• 2023-24 New Student Information  

    Welcome, Panthers and Panther Parents! 

    The presentations and handouts from 5th Grade Step Up and Parent Night on May 2, 2023 are available here: 

    Course Requests

    All 5th grade students are asked to select one of the following courses by Friday, May 12. The process for selecting courses is outlined in the parent packet. If you have questions, or if you need to request a change, please contact Mrs. Chloe Soto, your child's school counselor, by Thursday, June 1 at chloe.soto@cusd200.org or 630-682-2053.

    Your child must make a choice from the following:

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Orchestra
    • Foundations (Study Skills)


    Registration for the 2023-24 school year opens at the beginning of June. Parents are asked to register their children no later than the end of June. Please consider having your child participate in this process. 

    Locker Set-Up / Schedule Walk-Thru

    On Tuesday, August 8, all students will be invited to spend the day at Edison to set up their lockers and find their classrooms. Some items you can begin to prepare or collect for that day are as follows: 

    • Get physical & proof of immunizations (6th grade and athletes). See Health Requirements
    • If planning to have your child take medication at school, complete and have your doctor sign the medication form. You will turn in this form and medications (in their original packaging) to the health office on Locker Set-Up Day.
    • Schedule a dental exam. Proof of dental exams for 6th graders and new students is not due until May 2024. See forms.
    • Order/purchase school supplies
      • School supply lists are available on our website here
    • Purchase PE Uniform from the Wheaton Sport Center.

    If your child cannot attend the schedule walk-thru on August 8, the alternate date and time is Monday, August 14 from 3-4 p.m. 

    Mark Your Calendars! (Dates/Times Subject to Change)

    • August 14: Welcome to the Den, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Scavenger hunt for students, parent Q&A with principal, assistant principal and counselor and snacks! (Compliments of the PTA)
    • August 16: First Day of School - Edison staff will facilitate team-building activities with other 6th graders as well as school tours, Q&A and cafeteria & organization tips to help our new students acclimate to the building.
    • August 17 : IDs and School Pictures - Pictures are used in the yearbook and IDs are used as a bus pass and library card; Color Portraits will send order forms directly to your homes in August.
    • August 31: Taste of Edison / Club Information Night, 6:30 p.m. List of clubs available on the Edison website.
    • September 7: Curriculum Night 
    • October TBD: Panther FunRun (PTA Fundraiser) during PE classes

    Arriving At School

    • Encourage your child to ride the bus for socialization and independence or bike or walk for extra exercise! Bike racks are available. A lock is required.
    • Students wait outside at Door 18 until doors open at 7:50 a.m.
     IMPORTANT if dropping off your child:
    • The Illinois school zone speed is 20 mph. 
    • Please follow drop-off procedures: 
      • Westbound - Please do not drop off on Elm. Turn north on Hale, pull past driveways to let students out
      • Eastbound - Drop off on Elm before Wheaton Ave. Please have students exit the car as soon as your car is stopped and walk on the sidewalk to school. 
    • No passing buses ($500 fine from Wheaton Police Department); no drop-offs in lot on cemetery side
    • Use alternate location (e.g., Kelly Park); avoid Wheaton/Elm 
    • No access to driveway from 2:45-3:10 p.m. due to buses 

    Breakfast - Served every day at 7:30!
    • Enter Door 13 (cemetery side)
    • Entrée + milk + fruit or juice = $1.25; Reduced breakfast = $.30;
    • Free lunch? Breakfast is free, too!
    • Menus available online.


    Each student is assigned two lockers and locks - one for their school materials and one for Physical Education. It is a good idea to practice opening combination locks over the summer! There are several phone apps that can help students practice. 

    Click here for a handout on how to open a combination lock and a link to an app that your child can use to practice. 

    Cell Phones

    Must be off and in lockers during the school day. If students need to contact home during the school day, they should visit the counseling office, the main office or the health office, depending on the concern. 


    Students may bring a lunch or buy one. Our food service is provided by Organic Life. Click here to access breakfast and lunch menus. Cash is accepted or students can pre-pay on Pushcoin. An allergy-free table will be made available if needed. Teachers explain lunch procedures on 1st day. A bag lunch is recommended on the 1st day. Students eat for 15-18 minutes and have recess for 15-18 mins., weather permitting. 

    SAMPLE 6th Grade Schedule - 8 45-minute class periods + 30 minute lunch (Your child's classes may be in a different order than shown here.)

    1st Period - English/Language Arts (2-period block)

    2nd Period - English/Language Arts

    3rd Period - Math


    4th Period - Science

    5th Period - Social Studies

    6th Period - Foundations, Band/Chorus/Orchestra, or Support Class

    7th Period - PE (3 quarters) / Health (1 quarter)

    8th Period - Exploratories (Music, Art, Drama, Collaboration & Leadership - courses rotate quarterly) or Support Class 

    Extra-Curricular Activities 

    • There are a variety of clubs, sports and fine arts opportunities available. Please visit our clubs page and/or our athletics page.
    • Clubs/Activities are subject to change based on student interest and staff availability. 

    Home-School Communication

    • Website / Calendar
    • Sunday Edison Updates, occasional voicemails; be sure email addresses and phone numbers are up-to-date in ParentVue.
    • ParentVue/StudentVue - Online calendar, gradebook and more.  
    • Facebook / Twitter / Instagram - Pictures from day to day happenings, event updates, parenting articles
    • Scheduled Parent-Teacher Conferences (Sign up online) - Dates TBD. 
    • Parent-Teacher phone calls, emails and conferences - Can be initiated by parents or teachers and held at any time during the year. 

    Join the PTA
    Edison Middle School is fortunate to have an OUTSTANDING PTA. For more information, click here: Join the PTA!

    To-Do List
    • Have your child log in to StudentVue to select Band, Chorus, Orchestra or Foundations by Friday, May 12
    • Complete the Tell Us About Your Child form. 
    • Order School Supplies by June 18 or shop on your own using the School Supply Lists 
    • Complete Online Registration and Pay Fees by June 30. Have your child complete it with you!
    • Order PE Uniform from Wheaton Sport Center.
    • Schedule your child's Health Physical, Immunizations & Dental Exam - District Health Requirements
    • Have your child label sweatshirts, lunch boxes, water bottles, backpack, binders, gloves, hats, shoes - anything that is not attached! :) 
    • Encourage your child to read, practice math facts (mix up addition, subtraction, multiplication, division until they're automatic up to 12), learn their address and your phone number, practice a combination lock, and get outside!

    We look forward to getting to know all of you! See you soon!