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! 
     
    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. 

     

    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
     
    Principal 
    Mrs. Rachel Bednar
     
    Assistant Principal
    Miss Lauryn Humphris
     

     

     
     
     

Weekly Update

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    June 8, 2018

    Dear Panther Families, 

    Now that we have some time to sit quietly and reflect on the year, I wanted to take a few moments to say thank you for all your support. It has been a pleasure watching your children develop their skills and talents over the course of the year. They are a great group of kids and we look forward to seeing the rising 7th and 8th graders back in the fall as we welcome our new 6th graders. Below is the last Edison Updates of the 2017-18 school year. I will send out a letter in July with important fall dates, but until then, enjoy your summer! 

    Fourth Quarter Grades Available on ParentVue - A copy of your child’s grades for all four quarters is being printed and will be mailed home next week.

    8th Grade Moving On Celebration Thanks! Thank you so much to the many people who helped make the 8th Grade Moving On Celebration so special, including the following:  

    1. The committee members Debbie Buttell, Erinn Dillon and Gaytana Morgan for all of their planning work;
    2. Mary DeMars, Erinn Dillon, Natalie Eichenberger, Nicole Klotz, Jennifer Maas and Gaytana Morgan for helping with the brunch and reception;  
    3. Jen Banowetz and Nicole Klotz for helping with Programs; and
    4. Mary Boedigheimer, Michelle Harvey, Evelyn Mosca, Sybil Scaccia, Rachel Seifert, Susan Shorney, Heather Sturm, Lisa Szudarski, Michele Triscik and Sue Zubek for donating delicious baked goods for the reception.  We truly appreciate your help!

    Thank you, too, to these wonderful businesses who donated raffle prizes and treats for the celebration: Jewel-Osco, Meatheads, Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Voortman. If you frequent one of these businesses, please let them know how much we appreciate it.  

    And finally, a super big thank you to Kyu Kim of Sugar Q for donating her amazing cookies for the raffle.

    Medication Pick Up - If your child had any medications in the health office, please come pick them up during office hours. Thank you!

    Summer Office Hours and Construction - The Edison office is open today (Friday) until 4 PM. For the remainder of the summer, the office will be open from 7 AM - 4 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 7 AM - 10:30 AM on Fridays. Please be advised that there will be a lot of work done on the building over the summer and access to the building may be more challenging. At the end of June, the work on the secure entry and the parking lot will begin and is expected to continue through early July so if you need to visit the office, please call ahead so we can advise you on where to park and enter the building. The main office number is 630-682-2050.

    Caring for the Edison Prairie - Want to learn more about the Edison prairie project? There’s no better way to learn than to come out and help to maintain it! Join our local Boy Scouts who have generously agreed to help with weeding the Edison prairie of the invasive thistle weeds!

    Here are the dates:

    • 10-12 NoonThursday, June 21st (rain date Friday, June 22)
    • 10-12 NoonThursday, July 12th (rain date Friday, July 13th)
    • 10-12 NoonThursday, July 26th (rain date Thursday, August 2nd)
    • 10-12 NoonThursday, August 9th (rain date Monday, August 13th)

    We have some tools, and the Boy Scouts will bring some, too, have their own, but if you have thick gloves and a favorite weeding tool, bring those along. Anyone who would like to help should just meet in the back near the prairie; no reservations required. Please note: depending on the work being done on the parking lot, you may have to park on the street and walk over. Thank you for considering!

    Locker Set-Up on August 16 - On Thursday, August 16, the building will be open for students to set up their lockers. Schedules may be printed from StudentVue the week of August 13. We will send an email when schedules are available. We ask that students come at the designated times listed below so there are enough staff and volunteers on hand to assist students and parents. Alternate locker set-up date for all grades: August 21, 3-4 PM.

    • 6th Grade/New Students - 8:00-11:00 AM
    • 7th Grade - 12:00-1:00 PM
    • 8th Grade - 1:00-2:00 PM

    Parent and Staff Summer Book - This year's summer book is The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey. Later in the summer, we’ll send a date out for the book discussion. We hope you’ll be able to read the book and join us for a discussion about how we can best prepare our children for success!

    Sports Physicals - Any student planning to participate on a sports team next year must have a physical on file. Physicals are good for 395 days from the date of the physical. Sports physicals may be dropped off on August 16. Girls volleyball and cross country begin soon after school begins, so please be sure to schedule a physical over the summer. All health requirement information can be found here.

    PE Uniforms Now Available Through Wheaton Sport Center - If your child is in need of a new PE uniform, they are now on sale through the Wheaton Sport Center. Online orders will be delivered to the school and can be picked up on Locker Set-Up Day. Uniforms may also be purchased from 11 AM - 7 PM at the Wheaton Sport Center.  PE Uniform Information Sheet

    Save Student IDs and Combination Locks for 2018-19 - Students should have brought home their student IDs and combination locks for the summer. Please be sure to put these in a safe place so that they have them when they return to school in the August. Replacement IDs are $5 and combination locks are $8.

    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 jfeitl@hotmail.com.

    District News and Events

    Registration for the 2018-19 School Year is Open - To register your child(ren), login to your ParentVUE account and complete the following 3-step process for each child:

    1. Review, update and confirm student permissions, contact information, Military-Connected student status, Incoming Kindergarten Early Childhood History and general student demographics.
    2. Review fees and select a payment option.
    3. Confirm you have reviewed/updated student information and processed fees   

    If you cannot remember your password for ParentVUE, you can reset it on the ParentVUE website. If you have questions with registration, please visit our website, email webreg@cusd200.org, or call 630-784-7396.

    Fee Information & Waiver - A complete list of 2018-19 Student Fees can be found here. To apply for a waiver of fees for the 2018-19 School Year, please review information on our website for instructions and necessary documentation. Applications for the National School Lunch Program will be available after July 1, 2018.

    School Organizations - Before completing registration, please make sure to sign up for your school PTA or Booster Club. During the registration process, you can make a donation to our District's education foundation, the Student Excellence Foundation, by adding to your fees.

    Please register your child(ren) and pay any necessary fees by June 30. If paid after June 30, fees increase by $10 per child.

    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!

    WWS Summer Fishing Camp - From July 23-27, students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in a fishing camp. For more information, see this flyer. Students can register at  https://www.cusd200.org/domain/2026

    Community News and Events

    Back to School Fair for families living on low incomes in DuPage County - Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.St. Francis High School, 2130 Roosevelt Rd., Wheaton.

    Free books, Free kids’ haircuts, free school supplies for students in K-12th grades, free services including Medical, Dental/Vision, Employment, Financial Info., Legal Counseling, Blood Drive and more!

    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 http://www.brryallymca.org/registration, over the phone at (630) 858-0100, or in person at the front desk.

    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 niucpe@niu.edu or visit www.niu.edu/clasep. A full list of all camps offered by NIU can be found at www.niu.edu/summercamps

    Thank you for a wonderful year! 

    Rachel Bednar

     

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

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