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
    Miss Lauryn Humphris
    lauryn.humphris@cusd200.org 
     
     
     

Weekly Update

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    December 10, 2017

    This week at a glance:

    Monday - Friday

    TuesdayDecember 12

    • Boys Basketball v. Monroe, 3:45 PM

    Wednesday, December 13

    • Orchestra Concert, 7 PM

    Thursday, December 14

    • Boys Basketball at Stratford, 3:45 PM
    • Wrestling at Washington

    Friday, December 15

    • Wear it to Share it RACE TO $600 - Donate $1 to wear PJs and hats to school and help us raise funds for Edison Family Giving.

    School News and Events

    8th Grade PSAT Results - PSAT results are coming soon!  Results are scheduled to be sent home with students during the week of December 18-22. We will send out an email with more information soon.  

    Building SEL/Behavior Focus - Our Edison CARES Team reviewed the 1st Quarter Discipline Data and determined a need to be a focus on social interactions and appropriate physical contact. This week, students participated in classroom activities focused on these topics. We hope to see an improvement in these areas in the coming months.

    Edison Family Giving Donations Accepted Through December 15The Edison Family Giving program helps to brighten the holidays for Edison families who are currently experiencing financial difficulty. For the next two weeks, we are accepting donations of cash or $25 gift cards to local stores (Aldi, Target, Kohl’s, Jewel). All cash donations will be used to purchase additional gift cards. Donations can be sent in with your child or dropped off in the main office. Thank you for your generosity!

    Moving On Ceremony Raffles for Edison Family Giving - Are you an 8th grade parent? If so, how would you like a reserved parking spot or reserved seats for the Moving On Ceremony on June 5? How about extra tickets? We are running a raffle for these premium offerings through Friday, December 15Raffle tickets are $10 for each offering. Please drop the completed raffle tickets and cash to the Main Office. The winners will be drawn during the afternoon announcements on Friday, December 15. The Moving On ceremony will take place at 12:30 PM on June 5. Due to space constraints, each student receives two tickets for family members to attend. All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Edison Family Giving fund to brighten the holidays for some of Edison families currently experiencing financial difficulties.

    Yearbook Orders - Do you need the perfect gift idea for your Edison student? Give the gift of memories! The deadline to order the 2017-2018 yearbook for your student is quickly approaching. All yearbooks must be ordered by Friday, December 22.. The cost is $29. Click Here to order one today!

    Let’s Dance Program Registration Information - Registration is now open!  Attention parents of all 7th and 8th Graders: Encourage your child to join his/her classmates for 8 weeks of professional dance instruction at Edison after the holiday break. They will learn a variety of dances--Salsa, Swing, Fox-Trot, line dancing and more!--to help them feel more comfortable at upcoming school dances and throughout their lives.

    Professional dance instructor, Andy Fuzak, has been running this dance instruction program at schools and Park Districts for many, many years and is gifted at teaching kids, making them comfortable and making the session a ton of fun! It is also a great way for our kids to learn valuable social skills including good manners! Franklin Middle School has been doing this program for 20 years and now has over 100 kids participating each year. Parents from Franklin highly recommend it. Join us in getting this program started at Edison!

    You can learn more about this wonderful program at letsdanceclass.com, where you can find videos about the program.

    Total cost is $65. We need at least 40 students to run this program. As an incentive to register early, each student who has registered by December 20 will be entered into a raffle to win a $15 gift card to Target. There are two ways to register:

    The program will be held from 6:30-8:00p.m. on the following dates at Edison:

    • Thursday, January 11
    • ThursdayJanuary 18
    • ThursdayFebruary 1
    • ThursdayFebruary 8
    • ThursdayFebruary 15
    • ThursdayFebruary 22
    • TuesdayFebruary 27 (Note day change this week to Tuesday)
    • Thursday, March 8

    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.Madalinski@cusd200.org 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

    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.

    CUSD 200 PACE Program SAT Testing for Students Currently in 6th and 7th Grade - Testing results will be used to qualify students for 7th grade Fast Paced Language Arts, 7th grade Fast Paced Mathematics, 8th grade Fast Paced Language Arts, and 8th grade Fast Paced Mathematics for the 2017-2018 school year. (Students who are currently enrolled in 6th grade FPLA and /or FPM are also invited to participate – their results on the SAT test will not be used to exit any students from the PACE Program.) Any middle school student who lives in the District 200 attendance area is eligible to participate. Students are invited to test based on parent and/or teacher recommendation. Testing will be held at Monroe Middle School on Saturday morning, February 3, 2018Registration Form and Fee ($60) are due to the PACE office by Friday, December 15, 2017. Questions regarding SAT Testing should be directed to the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024.

    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!

    Interested in a position with the school district? District 200 is looking for some additional teaching assistants and lunch supervisors at the elementary schools. This is a wonderful opportunity to support our students. If interested, apply online here.

    Community News and Events

    Glenbard Parent Series Offers FREE Parent Workshops -  Mark your calendar for upcoming GPS workshops! For details, visit the GPS website here. Upcoming workshop:

    • Tue, Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Jeff Feucht, Ed.D. SAT Information Night for Parents and Students
    • Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Jodi Norgaard, Founder of Dream Big Toy Company, Moving Beyond Stereotypes: Empowering Girls and Boys to Develop their Unique Talents

    LOVE Christian Clearinghouse is accepting applications for their annual holiday program. Parents with children under the age of 12 can shop for age appropriate gifts for their children. For more information on Toy Express call 630-512-8665.

    Sharing Connections’ Toy Program http://www.sharingconnections.org/toys.html

    Have a great week!

    Rachel Bednar, Principal

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