Posts By: Chad Blair

PFFSU Celebration of Student Work

PFFSU 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students will be presenting their work this Thursday, Nov. 21st from 5:30 – 7:00 at the Paulo Freire Freedom School -University campus. The evening will begin with a short preview of the documentary film Sea of Shadows. This film explores the many reasons the vaquita porpoise is now critically… Read more »

Free Thanksgiving Meals at the Historic Y

The Colby Olsen Foundation Presents the 3rd Annual FREE Thanksgiving Community Dinner at The Historic Y. We welcome everyone to share this special holiday with us. Colby loves the togetherness and love that surrounds this holiday. Sadly, many people in the community do not have a place to go where they can celebrate and simply… Read more »

Open Enrollment for 2020 – 2021

Open enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is open and ongoing. The deadline for open enrollment for all CITY Center Schools- Paulo Freire Freedom School – University, Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown, and City High School is February 1st. All enrollment forms submitted before Feb. 1st will be entered into a lottery to determine… Read more »

City High Journalists Win Prestigious Awards

City High students took home eight prestigious awards, including top honors, at the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association (AIPA) Fall Conference and Awards Ceremony. The AIPA hosts Arizona’s only state-wide journalism contest. Students compete in each category with peers from all over the state. Read more about the awards, the students, and their stories on the City… Read more »

Family Counseling and Parent Discussion Group

The next parent discussion group is this Thursday from 5:30 – 7:00 at PFFS-U. The topic of this event is “Having Meaningful and Honest Conversations With Your Middle School Student.” Paulo Freire Freedom School will be hosting a series of family counseling and parent discussion groups this year. The events will be facilitated by CC… Read more »

Project-based Learning and Climate Change Activism

JoAnn Groh, CITY Center for Collaborative Learning’s Director of Academics and a national facilitator for PBLWorks, recently published an article about how project-based learning and climate change activism made for powerful learning at PFFSD. You can read her article on the PBLWorks website here.

Student-Led Conferences 10/24 and 10/25

Student-led Conferences will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24th and Friday, Oct. 25th. All students will be dismissed from school at noon on these two days. There will not be any AfterSchool. Student-led Conferences are a great way to empower students to reflect on their learning and share their academic, social, and emotional strengths and… Read more »

Enrollment Tours

Both Paulo Freire campuses are hosting a series of enrollment tours for interested parents, students, and community members. Enrollment tours are a great way to see our schools, talk to the principal, and learn more about our engaging and rigorous curriculum. Please check our enrollment tour page for dates and times of upcoming tours. You… Read more »