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The South Loop School Scoop
South Loop 5/6 Co-ed Flag Football team won the division championship on Saturday by finishing the season undefeated. All the kids were excellent representatives of South Loop all season long by working hard, encouraging each other and showing respect to coaches, opponents and officials.  Way to go LIONS!
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If you haven’t already heard, two of South Loop’s very own teachers, Ms. Chan (4th Grade Math) and Mr. Coppola (7th Grade ELA) each received the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching! Over 570 teachers were nominated, 30 were chosen as finalists, and 10 received this award. On Wednesday, May 10th, Golden Apple, CPS,...
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South Loop student, April Reichard in 3rd grade submitted artwork to the 2023 All-City Visual Art Elementary Exhibition and was accepted to be shown in this year’s exhibition!  Over 3,000 artworks were submitted to the exhibition this year, and April’s was one of the few selected to be showcased to all of Chicago! This year’s...
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Last month, Golden Apple announced its 30 finalists for their excellence in teaching. Of those finalists, 12 are CPS teachers, and TWO of those teachers are South Loop School’s very own 4th grade math teacher Ms. Helen Chan and 7th grade ELA teacher Mr. Richard Coppola. In honor of this achievement amongst all of the...
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Earlier this week, SLES Beta Club attended the Junior Beta Club Convention in Springfield, IL. This year, the theme was the “Power of Beta”. Over the last few months, SLES Beta Club worked so hard to plan and prepare for various competitions in art, design, academics, dance, and more! We are so proud of the...
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We are SO proud of all the students who participated in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest. The submissions were amazing and it was definitely hard to just pick one pumpkin from each building. However, after much deliberation, we were able to choose our winners: Pre-K Winner: Ryan  Shahbazian Room 105 Primary Winner:Nyla Gandhi  Room 225 Middle School...
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Hispanic Heritage Month was from September 15-October 15. During this time, students and teachers did some great activities and projects to celebrate and appreciate Hispanic cultures and peoples. Below are some examples we wanted to share! Art: K-3 Made Picasso-inspired faces in Spain, Amate bark paintings, and Huichol yarn paintings in Mexico.  Fourth – sixth made...
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A few SLES qualifiers for the National Beta Convention headed to Nashville in June to compete in academics, apparel design, engineering, marketing, performance art, and visual art! Our SLES Betas faced off against all other state qualifiers across the country, pulling from the top 100 Beta Clubs in the United States. Throughout the convention, our...
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Congratulations to the UNDEFEATED SLES Flag Football Team (Grades 5/6). They took home the CPS Network 6 Championship Title! They had true determination and P.R.I.D.E. throughout the season. Game stats below: SLES vs Galileo: 23-0SLES vs. STEM: 32-3SLES vs. Irving: 16-13SLES vs. NTA: 24-12SLES vs. Ogden: 27-14
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Over the last month and a half, 6th-8th grade students in Media class created collage posters using Adobe Design platform. Students chose words of inspiration from influential black leaders in history, as well as words of current black leaders who are paving the way for change in our society. Students chose words that they found...
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