South Loop Elementary Blog

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...

Which building is better: New or old? (Spoiler: They’re both pretty great!)

By Alessio C., 5th grade As you know, there is a new South Loop building for 4th-8th grade. There are some people that think the middle school is better than the primary building, but I talked with some of the South Loop Scoop staff and we concluded that they both have their advantages.  Middle School...

Congratulations to our spelling bee wizards! Learn what word propelled one student to victory…

By Will S. and Ignas P., 5th grade The South Loop School spelling bee happened on Friday, Jan. 10. As a participant (Ignas), I know that the day was a very tense day for all the spellers. The final four participants were: Sinan A. (5th grade) Yoon K. (2nd grade) Jeannie N. (2nd grade) Alana...

Scenes from a 4th grade spelling bee: The excitement is palpable!

By Oliver G., 4th grade The class lines up in front of the teacher, everyone is nervous. This is the 4th grade spelling bee in Ms. Chan’s homeroom. Kids have been preparing for days for this event. Now it is here. 15 people remained after the first round. Only because “drastic” had a drastic impact...

Happy holidays from the South Loop Scoop!

By the South Loop Scoop staff The staff of the South Loop Scoop is made up of enthusiastic, talented fourth and fifth graders who keep the school community informed about all the latest happenings. In a recent group interview, they shared a wide variety of holiday traditions. Maybe you’ll see some ideas you’d like to...

Mr. Coppola wins prestigious Maya Angelou Award

By Ben S., 5th grade Sixth grade teacher Mr. Coppola has just won a special award. It is called the Maya Angelou Award. Maya Angelou is a very famous poet. This award is from NCTE ( National Council of Teachers of English) to help support poetry across the country. Mr. Coppola got $10,000 from the...

South Loop Hosts Debate Tournament; SL Debate Team Results

On December 7th, South Loop School hosted a Debate Tournament in our Middle School. It was very exciting to be able to host this event for the first time and to show off our new school! Five schools participated- South Loop, Skinner West, Lincoln, OA Thorp, and Audobon. Below are the results for our South...

A strong (cold!) finish for South Loop’s cross country team

  By Ben S., 5th grade The South Loop Cross Country Team was amazing at the Nov. 7th City Championships! It was about 15 degrees Fahrenheit outside, but our South Loop Lions kept running. All of the team made it to the City Championships because regonials were canceled. In both 5th and 6th grade races,...

Beta Club Clothing Drive

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Thanksgiving Food Drive. Because of your contributions, we were able to help feed many families in the Roseland Community! As the Holiday Shopping Season begins, shop some deals, and donate to a worthy cause! Black Friday Shopping is the PERFECT time to purchase winter clothing for others....
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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...
On December 7th, South Loop School hosted a Debate Tournament in our Middle School....
  By Ben S., 5th grade The South Loop Cross Country Team was amazing...
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Thanksgiving Food Drive. Because of your...
By Penny P., Katie B. and Will S., 5th grade Have you ever considered...
By Owen L., 4th grade This year the Chicago Chess Foundation accepted South Loop...
By Felicia W., 5th gradeEver since I joined the South Loop community in primary...
By Addison C, Sydney C. and Aizah A.  The Fall Fundraiser is a great...
  By Ben S., 5th grade Last Thursday, Oct. 3, the South Loop Cross...
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