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The SLES Beta club attended the Annual Illinois Beta Convention in Springfield on March 5-6. The students did an AMAZING job participating in SO many different competitions. It was some students first trip to the convention. It was such a great time and learning experience for everyone. Please be sure to congratulate the Beta Club...
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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes South Loop Elementary School Among the 2024 Best Elementary and Middle Schools Washington, D.C. – November 30, 2023 – South Loop Elementary School has been ranked No. 319 and No. 301 in Illinois among the 2024 Best Elementary and Middle School rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The...
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Thank you to all those who participated in this year’s Pumpkin Decorating Contest. We loved ALL of your submissions! Congratulations to this year’s winners! Winners will receive their gift cards on October 31st. PreK Building1st place- Rafael Mendoza 2nd place Caesarea Portman-Brown 3rd place James Ford Primary Building1st place Thatcher Athev- 2nd grade2nd place Carlisle Manalo-3rd...
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We’ve got some SLES XC City Championship QUALIFIERS in the house!!   5/6 Grade boys killed it out there today! They finished in 5th and collectively shaved 23 seconds off their team time.  They were led by Maddux with a time of 6:26, with Mason, Kiefer, and Kasper also finishing in under a 7-min mile. Rounding...
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Over the weekend, our 7/8 Boys Volleyball Team & 7/8 Girls Volleyball Team played against STEM. Coach Veal led the boys team to victory with 21-13 and 21-18 wins! The Girls Volleyball Team, led by Coach Majka and Coach King, also crushed it with a shut out! These kids have been doing such a great...
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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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