Christmas Program


This year, we combined our JLS Christmas Program with the International Church of Yaounde’s (ICCY) worship service on Sunday, December 15th.

3-year old preschool.

The 3-year old preschool sang in French: Bonjour, Les Amis and Noël, Noël. They were a bit nervous to be in front of all of those people.

4-year old preschool and Kindergarten

The 4-year old Preschool and Kindergarten class sang  Baby Jesus We Love You & O How I Love Jesus.

1st-6th Grade

The 1st-6th graders performed the program, Signs of Christmas by Pam Andrews. Their favorite song was Deck the Halls.

It is common in Cameroon to have matching outfits made for special occasions. Don’t they look great in their Christmas outfits?!

Merry Christmas!

Fall 2019 – Greenhouse class pictures

5/6 Grade Class – Teacher Mrs. Barb Lane
3/4 Grade Class – Teacher Miss Melissa Dillenbeck
(Helper Abby the dog)
1/2 Grade Class – Teachers Mrs. Elizabeth Roettele and Mrs. Lori Shinar
Kindergarten class – Mrs. Renee Isaac
4 year old Preschool Class – Teacher Mrs. Rachel Penkoff
(Kindergarten joins with the Preschool class on Monday and Wednesday mornings)
Three year old French Immersion Preschool
Teacher – Miss Monique Um

August JLS 2019 Highlights


It is so hard to summarize all the fun and learning that took place during our August Joint Learning Session. We studied Ancient Egypt, did research reports, played basketball, did art projects, and SO much more.

5/6 Grade Class– A few of their highlights were studying the human body and did research reports on an organ and performed a play about building the pyramids.

The 3/4 class worked hard on research projects on animals and fish and dioramas depicting Egyptian life and culture.

The 1/2 Grade class worked on superhero character traits, library skills, and did lots of hands on learning about Egypt.

The Kindergarten class met in the afternoons and focused on letters, counting, and learning about Egypt.

The 4-year old preschool class started the year with a unit on dinosaurs.

The 3-year old preschool class is a French Immersion class. They are learning body parts, weather, and emotions. They even play games in French.

Our Staff, 2017-18


Every year, the make-up of our staff changes a bit.  Some are in Cameroon long-term, some for a few years and some for just one year.  For however long each person is here, we know that God brought them to work with us for just this time…for just this class and these students.  God is faithful!

Meet the staff of the 2017-18 school year.


Mary Santos, FES Coordinator (Principal)


Christy Carmean, ERC Manager


Barbara Lane, Grade 5 & 6 Teacher


Tracy McLean, Grade 3 & 4 Lead Teacher


Lori Gassler, Grades 3 & 4 Co-Teacher


Megan Smith, Grade 1 & 2 Teacher


Teresa Lee, Kindergarten Teacher


Heidi Boeckel, Preschool Teacher

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Renee Isaac, French Teacher

Needs for the 2018-19 school year:

  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Grade 3 & 4 teacher (combination class)
  • Homeschool teacher/tutor – teach the children of missionaries living in the village


Preschool, Fall 2014


Rachel Penkoff and Heidi Huizenga teach preschool two mornings a week with a delightful group of 4-year olds.  There are eight students in the class.  Here’s some of what took place in preschool in the past week.IMG_2791 IMG_2795 IMG_2798 IMG_2822