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

Edison offers a variety of interest-based clubs and activities. Some clubs require applications or auditions, while others welcome students to join at any time during the school year. Please see below for more information about our clubs. For more information, please contact the club sponsor.
 
Allies--According to the CEI Allies in Diversity Guide, “ALLY describes both a relationship between students (I am your ally) and the action taken  in defense of other students throughout the school.” If you believe that everyone has the right to be different, and that Edison students should want support one another, ALLIES is the club for you! This is a nonjudgemental group where everyone is welcome! We are looking for students who are in need of a supportive community, leaders who want to stand by their peers and support them whenever they need it, and those who want to see Edison be a kinder and safer place to learn. This club cares about your identity. It doesn’t matter if you feel you are a conforming or nonconforming student, and no matter where you see yourself socially here at Edison...we include every student! We need all of you! Together we can make a difference!
Sponsor:  Mrs. Madalinski, Room 119
Meets:  See sponsor for exact dates. 
 

Art Club--Art Club is an after school activity that provides materials, instruction and support for students seeking a creative outlet in addition to their academic schedule.  It's a great place to relax and unwind in a studio setting while learning new techniques and exploring one's creative side.  All are welcome to join at any time of the year.  
Sponsor:  Mrs. Nielsen, Room 126
Meets:  3:05PM, First and Third Wednesday of every month.  First meeting: September 21.

 
Astronomy Club--Astronomy Club is open to all Edison students. We are dedicated to studying, observing, appreciating and wondering about our amazing universe. We learn about the night sky, constellations, mythology, telescopes, and much more. We talk about everything from dark matter and energy to black holes.  We keep up-to-date on the findings and pictures from robotic space probes all over the solar system. Our activities depend on several factors, including weather, positions of the planets and special events such as meteor showers, comets, eclipses, etc.  Also, interest of our members can help direct what we do.  For example, in past years, we designed, built, painted and launched our own real rockets. What will we do this year?  Join our meetings to find out!
Sponsor: Mr. Micheau, Room 113
Meets: Alternate Thursdays from 3:10PM-4:20PM; 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/12, 1/26, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18.
 
Battle of the Books--Students who love to read and love to compete will enjoy participating in the Battle of the Books. A group of twenty books are chosen for the competitions; students are asked to read at least 10 of the books and attend "lunch" practice times in order to compete in the Battle matches against other middle school students in the area.  There are several battles, all of which take place after school at the Wheaton Public Library from October - November.
Sponsor: Mrs. Wentzloff
Meets: Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch in the LLC September - November
 
Builder's Club-- Builders Club is the Middle School branch of the High School Key Club and is sponsored by the Kiwanis.  Builders Club provides leadership opportunities and promotes student's development through service to the school and community.  We conduct monthly service activities, chosen and organized by students with staff assistance as needed. 
Sponsors: Mrs. McFarland, Room 122
Meets: 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 3:10PM; 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/12, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/20, 5/4, 5/18.
 
Chamber Orchestra--Chamber Orchestra is an auditioned orchestra. This group is open to advanced 6th, 7th, and 8th grade orchestra students.  Students will perform repertoire that is more challenging than repertoire performed in the curricular orchestras.  Chamber orchestra students will also experience performing on electric instruments and learning the art of strolling strings.  They will perform on the same concerts as the curricular orchestras.
Sponsor: Mrs. Wegscheid, Room 131
Meets: Fridays; 3:00-4:15PM

Chess Club--Chess Club is for anyone interested in chess, from beginner level to advanced players. Let's have fun learning and playing chess, advancing our skills, and competing against other schools! 
Sponsor: Ms. Schillinger, Room 105
Parent Chair: Mr. Lazarevic, zoranlmail@gmail.com  630-933-9773
Meets: After school on Thursdays from November 10 - April 13

Clarinet Choir--Clarinet students will be able to join the clarinet choir during the second quarter of school.
Sponsor: Mrs. Carr, Room 129
Meets: Monday, 3:10PM-4:00PM 

