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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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The South Loop Chess Team had another very fun and successful tournament last weekend (2/26) at Rickover Naval Academy.  Thirteen students competed in the four age groups and among them were first time competitors, returning veterans, students earning a personal best score, and two trophy winners!  Abhishek Kabra earned a very impressive 4 points to...
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This week our Junior Beta Club attended the State Competition in Springfield, IL. Students in 4th-8th grade spent the last few months planning and preparing to compete in numerous competitions and we are so thrilled to share with our South Loop community that SLES took home TWENTY SIX (26) Awards!! We are so proud of...
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The SLES 7/8 Grade Boys had a great season, entering the championship bracket with 2 wins and 1 loss. The team beat Galileo 27-17 in round 1 with every team member taking to the court and showing great defense and drilling their 3-point shots. In the next round, the Pritzker team was strong (and tall!), knocking them...
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The 7/8 grade girls basketball team placed 2nd in the CPS Network 6 Invitational!  Post-Championship Game! Two hard fought victories on Saturday took the SLES Lions to the championship game. Earlier in the day they had a 10-8 win over Irving; followed by a 13-9 victory over W Brown to get to the Finals. Though...
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South Loop Debate Team participated in a recent competition and they did great! Novice: Peter Gray – 20th place speakerZainab Ahmad – 8th place speakerPeter and Warren – 14th place teamZainab and Abhishek – 8th place teamJV:Ruhi Agrawal – 4th place speakerBrandon Barroso – 2nd place speakerRuhi and Brandon – Second place Team
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