Saguaro High School Home Page

Phone: 480-484-7100
Absence Line: 480-484-7299

Fax: 480-484-7101
Office Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm School Hours: 7:45am - 2:20pm

Saguaro High School
6250 N. 82nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85250  MAP
Brian Corte, Principal
Trina Ganster, Ann Achtziger APs

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District Announcements
Prevention Matters: Information on Influenza (flu) and other Communicable Diseases

Click here to read an important message from the Scottsdale Unified School District Health Services department.
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Sabercat Announcements!
Theater Fall Festival
Welcome to The Saguaro
Haunted Theater
Fall Festival

October 30, 2014
6-8 PM
$1=3 tickets
tickets will be collected at each booth
Games, Cave of Wonder
Performances Face Painting, Karaoke
Haunted Auditorium
Food & Fun
for the Whole Family!
Save the date!
The Saguaro High School Class of 1970 will be having its 45th reunion on April 18, 2015.
Details available soon on the class Facebook page and at

This is a shortcut to some of the District’s information.
For example, quick links to the school contact information, calendars and other department pages.

PSAT Schedule

PSAT Testing
Late Start October 29, 2014

Test begins at 7:45 AM
Lunch for Testers 10:45-11:15 AM

All Students will following the schedule below:

   1st hour      11:20-11:45 AM

   2nd hour      11:51-12:16 PM

   3rd hour      12:22-12:47 PM

 4th hour       12:53-1:18 PM

5th hour        1:24-1:49 PM

6th hour        1:55-2:20 PM
Busses will pick up at your normal stop 3 hours later than your regular pick up time.

Coffee House

Starting Wednesday October 22 through Friday October 24, at 7 pm,
1 pm on Saturday October 25, 2014
in the auditorium.

$8.00 General Admission
Tickets will be on sale one hour before the show begins

Coffee and refreshments will be available in the auditorium lobby

Stage seating is available with table service
those tickets range in price from $10, $15 or $20,
depending on how close you want to sit to the performers.

The show has a variety of acts from self-written pieces by the students, classic rock, pop, country, dance, comedy and a pretty cool yoyo act.  Coffee House has been showcasing at SHS since 1992,
and really is one of the events that makes Saguaro, Saguaro.

Please plan on attending this outstanding variety show featuring Saguaro Students.
SUSD Employees Honored by Mayor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities

The following Scottsdale Unified School District employees will be honored at the 28th Annual Scottsdale Mayor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities awards ceremony on October 23rd at the Chaparral Suites Resort.
  • Teacher of the Year – Ginny Dauler-Phinney, Saguaro High School
The committee conducts this annual awards ceremony to thank those who provide counseling, education and jobs for people with disabilities, as well as to specifically thank those individuals with disabilities who have given everyone in the community outstanding examples of courage, perseverance and love in the face of adversity. For more information, please visit Congratulations!

SUSD Finalists for the Super Bowl STEM Awards

Marilyn Williams, a teacher at Tavan Elementary School, is a finalist for Most Dedicated STEM Teacher, Navajo Elementary School is a finalist for Best STEM School and Saguaro High School is a finalist for the Most Innovative STEM Club as determined by the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee 2014 STEM Superhero Awards. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee will host a ceremony on November 12th at the Arizona Science Center to honor the finalists and winners will receive prizes. Congratulations and good luck!

2 Saguaro Students Earn Perfect ACT Score
Two seniors from Saguaro High school have earned a top composite score of 36 on a recent ACT test. The students who earned this achievement Harrison and Jontito Casalena. “We are extremely proud that Harrison and Jonito earned this amazing achievement,” said Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, executive director of Secondary Schools. See ACT
Pesticide Application Notification
Pesticide Notification

Date: October 14,  2014       Time: 6:00 AM
                    Location: Grass Areas, Main Football Field, Practice Field and Baseball Outfield
Type: Prodiamine
Weed control

Additional Treatment

October 14, 2014
Granite Bays/Parking lots/common areas
Type: Dimension Ultra
Weed Control


3 SUSD Football Players Chosen to Play in the Under Armour All-American Bowl – Students Will Be Presented With Jerseys

Christian Kirk and Jordan Butler, Saguaro High School, and Keenan Walker, Chaparral High School, have been selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Bowl in Florida. A representative will present the students with their official game jerseys. The game will take place on January 2, 2015 at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
See Under Armour All-American Bowl

