South Loop Elementary Blog

Some 6th graders bidding South Loop farewell for academic centers

By Adelaide G., 6th grade This year, many students in sixth grade are leaving South Loop to go to an academic center. There are many different schools that these students are going to, including Whitney M. Young and Kenwood. The application process is pretty hard. There are 900 points that are possible to score. 300...

Spring Benefit nets more than $30,000, plus a whole lot of fun

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...

Beta Club’s urban garden needs summertime watering help

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...

Anti-bullying, anti-drug posters earn honors for South Loop 6th graders

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...

City Council honors two South Loop middle schoolers

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...

Scholastic Book Fair starts Monday May 14

By South Loop Scoop staff South Loop School is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair starting Monday, in the Little Theater. A variety of books from non-fiction to picture books to even cookbooks are offered. Featured books are Finding Gobie, a true story about a race across a desert with a dog, Refugee, a Battle of...

Fifth grade visit American Writers Museum

By Joe G., fifth grade       The fifth grade was given the chance to go on a short but interesting field trip to the American Writers Museum of Chicago. There was so much to do and learn.        The museum was very new compared to Chicago’s other museums. The building was built  into a...

South Loop students advance to statewide history fair

By Ms. Garcia, social studies teacher History Fair is a project-based inquiry that gives us the opportunity to become historians and learn about the impact of historical figures and events on the world today. We analyze primary and secondary sources, interpret the information they find, develop a thesis, and determine the impact the event or...

Dads, daughters and dancing! Whee!

By Rishi A., parent On April 20th, SLES dads and daughters filled the school’s gymnasium for the annual Daddy Daughter Dance.  This year the theme was “Cinderella Ball” – the hall was certainly full of pomp and circumstance; and the energy of girls young and younger.  The girls were absolutely stunning with beautiful dresses, fancy...

Battle of the Books Team Takes 2nd Place in City Finals

By Madigan T., 6th grade If you heard the Monday morning announcements last week, you might know that the Battle of the Books (B.O.B.) Team got 2nd place in the 7th and 8th grade city finals. The competition took place at Little Village High School. With their coach Ms. Martin, the six-person team (plus alternates...
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By Adelaide G., 6th grade This year, many students in sixth grade are leaving...
By Elena S., parent The Spring Benefit is one of the main fundraising events...
By June S., 6th grade South Loop’s BETA Club has started an urban garden...
By Saleema S., parent South Loop 6th graders Zara Linneman and Ava Gladfelter were...
By Heidi S., parent South Loop students Grace Bauer, 7th grade, and June Stevens,...
By South Loop Scoop staff South Loop School is hosting the Scholastic Book Fair...
By Joe G., fifth grade       The fifth grade was given the...
By Ms. Garcia, social studies teacher History Fair is a project-based inquiry that gives...
By Rishi A., parent On April 20th, SLES dads and daughters filled the school’s...
By Madigan T., 6th grade If you heard the Monday morning announcements last week,...
By Elena S., parent Earth Day this year was Sunday April 22, 2018. To...
By Jenna I., 8th grade Student Council has designed a middle school gun control...
By Girl Scout Troop #23134 South Loop’s 5th Grade Junior Girl Scout troop 23134 achieved our...
By Miles M., 8th grade I had a lot of fun on the 8th...
By Joe G., 5th grade How old were you when you first became interested...
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