Welcome to a new school year! It is hard to believe we are beginning the 2017-18 school year. It seems like we had just finished 2016-17. I am excited to see our building full of students ready to learn and grow another year with us. The energy level of the school definitely increases with their presence. The excitement they bring is what makes this job the best job in the world. We have the opportunity to partner with our students on their life journey. Mother Teresa said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” How exciting it is to know that our labor is not in vain. According to Mother Teresa the “stones” we cast create many ripples. How far those ripples go is an answer we may or may not get to witness. The effects of those ripples can be seen in our communities, states, nation, and sometimes world wide. Some of the ripples we create could change a student forever thus reaching their children and possibly their children’s children and beyond.