South Loop Elementary Blog

Kindergartners deliver Thanksgiving care packages to people who are homeless

  By Ms. Hereford, Kindergarten teacher Our kindergarten class made Care Packs to hand out to people who are homeless over Thanksgiving break. I received a wonderful message from one parent, who said I could share it with you all. It’s so inspiring! “I wanted to thank you so much for the care pack idea. ...

Thanks for an Awesome Hoops, Movie and Pizza Night!

Hoops, Movie & Pizza Night: We had approximately 70 kids enjoy a great night of playing in the gym, watching a movie in the Little Theater, and enjoying pizza in the cafeteria.  We were thrilled to see so many kids participate and hopefully the parents got a nice break in the evening. A special thanks...

Teacher spotlight: Ms. Chan, South Loop’s own Wonder Woman

By Flora S., 4th grade Ms. Chan has been a teacher at South Loop for 10 years. Just this year she began teaching fourth grade, after originally teaching third. She is an amazing teacher with a fun sense of humor and a love for Wonder Woman. With Ms. Chan’s busy schedule, I was lucky enough...

‘Sailing into the school year’ to the tune of $32,000

By Aizah A., 6th grade My mom, Saadia Siddique, helped organize the fall fundraiser, held at the Weathermark Tavern on Oct. 24. I interviewed her about the experience. Q: How long did the fundraiser last? A: 6:15-9:00 The set up committee was there at 4 p.m. Q: How much money was raised? A: $32,000. Q: What...

South Loop cleans up at first debate tournament of the year

By Brandon B., 4th grade Just this Saturday, Oct. 27th, there was a debate tournament and several South Loop students won awards. It took place at Pierce Elementary School. Other schools were there too, including Skinner West, Thorpe, and Bell. Students were sorted into divisions such as novice, junior varsity and varsity. In novice there...

Congrats Mr. Coppola- ISBE Teacher of the Year Finalist

We are excited to announce that Mr. Coppola was a finalist for ISBE’s 2019 Teacher of the Year award. This is such a great honor for Mr. Coppola and we are so proud of him. Mr. Coppola has been with South Loop since 2014 as our English Language Arts teacher for 7th grade. He builds strong relationships...

Fall cleaning and greening!

By Aimee B., parent On Saturday, Oct. 13, South Loop students, parents, staff and community members came out in large numbers for the Fall Clean and Green. About 70 members of the SLES community gathered to clean up Mary Richardson Park and our school grounds. Nathaneil Winston, of the Third Ward Alderman’s Office, stopped by to...

Big shoes to fill! Sixth-graders take over as principal and assistant principal for a day

By Heidi S., parent South Loop sixth graders Ryan Williams and Zachary Smaroff showed grace under pressure on Thursday when they served as principal and assistant principal  for the day. “They didn’t let the power go to their heads,” Mr. Rhodes, South Loop’s actual assistant principal, reported at the end of the day. Ryan, who...

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...
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  By Ms. Hereford, Kindergarten teacher Our kindergarten class made Care Packs to hand...
Hoops, Movie & Pizza Night: We had approximately 70 kids enjoy a great night...
By Flora S., 4th grade Ms. Chan has been a teacher at South Loop...
By Aizah A., 6th grade My mom, Saadia Siddique, helped organize the fall fundraiser,...
By Brandon B., 4th grade Just this Saturday, Oct. 27th, there was a debate...
We are excited to announce that Mr. Coppola was a finalist for ISBE’s 2019 Teacher...
By Aimee B., parent On Saturday, Oct. 13, South Loop students, parents, staff and community...
By Heidi S., parent South Loop sixth graders Ryan Williams and Zachary Smaroff showed...
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...
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