Posts By: JoAnn Groh

21st Century Technology

A grant from the Arizona Department of Education ‘Charter School Program’ (AzCSP) has made it possible for us to open Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown  in 2014-2015 with state-of-the-art educational technology.  PFFS-Downtown will be a full-immersion STEM middle school requiring students to explore and solve problems the way adults in the real world explore… Read more »

Scheduled Tours of Future School

Families interested in attending the new Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown should join us for a tour of the City High School facility, a presentation on the new school’s academic program and the opportunity to speak with the school’s Director and ask all those important questions you have been meaning to ask.  Upcoming times/dates… Read more »

Enrollment for Next Year

Open Enrollment for both Paulo Freire Freedom School – University and Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown is underway right now!  If you are currently attending 6th or 7th grade at PFFS-University and you plan to return next year – you must enroll at PFFS-University Enrollment.  Open enrollment ends on March 15th.  At that time, a lottery… Read more »

Spring Intersession

During KIVA on Monday and Tuesday next week the 2014 Spring Intersession options will be presented to students and during Advisory on Tuesday they will be given the Intersession ‘Choice Sheet’ to take home.  Plan to have a reflective conversation with your young person about each option before the sheet is completed, signed by you and returned to the school. … Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms were sent home with students.  … Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms will be sent home with students… Read more »

Spring Intersession

During KIVA on Monday and Tuesday next weekthe 2014 Spring Intersession options will be presented to students and during Advisory on Tuesday they will be given the Intersession ‘Choice Sheet’ to take home.  Plan to have a reflective conversation with your young person about each option before the sheet is completed, signed by you and returned to the school.  The… Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms will be sent home with students… Read more »

PFFS Annual Sleepover

PFFS Annual Sleepover — Next Friday will be our PFFS Annual Sleepover.  A letter/permission form was sent home with students last week (sleepover_letter_permission2014)  and these were to be signed and returned to the main office by end-of-day today to guarantee participation. We are extending that due date to end-of-day Monday 2/10.  Parents/guardians will check-in their young person to… Read more »

Spanish Immersion Day

We started a new tradition at PFFS today 2/7 to highlight the joy of learning Spanish.  All advisories rotated through six Spanish games and points were taken off for lapses into English.  Felicidades a Seth’s advisory – winners of the Nachos Fiesta!  Thanks to the Spanish team for arranging a great day!