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

  • September 17, 2017

     

    Dear Panther Families,

     

    Still Collecting Edison FunRun Envelopes — What a beautiful day it was Friday for our Edison FunRun! Thank you to everyone who already made online donations or sent their envelopes in! If your child forgot to bring in the envelope on Friday, members of the PTA FunRun committee will be back on Monday to pick up any additional donations. Donations are 100% tax-deductible. Checks can be made to the Edison PTA. If you can’t find your envelope, please include the attached form with your donation. Donations also easily can be made online here. Thank you so much for your support!

     

    Picture Retakes on Sept. 20 - If your child missed picture day on the second day of school, or if you’re unhappy with how their pictures turned out, picture retake day is Wednesday, September 20. Pictures from the original picture day or retake day may be ordered online at Lifetouch.com.

     

    State of our Schools on Sept. 20 - Join the D200 Board of Education and Administration for a presentation by Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schuler on September 20 at 7:00PM at Hubble Middle School. The presentation will provide an update about the progress of the district, share our current challenges, and allow you an opportunity to engage with your community school district.

     

    Sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences Starting Sept. 25 - Parent Teacher Conferences will be held October 11 and November 8 from 3:30-8 PM. A link will be sent out via email on Monday, September 25 for you to sign-up online for conferences. Conferences are not mandatory. In fast, conference appointments are extremely limited. As much as we would love to see everyone, if you do not feel a conference is necessary, please don’t feel obligated to sign up. At the same time, if you would like to schedule a conference but are unable to make an appointment on either October 11 or November 8, feel free to contact the teacher(s) via phone or email at any time.

     

    How to Raise an Adult Book Discussion on Wed., Sept. 27 - Each summer, several members of the Edison staff participate in a summer “book club” of sorts. This year, our summer book is How to Raise an Adult by Julie Lythcott-Haims. This title was recommended to us by a Wheaton Warrenville South guidance counselor. This year, we would like to invite interested parents to participate with us. Just purchase a copy of the book, read it, and join us for a “book club” discussion on Wednesday, September 27. Click here to RSVP: Book Discussion. Click here for the book discussion questions: How to Raise an Adult Discussion Questions.

     

    Screenagers Viewing and Cyber Safety Discussion - The PTA Council and District 200 are excited to announce that they have secured the film Screenagers as the 2017-18 Parenting Seminars kick-off event on Thursday, October 12 at Studio Movie Grill. Doors will open at 6:00 PM and the film will begin at 6:30PM. Liz Repking, Founder of Cyber Safety Consulting, will moderate a discussion following the film. We anticipate that the event will conclude by 8:30-9:00 PM. Parents of teenagers are encouraged to bring their child(ren) with them to the movie.

     

    PTA Reflections Entries Due Fri., Oct. 13 — Calling all Artists, Musicians, Dancers, Filmmakers, Photographers and Writers! The PTA Reflections Program is now underway. This year’s theme is “Within Reach”. You can express this theme through artwork, writing, dance, film, photography and/or music. Entry forms and rules are available via the Edison PTA website and the Edison office. Please submit all completed projects (with entry form) by Friday, October 13 to the main office. If you have any questions, contact Jill Feitl at jfeitl@hotmail.com.

    Let’s Dance - It’s a Go!  Look for Official Sign Up in November - Thank you so much for taking the time to indicate your interest in bringing the Let’s Dance Program to Edison. We are so excited that we have enough interest to run this program!  Look for the official registration information in November.  In the meantime, mark your calendars as the program will be held from 6:30-8:00 PM on the following dates at Edison:

     

    Thursday, January 11

    Thursday, January 18

    Thursday, February 1

    Thursday, February 8

    Thursday, February 15

    Thursday, February 22

    Tuesday, February 27 (Note day change this week to Tuesday)

    Thursday, March 8

     

    If you did not have a chance to indicate your interest, but would like to join in the fun, you can still sign up when we open the official registration.  The more the merrier!

     

    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.

     

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

    • Thursday, September 21- Jacy Good:  Hang Up and Drive: The Jacy Good Story 7:00 PM - Glenbard North

    • Saturday, September 23- Frank Palmasani:  Conquering the Challenges of College Costs 10:30AM -Glenbard West

    • Thursday, September 28- The Myths of Marijuana with Dr. Kevin Sabet at the Marquardt Admin Center,  2:30pm-3:30 PM

    ExSTEMaganza Oct. 13, 5-9 PM - Students participants in grades 5-8 and their parent(s) or other accompanying adult(s) will learn about the engineering design process while working in teams to build a Rube Goldberg contraption. This event will take place at Hinsdale South High School in Darien and is the result of a partnership with the DuPage Regional Office of Education, Indian Prairie Library and Gower School District 62. Open to students in DuPage County. Click here for more information or to register.

     

    This week at a glance:

    Tuesday, September 19

    • Biology Field Trip to the Arboretum

    • Girls Volleyball Game v. Hubble, 3:45 PM

    • Cross Country Meet v. Hadley, 4:15 PM

    Wednesday, September 20

    • Picture Retake Day

    • State of our Schools, 7 PM at Hubble Middle School

    Thursday, September 21

    • Girls Volleyball at Leman, 3:45 PM (8th Grade plays first)

    • Cross Country v. Jefferson, 4:15 PM

    Friday, September 22

    • No School - Teacher Institute Day

     

    Have a great week!

    Rachel Bednar, Principal

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