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November Newsletter Available!


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DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the image to learn more and register to play.

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Fuel Up To Play 60 and Iowa’s Healthy Kids


Come join South Union Elementary kick off their 2014 “Fuel up to Play 60” campaign with “Iowa’s Healthy Kids” 30 minutes of activity day.  The event is scheduled for Friday October 10, 2014.  Every student will be taking part in this activity and we would like to invite YOU to come and join in.  No … Read more »


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.


Parent Expectation Meetings


Here is some information about the upcoming parent meetings. Information


Tutoring Sign Up at South Union


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Nov 04
PTO Meeting
Nov 27
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 28
Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 02
PTO Meeting
Dec 22
Winter Recess

4201 S. Union St, Des Moines, IA 50315
P: 515-242-8409 | F: 515-953-0486

About South Union Elementary School


4201 S. Union Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8509 | 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…

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