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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    October 16, 2017

    Kickoff to Kindness Month Oct. 16 - October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The Edison CARES Team has decided to put our own positive twist on this and create a month of encouraging kindness to everyone to impact people everywhere. We are starting Monday morning with a Kindness Kickoff Assembly. Students will be given Edison CARES Choose Kindness bracelets in our school colors to remind them to always choose kindness. Students will also be given Kindness Activity Cards which list a different activity that students can do each day to show kindness. We encourage students to complete all of the different activities at some point throughout the month. Students can check off the different activities at their own pace and once completed turn in to their counselor by November 10Pledge cards will be available from Allies Club and Natural Helpers members during the lunch periods this week for students who decide to take the pledge to be kind. Also during this month the counselors will be visiting classrooms to facilitate activities and discussions around kindness and bullying. Attached is a great article to help define bullying and behaviors that aren’t kind.  Is it Rude, Is it Mean, or is it Bullying?

    Still need a couple more Vision and Hearing Screening Volunteers for Oct. 17 - Thank you SO much to the volunteers who helped with Vision and Hearing Screening at Edison on October 3.  We are grateful! We could still use two helpers on Tuesdaymorning, October 17th from 8:00-10:00a.m. Please contact Debbie Buttell at dbuttell@me.com or click here to sign up if you can help.  We really appreciate it!!

    Directory Cover Contest Designs Due Oct. 18 - Calling all student artists! Submit a design for the cover of this year’s school directory. Gift cards will be awarded to the top 3 designs. See the attached flyer for more information. Questions? Contact Susan Shorney shorney@me.com.  

    Fall Dance - The Fall Dance and Open Gym will be on Friday, October 27 from 7-9 PM. The event is open to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The cost to enter is $5 and 2 cans of food. All canned food will be donated to the People’s Resource Center.

    Stuff-a-Truck collection until Oct. 27 - In support of Wheaton’s Make-a-Difference Day, Builders Club and Allies are collecting non-perishable foods and toiletries until October 27. All donations will go to the People’s Resource Center which helps people in need. Please consider donating any of these needed items:

    • Canned goods – fruits, veggies and soups, especially low-salt or no sugar added
    • High Protein – peanut butter, tuna, beans, and canned chicken, chili, or stew
    • Whole Grains – whole wheat pasta, brown rice, cereal
    • Household Items – disposable diapers, bar soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper, laundry detergent

    Thank you for your generosity!

    FCS is collecting pop tabs - Our Fellowship of Christian Students have planned to do some work with Ronald McDonald House Charities this year. They will be collecting pop tabs all year long, so please save pop tabs, and when you have your baggie, milk jug, or container filled bring them to Edison. FCS will then bring those pop tabs to RMHC’s recycling partner, United Scrap Metal, and the charity will then receive the market value of the recycled metal, plus a charitable match from United Scrap Metal. Last year, RMHC-CNI raised more than $40,000 from this program. The program helps provide families of children who have cancer food and a place to stay when their child is in the hospital receiving treatment.

    Drugs? Not My Child! Nov. 1, 7 PM at Wheaton North - All parents are welcome to join us for our District 200 Parent Seminars, starting on Nov. 1 with Drugs?​ ​Not​ ​My​ ​Child...​ ​with​ ​Tim​ ​Ryan. A truly educational keynote, Tim explains who today’s addicts truly are; how they get their hands on heroin, opiates, and other substances; the startling death rates amongst addicts – young and old alike. Woven into Tim’s facts and figures is both his own harrowing story of heroin addiction, incarceration, and losing his own son to an overdose. Through this presentation, audience members will recognize how the heroin pandemic affects--and requires the help of--an entire community; discover avenues for immediate and sustainable treatment and recovery; and learn what is being done to address the pandemic and how to get involved.

    8th Grade Happy Parent Ad (baby pictures) Orders due Nov. 3 -  These ads are available to our 8th grade students and are a special shoutout from the student's parents and family. Click here for more information about ordering a Happy Parent Ad for this year’s yearbook. This year, all Happy Parent Ads must be ordered online via YearbookForever.com. Questions? Please contact Yearbook Advisor Kim McInerney at Kimberly.McInerney@cusd200.org.

    Join the Edison PTA! Edison Middle School is fortunate to have an OUTSTANDING PTA! The PTA supports dozens of committees all year long, and we are 100% dependent on membership and fundraising. Membership is only $15 per family and includes an Edison directory. Your membership  in the PTA helps pay for many of the in-school events, out-of-school field trips, and various classroom activities, clubs and musical groups as well as supporting the staff and teachers!

    To register, just click here. To learn more about PTA events and how you can get involved, visit the PTA website. Not sure if you joined already?  just click here to view the list of members!  https://www.cusd200.org/Page/2128. Thank you for your continued support! Go Panthers!

    Missed Screenagers? If you were unable to see Screenagers on Thursday night, you will have another opportunity to see it. All four D200 middle schools will be showing the film later this year. Parents will be invited to see the film at any of the schools, so hopefully ever

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

    • Mon.,, Oct. 16, at Glenbard North, 7 p.m. - Using Media & Technology to Study Smart and Succeed: Study Skills Workshop.
    • Mon., Oct. 16, high school seniors and their parents can receive one-on-one assistance filing the FAFSA in English and Spanish from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30p.m.in Glenbard North's computer lab.

    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.

    Options Fair 2017- This event will be held on Thursday, October 26 at Hinsdale South High School. This is the second annual Fair, which is touted as a regional post-secondary planning night for students with disabilities.  Along with college reps and agency reps with individual booths, there will be ongoing short presentations for participants in three separate strands:  college programs, college experience/certificate programs, and adult agency support.  https://optionsfair.wordpress.com/

    Open Door Event on Fri., Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-noon at DuPage Fairgrounds - Meet with social service agencies across DuPage County in one location. Resources and services include flu vaccinations, SNAP application assistance, IL Treasurer’s I Cash program, blood pressure checks, medical coverage application assistance, free medication resource, toys, goodie bags, non-perishable food bags provided by Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, children’s books and school supplies provided by SCARCE, resources for housing, food, child care, employment, legal and medical needs, and DOOR PRIZE RAFFLES! DuPage County Fairgrounds

    2015 Manchester Rd., Wheaton (Enter at Gate S7, Building 2). For the kids: Wear a costume for a prize, face painting, coloring table, pumpkins.

    Student Excellence Foundation Hosts 3rd Annual STEM Expo on Nov. 3, 2017 - This is a great opportunity for students in District 200 to come and explore STEM. Students will have the opportunity to visit exhibits and participate in hands-on STEM experiments. The event will be at Hubble Middle School and there is a suggested $5/participant admission price.

    Have you “liked” Edison lately?-Check out Edison on social media Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

    This week at a glance:

    Monday, October 16

    • Kindness Kickoff Assembly
    • Band Concert, 7 PM in the gym

    Tuesday, October 17

    • Vision and Hearing Rescreening
    • Battle of the Books @ Wheaton Public Library
    • Girls Volleyball v. Leman

    Wednesday, October 18

    • Directory cover contest designs due
    • Cross Country @ Monroe

    Thursday, October 19

    • Girls Volleyball v. Hadley

    Have a great week!

    Rachel Bednar, Principal

     

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