Posts By: Chad Blair

Student-led Conferences

A big thank you to all of our students for their hard work and perseverance creating and presenting their student-led conferences.  The conferences were terrific as always, with students using the Habits of Heart and Mind as a framework for thinking about their strengths and stretches and their personal, social, and academic growth.  Our students… Read more »

Youth Activism in Tucson at the Jewish History Museum

Students are invited to participate in a forum on youth activism at the Jewish History Museum on Friday, Oct. 26th.  After our 12:00 dismissal, students can head over to the Jewish History Museum to share their voice on the urgent issues of voter registration, public school funding, and ending gun violence. No RSVP necessary. All attendees… Read more »

PFFSU Photography Show at Epic Cafe

Please join us for live music, art, snacks, and gorgeous PFFSU student photography at Epic Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 27th from 2-5 pm. Marcus Jones will mix hip hop and jazz, there will be art from Raichelle Sutton, and students from PFFSU’s Wednesday Photography Club will showcase their photos.  Art will be for sale, and… Read more »

Eighth-grade Portfolio, Gateway, and Service Learning Requirement

Families are invited to attend a presentation and discussion of the eighth-grade portfolio, Gateway, and service learning requirements on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, from 5:30 – 6:30. Two discussions will take place that evening– one at PFFSD, which will be hosted by PFFSD Principal JoAnn Groh, and the other at PFFSU, which will be hosted by… Read more »

Student-led Conferences Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26

Students will be dismissed at noon on both Thursday, Oct. 25th and Friday, Oct. 26th in order to accommodate student-led conferences.  There will not be any AfterSchool programming on these two days. Student-led conferences are a way for students to reflect on their learning and express their strengths and stretches in each of their core… Read more »

Thank You for Another Incredible Intersession

Last week, students danced, sang, made pottery, painted a gorgeous mural, critiqued zoos, rode trains, discussed body image, tracked animals, backpacked, explored, and adventured all through Southern Arizona.  Intersession was another wonderful week of immersive, hands-on student learning. Our Intersession would not be possible without our volunteer drivers, our community partners, and our flexible and… Read more »

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap in Computer Science

On October 17th, CITY Center for Collaborative Learning is having their 3rd Annual Fall Film Screening and will be showing CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap. The film exposes and explores the lack of American female and minority software engineers. CODE highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed…. Read more »