treat for dessert? Please take this flyer or show it on your smartphone. If you have any questions please contact Michele Triscik at


    PTA Reflections 2018-19 Theme - The theme for next year’s National PTA Reflections contest has already been released! The 2018-19 theme is "Heroes Around Me." Reflections projects may be artwork, writing, dance, film, photography and/or music. Completed projects are due to the main office in early October, so students are encouraged to start working on their project idea over the summer. If you have any questions, contact Jill Feitl at

    Student Spotlight - Help us promote positive leadership at Edison by letting us know if your child or an Edison student you know shines his/her BRIGHT LIGHT outside of school. We would like to spotlight students who exemplify that Edison CARES! Email Mrs. Madalinski at Deana, using the subject "Student Spotlight: CHILD'S NAME/grade" and leave a brief message about your child's volunteer work, service projects, or special acts of kindness. We will "spotlight" these students on Friday's school announcements.

    For 8th Grade Parents


    Class of 2022 Freshman Orientation is Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 1:30-8:00 PM - Welcome to Tiger Nation! Freshmen Orientation is a great way to learn about WWS! Freshmen are placed in groups of approximately 25 students with up to three sophomores, juniors, and seniors leading the group. Throughout the day, freshmen will participate in team building activities, attend workshops on getting involved and how to succeed in high school, walk through an activities fair of all our athletics and activities, and have an opportunity to walk the building to find their classes. Dinner will be served. The night ends with a dance while the parents participate in a presentation given by WWS Administration. There is a $20 fee to attend (fee waived for students who qualify for free/reduced meals). All participants must register by May 25 to guarantee receipt of a WWS shirt at the event. Register here.

    District News and Events

    WWS Summer Camps - Wheaton Warrenville South offers various summer camp programs for all age levels. Click here for a list all of the summer camps offered with specific dates and times.  All registration will be done online and will open in March, date to be announced. Check back then for the link to register!

    Inspiration Nomination - Has your child been been inspired by a District 200 teacher or staff member? Take a minute to tell us about it! You can print out a certificate for your child to fill in, or s/he can fill out this form online here!

    Community News and Events

    NEW sports camps for this summer at the B.R. Ryall YMCA!  

    • The Billy O’Donnell Basketball Camp is a great way to kick off summer break with basketball skills and drills and scrimmage games in this full-day camp. Sign up quickly for this one as this fills up fast!
    • They are also offering a style of the Billy O’Donnell Basketball Camp for middle school aged kids in a NEW After-Hours camp! The kids will run through practices and games while developing leadership skills and taking on more responsibility in this 6:00-9:00 pm night camp.
    • The NEW Half-Day Sports Camps are a perfect way to continue throughout the summer by introducing young athletes to different sports. These camps will run throughout summer and will vary in times according to age. And yes, if you are already signed up for one of our Traditional Full-Day Camps here at the Y, you can still sign up for the sports camps.

    Register online at, over the phone at (630)858-0100, or in person at the front de 

    NIU 2018 Residential Academic camps for students entering grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 -

    • Creative Writing Camp, June 17-22
    • TV Broadcast Camp, June 17-22
    • Film Camp, June 24-29
    • Spanish Immersion Camp, June 24-29
    • Screenwriting Camp, June 24-29
    • Speech Camp, July 8-13
    • College Writing Camp, July 8-13
    • Podcasting Camp, July 15-20
    • Comedy Writing and Performance Camp, July 15-20
    • Film Appreciation Camp, July 22-27
    • Online Journalism Camp, July 22-25

    For more information, contact the Continuing and Professional Education at 815-753-5200, email or visit A full list of all camps offered by NIU can be found at

    Have a great week!

    Rachel Bednar, Principal


    An Edison Scholar CARES for self, others, and the community.
    Collaborative ● Accountable ● Respectful ● Empathic ● Safe

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