News
November 6th, 2017

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 »


November 6th, 2017

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 »


August 10th, 2017

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.


February 3rd, 2017

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: https://ptcfast.com/schools/South_Union_Elementary_School


December 1st, 2016

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


September 23rd, 2016

We kick-off our building fundraiser on September 29 We are trying to raise $6000 that will go to the walking track, school supplies and to support PTO family programs.  Thank for your support.  Our students appreciate it!


August 15th, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, August 23rd from 4pm-6pm for Back to School Night.  Come and meet your teacher, drop off supplies, get general information and celebrate the beginning of a new school year.  We can’t wait to see you!


July 28th, 2016

Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be July 28th from 1pm-7pm at South Union Elementary School.  We look forward to seeing each of you!


June 14th, 2016

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.


March 14th, 2016

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.