Posts By: ian

Human Growth & Development Classes 5/16-20

During the week of May 16th we will be teaching classes on Human Growth & Development (traditionally known as “Sex Education”).  In accordance with state law and Paulo Freire Freedom School Governing Board Policy (see below), these classes are opt-in classes, requiring signed parent permission.  With signed permission sixth grade students will be enrolled in… Read more »

Important: LGBTQ Youth and Their Allies 5/7/16

Tomorrow (5/7/16), from 9am-3:30pm, City High School‘s ‘Gender-Sexuality Alliance’ is hosting the second annual Tucson Queer Youth Summit at CHS (47 East Pennington St.).  This event is free and open to all queer youth and their allies, providing an opportunity to network with local resource organizations, participate in a variety of workshops, and hear a… Read more »

CHS Performs ‘WONKA’ – May 13-14

We are excited to announce that City High School’s Drama class will be performing their adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story, WONKA on May 13-14.  Several former PFFS-University students are key cast members (e.g. Oliver Dewey as Wonka) and the following current PFFS-Downtown students will be starring, as Oompa Loompas: Jade Clinton, Ruby Velez, Sarah Bryan, Claire… Read more »

PFFS 8th Grade Graduation

Congratulations to our 8th graders at both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University who presented this week (on 5/4) their Graduation Portfolios.   A few of them have some revisions and service hours to accomplish but it looks like everyone is on track to complete successfully this demonstration of their learning at Paulo Freire.  It is truly a big… Read more »

PFFS ‘Graduation by Exhibition’ May 4th

Eighth graders at both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University will be making their graduation Portfolio Exhibition next week on Wednesday, May 4.  This is the capstone experience for every PFFS student during which they present and defend what they have learned at Paulo Freire.  There are different stages within the portfolio creation process: collecting pieces of work, writing reflections on… Read more »

Tucson Queer Youth Summit 2

City High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance is hosting the second annual Tucson Queer Youth Summit at CHS on Saturday, May 7th, from 9am-3:30pm. This event is free and open to all queer youth and their allies, providing an opportunity to network with local resource organizations, participate in a variety of workshops, and hear a keynote address… Read more »

PFFS Student Wins Grand Prize for Art

We are excited to honor the very talented Lucia Meinig-Reeves. Lucia was the grand prize winner for her age group in the Living River of Words art and poetry contest hosted by Pima County. Lucia’s watercolor painting “Misty Wings” was inspired by the number of beautiful dragonflies she observed at the Santa Cruz river on an… Read more »

PFFS-University 6th Grade Openings

The open enrollment period at both Paulo Freire campuses has come and gone. For most grades at both schools, there were more applications than available spaces. As a result, a lottery determined which students were awarded a spot and which were placed on waiting lists at each grade level. There are, however, a few spots… Read more »