South Loop Elementary Blog

For this year’s History Fair, kids learn about breaking barriers

Mr.Madel is a 5th grade social studies teacher at South Loop School. It is his second year at South Loop, but his 14th year teaching overall. One of the biggest projects he does is History Fair. History Fair is “an opportunity for students to showcase stuff in history,” Mr. Madel said. Students have to follow...

Around the World night shows off South Loop’s proud and beautiful diversity

By South Loop Scoop staff South Loop’s Around the World Night was a rousing success! So many cultures were proudly represented, so many performances were offered and so much delicious food was eaten! From India to Pakistan to Hungary to Holland to Cuba to Mexico to Greece to Italy to Chicago’s Black Heritage (just to...

What’s it like to debate for South Loop? Read this to see!

By Penny P., 5th grade Everybody crowded in the room and took a seat. The competitors were fierce. The teams took out their files and one started reading. The room intensified. The heat was on! Another great performance by South Loop School! We hosted the Feb. 15 debate tournament and it was very intense! I...

South Loop Students Compete in Science Olympiad Invitational

Congratulations to South Loop’s Science Olympiad Team! On Saturday February 8th, the team competed at Westinghouse High School in the Science Olympiad Invitational.  During a long day of competing in both written and build events, South Loop showed off their scientific and engineering skills.  This year, South loop competed against 13 other middle school teams and...

South Loop Hosted Debate Tournament and Dominated!

Last Saturday, South Loop hosted the Conference Championship Debate Tournament. We are proud to say that many of our students came out on top! A special shout out to Brandon Barroso and Ruhi Agrawal who are the CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS! Varsity Team:Maya Agrawal and June Stevens – 3rd Place! Novice Speakers:Ruhi Agrawal – 2nd placeBrandon Barroso...

A great, big thank you to our first responders! (With cake!)

By Ben S., 5th grade Wednesday’s second annual First Responders Dinner was a huge success. Many first responders came, and this year’s BETA club was a wonderful host. There were police, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). It was very fun talking to some of the guests. Some of them came in full uniform and...

5th Grade Student: Sinan Abuzayd Advances to City Wide CPS Spelling Bee

Fifth Grade student, Sinan Abuzayd is advancing to the Citywide Spelling Bee on March 12!  His online spelling test score qualified him for the bee! This will be his 2nd year at the Citywide bee.  Last year, he came in 3rd place out of all CPS schools.  If you see Sinan, congratulate him and wish him...

The South Loop Scoop staff dreams up the perfect day off school

Friday, Jan. 31 is a day off school. The South Loop Scoop staff has some suggestions for how to spend the time when you would normally be stuck in school! Eloise G.: My perfect day off starts with sleeping in and then going to Yolk for brunch. At Yolk I like to get Oreo pancakes...

Teacher profile: 5th grade math teacher Ms. Ibarra

By Warren T., 4th grade This year there is a new 5th grade math teacher and her name is Ms. Ibarra. Before she taught 5th grade she taught 3rd grade which, according to her, is different, because she has way more students including all three classes she teaches, and students have more varieties of skills...

An interview with science teacher Ms. Heneghan about Fuse

By Anabelle J. and Flora S., 5th grade We interviewed Ms. Heneghan, the 5th grade science teacher, about Fuse, which a lot of us have been doing in science class. It’s a fun way to learn because you get to play games and build things, instead of just learning from a book or screen. Here...
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Mr.Madel is a 5th grade social studies teacher at South Loop School. It is...
By South Loop Scoop staff South Loop’s Around the World Night was a rousing...
By Penny P., 5th grade Everybody crowded in the room and took a seat....
Congratulations to South Loop’s Science Olympiad Team! On Saturday February 8th, the team competed at...
Last Saturday, South Loop hosted the Conference Championship Debate Tournament. We are proud to...
By Ben S., 5th grade Wednesday’s second annual First Responders Dinner was a huge...
Fifth Grade student, Sinan Abuzayd is advancing to the Citywide Spelling Bee on March...
Friday, Jan. 31 is a day off school. The South Loop Scoop staff has...
By Warren T., 4th grade This year there is a new 5th grade math...
By Anabelle J. and Flora S., 5th grade We interviewed Ms. Heneghan, the 5th...
By Oliver G., 4th grade The class lines up in front of the teacher,...
By the South Loop Scoop staff The staff of the South Loop Scoop is...
By Ben S., 5th grade Sixth grade teacher Mr. Coppola has just won a...
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