EVIT Program
The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) is offering a free Saturday class to Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors on Saturday, October 25th from 8-11 AM. This is a great opportunity to learn more
about a specific program.
"Boot Camp" is the name of the event. Information is available in the Saguaro Guidance Office.
You must register at to attend.
For more information, please call 480 461-4153
Achieving a College Education Program (ACE) at Scottsdale Community College presented information to the sophomore class on September 30th and provided applications at the meeting. The priority deadline date for the application is Friday, October 31st and the program deadline is December 15th. Please bring your completed applications to the Guidance Office. If you need information, please call 480 423-6138 or meet with your Saguaro Counselor. We have ACE information and applications in the Saguaro Guidance Office.
Class of 2019

Welcome Incoming Cats
Class of 2019

Please mark your calendars
Course Selection
Date: January 7th and return on January 16, 2015
Time: During Science Class
Location: Mohave Middle School
Purpose: On January 7th, Saguaro High School Guidance Counselors will meet with students and review the course selection process. The guidance counselors will then return to Mohave on January 16th to review and enter student course selections. Each student is required to have an updated grade print out with their course selection paperwork.

Math and Science Academy Parent Informational Meeting
Date: January 7, 2015
Time: 6:30-7:30 PM
Location: Saguaro High School Community Room
Purpose: This is a rigorous and unique program with an emphasis in Math and Science with an infusion of technology. This program is designed specifically to meet the needs of academically motivated and dedicated students.

Future CATS informational Night
Date: January 8, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Saguaro High School Auditorium
Purpose: Come find out what we have to offer and learn why Saguaro is the best choice for your child's education! Students Welcome.

Future CATS Day
Date: January 13, 2015
Time: 8:30-11:00 AM
Location: Saguaro High School
Purpose: Students will take a field trip to Saguaro High School. The event will start with an assembly which includes performances by our choir and dance departments. Students will then tour the school and participate in some fun activities.
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45 SUSD Students Named Commended in the 2015 National Merit® Scholarship Program

The following Saguaro High School students were named as National Merit Commended Students for 2015:

Saguaro High School
Ellie Crossman, Tyler Jones, Kaitlyn Malley, Glenn Edward Pace, Megan Prather and Kristian Schroeder-Hagman.

Click here for more information.
Perfect ACT Score
Saguaro High School
We are pleased to Congratulate and Recognize the following
2 Students for achieving a Perfect ACT Score!

Jontito Caselena
Harrison Whyte

Graduation information

Graduation information has been added to the student/parent tab.
Please click on either tab to see all graduation information

*New Information has been added: September 30 2014*

With Due Respect to All:
Please do not decorate your caps for the commencement ceremony.

Saguaro High School Twitter and Facebook pages are now up and running!
Please follow Saguaro High School for updates by clicking on the Twitter and or Facebook buttons at the top of the Saguaro Webpage
 (under our campus photo)
29 SUSD Students Selected to Participate on the Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council

Twenty-nine Scottsdale Unified School District high school students were selected to participate on the City of Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council. They are:
Arcadia School
Connor Ballard, PhiLong Do, Maxime Greenburg, Micaela Liska and Michael Weaver
Chaparral High School
Heidi Artigue, Kayvon Martin, Arshan Barzani, Rachel Brown, Kamren Gilbard, Iona McAllister, Alekhya Reddy, Macklin Thomas, Ellen Dries and Preston Wiley
Coronado High School
Aratza Vega
Desert Mountain High School
Tea Jaimes, Laksman Patel, Cecilia Zhao, Tingting Bi, Michelle Hadeed, Caroline Link, Arun Mohan and Steven Adelberg
Saguaro High School
Viona Fedora, Neej Patel, Seth Tutnick and Virenzyth Fedora
Scottsdale Online Learning
Rachel Sowar
See Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council
31 SUSD Students Named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit® Scholarship Program

The following Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) students were named Semifinalists for 2015 National Merit® Scholarships:

Chaparral High School
Heidi Artigue, Taylor Barbera, Arshan Barzani, Aaron Blecker, Samuel Deadrick, Elizabeth Dries, Emma He, Maia Lopes-Gilbert, Megan Mann, Cameron McAllister, Anita Ramaswamy, Jacob Sheptin, Andrew Stachel, Dylan Treger, Edward Wong and Henry Zheng
Desert Mountain High School
David Adelberg, Micaela Brewington, Jennifer Cummings, Khang Dao, Naveen Dasari, Ariel Goldfine, Prathima Harve, Jeewon Park, Laura Vargas and Samantha Waslewski
Saguaro High School
Jontito Casalena, Seong-Kyung Lim, Grayson Meadows, Neej Patel and Harrison Whyte

See National Merit® Semifinalists
Transcript link
High School Transcripts
Please contact Lisa Steinheiser 480 484-7113 or
for all transcript questions and or concerns
The Saguaro link to Naviance provides students and parents a means to plan for students career, college and academic goals. The username is a student's ID number and password is their 8 digit birthdate.
House of Tutors
House of Tutors
Peers helping Peers

Begins on August 18th, 2014
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
2:30-3:30 PM
Meet in the Library


District Policy
requires that All STAFF AND STUDENTS
wear their school ID's every day.
ID's must be visible at all times.

