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

January 15, 2017


 

No School Monday and Tuesday - There is no school Monday, January 16, due to Martin Luther King Jr. Day and no school on Tuesday, January 17, as it is the end of semester teacher work day. We’ll see your children on Wednesday, January 18.

 

Did your child have health second quarter? If so, they are returning to PE class on Wednesday. Please help them remember to pack their PE clothes and heart rate straps.

 

Quarter 2 Ended January 13 - Final Quarter 2 grades will be posted on January 20.

 

Technology Center of DuPage Open House - Did you know that high school students in District 200 can take classes in computer science, engineering, auto maintenance and repair, cosmetology, cooking and baking, criminal justice and more as a regular part of their high school education? If you have never visited the Technology Center of DuPage, now is your chance! The TCD open house is Wednesday, January 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 301 South Swift Road, Addison, 60101. See the TCD Open House flier for more information.

 

STEM Event on January 19, 3-4:30 PM - Our next STEM event, Electrifying Experiences, will take place after school on Thursday, January 19 in Rooms 204 & 205.  This event is open to the first 40 students who sign up with Mrs. Eland.  Registration closes on Wednesday, January 18.

 

Panther Night on January 20, 6:30-8:30 PM - Calling all Panthers and Panther Parent Volunteers! The PTA is hosting our first Panther Night at Edison on Friday, January 20 from 6:30-8:30 PM. We are looking for volunteers to set up, help supervise and work concessions. It is a fun night for the kids to come to school and hang out with friends. The gyms are open for volleyball and basketball, and we'll have board games and bag games, and some food for sale. We are looking for parents to help out. Consider asking a friend or your spouse to come along.  We can't run this night without parent involvement.  Please email Katie McBride at bobkate@comcast.net to volunteer.

 

PTA Members will vote on whether to support Upcoming Referendum on Bond Issue for CUSD 200 Facilities Improvements - At the beginning of our next PTA Meeting on January 24 at 9:30 AM, Edison PTA members will take a vote to decide whether Edison’s PTA will support the referendum that will be placed on the ballot in April. If you are member of the Edison PTA and would like to take part in this vote, please attend our January 24 meeting.

 

The referendum states:

"Shall the Board of Education of Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District Number 200, DuPage County, Illinois, alter, repair, equip and improve the sites of the District’s elementary and high school buildings, including, but not limited to, improving secure entrances, roofs, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, library learning centers, and a technology lab; build additions to, alter, repair, equip and improve the sites of Edison, Franklin and Monroe Middle Schools; build and equip a new building to replace the District’s early learning center; and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $132,500,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?”

 

According to District 200 Communications, the Board of Education has determined that there are significant facility needs at 19 of 20 District 200 schools. The Board of Education has developed a Facility Master Plan and has worked to prioritize projects, determine how to fund the projects and plan for future facility needs. Watch this video for more information. Members of the community can find key pieces of information on the District 200 website:

Needed repairs, renovations and upgrades to the 19 schools will cost $154.5 million. The referendum question seeks to issue $132.5 million in bonds. The Board would commit to fund the remaining $22 million in work out of reserves and future budgets. According to District 200 Communications, the proposed bond measure would cost the owner of a median home valued at $322,300 an additional $180 per year in taxes on the Bond & Interest portion of their tax bill. '

 

Click on this link and watch this video for more information on the improvements planned for Edison that would be funded by the bond issue.

 

Mark your calendars for subsequent Edison PTA Meetings which are open to all PTA members:

  • February 28, 2017 at 9:30a.m.

  • March 21, 2017 at 9:30 a.m

  • April 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

  • May 16, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Students must have IDs - We ask that all students carry their student ID with them to school as it is used for many different things. In particular, students need to show their student ID when they get on the bus.  The main purpose of this is to make sure that students are riding the correct bus. Also, if there are any behavior issues then the bus driver can ask for the ID to and refer the correct student to the office. Please make sure that your child has their ID with them. If they have lost their ID they may purchase a new one for $5 in the Guidance Office.   

