Posts By: Chad Blair

Upcoming Holidays and Half Days

There is no school on Monday, January 20th in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. There are a number of events happening in Tucson on MLK day, including the Loft Cinema’s free screening of Ava DuVernay’s Oscar-winning film Selma. We will have noon dismissals on Thursday, Feb. 13th and Friday, Feb. 14th. These two afternoons… Read more »

Winter Break

Hello wonderful families. The last day of the semester is tomorrow, Thursday. Winter break begins on Friday and lasts until the start of the second semester on Monday, January 6th. We wish all of our students, families, and community partners a restful and safe winter break. As you know, the holidays can be stressful for… Read more »

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 »

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 »