Senior Yearbook Photographs
Senior Yearbook Photographs

Dear Students and Parents of the Class of 2015:
At Cilento Photography, we take great pride in the level of service we
provide to you and your school. Knowing some of you may have had a
difficult time getting photographed by the September 1st deadline (for a
complimentary yearbook session), we are waiving the $10 fee that would
normally be charged after this deadline.
(And if you recently paid for your yearbook session, we’d be happy to apply that to your order or offer you a refund.)
For us to best serve you and your school, if you have not been
photographed, we ask that you contact us right away to schedule your
appointment. Because availability becomes quite limited the closer we get
to your deadline, the sooner you can contact us, the greater flexibility we’ll
have to accommodate your schedule.
To schedule your appointment, please call us at 480-947-4467. We have a
variety of indoor and outdoor session types to choose from, or you may
take advantage of the complimentary yearbook session.
Finally, please note that we are experiencing extremely high volume
(both in calls and photography sessions) due to upcoming deadlines. We ask you
for your patience and thank you in advance for you for allowing us to serve you.
Cilento Photography
4513 North Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 947.4467
​Saguaro Raises Money for the Boys & Girls Club Rose Lane Branch
To help celebrate Spirit Week and to give back to the community, Saguaro High School’s Student Government sold 160 T-shirts and raised $800 to help support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Rose Lane Branch. The T-shirts were sold for $10 with $5 of each sale benefiting the Boys & Girls Club- Rose Lane Branch. “We want to give back to a place that has shaped so many of our students lives for the better,” said Sydney Allen, student government president at Saguaro. See Fundraiser
Silver Apple Award
Do you have a Teacher you would like to nominate for the

Winning Teachers will be featured on 3TV and will receive
$500.00 to use in their classrooms!
For more information:
nominations accepted through
February 28th, 2015

Saguaro High School’s football team is ranked in the top 50 high school football teams by Scout Top 50.

For the second week of the season, the Sabercats were ranked 49th in the Scout Top 50 High School Rankings. “The Saguaro Football team is honored to be considered among the top 50 teams in the country, but we know that our work has just begun. We will continue to work hard day in and day out to reach our ultimate goal: bringing another State Championship to Saguaro High School,” said Coach Jason Mohns. See Top 50
Admin Team

2014 2015 Saguaro High School Administration Team
Trina Ganster, AP Student Services
Ann Achtziger, AP Educational Services
Brian Corte, Principal

Peanut Allergy Letter
Please click here to read a letter from Principal Corte
regarding a student with Peanut Allergy

2014-2015 Bell schedules w/counselor info

Bell Schedules

Please click here to print / view the
2014/2015 Daily, Pep Assembly and Early Release Bell Schedule

Construction update

City of Scottsdale Water Treatment Plant Construction Update

The second phase of work continues on improvements at the city water facility located adjacent to the canal at the end of 82nd St. This facility takes water from the Arizona Canal and sends it to the Chaparral Water Treatment Plant on
McDonald Drive.

Construction vehicles will be driving through the neighborhood between the hours of 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.
All speed limits, including school zones will be followed. Construction vehicles will also be working at the facility and will follow the city's noise ordinances.

Temporary closure of the Multi-Use Path from 82nd Street to the Canal may be required for safety purposes from time to time. Advance notice will be provided at the path entrance south of the canal. Please use extra caution in the area.

This phase of the project is expected to take approximately six months to complete.

For more information please contact:
Larry Tackett, Project Superintendent, Currier Construction at 602 859-5904 or
Mike Rivera, Currier Construction at 602 859-5902 or
Elaine Mercado, City of Scottsdale Project Manager at 480 312-7985 or

2014-2015 Yearbook Information

2014-2015 Yearbook Information

Please click on the link below to contact Mr. Bohnert regarding yearbook

2014-15 Athletic Packet

Interested in trying out for a Sport for the 2014-15 School Year?

All students who wish to try out for a sport must complete the
2014-2015 Saguaro High School Athletic Packet.

Please click here to read and print out your packet

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