Posts By: Chad Blair

8th Grade Gateways on May 1st

All eighth-grade students will be presenting their Gateway on Wednesday, May 1st. The Gateway will feature each eighth-grader’s portfolio of written essays centered around the Habits of Heart and Mind. Each Gateway will last about an hour. Students will read a general reflection essay, speak about their experience at Paulo, and present their completed website… Read more »

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 »