Posts Categorized: University News

Fall Break Opportunity!

The Joel D. Valdez Main Downtown library is excited about partnering with the YWCA and Lead Local to offer a great 2-day “Innovation Lab” for teens to think about financial literacy and issues involving money on October 7 and 8th.  Below is a link to registration. If you have interested teens please encourage them to… Read more »

3-Day Weekend, Intersession, Fall Break, and a Quarter Comes to An End

There is a ‘Teacher Planning/Inservice’ day on Friday, 9/26 (school is not in session).  Enjoy the 3-day weekend PFFS students!  On Monday 9/29 begins the Fall 2014 Intersession week of special programming for both PFFS-Downtown and PFFS-University (9/29 through 10/3).  Fall Intersession marks the end of the First Quarter.  The First and Second Quarters are separated by… Read more »

UA Receives $50 Million To Establish Social Justice and Environment Program

The University of Arizona announced this week that they have received a $50 million gift from the Agnese Haury estate to establish a program focused on the environment and social justice in the Southwest.  The focus of Paulo Freire Freedom School at both the Downtown and University locations is social justice and environmental sustainability.  We… Read more »

PFFS-University Intersession Groups Meet

Students at PFFS-University learned of their Fall 2014 Intersession assignments this morning (9/12/14) and met for the first time with their Intersession groups to hear/discuss the exciting things they would be doing during Fall Intersession (9/29 – 10/3).  They were also given a parent/student letter to take home and, in some groups, waivers, agreements, permission forms.  There are… Read more »

Fall 2014 Intersession Update

On Thursday and Friday 9/4-5, during Morning Meeting, students at PFFS-University saw/heard presentations about each of the six Fall Intersession experiences that will be taking place during the week of 9/29 – 10/3.  They were then given an Intersession Choice Sheet to take home and discuss with their parent/guardian to be returned completed/signed no later than Tuesday… Read more »

Spirit Week at PFFS-U 9/8-12

The PFFS-University ‘Student Advisory Council’ has designated the week of September 8-12 as SPIRIT WEEK.  Participation in SPIRIT WEEK (dressing up) is optional but if you are new to the school please note that lots of students do participate.  There is a different dress-up theme each day and for this week the Advisory Council chose the following themes:… Read more »

Vacancies on PFFS Governing Board

There are three vacancies on the 2014-2015 PFFS ‘Governing Board’ – a parent representative, a community representative, and a teacher representative.  The new teacher representative will be nominated by the PFFS-University teachers themselves and their name submitted to the SGB for approval at their 9/16/14 meeting.  The new parent and new community representatives, however, will be… Read more »

PFFS D&U Expedition 8/29/14

At 10:00 am on Friday 8/29, students from both the University and Downtown locations of Paulo Freire Freedom School will be joining together with City High School students at the Armory Park Center to see and hear a presentation of the ‘Tucson Folksingers Remembrance Project 1955-1962’.  This project, sponsored by the Arizona Humanities Council, has attempted to document a fascinating chapter in local history… Read more »

3-Day Novel Event 8/30-9/1

This year PFFS students are invited to join City High students to participate in the national 3 Day Novel Writing Contest.  On August 30-September 1, students are invited to work from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at PFFS-D/City High School (47 E. Pennington Street) to write an original a novel.  The winning novel from the… Read more »