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Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

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Parent Letter – May


Parent Newsletter May 2016


High Tech Meets Visitor Sign-In at South Union


At DMPS, we work to ensure that students are receiving a great education in schools that are not only first-rate learning environments, but are also safe and secure. Over the years DMPS has taken many steps to better ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, parents and visitors. This spring and summer, DMPS will begin implementing an Electronic Visitor Check-In system for parents and visitors. Click on the headline to read more.

buddy reading

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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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.

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