Class of 74 – 40 Year Reunion

The 40th Reunion of the CHS graduating class of 1974 is Oct.18, 2014 at The Westward Look

A block of rooms has been reserved for CHS74 guests at a discounted rate.  Please reference the Catalina High School 40th Reunion when making your reservations.  Make your reservation by September 17, 2014.

For more details visit the reunion website or send requests for information to


Class of 64 – 50 Year Reunion Room Rates

The Hilton El Conquistador is offering a special room rate of $139 per night for the reunion.  Call 1-800-325-7832 - mention group code “CHSR”.  The reservation deadline is September 10, 2014.

Contact Peggy Burke Guerra with questions

Remember the 50s?

Crinolines galore.  Duck tails.  White T-shirts.  Saddle shoes and white bucks.  Hot rods.  Johnie’s Drive Inn.  And the strains of rock ‘n roll.

Let’s reminisce with Ray Lindstrom ’59 and Burt Schneider ’59 as they take us on a stroll down memory lane with the rock ‘n roll bands which sprang from the classes at Catalina.  Watch a video of their efforts to record these bands and hear how they made Zoom Records popular in Pittsburgh, PA.


Join us at Sandy Elers’ home on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 10 AM to noon.  Savor hot dogs and root beer floats.  What could be a better way to remember those wonderful years?

Make your reservation by email at

A Royal Blue Evening

 Thursday, October 17
5 – 7 PM
5199 E Farness
(Pima Co. Medical Building, south of TMC)
Brand New Hall of Fame!
Alum of the Year!
Silent Auction!
RSVP – acceptances only
$20 donation suggested
Cash Bar

What If You Could By Pass The Government Bureaucracy and Send Your Tax Dollars Directly to Catalina

You Can!!!!  Use this link to make a donation direction to Catalina High School and take a dollar for dollar tax credit on your next return.

Consult your tax professional to understand the full benefits of making a donation directly to Catalina High School.





Class of 1964 – Announces 50 Reunion

The graduating class of 1964 will hold their 50th reunion October 10-11, 2014 at the Hilton El Conquistador

The details are still in works!  Further updates will be posted on the Catalina High School Foundation website, so stay tuned!

In the meantime please direct all inquiries to Peggy Burke Guerra at

Mark your calendars now!

CHSF Social October 17th

The Annual CHSF Social is scheduled for October 17th from 5-7.  It will be held this year in the Pima County Medical Society Building  5199 E. Farness (south of TMC).  It is bound to be a very special evening – as not only will there be an announcement of the Alum of the Year but of the first inductees into the Hall of Fame.

There will be food, fun and friends as well as a very small auction with a wonderful selection of  unique items – perfect as a treat for yourself – or in time for the gift giving season!

It is a grand excuse for a bit of a mini reunion, as well as a chance to catch up with friends from other classes – and to hear about what is new at the school (and even talk with a few of the students and the principal).

Round up a couple of friends and make an evening of it.  RSVP is to:  or 260-9171

Tucson Homeless Connect – April 26, 2013 – 8:30 am-1 pm

This Friday Tucson Homeless Connect is offering a multitude of services to assist our homeless population, including:

• Information on how to get an I.D.
• Clothing
• Shelter/Housing
• Legal Assistance
• Homeless Court

• Help with benefits
• Health Screenings
• Haircuts
• Ticket Assistance
• Pet Care & Grooming

Visit their webpage for more info.



CHMS Principal Rex Scott is Honored by the Learn Center as Person of the Year

Thursday evening at the DoubleTree Hotel, Principal Rex Scott was named the Person of the Year for the Learn Center program by teacher and program director Marge Gould.  This program is celebrating its 26th year at Catalina.  There is no other program like it in TUSD or Tucson.  It teaches students to succeed in the business world from how to dress for the job, how to introduce yourself to a potential employer, how to conduct yourself at a job interview, and how to write business letters.  At the ceremony five outstanding seniors were presented with laptops and some were given scholarships.  Because of Rex Scott’s support of the program, he was selected for the honor.  TUSD superintendent Dr. John Pedicone was in the audience to offer congratulations to Rex and the laptop and scholarship winners.  Kudos to Rex Scott and the students.2013 Learn Center Event


Last September, the CMHS Construction Technology department gain ed The University of Arizona as a new partner. Through Catalina’s industry partner, Arizona

Builders Alliance, the U of A contacted construction teacher John Draper. UA Facilities staff members explained that they have 543 facilities employees, 50% of whom will retire over the next 10 years, and they will need to hire qualified employees with good construction skills to replace these retirees. They advertised for a journeyman electrician and hired a 67 year-old as the only qualified candidate. Because of this, Catalina is creating an employee pipeline through our Advanced Construction classes. By next year Catalina will have a formalized program, offering jobshadowing for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Seniors will then have internships available to them.

To read the full story check out the Spring Edition of the Foundation Focus