Posts Categorized: News

Enrollment at PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown

The ‘Open Enrollment’ period for Paulo Freire Freedom School – University and the new Paulo Freire Freedom School – Downtown closed on March 15.  A random lottery was conducted shortly after March 15th to fill all openings at each grade level for next year where the number of enrollment applications was greater than the number of openings…. 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.

Cyclovia Tucson 4/6/14

Paulo Freire Freedom School and City High School will have a booth this year at 6th Ave and 12th St.  Join us on Sunday, April 6, between 9:00am-3:00pm.  Sign-up here. “Tucson has a lot of streets and it’s not everyday that you can be in them car-free and care-free. Take your whole family out for this… Read more »

Intersession Presentations at Kiva

As always our Intersession groups will be giving presentations about their experiences the week after Spring Break during Kiva (from 8:30-8:50).  Here is the schedule for these presentations: Prescott 2.0 – Monday, March 24 Strong Girls – Tuesday, March 25 Two Wheels – Wednesday, March 26 Peeps – Thursday, March 27 Athletic Mind – Friday,… Read more »

Teacher Planning / Spring 2014 Intersession

School is not in session for students today (3/7) so that PFFS-University staff can wrap up their assessments of 3rd Quarter student work and put the final touches on their planning for next week’s Intersession.  In the afternoon we will join the City High School staff to look closely together at teacher work stemming from the ‘problem… Read more »

The Importance of Sleep

In honor of Dr. Suess’ birthday and sleep in general, we read “The Sleep Book” in Literacy and had a little time for napping.  Additionally, in Kiva we watched part of a Ted Talk on what neuroscience tells us about sleep and the brain.  Tomorrow we will finish the video and discuss strategies to help… Read more »

Titan Missile Center – Monday, March 3

On Monday the 8th graders will be going to the Titan Missile Center located in Green Valley.  It promises to be a fantastic expedition, directly related to what they are learning in their Cold War Unit in Humanities.  We will be leaving from the school PROMPTLY at 8:30 so please make sure they are on… Read more »

Intersession Groups Meet / Receive Materials

Today (Tues 2/25) during an extended KIVA our students were given their Spring 2014 Intersession assignments and then went off to meet with their Intersession groups.  In those groups the Intersession facilitator(s) gave each young person a letter to be taken home describing: the Intersession experience, the goals and expectations for the participants, and fees… Read more »