School News

Winter Break


Staff and students are enjoying a well deserved break from classes. Classes resume on January 3rd. If you need anything over break don’t hesitate to call the main office 515-242-7589.

Door Decorating


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 »

Scavo Students Create Coloring Book for ARL Fundraiser


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 »

Winter Community Night


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 »

Scavo Flex Lab is Reaching New Heights


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 »

Scavo’s Community Based Learning Class


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 »

Upcoming Events

Feb 19
No School – Professional Development Day (Educator University)
Feb 20
School Board Meeting
Mar 9
Spring Recess – No School
Mar 20
School Board Meeting
Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day

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

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Join us for our Winter Community Night on Dec. 19th from 4:00-7:00pm.


Winter break is Dec. 22nd-Jan.2nd


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About Scavo High School

1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

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Scavo Full Service High School serves 5oo students from all over the district. We offer multiple educational pathways and a full service community center.Read More…

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