Posts Categorized: University News

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 »

PFFS-U Back To School Night 8/27/14

PFFS-University will be holding their ‘Back To School Night’ from 5:30-7:10 on Wednesday, August 27th. This is not an open house/drop-in affair.  When you arrive at the school you will receive your young person’s schedule of classes and an agenda for the evening (see Agenda) that moves you through a ‘typical  day’ in the life of your child at PFFS…. Read more »

PFFS Staff Retreat 7/24-25

The staff from both PFFS-University and PFFS-Downtown opened their two-day retreat together Thursday 7/24/14 with the driving question: “What kind of community do we want to build and how do we build it?”  We then launched right into the ‘Marshmallow Challenge’ where three teams with four staff members each tried to build the tallest tower they could… Read more »

Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence 8/23-24

Nonviolence Legacy Project Announces: Celebrate Peace: Learn Nonviolence Multi-Generational  Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence DATES: Saturday & Sunday, August 23 & 24, 2014 (9:30 am to 5 pm both days) LOCATION: Ward 3 City Council Office, 1510 E. Grant Rd., Tucson 85719 This two-day, highly participatory workshop for youth and adults covers information about nonviolence as… Read more »