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Noon Dismissal Thursday and Friday for SLC

Student-led Conference are happening this week!  To accommodate these demonstrations of learning, all students will be dismissed from school at 12:00 on both Thursday and Friday.  There will not be any Afterschool programming these days. Student-led Conferences are a great opportunity for students to reflect on their learning and express their strengths and stretches to… Read more »

Open Enrollment for 2019-2020 at PFFS

There are only a few days remaining in the Paulo Freire Freedom School open enrollment period for the 2019-2020 school year.  If you or someone you know is interested in attending either Paulo Freire Freedom School campus, an enrollment form needs to be completed before Feb. 1st in order to qualify for the lottery.  Follow… Read more »

Project Based Learning Workshop

One of the benefits of being part of the City Center for Collaborative Learning family is that in addition to having three terrific small schools that work together to provide powerful and innovative programming for our kids, our teachers have the opportunity to learn from a variety of professional development experiences offered by our professional… Read more »

Student-Led Conferences 2/14 and 2/15

All PFFS students will be presenting a half hour student-led conference on Feb. 14th or Feb. 15th.  Student-led conferences give students an opportunity to reflect on their academic, social, and emotional growth this year using the Habits of Heart and Mind as a framework.  Please contact your student’s advisor to schedule their student-led conference. There… Read more »

Free Sandra Day O’Connor Summer Camp

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Sandra Day O’Connor Institute’s Free Summer Camp for Arizona’s Middle School Students! CAMP O’CONNOR is a free, merit-based summer program for middle school students with a mission to educate, encourage and inspire the next generation of leaders through a greater understanding of, and participation in, our democracy. Watch the Camp O’Connor video to see the highlights of… Read more »

PFFSU Selected as an Arizona Civic Engagement School

Paulo Freire Freedom School -University was just selected as an Arizona Civic Engagement School.  This prestigious honor recognizes the work PFFS does across our curriculum to teach our students to be informed and engaged members of our American democracy.  The award also points to the work we do in our advisory program, our social justice… Read more »

PFFSU Early Civilizations Museum Project Demonstration Tonight

The PFFSU sixth and seventh grade Humanities class will be presenting their early civilizations museum tonight from 4:00 – 5:30. With the early civilization unit, students have discussed the seven traits of civilization and how they work together to form societies. Learners chose an early civilization and have worked on researching, and becoming an expert on, that civilization through the semester with a partner. Each… Read more »

End of the Semester and Winter Break

The semester is coming to a close.  It has been an amazing semester full of great learning, amazing projects, and tremendous student growth. The last day for students at Paulo Freire Freedom Schools is Thursday, December 20th.  We return on Monday, January 7th. We wish you all a healthy, joyful, and restorative holiday season. We… Read more »