ALLIES is a student-run club open to all students and welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. Their plan is to create a network of friendships to all students, spread kindness throughout the building, participate in local service projects, and foster team building through games and activities.
Sponsor: Miss Humphris
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
Art Club is an after-school activity that provides materials, instruction, and support for students seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule. It’s a great place to relax and unwind in a studio setting while learning new techniques and exploring one's creative side. Students are welcome to join at any time of the year.
Sponsor: Mrs. Nielsen, Room 126
Meets: 3:05PM, 2nd Tuesday of each month
Battle of the Books
Students who love to read and love to compete will enjoy participating in the Battle of the Books. A group of twenty books are chosen for the competitions; students are asked to read at least 10 of the books and attend "lunch" practice times in order to compete in the Battle matches against other middle school students in the area. There are several battles, all of which take place after school at the Wheaton Public Library from October - November.
Sponsor: Mrs. Wentzloff
Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch in the LLC September - November
Builders Club is the middle school branch of the High School Key Club and is sponsored by Kiwanis. Builders Club provides leadership opportunities and promotes student's development through service to the school and community. We conduct monthly service activities, chosen and organized by students with staff assistance as needed.
Sponsors: Ms. Shamsuddin and Ms. Smith, Room 122
Meets: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month
Chess Club is for anyone interested in chess, from beginner level to advanced players. Let's have fun learning and playing chess, advancing our skills, and competing against other schools!
Sponsor: Ms. Smith, Library
Parent Chair: Dan Spiegel, Annie Myung, Jon Berry
Meets: 3:05 PM on Thursdays (September-March)
Do you like to experiment with new foods? Do you like to create new recipes in the kitchen? In Cooking Club, we will learn about kitchen gadgets, how to follow a recipe, and enjoy unique tastes. Cooking Club will offer a monthly recipe to learn, create, and sample! Students can sign up for one session per month.
Sponsor: Mrs. Millard, Room 122
Meets: 1st and 3rd Monday of the month
Creative Writing & Panther's Paw
This year the, Creative Writing Club and Edison's Literary Magazine, From the Panther's Paw will be working together. This group allows new or aspiring writers of any kind to share and discuss excerpts, writing tips, novels in the making or short stories. The club will be reviewing student submissions of poetry short stories and essays for publication in the school's literary magazine. During November, we will participate in National Writing Month through the Young Writers Program (for those who are interested). This is an event that encourages young authors to write a novel with the word count of your choice in one month's time. We will also be a part of many other writing events throughout the year.
Sponsor: Ms. Larkin and Mrs.Ryan; Room 204
Meets: Every other Wednesday, beginning September 13, at 3:10-4:20PM
This year the members of the newspaper are going to move to an electronic format. The newspaper team will all blog, write, Vlog, interview, and post articles and information. Utilizing the schools green screen and other technology; the idea is to constantly update and transmit school and other information to the students and parents. In an electronic world where information can be accessed quickly, the newspaper team is going to learn to meet that demand.
Sponsor: Ms. Fritsch and Mr. Pfile, Room 220
Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month
(9/18, 10/21, 10/16, 10/30, 11/6, 12/4, 12/18, 1/15, 1/29, 2/5, 2/19, 3/5, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30)
Electric Youth Show Choir
Electric Youth is Edison's show choir experience for students in grades 6-8. This is an auditioned ensemble with tryouts in September. Students rehearse 2-3 times weekly to perfect a show of song and dance that will be competitive in the Spring semester in addition to performing locally at additional concerts and assemblies during the school year. Potential members of Electric Youth are highly encouraged to participate in the curricular music ensembles at Edison (chorus, band, or orchestra).
Sponsor: Mr. Grace, Room 237
Meets: 7:00-7:50 AM
Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS)
Come join our student run club of cool Edison students! Make new friends as we study the Bible, have fun and grow in Christ. We will learn, laugh, and share together. FCS is a student-led group of 6th-8th graders learning how to follow Christ's radical life example of loving,forgiving and serving others. At our meetings we will have treats, discuss our study, what activities we want to do and get acquainted.
Sponsor: Mrs. Kost & Mrs. Moos, Room 114
Meets: 2nd Friday of the month at 7:15 AM (1st semester- 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14)
Fuel Up To Play 60
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. We want kids to make a difference not only in their lives, but also their community. Students can sign up as individuals at http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/ or join the FUTP60 club!
Sponsors: Mr. Murphy and Mr. Miller, Room 115
Meets: First Meeting is Wednesday, September 20. Next meeting scheduled for November 1.
