Posts Categorized: Downtown Highlights

Farewell to the ‘Coalition of Essential Schools’

Last week Chad Blair and JoAnn Groh (principals of PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown) traveled to Providence, RI with Santo Nicotera and Carrie Brennan (CITY Center for Collaborative Learning) to participate in the Coalition of Essential Schools‘ final Fall Forum.  At the conference Chad and JoAnn presented on PFFS’s student support systems, while Santo and Carrie facilitated a… Read more »

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Eighth Grade Portfolio Exhibition

On Wednesday, May 9th, all eighth-grade students will be presenting their portfolio in an hour-long gateway presentation in front of their advisor, family, and fellow students.  This presentation culminates a year’s worth of reflection and reflective writing using the seven Habits of Heart and Mind. Paulo Freire Freedom School students demonstrate their learning of both… Read more »

Important Information About the Possible Arizona Teacher Walkout on Thursday, April 26th

There is a teacher walkout scheduled for Thursday, April 26th.  The teacher walkout is designed to bring attention to the dire issues of teacher salaries and Arizona educational funding.  78% of teacher votes statewide were in favor of the walkout. When the walkout happens on Thursday, the three CITY Center for Collaborative Learning schools will… Read more »

Open Enrollment at City High School

Open enrollment has begun at City High School.  All Paulo Freire Freedom School graduates have preferred enrollment into City High, but they must complete an enrollment form before February 1st, 2018.  The City High School enrollment form  is quick and easy to complete.  Click here to learn more about visiting City High.

Downtown Improvements

Something is happening downtown – our home away from home, Jacome Plaza, right in front of the Joel D. Valdez Downtown Library, is undergoing a facelift. The Downtown Tucson Partnership is working to redefine this space as a destination gathering spot for the larger community and PFFS and CHS students are welcome guests. Improvements include bistro… Read more »

Paulo Freire Honors Graduates

Personalized kudos, poetry, and gratitude are the hallmarks of Paulo Freire Freedom Schools’ eighth-grade graduation. Our graduation ceremonies exemplify our commitment to honoring each individual student.  Instead of just receiving a diploma and a handshake, each Paulo Freire graduate is honored with a unique poem written by the staff.  The poem is read aloud and printed… Read more »