Posts By: Santo Nicotera

Pennington Street Block Party 4/11/14

Mark Your Calendars Pennington Street Block Party Celebrate youth! Celebrate community! Join us for City High School’s annual Pennington Street Block Party on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Block Party is a family-friendly event in the heart of Downtown Tucson celebrating what young people do to make our community a better place. It’s fun… Read more »

Putting Youth on Center Stage

Pennington Street Block Party Puts Youth Center Stage on April 11  City High School invites the Tucson community to the 6th annual Pennington Street Block Party on Friday, April 11 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Join us as we launch Global Youth Service Day in Southern Arizona with a lively downtown street party! Pennington Street will be… Read more »

Cyclovia Tucson 4/6/14

Paulo Freire Freedom School and City High School will have a booth this year at 6th Ave and 12th St.  Join us on Sunday, April 6, between 9:00am-3:00pm.  Sign-up here. “Tucson has a lot of streets and it’s not everyday that you can be in them car-free and care-free. Take your whole family out for this… Read more »

Enrollment at PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown

The ‘Open Enrollment’ period for Paulo Freire Freedom School – University and the new Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown closed on March 15.  A random lottery was conducted shortly after March 15th to fill all openings at each grade level for next year where the number of enrollment applications was greater than the number of openings…. Read more »

Teacher Planning / Spring 2014 Intersession

School is not in session for students today (3/7) so that PFFS-University staff can wrap up their assessments of 3rd Quarter student work and put the final touches on their planning for next week’s Intersession.  In the afternoon we will join the City High School staff to look closely together at teacher work stemming from the ‘problem… Read more »

Intersession Groups Meet / Receive Materials

Today (Tues 2/25) during an extended KIVA our students were given their Spring 2014 Intersession assignments and then went off to meet with their Intersession groups.  In those groups the Intersession facilitator(s) gave each young person a letter to be taken home describing: the Intersession experience, the goals and expectations for the participants, and fees… Read more »

Rodeo Days Come to PFFS

The rodeo came early for our students this morning 2/19, as their teachers arrived to school and to morning KIVA in rodeo attire.  Paulo Freire Freedom School – University will not be in session Thursday and Friday 2/20-21 for ‘Rodeo Days’ in Tucson.

Curriculum Development

In June 2013 we began the first stage of curriculum development for the new school by taking a team of nine educators from PFFS-University and City High School to San Diego to participate in the High Tech High, three-day ‘Summer Institute’.  Between August 2013 and January 2014 this team worked together on five additional, ‘weekend’… Read more »

Presidents Day

We may be in school on Presidents Day 2/17 but our presidents did not go unremembered.  During our morning KIVA JoAnn led the entire school in a spirited game of ‘Presidential Trivia’.  Students in their advisory groups collaborated to come up with the right answers to questions like: * Name the tallest, the shortest, and the… Read more »