School News

Read with Program donates to SU

Read with Me Program donates to South Union


A huge thank you to KCCI and EMC Insurance for their $1,000 donation to our school library through the Read with Me Program

BRRRR! It’s Cold Outside


BRRRRR!!!! It’s cold out there! Remember we will continue to have outside recess so please bundle up those kiddos with coats, jackets and gloves to keep them safe and warm during our outside recess time. If you need assistance with a coat please contact the front office, so we can help!

Math and Literacy Night


Come and join your teachers and staff for a fun family night dedicated to Math and Literacy! Each student will receive a game or book to take home! Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 pm with activities beginning at 5:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Field Day Fun


South Union kicks off the School Year with a Field Day in September!

Children pose with pumpkins outside

Teacher’s husband donates pumpkins to class


Kindergarten teacher Lori Pope’s husband donated farm fresh pumpkins to the class for some Fall learning and fun!

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at South Union will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

Upcoming Events

Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 02
Staff Development – No School
Jan 08
School Board Meeting

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About South Union Elementary School

4201 S. Union Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8409 | E: 

New School Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM


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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