Friends and family of mine are well aware that my wonderful daughter, Emma, attended the Highland Magnet School at Kenwood, located just blocks away from our home in Bend, Oregon.  Highland is a K-5th grade school that incorporates the Scottish Storyline method of teaching.  I can’t say enough positive things about this wonderful school and the Storyline Method.  The Storyline method deeply immerses students in specific themes and incorporates such fundamentals such as reading, writing, social studies, math and science into these themes.  Some of my favorite Storylines were the National Parks, Famous Artists, and the winter Olympics.  The level of creativity and commitment practiced by the teachers at Highland is astounding.  When I was recently approached to contribute a framed print to help with fund-raising for the Storyline at Highland, I jumped at the chance.   Below is “Fourth Of July”, a beautiful fine art photograph of Oregon’s Mt. Jefferson which I captured July 4th, 2014.

Oregon's Mount Jefferson

“Fourth of July”, Central Oregon’s Mount Jefferson

The Print is 20 inches x 24 inches, it is double matted, dry mounted, and framed with the hand made cherry wood frames that I craft in my wood shop.  The good folks at Highland will be selling raffle tickets to win this beautiful print.  For more information about buying raffle tickets to win this fine art photograph, please visit the Highland Elementary PTO website.

I’d like to extend a special thanks to the amazing staff at Highland.  Their emphasis on community,education, respect and responsibility has helped to give my daughter a phenomenal foundation from which to live her life.  Highland staff, you are truly appreciated!

Mike Putnam