School News

C.A.S.H. Kick Off


Last week we introduced students to our Phoenix Time areas of focus, CASH. CASH stands for Careers, Academics, Social/Emotional, and Health. Students participated in activities such as a career escape room, finding their learning style by making paper airplanes, self-regulation with the focus ring and learning how protective factors build resiliency. Students provided feedback that will … Read more »

Novembers RISE UP Celebration


Today, 30 students celebrated at Brenton Skating Plaza. Students had to earn 7 or more RISE UP cards. Scavo RISE UP cards promote Respect, Integrity, Safety, Engagement, Unity and Perseverance. Staff and students spent the afternoon skating, laughing and enjoying each others company. Students have already begun earning RISE UP cards for our December celebration.

Meningitis Shot


Attention 11th Grade Students and Parents Iowa law requires that all students entering 12th grade must have a meningitis shot after the age of 16. Your student will not be allowed to begin school next year he/she has met this requirement and provided documentation to the school nurse. Please check with your medical provider to … Read more »

Winter Community Night


Winter Community Night is less than a month away! Mark your calendars! Dinner, Santa, free turkeys while supplies last, Community Partners and lots of FUN! See you there!

RISE UP CARD Celebration


Scavo’s motto is RISE UP. The word RISE UP embodies how we operate at Scavo. Daily staff and students strive to show Respect, Integrity, Safety, Engagement, Unity and Perseverance. To date Scavo students have earned nearly 1600 RISE UP cards. Each month students who reach the monthly goal will be reward with a celebration. For … Read more »

Narrowing the Gap Event


Narrowing the Gap Event Christine Ha came to Des Moines area community college to talk about her experience of being a blind individual and winning MasterChef on Gordon Ramsay’s TV show. Christine Ha wanted to recognize individuals in the food service industry who have not only gone above and beyond, but who are also wanting … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 11
School Board Meeting
Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 2
Staff Development – No School

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

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Fall break Nov. 21st-23rd

Winter break Dec 22nd-Jan. 7th


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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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