Posts By: Chad Blair

Safe Water at PFFS-U

This past semester The Historic Y, which houses Paulo Freire Freedom School-University, was identified as being a potential risk for poor water quality due to the identification of older water pipes in the neighborhood. The City of Tucson Water Department contacted Paulo Freire Freedom School – University about testing the water quality in our building in order to ensure… Read more »

The Breakfast Club

The City High School drama department will be performing The Breakfast Club this weekend.  Tickets are still available.  The performances are at Zuzi! Theater There are 4 shows over the weekend, with performances by two separate casts at 1pm & 6pm Friday, and 3pm & 7pm on Saturday. Tickets are only $5 (or FREE for CHS… Read more »

End of the Year

Wednesday, May 24th, is the final day of our school year.  A big thank you to all of the parents and community members who volunteered this year.  We wish you all a very happy, relaxing, and safe summer.

Graduation Ceremonies

Our eighth-grade graduation ceremonies are right around the corner.  PFFS-U will have its graduation ceremony on May 23rd at 6:00 pm at Zuzi! Dance Company on 5th Avenue.  PFFS-D will celebrate their graduates on May 24th at 6:00 pm at 127 S. 4th Ave.

Thank You, Volunteers!

A big, big thank you during this volunteer appreciation week to the many fantastic volunteers who help make our schools such wonderful communities.  We are grateful for the contributions of family members and community partners who have come into our classrooms, provided transportation, assisted during Intersessions, and given their time and talents in myriad different ways… Read more »

8th Grade Portfolio Presentations on 5/3

  Wednesday, May 3rd, is our eighth-grade portfolio presentation day.  Eighth graders will present their portfolio to a panel which includes their advisor, another staff member, a family member, and a sixth or seventh grade student.  Portfolio presentations last one hour.  Eighth-grade students only need to be present for the hour of their presentation on Wednesday…. Read more »

Intersession Success

We just completed another outstanding Intersession week.  Students and staff had a lot of fun with their thematically-designed experiential learning.  From hip hop to auto repair to brain science, the students were treated to a rigorous and engaging week of learning.  Photos will be posted soon on both our Facebook page and our website.  A… Read more »

Intersession is Coming!

Our Intersession Week is coming up soon.  Students will be exploring and learning in the community March 13 – 17.  Students will be learning of their Intersession groupings next week.  Stay tuned for updates! Read all about the Intersession options for PFFS-D         Read all about the  Intersession options at PFFS-U