School News

Career Transitions Department


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 »

Spring Break


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!

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 »

Upcoming Events

May 1
School Board Meeting
May 15
School Board Meeting
May 25
Scavo High School Commencement
May 28
Memorial Day
Jun 5
School Board Meeting

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

Bulletin Board

Graduation is May 25th 10:00 AM

IA Assessments are on April 3rd and 4th


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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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