Welcome to Union Middle School

Welcome to Union Middle School!  We are located in Dysart, Iowa, and serve 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students from the communities of Dysart and La Porte City.

UMS offers a strong curriculum with many different exploratory classes to spark the interests of various students.  We are 1:1 with Chromebooks for all students and staff, and we encourage the use of technology in the classrooms.

UMS is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports) School, and we have been recognized by the State of Iowa for our work and progress with PBIS.  Our four areas focused on our Knights’ Code are respect, responsibility, pride, and self-discipline.

Our co-curricular and extracurricular activities include chorus, band, dance team, cheerleading, Silver Cord (community service volunteer program), Talented and Gifted, robotics, Mathcounts, football, volleyball, cross country, wrestling, basketball, track, tennis, softball, & baseball.

Two goals that we strive for each year with our students are to:

  • Be the best middle school in the state (attendance, behavior, testing, etc.)
  • Always act like a Knight!

We are Union Proud!  Go Knights!


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Wayne Slack

Principal - Administration, Middle School


Phone: (319) 476-5100

Email: w_slack@union.k12.ia.us


Building Hours:

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Start time: 8:10 am
Dismissal time: 3:08 - town/shuttle students, *3:30 - all other students

*Middle school students from the Dysart-Geneseo area who are not out for an activity and who will be riding a bus home, will remain in study hall from 3:08 to 3:30 p.m. These students will then board a bus in front of the middle school for their ride home.

Union Middle School

505 West Street
Dysart, IA 52224

Phone: 319-476-5100
Fax: 319-476-2385

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Keep in touch

Do you have questions about the Union Community School District? See for yourself what it means to be #UKnighted!

Superintendent - John Howard

200 Adams Street
La Porte City, Iowa 50651

Phone: 319-342-2674
Fax: 319-342-2393


Contact Us

Do you have specific questions for your student? Use the numbers below to call your child's building directly. #UKnighted!

DG Elementary
Phone: 319-476-7110

LPC Elementary
Phone: 319-342-3033


District Office
Phone: 319-342-2674

Phone: 319-342-2697

Union Middle School
Phone: 319-476-5100

Union High School
Phone: 319-342-2697


Phone: 319-342-3286

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