Posts Categorized: University News

PFFSU Photography Show at Epic Cafe

Please join us for live music, art, snacks, and gorgeous PFFSU student photography at Epic Cafe on Saturday, Oct. 27th from 2-5 pm. Marcus Jones will mix hip hop and jazz, there will be art from Raichelle Sutton, and students from PFFSU’s Wednesday Photography Club will showcase their photos.  Art will be for sale, and… Read more »

Eighth-grade Portfolio, Gateway, and Service Learning Requirement

Families are invited to attend a presentation and discussion of the eighth-grade portfolio, Gateway, and service learning requirements on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd, from 5:30 – 6:30. Two discussions will take place that evening– one at PFFSD, which will be hosted by PFFSD Principal JoAnn Groh, and the other at PFFSU, which will be hosted by… Read more »

Student-led Conferences Thursday, Oct. 25 and Friday, Oct. 26

Students will be dismissed at noon on both Thursday, Oct. 25th and Friday, Oct. 26th in order to accommodate student-led conferences.  There will not be any AfterSchool programming on these two days. Student-led conferences are a way for students to reflect on their learning and express their strengths and stretches in each of their core… Read more »

Thank You for Another Incredible Intersession

Last week, students danced, sang, made pottery, painted a gorgeous mural, critiqued zoos, rode trains, discussed body image, tracked animals, backpacked, explored, and adventured all through Southern Arizona.  Intersession was another wonderful week of immersive, hands-on student learning. Our Intersession would not be possible without our volunteer drivers, our community partners, and our flexible and… Read more »

Intersession Schedule w/ 12:00 release on Friday/ 10/5

Next week, 10/1 – 10/5 is our fall Intersession.  Students have all received their Intersession groups and you should have received a parent letter describing your student’s Intersession group. Some Intersession groups will have special schedules during the week, so please pay close attention to the times listed on the parent letter.  You may view… Read more »

12:00 Release This Friday, 9/28

Both Paulo Freire Freedom Schools will have a 12:00 student dismissal time on Friday, September 28th.  This early dismissal is listed on our school calendar as a teacher in-service planning half day.  There will not be any AfterSchool programming this Friday.

PFFSU Earth Science Theater Performance

PFFS-U is proud to present Earth Science Theater!  The 6th and 7th Grade science classes will present a series of performances about Earth‘s evolution, combining storytelling, dance, art, humor, music, and a whole lot of scientific evidence.  See the hoops group perform photosynthesis, experience the great Pangea Break Up, witness Climate Change on Trial and much, much more!   What: Earth Science Theater  When: Tuesday, September 25th, from 1:30 -3:00 and 5:30 p.m. to… Read more »

PFFSU 8th Grade Expedition to Cienega Creek

This Friday, September 14th all Paulo Freire Freedom School – University 8th graders will be going on expedition to Cienega Creek Natural Preserve located about 31 miles East of Tucson. This is an amazing location with some water holes and lots of potential wildlife sightings. Please make sure your student has proper hiking shoes, a water bottle… Read more »

Intersession Time!

This week we are sharing our exciting Intersession options. (Downtown on Monday; University on Wednesday) They are all fabulous!  Please take some time to review with your young person and fill out the choices sheet.  We work hard to giving students one of their top 3 choices – trust us there are a lot of… Read more »

Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre Youth Classes

The Scoundrel and Scamp Theatre  offers workshops and ensemble training for youth, with an emphasis on the collaborative nature of the theatrical art.  We partner with local middle and high schools to shape the complete theatre artist, onstage, backstage, and front-of-house. The Scoundrel and Scamp is excited to announce their fall offering of theater classes for… Read more »