• 2021-22 New Student Information  


    Welcome, Panthers and Panther Parents! 

    We are excited to welcome you to Edison Middle School. If you were unable to attend our Parent Orientation or student Step-Up, please review the information linked here:

     
    Schedule Walk-Through Day - August 17, 8 a.m.-11, 7th Grade - 12-1:30 p.m., 8th Grade - 1:30-3 p.m. (Alternate day/time: August 19, 3-4 p.m.)
     
    Schedule Walk-Through Checklist:
     
    Mark Your Calendar! - All dates/formats subject to change
     
    • August 19: 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 23: 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 24: IDs and School Pictures - Pictures are used in yearbook and IDs are used for bus pass and library card; Color Portraits will send order forms directly to your homes in August.
    • September 2: Curriculum Night, 7:00 p.m. May be virtual.
    • September 9: Taste of Edison / Club Information Night, 7:00 p.m. List of clubs available on website.
    • October 1: Panther FunRun (PTA Fundraiser) during PE classes

     

    Arriving At School

    • Students wait outside at Door 18 until doors open at 7:50 a.m.
    • 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.
     IMPORTANT if dropping off your child:
    • No passing buses ($500 fine from Wheaton Police Department); no drop-offs in lot on cemetery side
    • Consider 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.

     

    Lockers

    Normally, each student is assigned two lockers and locks - hallway and PE - but due to the pandemic, we were not able to assign lockers during the 20-21 school year. If we are able, we will assign lockers for the 21-22 school year. It is a good idea to practice opening combination locks over the summer! 

    Cell Phones

    Not allowed during the school day. There is a phone for students to use in the counseling office.

    Lunch

    Students may bring a lunch or buy one. Cash is accepted or students can pre-pay on myschoolbucks.com. An allergy-free table available if needed. Teachers explain lunch procedures on 1st day. A bag lunch recommended on 1st day to avoid long lines. Students eat for 15-18 minutes and have recess for 15-18 mins., weather permitting. 

    SAMPLE 6th Grade Schedule - 8 period day + Lunch + 3 minute passing periods

    (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Foundations may run during different periods than shown here)

    1st Period - 8:00-8:45 English/Language Arts (2-period block)

    2nd Period - 8:48-9:33 English/Language Arts

    3rd Period - 9:36-10:21 Math

    Lunch A/Recess B - 10:24-10:44 (If we are still required to split lunches)
    Lunch B/Recess A - 10:44-11:04  
     

    4th Period - 11:07-11:51 Science

    5th Period - 11:51-12:38 Social Studies

    6th Period - 12:41-1:25 Foundations, Band/Chorus/Orchestra, or Support Class

    7th Period - 1:28-2:12 PE (3 quarters) / Health (1 quarter)

    8th Period - 2:15-3:00 Exploratories (Music, Art, Drama, Collaboration & Leadership - Rotates 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
    • Blackboard - Weekly Edison Updates, occasional voicemails; be sure email addresses and phone numbers are up-to-date!
    • 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. May be virtual.
    • 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 Wednesday, June 2
    • Please complete the Tell Us About Your Child form by Wednesday, June 2 
    • Order Carlson's School Supplies by June 14 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 - Information TBA
    • Schedule you 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), and practice typing