News
May 31st, 2017

Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. At Scavo, 68% of incoming seniors don’t have this vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.


May 26th, 2017

Scavo High School seniors joined their counterparts across the district in celebrating the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Like a phoenix you have risen! Best of luck to our graduates in the next, great adventures of their lives. We will treasure the time you spent at Scavo, and we hope you will, too. Click on the headline and scroll to find photos of Scavo’s graduation ceremony.


May 2nd, 2017

Scavo High School illustrators and Downtown elementary school authors teamed up this spring to publish books that will soon be shared with families and future students. It’s a collaboration that teachers and teacher-coaches say was the highlight of the year. Click on the headline to read and see more.


April 25th, 2017

Studies have shown childhood trauma can affect everything from the way a student behaves to a student’s ability to learn. Thanks to the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, Scavo High School teachers and staff will soon be learning new techniques to help students affected by trauma reach their academic goals. Click on the headline to learn more about the grant.


January 13th, 2017

Scavo Pride group participated in One Iowa’s “Day on the Hill” and met with Representative Ruth Gaines to discuss their views on two legislative proposals.  One proposal  prohibits the use of conversion therapy and the other adds  transgender to the protector class under the states hate crime law.


January 8th, 2017

Scavo graduating seniors who are part of the 19+ class have been given a new opportunity this year.  Members of the community who offer post secondary options have been coming into have round table discussions with the outgoing seniors.  This allows Scavo students to work on their networking skills as well as explore or firm … Read more »


November 10th, 2016

Scavo Full Service High School cleaned the streets of Ingersoll and Grand Avenue as part of the Adopt a Street program with the City of Des Moines.  A big thanks goes out to all the students that volunteered, as well as, Mrs. Negussie.  This is Scavo’s second year participating in this program and we look … Read more »


November 9th, 2016

Janae Woods and Pablo Ramos were awarded the 2016 DM Area Optimists Award winners. These students were recognized for their work in the Des Moines and Scavo community. Congratulations to both of these students.


October 20th, 2016

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa has commissioned the art classes at Scavo High School to illustrate a coloring book to be used as part of a fundraiser. Each Scavo student-artist will be assigned a photograph to illustrate which tells a success story of an animal adopted through the ARL. The book is scheduled to … Read more »


October 20th, 2016

The Community Flu Clinic will be held on October 27th 4-6:30PM during our Community Night.  It is open to everyone…students, staff, families, and the community.  Most major insurances are accepted- please bring your insurance card. $20 fee for people without health insurance. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.