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By Naomi N., 8th grade This week, May 6 to 10, South Loop is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, which is when people in the South Loop community take time to honor and commemorate our amazing, talented and hardworking teachers with donations from families. This is a great time to celebrate our teachers who give so...
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By Katie B., 4th grade On Friday before spring break, I fortunately managed to catch a few minutes with the busy Ann Kaminski and Heidi Stevens, the South Loop Scoop organizers, dedicated writers, and mothers. I asked them a few questions when we had a moment to sit down. Q: Why did you volunteer for...
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By Alessio C. and Zoe C. Saturday was the Spring Clean and Green event. This event was organized by the Clean and Green committee in coordination with Friends of the Park and Chicago Park District. Our mom, Elena Savona, who is the chair of the committee, said that the Chicago Park District gave us the...
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Text and photos by Naomi N., 8th grade The 8th Grade trip was to Washington, D.C., and parts of Virginia. It was from April 1-April 4. We all went to experience the nation’s capital and the historic Jamestown and Williamsburg sites. The trip was a memorable experience and had many interactive activities. We started our...
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By Will S., 4th grade Remember when everyone used to have Pokemon cards and fidgetspinners? Remember when bottle-flipping was the biggest thing? In my opinion, the next big thing at South Loop should be Rubik’s Cubes. First, a little bit about Rubik’s Cubes. The first Rubik’s Cube was created by Hungarian professor Erno Rubik in...
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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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