Posts Categorized: Highlights

PFFS-University ‘AfterSchool’ Program

The PFFS-University  ‘AfterSchool’ program is provided  on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri throughout the school year.  AfterSchool is a fee-based program (however, there is financial assistance available) for PFFS-U students who have been signed-up in advance by their parents.  Please use the AfterSchool Form to sign-up your young person.  We charge for AfterSchool by the day, by semester… Read more »

21st Century Technology

A grant from the Arizona Department of Education ‘Charter School Program’ (AzCSP) has made it possible for us to open Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown  in 2014-2015 with state-of-the-art educational technology.  PFFS-Downtown will be a full-immersion STEM middle school requiring students to explore and solve problems the way adults in the real world explore… Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms will be sent home with students… Read more »

Spring Intersession

During KIVA on Monday and Tuesday next weekthe 2014 Spring Intersession options will be presented to students and during Advisory on Tuesday they will be given the Intersession ‘Choice Sheet’ to take home.  Plan to have a reflective conversation with your young person about each option before the sheet is completed, signed by you and returned to the school.  The… Read more »

Sex Education Classes

On February 13, 14, 17, 18, and 19 during Literacy Block each day, PFFS will be teaching classes on ‘Human Growth & Development’.  These are ‘opt-in’ classes grouped by gender requiring signed parent permission in accordance with state law and PFFS Governing Board policy.  Paper copies of the permission forms will be sent home with students… Read more »

Spanish Immersion Day

We started a new tradition at PFFS today 2/7 to highlight the joy of learning Spanish.  All advisories rotated through six Spanish games and points were taken off for lapses into English.  Felicidades a Seth’s advisory – winners of the Nachos Fiesta!  Thanks to the Spanish team for arranging a great day! 

8th Grade Showcase

On Wednesday 2/5 our 8th graders had a double header first participating in a Science Fair to highlight their experiments followed by a dramatic reading of The Crucible.    The science experiments covered a range of topics including genetics to volcanos to product analysis.  All 8th graders are in the process of writing a character… Read more »