Schools are busy places; this is particularly true of Marshall. In the midst of all the projects, practices, performances, and progress, it is important to occasionally remind ourselves of why we came together as an educational community in the first place. This year, I invite you to join me in these messages once a month to examine some of the fundamentals that make Marshall, Marshall. I hope we can start that discussion here and continue it as a community in person. We are special—and strong—because of the values and the people who make up our community.