• As I embark on my 40th year of teaching here at Big Sandy Schools, I have to ask myself the proverbial question, "Where did the time go?" Just yesterday my wife and I came to Big Sandy fresh out of college. Little did we know at the time that we would make a life here, raise our family, and be here 40 years later. What made us stay all these years? The answer is simple: it's the people, the community of Big Sandy, and working in such a wonderful school system. We couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our lives and raise our children. So in answer to the question, "Where did the time go?", the answer is irrelevant. When living and working in a community and a school like ours, time doesn't matter. Each year is as satisfying and exciting as the next. That is why I'm so excited after all these years to start year 40. Welcome back, students and parents for another exciting year! I hope you're as fired up as I am! Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I can be reached directly in my office by calling  378-3417, or by email at lbrumwell@bigsandy.k12.mt.us. GO PIONEERS!