Posts By: Chad Blair

Pennington Street Showcase STEM Edition Tomorrow!

You are invited to attend the Pennington Street Showcase tomorrow, April 4th, from 5-7 pm downtown at 37. E. Pennington.  The theme for this showcase is STEM.  Students from City High School and both Paulo Freire Freedom Schools will be presenting their learning, and projects will include World War 2 Periodic Tables, Climate Resilient Coastal… Read more »

PFFS AZMerit Testing Schedule

April is the month when public schools across Arizona are required to complete a variety of standardized tests.  These tests do not impact student grades or a student’s ability to graduate; however, they do provide data on each student’s academic strengths and stretches.  By trying their best of these tests, students provide a more accurate… Read more »

AZMerit Testing Begins in April

Both Paulo Freire Freedom Schools will participate in AZMerit standardized testing during the month of April.  There is a writing test, two reading tests, two math tests, and an eighth-grade only science test.  On testing days, please do your best to help your student arrive at school well rested. At PFFS, we recognize these standardized… Read more »

Zuzi Dance Offers New Classes and Events

PFFS long-time arts partner Zuzi! Dance is offering a variety of great classes and events this spring and summer for young people and adults alike. Zuzi! has a long history of teaching engaging and empowering classes and putting on unforgettable shows.  Check out the Zuzi! Dance website for information on their classes, summer camps, and… Read more »

PFFS Students Win 2019 SARSEF Awards

Nine PFFSU students entered this years Southern Arizona’s Research Science and Engineering Foundations Science Fair, and five came away with top awards!  Maddie and Chloe won third place for their “Sweet as Sugar” experiment.  Adam also received a third place award for his “Expired Experiment.”  Lucas won a second place award for “The Garage Door… Read more »

Intersession Special Schedule

Another reminder that students will be dismissed at 12:00 on Friday 3/15.  There is no AfterSchool programming that day. There is not an early dismissal on Wednesday, 3/13.  Students will be dismissed at 3:30 unless a different dismissal time has been communicated to families specifically by an Intersession leader. Next week is Spring Break.  School… Read more »

Tax Credit: The Final Weeks to Pitch In!

In Arizona, a $200 or $400 tax credit contribution may be made to a school to support the school’s extra curricular activities.  This contribution is entirely refundable when taxes are filed. Paulo Freire Freedom School is asking you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors to make their tax credit contribution to us.  Tax credit… Read more »

Spring Intersession

Paulo Freire Freedom Schools’ Spring Intersession is just around the corner!  Intersession begins on Monday, March 11th and continues through Thursday, March 14th.  We will not have our usual bell schedule during Intersession, so please pay close attention to the schedule your student receives from their Intersession leader. On Friday, March 15th, all students will… Read more »