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BMS is Building Lasting Relationships

At BMS, we follow a set of core values, one of which is that "we nurture loving, respectful relationships and seek emotional balance. We take responsibility for ourselves and work to develop our understanding of others." Relationships are truly key at our school.

This week, the beautiful necklace for our drawing was donated by Anne Vaughan Designs.

This local company is owned and operated by former BMS parents Anne and Aaron Vaughan. The Vaughan's children attended Blue Mountain for a number of years, and Aaron served on the Board of Trustees for several of those years. In the photo below, Aaron helps his daughter with her research presentation when she was in the middle elementary class at BMS.

Although the Vaughan's are no longer a part of BMS on a day-to-day basis, our school's focus on and value of relationships has created friendships and connections with the Vaughan family that continue to remain strong years later. Blue Mountain School isn't just teaching children how to read and write; we are strengthening community by nurturing connections that last.

To enter your name in the drawing for the AVD necklace, make a donation of $50 or more to BMS by noon on Tuesday, November 10. Not only will you have a chance to win this prize, but you will also be entered in the drawings for the rest of the campaign!

Anne Vaughan Designs unique handcrafted designer earrings, bracelets and necklaces for women are designed and made with love in the Vaughan's Floyd, Virginia, USA studio. Each collection features layered necklaces that can be worn together or individually. Local Floyd stores that carry AVD include Bell Gallery, Hey Helen, and Troika Gallery. For more information or to shop, visit

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