News
December 7th, 2017

The Flex Lab at Scavo is making great advances this year. Students who enter the Flex Lab find a large, welcoming space that holds classroom space in all four core content areas: English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Our teachers are content-area experts who are able to meet each student at his/her instructional level and … Read more »


November 27th, 2017

CBL, Community Based Learning, is a unique opportunity for Scavo students to earn multiple credits while experiencing hands-on the importance of history in the Des Moines community. Through community partnerships with the Iowa State Historical Society and several other local historical groups, students visit area museums, examine historical artifacts, and learn from guest speakers who … Read more »


November 27th, 2017

Being a full service school Scavo realizes the importance of serving the whole student. Trauma is all around all of us and Scavo staff are taking the first steps to becoming a trauma sensitive school. With the help of the grant Scavo is able to bring in Professor Mo Haskins from the University of Iowa. … Read more »


November 27th, 2017

It is that time of year again, Scavo’s winter community night. This years event will have more of the favorites you love. Be sure to stop by Tuesday, December 19th from 4-7PM. We will have minute to win it games, Santa, holiday crafts for all ages, free frozen turkeys (while supplies last), even holiday songs … Read more »


August 11th, 2017


July 19th, 2017

We hope everyone is enjoying thier summer but its time to register for the upcoming school year. Online registration is currently open. If you prefer to register in person at the school, plesae come to one of our registration nights. Scavo will host resistration on Aug. 10 and Aug 15 from 1pm until 7pm both … Read more »


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 a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. At Scavo, 66% 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.