School News


JA Biztown Summer Camp


Junior Achievement of Central Iowa is excited to announce our first ever JA BizTown Summer Camp!  The camp will take place at our JA BizTown location July 21-25, 2014, from 9am-3pm.   JA BizTown Summer Camp is offered to children ages 10-12.   While the camp will focus on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and teamwork, we will also … Read more »


All For Books


 South Union PTA is partnering with Scholastic to bring All For Books to South Union Elementary. Please donate any change to your child’s classroom teacher so the class can purchase books!   Turning Dollars and Coins Into Books and Smiles! All for Books™ provides an easy and effective way to unite the school community and … Read more »


Representative Bruce Hunter Visits 4th Graders


The 4th graders at South Union had a guest speaker come talk to them about state government.  State Representative Bruce Hunter from district 34, the district that includes the South Union population, came to share about his career and duties as a representative.  The students were very inquisitive about how an idea from a person … Read more »


PBIS Olympics Have Officially Started


The PBIS team along with the Student Council have come up with an Olympic Games for South Union Elementary.  The Olympics will focus on following the South Union ABC’s, Always be responsible, be respectful, and caring.  Students will be competing for Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals throughout the 3 weeks of the real Olympic Games. … Read more »


DMPS Considers New Attendance Areas


It’s been more than 25 years since DMPS made comprehensive changes to elementary school attendance areas. A lot changes in a quarter of a century, and to better serve students and meet the needs of schools the district is considering new attendance areas for many elementary schools. Click the headline to learn about the plan and share your opinion.

Upcoming Events

May 02
5th Grade to JA Biztown
May 08
4th Grade Music Concert
May 08
5th Grade Music Concert
May 27
5th Grade Recognition

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About South Union Elementary School


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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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