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CHS Red Ribbon Week

The Catalina High School Foundation supported the CHS Red Ribbon Week through a mini-grant.

As part of Red Ribbon Week — the alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed in October — Catalina Magnet High School counselor Marie Welding put together a panel to help students to think about consequences.

“I want to draw students’ attention to drug abuse prevention and safety,” said Welding, who invited speakers from agencies that students would encounter if they were caught with illegal substances. “I want all the kids to hear that if they choose drugs this is what’s gonna happen and it won’t be a pleasant journey.”

The panel consisted of officers from Tucson Police Department, probation officers from Pima County Juvenile Court, a substance abuse counselor, a prosecutor, a victim services specialist from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and a 24-year-old recovering addict.

View the article in the Arizona Daily Star “How to help your child say ‘no’ to drugs, alcohol”
and check out the Tucson Unified School District video reporting on the impressive panel which culminated the week. VIDEO.

2nd Annual Baseball Alumni Game: Jan 31, 2016

The Catalina High School Baseball team will be holding the 2nd Annual Baseball Alumni Game on January 31, 2016 at 12 noon on campus. Come play or watch!

Last year the game featured 13 alumni including Nicco Blank.  Nicco is currently in the minor league system for the New York Mets.  He was part of the 2011 state championship team at Catalina.  We are asking for a $20 donation to play in the game.  We will provide lunch afterwards.  Part of our event this year is that we are starting our baseball hall of fame.  We will put a sign up at the field honoring players of the past.

To participate please contact:
Shane Folsom
Head Baseball Coach
Catalina High School

In Memory: Preston “Ritt” Rittenhouse – Catalina Coach

Preston “Ritt” Rittenhouse
Catalina Coach (1958-1969)

Ritt coached the Catalina High School’s boys’ gymnastics team from 1958 to 1969, helping to secure six city championships and four state championships. He continued to teach and coach with TUSD until 1987. Ritt was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. (more…)

Catalina Annual All Alumni Social October 21, 2015

  • Catalina alumni are invited to attend the Annual All Alumni Social on October 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 3950 N. Country Club.
  • RSVP by calling 260-9171 or emailing $20 donation is suggested.

    The Catalina High School Foundation will induct five people into the Trojan Hall of Fame Thursday.

    The inductees are:

  • Harold “Hal” Ashton, class of 1958, community activist and founder of Diversified Design and Construction
  • Gail Emrick, class of 1980, director of the Southeast Arizona Health Education Center in Nogales John Moffatt, class of 1962, director of the Pima County Strategic Planning Office
  • Barbara Callaway Pollack, class of 1958, former provost and professor emerita of political science at Rutgers University


  • Alum of the Year
    Paula Fan, class of 1969, was named the Alum of the Year . She is a former principal pianist for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and UA Regent’s Professor.