Posts Categorized: Highlights

Article About PFFS In The ‘Downtown Tucsonan’

The Downtown Tucson Partnership on 5/21/14 published a great story about Paulo Freire Freedom School by James Jefferies in their webzine the ‘Downtown Tucsonan’.  Here is an excerpt: “At PFFS, teachers only administer to roughly 75 students per day, with a very different and flexible use of time that varies wildly throughout the year according… Read more »

Last Week of School

A reminder about next week’s schedule: On Tuesday, May, 20th, Advisories will be having their end of the year parties.  Some have chosen to have them off site and go after school hours.  You should have received notice if that is the case.  Please contact your child’s advisor if you have questions about what they… Read more »

Portfolios Are Finished!

Last Wednesday was a whirlwind of activity as the 8th graders proudly presented their work to panels consisting of teachers, parents and peers.  Most passed on their first time.  A few had to do some follow up work to bring their presentations to a proficient level – a requirement for our graduation.  We were so… Read more »

PFFS-Downtown Team Visits MC² STEM High School

On May 4-6, 2014 the PFFS-Downtown teaching team (Joe Boehm, et al) visited MC² STEM High School 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 Center on Lake Erie, 10th grade at GE’s Lighting Headquarters in Nela Park, and 11th/12th… Read more »

Summer Library Opportunities

Last week we featured summer opportunities around the city. This week we would like to highly encourage you to think about taking advantage of some of the free workshops being put on by the public library. Their summer youth program, “create it” features the following classes at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Teen Room,… Read more »

Summer is coming!

Summer is quickly approaching and we want to share several tips for a happy, healthy summer. First, camp.  If you are in town and can afford it (and even if you can’t – many camps have scholarships), summer camps are a great way for students to stay active, learn a new skill, make friends,  stay… Read more »

6/7 Humanities-Science Gateway

6/7 Gateway will explore the concept of systems on multiple levels. They will consider how systems work within human bodies and social structures as they investigate health problems and come up with solutions for these problems. Groups will focus on a number of regions in Latin America and model their understanding with physical, written and… Read more »

Prescott College Students Visit PFFS 4/24

On Thursday morning 4/24 professors Anita Fernandez (Director of the Prescott College ‘Tucson Center‘ and parent of PFFS 7th grader) and Sean Arce (Director of the TUSD’ ‘Mexican American Studies Department’ before it was shut down in 2012) brought the entire Prescott College ‘Social Justice Education Semester’ student cohort to Paulo Freire Freedom School –… Read more »

PFFS-University Orientation Meeting

New students and parents enrolled/enrolling in Paulo Freire Freedom School – University in the 2014-2015 school year are invited to paricipate in a 1 hour Orientation 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesday, 4/29/14 at 300 East University Blvd.  It will be a great opportunity to meet other new students/parents, hear about the plans for the coming year,  have… Read more »