2019-2020 Greenhouse First Semester Teachers

Back row (l to r): Elizabeth Roettele – 1/2 gradeRenee Isaac – Kindergarten & FrenchLori Shinar – 1/2 grade Front row (l to r):Barb Lane – 5/6 gradeChristy Carmean – FES CoordinatorMelissa Dillenbeck – 3/4 gradeRachel Penkoff – 4 year old Preschool So thankful for these ladies and all their hard work, creativity, and energy!

Apples, Apples, Apples!

Last week, The Greenhouse kindergarten students were busy learning about apples. They have been counting and adding apples, graphing their family’s favorite types of apples, reading lots of books about apples, learning about the life cycle of an apple, writing and drawing about apples, singing songs about apples, and much more. But their favorite activityContinue reading “Apples, Apples, Apples!”


The August Joint Learning Session was a great start to our school year!  Home school students and The Greenhouse students were together for three weeks of classroom learning and group events.  Highlights included baseball and art class (see pictures below). We had 46 students from 24 families representing 7 nationalities in kindergarten through grade 6.

First day of the new school year, August 10, 2015

Excitement was high both outside and inside of school on the first day of the new school year.  Students and parents were gathering outside waiting for the bell to ring.  Teachers and staff were inside with last-minute preparations and peeking out the window to catch glimpses of their students. Home school students and The GreenhouseContinue reading “First day of the new school year, August 10, 2015”

April 2015 Joint Learning Session

On the heels of spring break, all the FES home school students joined with The Greenhouse students for two weeks of classroom teaching during the April Joint Learning Session (JLS), April 13-24, 2015.  The classrooms swelled with students making this the largest JLS in over ten years with 62 students! Students studied inventors, wars andContinue reading “April 2015 Joint Learning Session”

The 100th Day of School

Friday, January 23, 2015 was the 100th Day of School at The Greenhouse. We celebrated school-wide with special activities in each class! Several teachers came to school looking 100 years old.  We especially enjoyed Miss Myrtle and Miss Gertle leading our chapel worship :-). Students in grades kindergarten through grade 2 also came dressed asContinue reading “The 100th Day of School”

The staff at FES…

We are blessed by the quality and commitment of the teachers and staff at The Greenhouse.  We expect a lot of them in the course of a school year. The year starts with three weeks of classroom teaching for the August JLS (for home school and The Greenhouse students).  Once over and minus the homeContinue reading “The staff at FES…”

World Teacher’s Day

October 5 is World Teacher’s Day.  In Cameroon, the teachers and staff get an outfit or skirt made from the special pagne (fabric).  Here’s the 2014 staff. Left to right: Naomi Emberson, Kay Watts, Katie Majorins, Barb Lane, Mary Santos, Karen Merry. Pictured below is another one of our staff member’s for 2014, DeAnna Anderson.  However,Continue reading “World Teacher’s Day”