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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 »

Student Fees for 2014-15 are due!

Please pay your $75.00 for next year’s student fees by Friday, May 16th.  These fees includes costs of supplies and pays for events, special occasion treats and the yearbook.  If you need financial aid, you can get a form from the front office.  Thank you!

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 »

Live Below The Line – Eradicate Poverty!

Santo, JoAnn and Carman will be spending only $1.50 a day for food for five days next week as part of a national campaign to fight poverty  and launch our 8th grade math/humanities Gateway on poverty eradication.  In addition to raising awareness, we hope to raise money for both the Heifer Foundation and Global One Foundation,… Read more »

Advisory Challenge 4/22-30

Our PFFS advisories are planning a short 10 minute challenge to share during their scheduled KIVA session (see below) as part of Advisory Challenge 2014.  Each advisory will have contestant(s) from each Advisory compete in the given  challenge to gain points.  The top 3 Advisory finishers will receive points and the Advisory with the most… Read more »

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 »

Pennington Street Block Party 4/11/14

Mark Your Calendars Pennington Street Block Party Celebrate youth! Celebrate community! Join us for City High School’s annual Pennington Street Block Party on Friday, April 11, 2014 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The Block Party is a family-friendly event in the heart of Downtown Tucson celebrating what young people do to make our community a better place. It’s fun… Read more »

Yearbook & Pathfinder Clubs!

Students interested in joining an AfterSchool club may sign up either for Yearbook (Monday) or Pathfinder – a role playing game similar to Dungeons & Dragons (Friday), may do so at the Front Desk.  Clubs are free, and open to any student serious about the work/play at hand.  Clubs are from 3:45-5:00 p.m.