News
December 21st, 2017

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.


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


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.