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This year’s Around The World organizers held a contest for most creative table, most educational table and best overall display. We caught up with the winners of each award. Canada: Most creative My daughter Sydney, 7, was super excited since she didn’t think anyone would be interested in Canada. Her favorite thing to teach people...
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South Loop Scoopers fanned out across Friday’s Around the World night, an annual event showcasing our school community’s rich diversity. Our student reporters covered some of the 30 booths from countries around the globe. India, by Katie B: I managed to catch a few seconds with the Agrawal family to ask a few questions. The...
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By Naomi N., 8th grade On Feb. 25 and 26, our school’s Beta Club went to Springfield, Ill., to compete against other Beta Cubs from across the State. We competed in academic and art categories. Our Beta club is composed of divisions. Division one is grade 5 and division two is grades 6 to 8....
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By Nate D, 7th grade On Wednesday, Feb. 27., the 7th and 8th graders went on a surprise walking field trip to the new school building. When we got there, we all waited and were surprised to see Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel show up. The band played for him and then he took a tour...
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By Will S., 4th grade Have you walked or driven by the new school yet? It’s looking really good! The outside looks almost done and the inside looks like it’s coming along quickly. The brick varies from black to white to blue. It looks like one of the biggest elementary schools in Chicago! If you...
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By Will S., 4th grade The 2019 Boosterthon is up and running! You can donate money and have your kids get awesome prizes. Those prizes include a headband, a water bottle, a glow rocket, an electric scooter and wireless headphones. I interviewed one of the Boosterthon team members. They’ve been coming to South Loop for...
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By Aizah, 6th grade South Loop sixth grader Theodore Morrison was one of only six kids to complete the Daytona Challenge Triathlon, which took place in December. Along with 600 adults, Theodore finished a 15-mile bike ride, a 5k run and a 900 meter swim. I asked Theodore some questions about his experience Q: How...
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By Laura C., South Loop parent Mr. Zettl and his advanced band members surprised shoppers and staff with a very cool pop-up performance at Mariano’s in the South Loop on Friday, Dec. 21. Camouflaged in the meat aisle, they performed holiday classics and lent a festive ambiance to people’s afternoon errands. Where might the band’s...
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By Ben S., 4th grade Mr. Doyle has been a gym teacher for five years at South Loop. He likes teaching because he likes helping kids. He wants you to understand stuff more than work hard on your body parts. Mr. Doyle might seem mad when you walk during laps, but he said he is...
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By T.J. and Will, 4th grade Every day, Mr. Rhodes announces a winner of South Loop’s “Catch of the Day,” a program that catches students doing kind, helpful things and rewards them with $5 gift cards to their choice of Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks or Stan’s Donuts. We went to the main office to interview...
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