For many of you in the LYS Nation, today is the first day back for students. For me, this is the most exciting day of the school year. This is the only day when the whole year is still in front of us and all of us are Exemplary. All we have to do is make each subsequent day better than the last one. I wish each and every one of you in the LYS Nation the best of luck (which is where preparation meets opportunity) this year and the reminder that you are the best hope that your students have. You have the power to change their lives for the better. For the 80+ schools that we are working directly with this year, we will see you soon. For everyone else in the LYS Nation, know that we are just a phone call or e-mail away. I’ll close today with a message that a LYS Principal sent me just last night (can you feel the excitement). SC, Just dropping a note to let you know that we did our Fundamental 5 refresher training for a whole day last week for in-service at SJ! My teachers are pumped!! We have de-nested, with teacher desks and book shelves a dime a dozen in our storage dungeon!! And our trash bins have been full for weeks! 2011-2012, here we come!!! Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn… Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on! Follow Sean Cain and LYS on