Posts Categorized: Highlights

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 »

Wellness Family Night – How to Talk to Your Child About . . .

The first Wellness Family Night will be at City High on Thursday, September 21st from 5:30-7pm. The first in the series is “How to Talk to Your Child About alcohol.”  Part 2 on 9/21 will discuss marijuana and Part 3 on 11/16 will focus on prescription drugs.   Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will facilitate this important discussion, geared toward both… Read more »

PFFS Enrollment Tour Dates

Both Paulo Freire Freedom School campuses will be hosting a series of tours for prospective students and their families.  Tours are a great way to view our schools and learn about our curricular and extracurricular programs.  One tour is given at each campus each month, and the two campuses stagger morning and evening tours. PFFS-University (300… Read more »

Ben’s Bells Kind Campus

Both Paulo Freire Freedom School campuses will be participating in the Ben’s Bells Kind Campus program.  The mission of Ben’s Bells is to inspire, educate, and motivate people to realize the impact of intentional kindness, and to empower individuals to act according to that awareness, thereby strengthening ourselves, our relationships and our communities. As a Kind Campus, we will be educating… 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 »