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Starting April 2nd Scavo will be taking calls for open interviews for the 2015-2016 school year.


DMPS Art Show


The Des Moines Public Schools District Art Show to be held at the Capital Square Mall will have an opening reception from 5:30-7:30 on Thursday, February 19th.  Student participants from Scavo include Alyssa Helseth a junior, Israel Gonzales a sophomore, and seniors Kelcie King, Alyssa Graves, Genevieve Graves, Tyler Wadsworth, Michela Southard, and Ashlyn Streed.  … Read more »


School Pantry Program Aided in Des Moines


Built into Scavo’s new space is a fantastic food pantry. Scavo has teamed up with the Food Bank of Iowa to stock the shelves full. We were featured on Channel 13 news last night. Click the link to see the story.


Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback


Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.


New Technology


Brandon Reimers takes advantage of some of the new technology in his English class. Students are completing a study of, “Of Mice and Men”.  The new Epson projectors have Smart Board capabilities, which allow the teachers to broaden their lessons and engage students. The old projectors were outdated and limited in what they could do. … Read more »


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, simply click on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Apr 1
Spring Conference and Scavo Showcase!
Apr 2
Call to set up open interview for 2015-2016 school year
May 19
Senior Banquet
May 21
Graduation Rehearsal
May 22
No School-Come to the Graduation Ceremony

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

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Any students interested in joining the Scavo Student Leaders- See Mike


Conferences and the Scavo Showcase are April 1st


Need help with your FASA see one of our counselors


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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