 

NAEP Testing - Edison Middle School was selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on Tuesday, February 14. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. It is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. There will be fifty 8th grade students chosen at random. If your child was selected to participate in this assessment you will receive more information this week.  

 

Free Glenbard Parent Series Seminar - What Happened to My Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction with renowned journalist David Sheff on Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25, 2017. At this very special event Sheff will reflect on the heartbreaking story of his son, Nic, and the impact his addiction had on their family. Based on his international best-selling memoir Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction, Sheff’s honest reflection and wisdom make for an extraordinary program. It’s the story of an athlete and honor student, his descent into addiction and the optimism of multiple trips to rehab. From the early warning signs, to denial, to fear, to grief, to hope, this is a story of powerful and eternal parental love. Sheff will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, at Glenbard North High School, 990 N. Kuhn Road in Carol Stream. This program will be repeated at noon Wednesday, January 25, at the Marquardt School District 15 administration center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Road in Glendale Heights. CPDUs are available. For more information see the Beautiful Boy flier.

 

Celebrate Your Heritage - Time is running out!  If you are interested in having a table at Edison’s Second Annual Heritage Celebration, January 27, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, please contact Ms. McFarland (Roberta.Mcfarland@cusd200.org), Ms. Shamsuddin (Jasmine.Shamsuddin@cusd200.org) or Ms. Lang (Mary.Lang@cusd200.org) as soon as possible to reserve a spot, or to ask for more information. You can bring food, clothing, games, photos or other representations of your family’s cultural heritage to share with the Edison community.

 

5Essentials Survey - The 2017 Illinois Parent Survey window has been extended until January 30, 2017. Follow this link to take the survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/. We appreciate your feedback!

 

FREE Dental Exams on March 24 - The Smile Squad Mobile Dental Clinic will be at Edison on Friday, March 24. The Smile Squad is a program through the DuPage County Health Department. All students are eligible to attend the clinic. This is a great way for any student to get a dental cleaning and exam completed. Please find attached information letter and permission form in English or Spanish below. Contact the health office at 630-665-3937 for questions or additional information.

 

6th Grade Dental Exam Forms Due May 15 - All 6th grade parents: your 6th grader is required to have a proof of dental exam on file in the health office. Dental exam forms are due by May 15, 2017. Forms can be found on the district Health Services website or in the Edison health office.

 

WWS Football Parent Meeting - If your child is in 8th grade and is interested in playing football at Wheaton Warrenville South next fall, WWS is hosting a parent meeting at WPD Community Center at 1777 S. Blanchard on January 30 from 7-9:00 PM. The agenda includes the 2017 football calendar, senior conferences, parent committees and planning for the program organization.

 

"Home Recipes" for Supporting Your Gifted Child's Education - Monday, February 6, 2017  7:00-8:30 PM, Monroe Middle School LLC, 1855 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL 60187. Please join us to explore some "key ingredients" for helping to engage, motivate, and support gifted children at home and at school. Presented by: Patricia Steinmeyer, District 200 PACE Coordinator.

 

Student Spotlight - In an effort to promote positive leadership at Edison, we would like you to let us know if your child shines his/her BRIGHT LIGHT outside of school. We would like to spotlight students who exemplify the Panther Way! 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.

 

Free Classes at NAMI - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of DuPage County, is offering a FREE NAMI Basics class. This is for parents and guardians of children under the age of 18 who have a mental illness. This is a peer-lead 6-week class that covers a variety of topics helpful to loved ones. You can read more about the class and register for any upcoming classes by clicking HERE. The next session begins February 16. Please contact Sara Hynes, Community Education Coordinator, with any questions about this class. If you have any questions related to our other programs or resources, such as parent support groups and in-class youth education, call our office at (630)-752-0066.

 

This Week:

Mon., Jan. 16

No School - MLK Jr. Day

Tues., Jan. 17

No School - Teacher Work Day

Wed., Jan. 18

Boys Basketball Conference Tournament

Thurs., Jan. 19

Boys Basketball Conference Tournament

Fri., Jan. 20

Panther Night, 6:30-8:30 PM - All are welcome!

   

Have a great week!

Rachel Bednar, Principal

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