South Loop Elementary Blog

Mr. Rocha wins Rising Scholar Award

By Naomi B., 8th grade, South Loop’s very own 6th grade Language Arts teacher Mr. Rocha has won the University of Illinois at Chicago Rising Scholar award of 2019. He will be receiving the award April 26 in a Gala being held at Bridgeport Art Center. The rising scholar award is about positively impacting the...

Monuments, cherry blossoms, ‘Shear Madness’ and more on the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

Text and photos by Naomi N., 8th grade The 8th Grade trip was to Washington, D.C., and parts of Virginia. It was from April 1-April 4. We all went to experience the nation’s capital and the historic Jamestown and Williamsburg sites. The trip was a memorable experience and had many interactive activities. We started our...

Blackhawks “Pass it on” Challenge

It’s Spring cleaning time! Do you have items at home that you no longer need? We have a solution! South Loop Elementary School is participating in the Chicago Blackhawks Pass it On Donation Challenge. From now up until April 30th, you and your family can gather all of your gently used clothing and household items...

Opinion: Why Rubik’s Cubes should be the next big thing at South Loop

By Will S., 4th grade Remember when everyone used to have Pokemon cards and fidgetspinners? Remember when bottle-flipping was the biggest thing? In my opinion, the next big thing at South Loop should be Rubik’s Cubes. First, a little bit about Rubik’s Cubes. The first Rubik’s Cube was created by Hungarian professor Erno Rubik in...

Middle School History Fair

Last week, students in 5th-8th grade had History Fair Showcases in the gym. Students presented their boards, as parents and students from other grades came to learn about this year’s theme “Triumphs and Tragedies” in history. Students had the option to write a paper, present a trifold board, or create a website. Below are some...

Students from Cleveland, OH Visit South Loop!

Last week, students from Cleveland, OH who are part of the Wade Park Student Ambassador program came to visit South Loop School. Their program fosters the love of learning by focusing on academics, empowerment, and community service. Aside from their visit to our school, they also visited 2 other schools in the city, a few...

Congrats Science Olympiad Team!

Congratulations to South Loop’s Science Olympiad Team! On Saturday March 17th, the team competed at IIT for the Science Olympiad Regional Championship.  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 in 20 events and metaled in 5...

Chemistry Club Wins 2nd Place!

by Javier Molina, 6th Grade Chemistry Club has been getting together every Tuesday afternoon for the past six months. Before winter break we had fun doing cool experiments. Then, after winter break was over we started to get ready for “You Be The Chemist Challenge” or the YBTC challenge for short. For our Project, we...

Sinan Abuzayd Places 3rd in Citywide Spelling Bee!

#lionpride is in full effect! 4th grader Sinan Abuzayd placed 3rd in the Citywide Spelling Bee!!! Also, a special shout out to Maya and Riya Joshi, both South Loop Elementary Alumni. Maya won 2nd Place this year and Riya won the citywide bee 2 years in a row! via Chicago Tribune https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/audubon-school-seventh-grader-aaron-chang-citywide-winner-advances-national-spelling-bee/ https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-cps-spelling-bee-photos-20190314-photogallery.html

Congratulations to our three award-winning tables at Around the World Night

This year’s Around The World organizers held a contest for most creative table, most educational table and best overall display. We caught up with the winners of each award. Canada: Most creative My daughter Sydney, 7, was super excited since she didn’t think anyone would be interested in Canada. Her favorite thing to teach people...

A feast of cultures at South Loop Around the World night

South Loop Scoopers fanned out across Friday’s Around the World night, an annual event showcasing our school community’s rich diversity. Our student reporters covered some of the 30 booths from countries around the globe. India, by Katie B: I managed to catch a few seconds with the Agrawal family to ask a few questions. The...
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By Naomi B., 8th grade, South Loop’s very own 6th grade Language Arts teacher...
It’s Spring cleaning time! Do you have items at home that you no longer...
By Will S., 4th grade Remember when everyone used to have Pokemon cards and...
Last week, students in 5th-8th grade had History Fair Showcases in the gym. Students...
Last week, students from Cleveland, OH who are part of the Wade Park Student...
Congratulations to South Loop’s Science Olympiad Team! On Saturday March 17th, the team competed...
by Javier Molina, 6th Grade Chemistry Club has been getting together every Tuesday afternoon...
#lionpride is in full effect! 4th grader Sinan Abuzayd placed 3rd in the Citywide...
This year’s Around The World organizers held a contest for most creative table, most...
South Loop Scoopers fanned out across Friday’s Around the World night, an annual event...
Last week, students from the Branch showed some love and appreciation for our Crossing...
What an absolutely amazing City Championship for debate. Our Varsity teams squared off in...
Fourth grader Sinan Abuzayd will compete against 51 other participants at the Chicago Public...
First through third grade students participated in The Bulls Go Green Project– with a...
By Naomi N., 8th grade On Feb. 25 and 26, our school’s Beta Club...
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