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April 10th, 2018


March 7th, 2018

You cannot connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. –Steve Jobs The Career Transition Department is working closely with students on developing their … Read more »


March 7th, 2018

Spring break start Friday! Staff and students are enjoying a well deserved break. Classes resume on March 19th. The office will be open during spring break from 9-2:30. Be safe and enjoy!


December 21st, 2017

Scavo students participated in a door decorating contest. In Advisory students worked together to create a door that represented their group and connected to a Disney movie. The doors were awesome!! Whitney WK class was our first place winner. Whitney’s class said, “The theme was from Lilo and Stitch, “Accepting others for who they are.” … Read more »


December 20th, 2017

For the second year in a row, students at Scavo have helped to create an adult coloring book for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. The book was a huge hit last year, raising money for both animals in need and for the Scavo Art Department. This year Scavo students focused on the stories of … Read more »


December 18th, 2017

Winter Community Night was a big success. Students and families enjoyed dinner together, cookie decorating, animals from the ARL, minute to win it games, Santa, and karaoke!! Each family who attended also went home with a free frozen turkey and new gloves or socks from Santa. We want to thank all of our community partners … Read more »


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 »


August 11th, 2017