 
Creative Writing Club/Panther's Paw Literary Magazine--This year the, Creative Writing Club and Edison's Literary Magazine, From the Panther's Paw  will be working together. This group allows new or aspiring writers of any kind to share and discuss excerpts, writing tips, novels in the making or short stories. The club will be reviewing student submissions of poetry short stories and essays for publication in the school's literary magazine. During November, we will participate in National Writing Month through the Young Writers Program (for those who are interested). This is an event that encourages young authors to write a novel with the word count of your choice in one month's time. We will also be a part of many other writing events throughout the year. 
Sponsor: Ms. Larkin and Mrs. Kathleen Ryan; Room 203
Meets: Every other Wednesday, beginning September 7, at 3:10-4:20PM
 
Culture Club-- "Culture is the sum of attitudes, customs and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another" (Dictionary.com). Culture Club is open to all Edison students interested in learning about other cultures, sharing their own languages and traditions as well as delving into the specifics of American culture. We will discover what culture is and work to bring cultural awareness to our school. Culture Club members will periodically work with the Builder's Club on community outreach projects.
Sponsors:  Ms. Morgan and Ms. Lang, Room 211
Meets: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/8, 12/6, 12/20, 2/7, 2/21, 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/16. 
 
Electric Youth (Show Choir)--Electric Youth is Edison's show choir experience for students in grades 6-8.  This is an auditioned ensemble with tryouts in September.  Students rehearse 2-3 times weekly to perfect a show of song and dance that will be competitive in the Spring semester in addition to performing locally at additional concerts and assemblies during the school year.  Potential members of Electric Youth are highly encouraged to participate in the curricular music ensembles at Edison (chorus, band, or orchestra).  Please see the following links for further information. Electric Youth Schedule   Taste of Edison Show Choir Flyer
Sponsor: Mrs. Nichols, Room 237
Meets: 7:00-7:50AM
 
Environmental Club (E-Club)--
E-Club believes in thinking globally and acting locally. We learn about the big global issues like species extinction, habitat destruction, pollution, alternative energy sources, global warming, etc. We act locally by recycling, working on the the prairie and the courtyard, and getting involved in projects that help keep our earth healthy.  If you're not afraid to get messy, then E-Club is the place for you.
Sponsor: Mrs. Schwartz, Room 106
Meets: Most Tuesdays at 3:10PM - 4:20PM
Dates: See sponsor for exact dates
 
Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS) (This is a student run club, not directly sponsored by Edison) -- Come join our cool group of Edison students!  Make new friends as we study the Bible, have fun and grow in Christ.  We will learn, laugh, and share together.  FCS is a student-led group of 6th-8th graders learning how to follow Christ's radical life example of loving,forgiving and serving others.  At our meetings we will have treats, discuss our study, what activities we want to do and get acquainted. 
Sponsor:  Mrs. Kost, Room 114
Meets: Fridays at 7:15AM 
 

Flute Choir-- Flute Choir has been enjoyed by the Edison Flutes for the past three years.  Flute Choir will be held during the second quarter of school.
Sponsor: Mrs. Carr, Room 129
Meets: Monday, 3:10PM-4:00PM 

 
Fuel Up To Play 60 -- Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and the NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. We want kids to make a difference not only in their lives, but also their community. Students can sign up as individuals at http://www.fueluptoplay60.com/ or join the FUTP60 club!
Sponsors: Miss Conway and Mrs. Moos, Room 123
Meets:  See sponsors for meeting dates. 
 
