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New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

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Math & Literacy Night


Thursday, November 16th 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. South Union students and their families are invited Start in the cafeteria for a Pizza Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Stop by your child’s classroom beginning at 6:00 p.m. for SUPER Math & Literacy Activities Stay until the FUN ends at 7:00 p.m. Show up and receive a … Read more »

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Supply Drive


During the month of November 4th grade students will be sponsoring a food/supply drive. Beginning November 6-November 17 we are asking students to bring donations of any of the following items. Items collected will stay within our own community to benefit Bidwell Riverside. You can find out more information about Bidwell Riverside by visiting their … Read more »


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

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Conference Sign-Up


Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, February 21st from 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, February 23rd from 3:30-7:15 p.m. You can sign up for conferences at:

4th Grade Food Drive


Thank you to everyone that contributed! It was a great success!

Upcoming Events

Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
Apr 03
School Board Meeting
Apr 11
Kindergarten Sign-Up
Apr 17
School Board Meeting
May 01
School Board Meeting

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About South Union Elementary School

4201 S. Union Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

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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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