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. 

    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






    March 18, 2018

    Hello, Panther Families,

    This week at a glance:

    Mon., Mar. 19

    Choir/Show Choir Concert, 7PM in Auditorium

    Tues., Mar. 20

    • GBB IPAC Tournament -
      • 7th grade v. Jay Stream at Edison 4:00 PM
      • 8th grade v. Monroe at Monroe 4:00 PM

    Wed., Mar. 21

    • GBB Conference Tournament  - 7th grade at Jay Stream, 8th grade at Stratford, TBD

    Thurs., Mar. 22

    • GBB Conference Tournament - Championship Games at Hubble, TBD

    Fri., Mar. 23

    • Winter Recognition Assembly - Students should wear their Edison spirit wear!

    School News and Events

    Congratulations, Edison Chess Team! Fourteen Panthers competed in the final team chess tournament of the 2017-18 school year. With four Wheaton-area middle schools and 30 individual competitors facing off, Edison practically made up half of all players in attendance. Not only that, but Edison hauled in the 1st place trophy in team competition!!  Of the 30 middle schoolers competing, seven Edison Panthers finished in the top 10 and earned a medal or trophy for their individual play. Our 1st place trophy-winning team included these 6-8 grade Edison students: Aarav L. (6th place trophy), Andrew M. (2nd place trophy), Angelo R., Ben D., Brendan G., Eli B. (1st place trophy and overall middle school section winner with a perfect 4-0 record!), Emmett K., Jaden T. (5thplace trophy), Kyle S. (9th place medal), Matt B (8th place trophy), Matthew H., Meghan M., Micah C. (7th place trophy) and Nikolas T. What a way to end the year!  

    Track and Field Team starts after break-  Any student planning to participate must have a physical on file. Physicals are good for 395 days from the date of the physical. Sports physicals may be dropped off in the health office or given to the Athletic Director, Ms. Bruhn, in the gym.

    FCS to Host CONNECT on April 4 - All Edison students are invited to come to CONNECT on Wednesday, April 4 right after school here at Edison from 3:00-4:15. There will be a special speaker giveaways music from air one in FREE Chick-fil-A! Snag a flyer at school for more details. Let’s pack the place! This is hosted by the student-run Fellowship of Christian Students and not a school sponsored event. If you have any questions please contact our sponsor, Mrs. Kost at

    Screenagers Viewing April 9 & 11- District 200 is offering two more opportunities for parents to view the documentary, Screenagers, with a facilitated discussion to follow. Join us on Monday, April 9 at 7:00 PM at Hubble Middle School or Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm at Monroe Middle School. All District parents are invited to attend either event. This event is FREE and there is no need to RSVP. Click here to watch a trailer of the documentary. Edison students will be viewing the documentary during the school day on Monday, April 9.  

    On Monday, April 9 Edison students will be viewing the documentary during the day with class discussions to follow. The day will conclude with a guest speaker presentation by WWSHS SRO Gapastione and Department of Homeland Security Officer Rich Wistocki to talk about Cyberbulling, texting, and social media.

    PARCC and ISA Testing April 10-13 - We will be administering the state-required PARCC test to students in grades 6-8 from Tuesday, April 10 through Thursday, April 12.  Students will take three reading and three mathematics assessments. In addition, the 8th grade students will be taking the state-required Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Friday, April 13. More information about these assessments is forthcoming.

    WWS Tiger Football – Attention parents of 8th graders who are interested in playing football at Wheaton Warrenville South in the fall of 2018: The annual Football Parent Program Meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 16 from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Wheaton Park District Community Building at 1777 S Blanchard St, Wheaton, IL 60189. The meeting will be held in the Auditorium on the first floor. The coaching staff will provide program information for the season and for summer camp, which starts in June. The 2018 Calendar will be distributed. We are looking for volunteers! If you are an 8th grade parent, and would like to be considered to become a Freshman Team Parent, please contact Kristine George at or 630-890-2473. GO TIGERS!!!

    The Slate of Officers for Edison PTA 2018-19 -Thank you to the 2018 Nominating Committee members. They have presented the following slate of officers to serve on the Edison PTA Board during the 2018-2019 school year:

    Co-President - Jen Banowetz
    Co-President - Kristin Olson
    Vice President - Erinn Dillon
    Treasurer - Beth Spiegel
    Secretary - Natalie Eichenberger

    Please join us on Monday, April 23rd at 9:45 AM for the official election during our general PTA meeting.

    WWS Cheerleading Tryouts - April 30, May 1 and May 2, Field House, 6:30-8:30 PM (until 9:30 on May 2). Mandatory Pre-Tryout Meeting on Monday, April 23, 6:30-7:00 PM at WWS commons. Any questions, please contact Coach Schultz or Coach Smith at or

    Sixth Grade Dental Exams Due By May 15, 2018 - A friendly reminder to all 6th grade parents: Your student is required to have a proof of dental exam on file in the health office. Forms can be found here or on the district website under Health Services or in the Edison health office.

    The DuPage County Health Department Smile Squad will be at Edison on Wednesday, April 18. This is a great opportunity for your student to have a dental exam completed. Exams are done during the school day on school premises. All students are eligible to attend the clinic. Please click here for the information letter and permission form in English or permission form in Spanish below. If you have any questions or would like more information contact the health office at 630-682-2050 x6263.

    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 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.

    District News and Events

    Wheaton Warrenville Special Needs PTA Scholarship Opportunity - The WWSNPTA is pleased to announce this new PTA Scholarship Program for students with IEPs and 504s for funds towards school, training, activities, sports, etc. Applications are available to special needs students who have a parent/guardian in District 200 who are paid​ members of the WWSNPTA. This is the first year of this program, and the WWSNPTA appreciates your understanding as they learn the most effective ways to implement the scholarship program. Please give serious consideration to applying for a scholarship this year; a successful start with many scholarship applications will provide the best possible foundation for a permanent WWSNPTA Scholarship Program. Click here for more information.

    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!

    Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries - Each month, the District will host at least one mobile food pantry at various places in the community that are open to all District 200 families. Mobile food pantries are provided by the Northern Illinois Food Bank and are sponsored by various, generous PTAs and private donors.  A complete list of mobile pantries can be found on our website. The next mobile pantry is Mar. 21 at One Church Wheaton, 1300 S. President, Wheaton, 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

    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

    TechSavvy – March 24, 2018. Learn more about this daylong event supporting girls in grades 6-12 who are interested in STEM careers and studies.

    Education Programs at the National Laboratories - DuPage County is fortunate to have two national labs within proximity and even luckier that both provide some amazing professional learning and family-oriented opportunities. Find out more about Fermilab and Argonne programs.

    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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