School News


KCCI News Story on Scavo’s New Dental Clinic


Click the link to view the news story by Emmy Victor of KCCI channel 8.


Scavo Marks Opening of Iowa’s First School Clinic


Scavo High School’s work to become a “full service” school took a big step forward with the grand opening of the Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic as well as a medical clinic operated by Primary Healthcare, Inc. The clinic is the first of its kind for a school in Iowa, and joins services such as a day care center and food pantry operated at Scavo. To read and see more, click on the image.


Attention! Scavo to follow early release schedule Wednesday – Friday


Scavo will follow an early release schedule Wednesday-Friday of this week.

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Holiday Letters


Scavo High School students continued their tradition of sending positive thoughts to those around Des Moines, by writing holiday letters to various community agencies and organizations.   This exercise gives students an opportunity to practice their written communication skills as well as allowing them an opportunity to spread some community goodwill.  Dr. Beth Erickson used this … Read more »


The Dr. Is In


Wednesday morning at 9:00 the brand new Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic at Scavo High School received its first patient. Let the record show that junior Kody Lopez earned the distinction as #1. There will be many more where he came from. Nestled among classrooms on the 4th floor at Central Campus, the clinic is the first of … Read more »


Scavo Full Service Community High School Opens Dental and Health Care Clinics


Scavo Full Service Community High School opened the Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic and Primary Health Care Clinic today! Full service schools team with service agencies to meet a whole range of children’s social, emotional, and academic needs, using the school building as a hub. Dr. Blough, Jenny and Angie, the dental staff, met students at the door … Read more »

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Spring Break

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


No school Jan. 18th


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About Scavo High School


1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

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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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