Maker Monday is a club that meets each month after school in the LLC. All students are invited to participate in this club that promotes creativity, imagination and hands-on exploration. Design in 3D, create circuits with Play-Doh, design and print in 3D, challenge our robotic tools and MORE!
Sponsors: Mrs. Wentzloff and Ms. Iype, LLC
Meets: 4th or last Monday of the month (9/24, 10/29, 11/26, 12/17, 1/28, 2/25, 3/18, 4/29, 5/27)
Do you like movies? We do!! Movie Club is about looking at movies through a different lens. Movies are made to be enjoyed, but they also tell stories with themes and have deeper messages for their audience. At movie club we spend time watching movies together, talking about what we liked and disliked and just enjoy spending time with other movie lovers. Come join us as we enjoy some of our favorite movies together and look forward to new ones coming soon!
Sponsors: Mr. Wiewiora and Mr. Pfile, Room 212
Meets: the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (9/25, 10/9, 10/23, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11, 1/15, 1/29, 2/12, 3/26, 3/123/26, 4/9, 4/23)
Spreading Panther Pride school spirit throughout the school and community including EMS sports, clubs, and activities. Pep Club members help plan activities (pizza parties before select home games) and promote attendance for the EMS student body. Members are also active in the stands at all sporting events holding up signs, cheering, and supporting their peer athletes.
- We encourage our members to show respect and to act respectful towards other teams and fans. We hope that this will carry over into their everyday life.
- To increase school morale and school spirit by promoting Edison Spirit wear before home games.
- To make posters for upcoming games/meets.
- Take pictures and get them to Principal/Assistant Principal so they will be put on social media.
- Attend athletic events – try to attend at least one game for each sport.
- To provide students for our school mascot at various games/meets.
- SHOW SCHOOL SPIRIT!
- Be respectful!
How can I join Pep Club?
All EMS students are eligible to join. At the beginning of the year, we will have a meeting for all students interested in joining.
Sponsor: Mrs. Kost, Room 114
Meets: First Wednesday of the month
S.T.E.M. Club gives students a chance to explore aspects of science, technology engineering and math through investigations conducted with other students and presentations made by specialists.
Sponsors: Mrs. Eland, Mrs. Kost, Ms. Schillinger, Mrs. Schwartz
Meets: Every Wednesday
Student Council is a student led group that provides opportunities for developing leadership, responsibility, and school pride along with service to others. Students will help to plan and implement school and community activities throughout the year. Leadership opportunities include a Student Council President, Grade level Vice Presidents, Grade level Secretaries, and Treasurer. Student Council is organized into smaller committees so students can participate in other clubs throughout the year. Regardless of what committees students sign up to participate in, the following weblink https:goo.gl/1QsHLu outlines specific dates that Student Council committees will be meeting. Some of the activities and events we organize include:
- Spirit Weeks
- All School Fall dance
- Halloween Events
- Wear It to Share It
- Student v. Staff Basketball Game for Nothing But Nets
- Panther Palooza
- 8th Grade Dance
Sponsors: Ms. Austin & Mr. Dexl, Room 125
Meets: Every Thursday from 3:05 PM - 4:25 PM.
Students who join Tech Club assist in the production of Edison's play and variety show, as well as, helping to assist with audiovisual needs for assemblies and school events as part of Tech Crew. Tech Club will meet and explore technology in the world using 3D Printing, tools, and computers. Tech Crew working with productions will learn lighting, audio, sound board operation, microphones, set building, costumes and makeup, publicity and ushering.
Sponsor: Mr. Pfile, Room 220
Meets: select Thursdays, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Edison will present two productions this year: a play in the fall and a variety show in the spring. Each show will have multiple after-school rehearsals in the months prior to that show.
Sponsor: Mrs. Madalinski, Room 119
Yearbook Club is responsible for creating the yearbook which is distributed at the end of the school year. The staff writes captions, identifies students, chooses pictures, makes design decisions, edits all parts, and enjoys an early viewing yearbook party at the completion of the yearbook. Yearbook Club is a year-long commitment and has an application process at the beginning of the year if you are interested in joining. Applications will be available for pickup at the Taste of Edison. If you're unable to attend, please see Mrs. Nielsen or Mrs. McInerney.
Sponsor: Mrs. Nielsen and Mrs. McInerney, Room 126
Meets: 3:05PM, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Tuesday, September 11 - Application due to Mrs. Nielsen
Friday, September 14 - Notify students selected
Tuesday, September 18 - First official meeting!