South Loop Elementary Blog

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...

South Loop celebrates Earth Day with Clean ‘n’ Green

By Elena S., parent Earth Day this year was Sunday April 22, 2018. To show our appreciation for Mother Nature, our school community joined forces with the Chicago Park District on a clean-up event at the Mary Richardson Park on Saturday morning, April 21st. Clean-up tasks included spreading mulch on the grounds near the school...

South Loop students to participate in walkout Friday

By Jenna I., 8th grade Student Council has designed a middle school gun control walkout to take place on Friday, April 20th. We have come together to raise awareness for the lives lost in the Parkland and Columbine school shootings. Five students have created speeches and will be speaking at the walkout. Meanwhile, 5th-8th grade...

5th grade Girl Scouts help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria

By Girl Scout Troop #23134 South Loop’s 5th Grade Junior Girl Scout troop 23134 achieved our Bronze Award this year.  The Bronze Award is the highest award a Junior can earn and is a “girl led” community  project.  Troop 23134 spent time researching possible options for their project and decided on Puerto Rico hurricane relief.  One of...

8th grade trip to Washington, D.C.

By Miles M., 8th grade I had a lot of fun on the 8th grade class trip to Washington, D.C. I felt like it was an opportunity for me to test my independence and get a taste of life without parental guidance. We did so much within just three days. I have never walked so...

Interview with Mr. Zettl, South Loop band instructor

By Joe G., 5th grade How old were you when you first became interested in music? I was in elementary school; 12 years old. Who introduced you to music and who is your greatest influence? I found my love for music on my own, but my greatest influence was my first real guitar teacher. What...
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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...
By June S., 6th grade On April 5 and 6, the 6th grade classes...
By Ella F., 5th grade   How long have you been teaching?  11 years....
By: Madigan T., 6th Grade Why did you want to be a teacher? My...
Coach Rishi Agrawal is bursting with pride and excitement at the ridiculously amazing job...
By: Alana, 6th Grade On South Loop’s Around the World night, dozens of different...
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