School News


Senior Celebration!


Last night Scavo staff celebrated with the families and students of the class of 2016. Over 200 people joined us for dinner and an awards ceremony. It was a special night for everyone. Click the link to view photos from the celebration. Scavo Flickr  


Graduation Day! Class of 2016


The day the class of 2016 has been waiting for has finally arrived, its graduation day. The graduation ceremony will take place at Hoyt Sherman Place starting at 10 AM on Friday May 27th. All participating students need to be there no later than 9 AM to pick up their cap and gown.


Graduation Banquet


All graduating seniors and their family are invited to join the Scavo staff Wednesday night from 6-8pm. A catered meal will be provided then everyone will transition to the auditorium for awards celebration.  It is a great time to reflect on your journey and celebrate with family and friends.


Student Appreciation Day!


Just a quick reminder that Friday, May 20th is student appreciation day. The agenda looks like this Normal class time 8:30-11:15 @11:15 everyone is invited to the back of the building where 5 staff members have been nominated to sit in the dunk tank. @11:50 everyone is invited to the gym to watch the staff vs student … Read more »


Design It!


Design IT employs a hands on learning approach to teach the basics of graphic design and Adobe Creative Suite. Take advantage of this opportunity to build your work readiness skills and receive training in Microsoft word. Students can even learn as they learn! Design IT offers incentives up to $600 upon completion. The class is … Read more »


Student Appreciation Day


On May 20th Scavo staff will celebrate our students. There will be a dunk tank and a staff vs. student 3 on 3 basketball game. Mark you calendars

Upcoming Events

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Last Day of School
Jun 6
Design IT Begins
Jun 8
Summer School June Session Begins
Jul 6
Summer School July Session Begins

1800 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-242-7589 | F: 515-242-7591

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After school activities:

Monday: Music production, Robotics, Improv

Tuesday: Weightlifting and indoor soccer

Thursday: Basketball, Robotics and Ukulele class


Senior Banquet is May 25

Graduation is May 27th 10AM @ Hoyt Sherman



Scavo is proud to announce we have a mascot: We are the Scavo Phoenix


Parents check out this helpful link




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About Scavo High School


1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-7589 | E: 


Scavo High School serves approximately 300 students in grades 10-12. Classroom size is smaller with additional supports for students needing an environment that is responsive and flexible to their learning needs. Read More…

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