Posts By: Chad Blair

Noon Dismissal Thursday and Friday for SLC

Student-led Conference are happening this week.  To accommodate these demonstrations of learning, all students will be dismissed from school at 12:00 on both Thursday and Friday. Student-led Conferences are a great opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and express their strengths and stretches to their advisor and family.  Student-led Conferences promote autonomy, meta-cognition,… Read more »

Somos Familia at Las Milpitas 2/16

* Saturday, Feb 16 from 4-7:30 p.m. at Las Milpitas –Somos Familia (sponsored by City High School, but open to anyone in the CCCL family) a community event that seeks to focus the energy of St. Valentine’s Day on the importance of family and community solidarity. This event highlights and embraces transgenerational community connections and family in all its forms. For tickets:… Read more »

Introduce a Girl to Engineering

Registration is open for the annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering event hosted by the Southern Arizona Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineering and our Engineering Week event partners.  This year they have partnered with Sundt and Texas Instruments to showcase not just civil engineering, but also electrical and mechanical engineering.  The event is February… Read more »

Important Update from the CITY Center for Collaborative Learning Board Chair & Executive Director

Dear Students, Staff, Parents, Alumni, Supporters, and Community Partners: I write you today with an important announcement. Late last week, I received news from Carrie Brennan, our longtime organizational leader and one of our co-founders, that she will be stepping down from her current post in June 2019. I want to share important information about our… Read more »

National School Lunch Program

The National School Lunch Program is a big hit at the Paulo Freire Freedom School -University campus.  Students have been enjoying delicious lunches every day since the start of the semester.  Students are able to choose from a meat or vegetarian entree each day or they may select a sub sandwich.  They also receive fruit,… Read more »

Open Enrollment for 2019-2020 at PFFS

There are only a few days remaining in the Paulo Freire Freedom School open enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you or someone you know is interested in attending either Paulo Freire Freedom School campus, an enrollment form needs to be completed before Feb. 1st in order to qualify for the lottery.  Follow… Read more »

Open Enrollment at City High Ends Feb. 1st

Open enrollment for City High School ends on Feb. 1st.  All students who will graduate eighth grade from PFFS this year, along with siblings of current City High students, have preferred enrollment.  However, families must complete an online enrollment form before Feb. 1st in order to qualify for preferred enrollment. The City High School enrollment… Read more »

Student-Led Conferences 2/14 and 2/15

All PFFS students will be presenting a half hour student-led conference on Feb. 14th or Feb. 15th.  Student-led conferences give students an opportunity to reflect on their academic, social, and emotional growth this year using the Habits of Heart and Mind as a framework.  Please contact your student’s advisor to schedule their student-led conference. There… Read more »

Free Sandra Day O’Connor Summer Camp

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor Institute’s Free Summer Camp for Arizona’s Middle School Students! CAMP O’CONNOR is a free, merit-based summer program for middle school students with a mission to educate, encourage and inspire the next generation of leaders through a greater understanding of, and participation in, our democracy. Watch the Camp O’Connor video to see the highlights of… Read more »