Jazz Band--Jazz Band is an ensemble open to band students wishing to further their concert band skills and become familiar with different styles of music, such as Swing, Blues, Latin, and Rock.  Instrumentation in the Jazz Band includes saxophone, trumpet, trombone/euphonium, drum set, guitar, piano, and bass.  Students interested in jazz band are required to audition and agree to attend Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon rehearsals.  Information will be passed out at school. *NEW 2016-17: French horn will be invited to audition to perform with the jazz band at the December Concert.  This will begin the last week of October through the December concert.
Sponsor: Mrs. Carr, Room 129
Meets: Tuesday, 7:15AM-7:50AM and Thursday, 3:10PM-4:00PM 
 

Maker MondayMaker Monday is a club that meets each month after school in the LLC. All students are invited to participate in this club that promotes creativity, imagination and hands-on exploration. Design in 3D, create circuits with Play-Doh, watch how our 3D printer works, challenge our robotic tools and MORE!
Sponsors: Mrs. Wentzloff and Ms. Iype, LLC
Meets:  See sponsors for meeting dates. 

 
Newspaper--This year the members of the newspaper are going to move to an electronic format. The newspaper team will all blog, write, Vlog, interview, and post articles and information. Utilizing the schools green screen and other technology; the idea is to constantly update and transmit school and other information to the students. In an electronic world where information can be accessed quickly, the newspaper team is going to learn to meet that demand.
Sponsor: Mr. Pfile
Meets: Projected every Monday during the first half of the year and then every other Monday after the Winter Break, 3:15p - 4:15p: 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/16, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6,2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15.
 
Orchestra Tutoring--

WWS high school orchestra members offer free tutoring to 6th grade orchestra students on Tuesdays and Thursdays.   Tutoring takes place after school from 3:15 to 4:00.  Students will be able to work on areas that they are having difficulties or they can use tutoring to challenge their playing.

Sponsor: Mrs. Wegscheid, Room 131 
 
Percussion Ensemble--

Percussion Ensemble is open to all students enrolled in percussion at Edison.  1st quarter: 6/7/8 Grade Percussion Ensemble; 3rd quarter: Solo/Ensemble Contest participants; 4th quarter: Marching Percussion.

Sponsor: Mrs. Carr, Room 129
Meets: Monday, 3:10PM-4:00PM 
 
Student Council--Student Council is a student led group that provides opportunities for developing leadership, responsibility and school pride along with service to others. Students will help to plan and implement activities throughout the year.
Sponsor: Miss Austin and Mr. Dexl, Room 125
Meets: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month; 3:15 PM beginning 9/1, 9/15, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15, 1/5, 1/19, 2/2, 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, 4/6, 4/20,  5/4, and 5/18

S.T.E.M. Club--S.T.E.M. Club gives students a chance to explore aspects of science, technology engineering and math through investigations conducted with other students and presentations made by specialists.  We meet after school the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Sponsor:  Mrs. Eland, Room 210
Meets: 9/28, 10/18, 11/16, 12/7, 1/19, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24

Tech Crew--Students who join Tech Club assist in the production of Edison's play and variety show, as well as, helping to assist with audiovisual needs for assemblies and school events as part of Tech Crew. Tech Club will meet and explore technology in the world using 3D Printing, tools, and  computers. Tech Crew working with productions will learn lighting, audio, sound board operation, microphones, set building, costumes and makeup, publicity and ushering.
Sponsor: Mr. Pfile
Meets: select Thursdays, 3:15p - 4:15p
 
Theatre Productions--Each show will have multiple after-school rehearsals in the months prior to that show. Edison will present two productions this year: a play in the fall and a variety show in the spring.  Variety Show Cast   Crew List
Sponsor: Mrs. Madalinski, Room 119
 
Yearbook--Yearbook Club is responsible for creating the yearbook which is distributed at the end of the school year.  The staff writes captions, identifies students, chooses pictures, makes design decisions, edits all parts, and enjoys an early viewing yearbook party at the completion of the yearbook.  Yearbook is a year-long commitment and has an application process at the beginning of the year if you are interested in joining.
Sponsor:  Mrs. Nielsen and Ms. Walter, Room 126
Meets:  3:05PM, Tuesdays.
Important Dates:
Tuesday, September 6 - Application due
Friday, September 9 - Notify students selected
 Tuesday, September 13 - First Official Meeting!
 
Last Modified on January 27, 2017
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