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Buddy Reading in 2nd Grade


Ms. Miller’s 2nd grade students enjoy buddy reading, via Skype, with Mrs. Patten’s 1st grade students in Bondurant, Iowa.

3rd grade beetle investigation



3rd graders were having a great time investigating beetles.  

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Red Ribbon Week


Next week we will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week – Drug Prevention.  Please take time to talk with your child about the dangers of using drugs.  We will be spending time discussing the dangers of drugs throughout the week. Each day is a themed day: Monday (26th):  Wear RED to kick off Red Ribbon Week! Tuesday (27th): … Read more »

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Roller Skating Party!


South Union Fundraiser!!! Thursday October, 29th from 6:00-8:00 pm, South Union will be hosting a skating party at Skate South.  Admission is $5.00.  Parents are free with a skating student.  Skate rental is $3.oo extra, if needed.  We are excited to see you there!


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines like South Union may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible, students must attend one of the 28 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

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A Compact For Learning


Please take a moment to read the Compact For Learning. Compact Letter to Parents 20152016

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About South Union Elementary School


4201 S. Union Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8409 | E: 


South Union Elementary is a union of Granger and Mitchell Elementary schools. We prepare students to be productive citizens through academics, arts and wellness. Read More…

Hello Citizens and Guests! Welcome to the SU webpage and our school.  I am so pleased that you have taken the time to view our webpage and learn about the great things happening at SU.  SU is a K-5 elementary school serving 526 students, faculty and staff of 67, and one of 39 elementary schools … Read more »

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