Posts Categorized: University News

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 »

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 »

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.

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 »