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By Flora S., 4th grade Ms. Chan has been a teacher at South Loop for 10 years. Just this year she began teaching fourth grade, after originally teaching third. She is an amazing teacher with a fun sense of humor and a love for Wonder Woman. With Ms. Chan’s busy schedule, I was lucky enough...
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By Aizah A., 6th grade My mom, Saadia Siddique, helped organize the fall fundraiser, held at the Weathermark Tavern on Oct. 24. I interviewed her about the experience. Q: How long did the fundraiser last? A: 6:15-9:00 The set up committee was there at 4 p.m. Q: How much money was raised? A: $32,000. Q: What...
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By Brandon B., 4th grade Just this Saturday, Oct. 27th, there was a debate tournament and several South Loop students won awards. It took place at Pierce Elementary School. Other schools were there too, including Skinner West, Thorpe, and Bell. Students were sorted into divisions such as novice, junior varsity and varsity. In novice there...
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We are excited to announce that Mr. Coppola was a finalist for ISBE’s 2019 Teacher of the Year award. This is such a great honor for Mr. Coppola and we are so proud of him. Mr. Coppola has been with South Loop since 2014 as our English Language Arts teacher for 7th grade. He builds strong relationships...
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By Aimee B., parent On Saturday, Oct. 13, South Loop students, parents, staff and community members came out in large numbers for the Fall Clean and Green. About 70 members of the SLES community gathered to clean up Mary Richardson Park and our school grounds. Nathaneil Winston, of the Third Ward Alderman’s Office, stopped by to...
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By Heidi S., parent South Loop sixth graders Ryan Williams and Zachary Smaroff showed grace under pressure on Thursday when they served as principal and assistant principal  for the day. “They didn’t let the power go to their heads,” Mr. Rhodes, South Loop’s actual assistant principal, reported at the end of the day. Ryan, who...
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By Elena S., parent The Spring Benefit is one of the main fundraising events for our school. This was a special year, marking the 15th Annual Spring Benefit, but most importantly, 30 years of excellence of South Loop School Elementary. On the evening of May 18, 2018, parents, faculty, friends and neighbors all came together at...
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By June S., 6th grade South Loop’s BETA Club has started an urban garden on the west side of the main building. It’s our last initiative that we’re pursuing before the end of the school year. But gardens are a year-round commitment and we need your help keeping it alive during the summer! We have...
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By Saleema S., parent South Loop 6th graders Zara Linneman and Ava Gladfelter were honored at an awards ceremony hosted by Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx for her office’s annual countywide anti-bullying and anti-drug poster contest. The ceremony was held May 22 at the National Museum of Mexican Art, where emcee Jim Rose, sports...
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By Heidi S., parent South Loop students Grace Bauer, 7th grade, and June Stevens, 6th grade, were honored at the May 23 City Council meeting for their first place wins in the Chicago Middle School Debate League City Championship. Grace and June, along with Coach Rishi Agrawal, were invited to City Hall for the monthly...
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