South Loop Elementary Blog

Debate Team Conference Championship

Congratulations to the debate team for a great job at last Saturday’s Conference Championship! Here are the results:Varsity:  Miles Reeves and Zach Ziegler – First Place TeamGrace Bauer and Becky Chan – Fourth Place Team Miles Reeves – 1st Place SpeakerZach Ziegler – 2nd Place Speaker Becky Chan – 8th Place Speaker Junior Varsity:Maya Agrawal and Kya Somers – 7th Place Team Maya Agrawal –...

New school report! It looks great so far

By Will S., 4th grade Have you walked or driven by the new school yet? It’s looking really good! The outside looks almost done and the inside looks like it’s coming along quickly. The brick varies from black to white to blue. It looks like one of the biggest elementary schools in Chicago! If you...

6th Grade ELA Teacher Mr. Rocha- Rising Scholar Finalist

South Loop’s 6th Grade ELA teacher, Mr. Rocha is a finalist for UIC’s Rising Scholar Award. This is Mr. Rocha’s 3rd year teaching at South Loop, in addition to his year as Mr. Coppola’s student teacher. Please consider taking a moment to vote for him by visiting the link below. You will have to vote for others nominated for...

Let’s get ready to … fun run!

By Will S., 4th grade The 2019 Boosterthon is up and running! You can donate money and have your kids get awesome prizes. Those prizes include a headband, a water bottle, a glow rocket, an electric scooter and wireless headphones. I interviewed one of the Boosterthon team members. They’ve been coming to South Loop for...

Andre “AJ” Reynolds: SLES Graduate signs with Chicago Fire Soccer Club

South Loop graduate (Class of 2015), Andre “AJ” Reynolds just signed with the Chicago Fire Soccer Club! AJ has been with our South Loop family since Kindergarten. We watched him grow into an incredible young man and talented athlete! We are so proud of his accomplishment and cannot wait to catch him on the field!...

6th grader Theodore Morrison rocks the Daytona Triathlon

By Aizah, 6th grade South Loop sixth grader Theodore Morrison was one of only six kids to complete the Daytona Challenge Triathlon, which took place in December. Along with 600 adults, Theodore finished a 15-mile bike ride, a 5k run and a 900 meter swim. I asked Theodore some questions about his experience Q: How...

Another Job Well Done Debate Team!

Written by Maya Agrawal- 6th Grade, On January 12, 2019 the South loop debate team did very well at their tournament. It took place at Lincoln Elementary school. The topic up for debate was immigration. Competing in the tournament was Phillip Melhado, Zach Smarroff, Nicholas Sue, Eleanor Wallace, Harmony, Camille, Kya Somers, Maya Agrawal, Miles...

South Loop students spread holiday cheer — all the way to Mariano’s!

By Laura C., South Loop parent Mr. Zettl and his advanced band members surprised shoppers and staff with a very cool pop-up performance at Mariano’s in the South Loop on Friday, Dec. 21. Camouflaged in the meat aisle, they performed holiday classics and lent a festive ambiance to people’s afternoon errands. Where might the band’s...

Mr. Doyle: Working hard to make sure kids work hard

By Ben S., 4th grade Mr. Doyle has been a gym teacher for five years at South Loop. He likes teaching because he likes helping kids. He wants you to understand stuff more than work hard on your body parts. Mr. Doyle might seem mad when you walk during laps, but he said he is...

How does Mr. Rhodes really pick ‘Catch of the Day?’

By T.J. and Will, 4th grade Every day, Mr. Rhodes announces a winner of South Loop’s “Catch of the Day,” a program that catches students doing kind, helpful things and rewards them with $5 gift cards to their choice of Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Starbucks or Stan’s Donuts. We went to the main office to interview...
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Congratulations to the debate team for a great job at last Saturday’s Conference Championship! Here are the...
By Will S., 4th grade Have you walked or driven by the new school...
South Loop’s 6th Grade ELA teacher, Mr. Rocha is a finalist for UIC’s Rising Scholar Award. This is...
By Will S., 4th grade The 2019 Boosterthon is up and running! You can...
South Loop graduate (Class of 2015), Andre “AJ” Reynolds just signed with the Chicago...
By Aizah, 6th grade South Loop sixth grader Theodore Morrison was one of only...
Written by Maya Agrawal- 6th Grade, On January 12, 2019 the South loop debate...
By Laura C., South Loop parent Mr. Zettl and his advanced band members surprised...
By Ben S., 4th grade Mr. Doyle has been a gym teacher for five...
By T.J. and Will, 4th grade Every day, Mr. Rhodes announces a winner of...
By Naomi, 6th grade Just a quick reminder to all South Loop families: The...
By Brandon B., 4th grade Just a few weeks ago the South Loop Book...
By Alessio C., 4th grade On Dec. 20 students from grades 2nd-8th will be...
After the chess enrichment one day, Owen asked if he can join the upcoming...
  By Ms. Hereford, Kindergarten teacher Our kindergarten class made Care Packs to hand...
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