Posts By: Chad Blair

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 »

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 »

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 »

Intersession in Full Swing

Our fall Intersession is in full swing! Students are exploring all over Tucson and Southern Arizona. We have students eating at local restaurants, hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains, studying sacred spaces, creating Halloween costumes, fermenting foods, learning survival skills and much more. Staff have worked tirelessly to create these amazing learning opportunities for our… Read more »

Fall Intersession

Both Paulo Freire Schools are having their fall Intersession from Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 4th. During this week, students will be participating in an immersive learning experience of their choice. Most Intersessions will follow a regular school day schedule; however, there are some Intersession groups that will have overnight events or special schedules…. Read more »