Posts Categorized: Downtown News

Still Openings for 6th Graders At PFFS-Downtown

We still have a few openings in our 6th grade at Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown.  If you know families who might be interested in enrolling, please let them know that it is very difficult to find an opening in the PFFS public middle schools after the 6th grade.  We currently have waiting lists in our… Read more »

Student Fees for 2014-15 were due May 16th!

The $75 activity fee for the 2014-2015 school year was due on May 16th.  Several families have not yet contacted us to make payment or make arrangements to pay/receive financial aid and pay a lesser amount.   Please attend to this ASAP if you are planning to have your young person return to Paulo Freire next… Read more »

PFFS-D Team Visiting MC2 STEM Cleveland OH on 5/4-6

On May 4-6, 2014 the PFFS-Downtown teaching team (Joe Boehm, Nancy McCallion, and Rachel Nisch) will be visiting MC2 STEM in Cleveland, OH to learn first hand how that ‘model school’ delivers interdisciplinary STEM curriculum to students in three locations (9th grade at the Great Lakes Science Museum on Lake Erie, 10th grade at GE’s Lighting Headquarters… Read more »

Graduation Portfolio Workshop 5/7/14

Our PFFS students graduate after having presented and defended a portfolio. This is a significant part of their entire middle school experience and becomes the capstone demonstration of their learning at the end of the 8th grade. Portfolios are presented before individual panels of evaluators that include the student’s advisor, a secondary faculty member, parents and peers. Students… Read more »

Advisory Welcome Letters Sent To New Students

If you will be new to PFFS-University or PFFS-Downtown you should have received a letter from your advisor welcoming you to the school and requesting that you contact him/her to set up an initial meeting before school starts.  We are so excited to have you join our family! Also, a reminder that we still have… Read more »

Interested in Cycling! Join El Grupo!

El Grupo is local organization run by a growing group of passionate, engaged individuals who care about youth, being active (i.e. riding bikes!) and  the community.  Several of our former PFFS students have loved being part of this organization.  For more information read the article in the Arizona Daily Star or go to their website El… Read more »

5-Day CFG ‘New Coaches’ Training 6/16-20

During the week of June 16-20 CITY Professional Development Center is conducting a 5-day CFG ‘New Coaches’ training for educators throughout the US who are wanting to understand deeply the Critical Friends Group model and create small powerful, professional learning communities in their own schools.  Learn more about Critical Friendship.  Register here and plan to join us in Tucson in the third… Read more »

6th Grade Openings

There still are a few openings for 6th grade at both the University and Downtown campuses, but spaces are filling up!  To enroll at the University school go to https://www.paulofreireschool.org/university/enroll/ and to enroll at the new Downtown school go to https://www.paulofreireschool.org/downtown/enroll/ — don’t wait!

Spring Symposium on Collaborative Learning 4/18/14

CITY Professional Development Center is proud to host the Spring Symposium on Collaborative Learning on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at City High School, 48 E. Pennington Street, in downtown Tucson. Collaborate with other Arizona educators to develop, sharpen and share innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Specifically, this year… Read more »