The Frank Church Statesman

December 2022

Principal's Corner

I hope everyone had a restful fall break. Please reference our website for all of the latest information regarding Frank Church High School. The calendar will keep you up to date about our current events and upcoming schedule. I would like to thank you for your continued support of our students and staff.

Happy Holidays to our Frank Church students and parents!

Important Dates

December 3rd

Stuff the Bus

December 7th

Civics Test

American Government Students

December 14th


December 15th

Holiday Dinner

December 21st-22nd


December 22nd

Early Release at 12:00

December 23rd-January 6th

No School - Winter Break!

January 9th

First Day of 3rd Quarter

January 16th

No School

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Stuff the Bus

Saturday, Dec. 3rd 2022 at 10am-6pm

3527 South Federal Way

Boise, ID

Frank Church High School AVID classes are once again organizing the Federal Way Fred Meyer Stuff the Bus location! Join us from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and help stuff the bus with toys and gift cards. The Salvation Army will distribute the items to local youth in need during this holiday season.

See Mr. Butts or Ms. Haley to sign up. Everyone is welcome!

Career Center News


Wednesday, Dec. 14th 2022 at 8am-1pm

3608 South Milwaukee Lane

Boise, ID

Coffee & donuts will be provided!

Parents are invited to come get help with their part of the FAFSA! Financial Aid reps will also be in attendance to help.

**The FAFSA is the free application to apply for federal student aid, to include grants (free money!) to pay for college & other programs after high school**

Holiday Dinner

Thursday, December 15th during lunch will be the annual Holiday Dinner for all students.

Holiday Resource List for Families


Rake Up Boise!

On November 12th, Frank Church’s National Honor Society and FCCLA took part in Rake Up Boise! Thousands of volunteers rake yards for veteran, disabled, and senior neighbors. This is a beloved fall tradition for many community members and one of the largest volunteer events in the Northwest.

Frank Church had fifteen people rake up 163 bags of leaves.

Sticker Shock in the Community School

AVID 11/12th graders continued the tradition of supporting Idaho Youth by sticking 14,000 stickers on 14,000 bags to remind adults to avoid giving alcohol to minors. AVID 11/12, The Idaho Liquor Division, and members of the Frank Church community all worked together to get the bags with the stickers to local liquor stores to get this strong and important message out into our community.

Critical Thinking Foundations Class Field Trip

Our new Critical Thinking “Foundations” classes joined together on a field trip to the Downtown Boise Public Library. Students applied for and received library cards, and for some students, it was their very first library card. Students learned about the new full-time social worker and Mental Health Coordinator, Ashley Hammond. Ashely came to speak with the students along with the Teen Services Librarian, Jennifer Wills. Students were also able to learn about the many resources the public library has to offer.

AVID Field Trip

The AVID 9/10 and the AVID 11/12 class joined forces at a battle of the best at Nerfed Boise! On November 16th, students practiced their transportation and social skills as well as their nerf-dart competitive skills at a local business where our own Frank Church graduate, Andrew, has been a part of establishing the business and has often spoken to students about his entrepreneur journey. While Andrew couldn’t make the event, he will be joining the class as a guest speaker in the near future.


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