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By Oliver G., 4th grade The class lines up in front of the teacher, everyone is nervous. This is the 4th grade spelling bee in Ms. Chan’s homeroom. Kids have been preparing for days for this event. Now it is here. 15 people remained after the first round. Only because “drastic” had a drastic impact...
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By the South Loop Scoop staff The staff of the South Loop Scoop is made up of enthusiastic, talented fourth and fifth graders who keep the school community informed about all the latest happenings. In a recent group interview, they shared a wide variety of holiday traditions. Maybe you’ll see some ideas you’d like to...
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By Ben S., 5th grade Sixth grade teacher Mr. Coppola has just won a special award. It is called the Maya Angelou Award. Maya Angelou is a very famous poet. This award is from NCTE ( National Council of Teachers of English) to help support poetry across the country. Mr. Coppola got $10,000 from the...
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  By Ben S., 5th grade The South Loop Cross Country Team was amazing at the Nov. 7th City Championships! It was about 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside, but our South Loop Lions kept running. All of the team made it to the City Championships because regonials were canceled. In both 5th and 6th grade races,...
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By Penny P., Katie B. and Will S., 5th grade Have you ever considered joining Chemistry Club? If so, this article is for you. We interviewed Mrs. Heneghan, the 5th and 6th grade science teacher who runs Chemistry Club. Read on to find out more about Chemistry Club! Q: How long have you been running...
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By Owen L., 4th grade This year the Chicago Chess Foundation accepted South Loop Elementary School into their Rook, Rattle & Roll program. They gave the school chess sets and Coach Isaac to help teach. Coach Isaac is very smaaaaart. He is in college at Illinois Institute of Technology studying computer engineering. The first chess...
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By Felicia W., 5th gradeEver since I joined the South Loop community in primary school, I’ve always wondered who painted the amazing art in and around the primary building.  When I was younger the colorful artwork with its bright designs and vivid details would make me wonder how the artist came up with the ideas...
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By Addison C, Sydney C. and Aizah A.  The Fall Fundraiser is a great fundraiser for the school. The fundraiser will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Aurelio’s Pizza, at 1212 S. Michigan Ave. The theme will be Next Stop South Loop. (We think it is a train theme but will ask the committee...
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  By Ben S., 5th grade Last Thursday, Oct. 3, the South Loop Cross Country Team had an amazing meet at the Humboldt park Invitational. Even though it was very muddy, and there were lots of hills, the South Loop Lions kept running. In each race there were a lot of runners! In the 7th...
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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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