• Welcome to our School District

    Randy Cline
    Voice:  (406) 626-2600




    Welcome to all returning and new students to Frenchtown School District.  I hope all our students and parents had a fun, enjoyable, and productive summer.  The start of the 2018-2019 school year is upon us; on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 school will be starting in Frenchtown and all of our students will be moving up a grade, have new classrooms, and have new teachers.  It will be a regular day of school, all buses will run, and school lunch will be served.  However, in the high school only Freshman and new students will need to attend the first day. 

    Of course, there will be changes starting this school year for returning students as there is every school year.   Many students will also be making a move to a different school for the 2018-2019 school year.  Over the summer, the year-round staff has been busily preparing for the new school year.  There will be noticeable physical changes inside and outside of the buildings completed over the summer.  The North campus has some new sinks in the high school bathrooms and some other changes.  At the South campus several rooms and bathrooms have been refurbished and in the intermediate the old science lab has been converted into classroom space.  Lighting, gates, and repairs are taking place in the east parking lot.  Freedom Gardens is in the process of putting in their greenhouse in on the south side of the elementary by the Transportation Building.

    Hopefully, these physical changes will only add to the teaching and learning environment at FTSD.  In addition to the physical changes, there are staff and program changes in store for our students and staff this school year.  The junior high principal and twelve teachers left after the completion of the 2017-2018 school year.  At the junior high, the new principal is Aaron Griffin, who has transferred from the elementary.  The new elementary principal is Jodi Hall.  See the story below about the New Staff.  Be sure to welcome the new staff to the district.  Let’s have a great 2018-2019 school year and if you have any questions about the FTSD contact your building principals, and/or drop by the Superintendent’s office in the junior high or you can call Randy Cline at 626-2600.



    This past spring and summer we were busy hiring new staff members for the 2018-2019 school year.  As well as the new staff members you will also see some movement of current staff to new assignments.  Please help us welcome all of our new staff to the Frenchtown School District.


    Principal and Teachers:

    • Jodi Hall - Elementary Principal
    • Rachel Londeen – 1stGradeTeacher
    • Karolei Lydell – K-6 Music Teacher
    • Audrey Falldorf - Elementary Special Education Teacher
    • Tim Yeager – 6th Grade Teacher
    • Kendra Clark – 6th Grade Teacher
    • Brad Waln – Intermediate Special Education Teacher
    • Kendall Patch – Junior High Science Teacher 
    • Mary Beth King – Junior High/High School Music Teacher
    • Tanner Curey - High School Business Teacher
    • Julia Crocker - High School Science Teacher 
    • Lauryn Lynch – High School PE Teacher
    • Annie Sullivan – High School English Teacher



    • Allison Young - Permanent Substitute Teacher (Grades K-6)
    • Kimberly Rasmussen - Permanent Substitute Teacher (Grades 7-12)
    • Sandy White – Title I Instructional Aide
    • Ashley Dingman - Paraprofessional
    • Alyssa Tholstrom – Paraprofessional
    • Erin Gilbert – Paraprofessional
    • Katie Bearden – Paraprofessional
    • Morgan Thorp – Paraprofessional
    • Susan Terbovic - High School Custodian
    • Hunter Cross - High School Custodian
    • Joylene Schacher - Playground Aide


    Same Faces in New Places:             

    • Aaron Griffin – JH Principal
    • Paige Vinton – 2nd Grade Teacher
    • Amber Reed – 2nd Grade Teacher
    • Joe DiFulgentis – 3rd Grade Teacher
    • Coner Dwyer - 5th Grade Teacher
    • Morgan Job - 6th Grade Teacher
    • Ryann Rugg – Elementary/Junior High Librarian
    • Roberta Chapman – Elementary PE Teacher
    • Blake Cohlhepp - Junior High PE Teacher
    • Jeff Westrom - Junior High PE Teacher/High School Driver’s Education
    • Ryne Nelson – High School PE Teacher
    • Steve Pinsoneault – High School Study Hall Teacher
    • James Forrider – Associate Technology Coordinator
    • Maddy Eslinger – Bus Driver/Playground Aide
    • Kim Gergen – Head Cook
    • Christine Bearden – Kitchen Worker