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

April 9, 2017


 

Panther Families,

 

Anderson’s Book Fair is April 10-13 and Edible Book Festival is April 13 - April 10-13 is National Library Week. Anderson's Book Fair will be held in the LLC all week long and also open on Thursday night for family shopping. In addition to the book fair our Family Literacy Night will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 7-8:30 p.m. Our main attraction is our 4th annual Edible Book Festival. Students and parents are encouraged to work together to create an edible representation of any book. We have several categories for prizes, including a prize for best entry at each grade level, best representation of a 2017 Caudill nominee and funniest/wackiest entry. See the attached flier for more information.

 

FREE Parent Workshop on School Anxiety and School Refusal on April 11 - Presented by Jackie Rhew, an Amita Health clinician, with many years of experience dealing with school anxiety and school refusal. Parents will walk away with strategies to promote positive school attendance, increased motivation, healthy goal setting and active school engagement. Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:00-10:30 a.m., DuPage Regional Office of Education, 421 N. County Farm Rd- second floor, Wheaton, IL 60187. R.S.V.P. to kcipriano@dupageroe.org. Refreshments will be provided!

 

Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries - Know someone in need of food assistance? The Wheaton Noon Rotary Club is teaming up with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to host several food pantries for those in need. The upcoming dates are listed below and on this attached flier:

  • April 12, Lowell Elementary, 312 President, Wheaton, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • June 3, Outreach Comm Center, 345 S. President St., Carol Stream, 10:00 am - noon

  • June 24, Villagebrook Apts, 278 E. St. Charles, Carol Stream, 10:00 am - noon

There are also several area food pantries. Their locations and contact information are listed on this attached flier.

 

Additional resources are available to families in need through the following agencies:

PARCC and ISA Testing April 18-21 - We will be administering the state-required PARCC test to students in grades 6-8 from Tuesday, April 18 through Thursday, April 20.  Students will take three reading and three mathematics assessments. In addition, the 8th grade students will be taking the state-required Illinois Science Assessment (ISA) on Friday, April 21. More information about these assessments is forthcoming.

 

5th Grade Student Step Up and 5th Grade Parent Orientation - 5th graders will be visiting Edison in early May to learn more about their transition to Edison Middle School. Whittier students will visit on Wednesday, May 3, Madison on Friday, May 5 and Lincoln on Monday, May 8. 5th grade parent orientation is Thursday, May 4 at 7 PM.

 

5th grade PACE parent meeting May 4 at 6:30 PM - Parents of 5th grade PACE students are invited to a PACE parent meeting at 6:30 PM to learn about the differences between elementary PACE reading and math and the middle school Fast Paced program. Please join us!

 

Summer Engineering Program Available for 9th through 12th Graders - The Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program at Aurora University will offer two summer courses titled Leading Design (June 12-30) and The Invention Process (July 10-28) to incoming 9th - 12th graders. Information about the program, including course descriptions and example assignments, can be found at www.aurora.edu/innovation.  Only 25 slots per course. Register early! Highlights include:

  • Successful completion of any course within our program will be granted two undergraduate college credits by Aurora University.

  • Students can apply for a limited number of need-based scholarships (scholarship process is described online; recipients selected receive full course cost in scholarship).

  • Courses developed by academic (P-20), industrial and non-profit partners (such as CAT, Waste Management, Cabot Microelectronics and more).

Northern Illinois University Summer Camps - Students entering grades 2 through 12 who are looking for engaging, hands-on ways to explore their interests and career options this summer can now register for Northern Illinois University’s 2017 summer camps. For more information, visit http://www.niu.edu/summercamps/. Day and residential camps run throughout June, July and August. The schedule includes both time-tested favorites and exciting new offerings from programs across the NIU community. With options in science and technology, visual arts, music performance, theater, TV broadcasting and sports, every young learner will definitely find something to spark their interest. A full schedule is available online. Several camps offer both merit- and need-based scholarships. Some camps also offer discounts for early-bird registration, children of NIU employees, returning campers or families who enroll multiple children.

 

St. Francis High School Summer Camps - Wide variety of camps and clinics available for students entering 1-12th grade. Register at https://sfhs.8to18.com

 

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.

 

This Week:

 

Mon., Apr. 10 -

Thurs., Apr. 13

Anderson’s Book Fair in the LLC  

Mon., Apr. 11

Baseball Spirit Day - Wear your gear from your favorite team!

Thurs., Apr. 13

6th Grade Medieval Day, periods 1-6

Family Literacy Night - Book Fair and Edible Books Festival

Fri., Apr. 14

No School

7th Grade Team Calendar: Click on the link for upcoming major assignments, quizzes, tests. Please Note: this does not include daily assignments. 7th Grade Team Calendar

Have a great week!


Rachel Bednar, Principal

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