Welcome to the Walled Lake Consolidated School District's Reflections Webpage!
The National PTA Reflections Theme for the 2016-2017 School Year is:
"What Is Your Story?"

 WLCSD Students: Tell us your interpretation of the theme: “What Is Your Story?Only new and original works of art will be accepted. Enter up to two pieces per the following art categories you qualify for:

  1. Dance Choreography
  2. Film Production
  3. Literature
  4. Music Composition
  5. Photography
  6. Visual Arts (2D and 3D)
  7. Special Artist (must qualify)

No experience is required to participate in Reflections! Choose the arts category you’re interested in, create an original piece of artwork based on the theme, “What Is Your Story” and be recognized as an artist in our community!

Follow your school's PTA deadlines and instructions on how to enter.  Please Read Rules prior to submitting your work to ensure all the requirements are met.  The Student Entry Form & the Consent Form (for those students who have other students in their pieces) can be found below the Program Rules. 

In your artist statement, tell us about your work and what it means to you.

  1. How does your work relate to the theme?
  2. What is your personal connection to the theme?
  3. What did you use to create your work (supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc)?
  4. What/Who was your inspiration?
Judging Criteria

Volunteer arts and education experts review submissions without knowledge of the entrants' identity.  Judges look for personal interpretations on the program theme that best exemplify creativity and technical skill. 

  1. Interpretation-How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  2. Creativity-How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation
  3. Technique-The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area. 

Visit the art gallery on the national PTA website for examples of national award-winning works.

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Program Rules:  2016-2017

2016-17 Photography Rules

2016-17 Special Artist Rules

2016-17 Film Production Rules

2016-17 Music Composition Rules

2016-17 Visual Arts Rules

2016-17 Dance Choreography Rules

2016-17 Literature Rules

2016-17 Full National Packet

2016-17 Student Entry Form

2016-17 Reflections Consent Form


Important Dates

Reflections' Deadlines

November 23, 2016 - Submissions due to individual schools/PTA's/PTSA's                                                          
December 12, 2016- 6:00-9:00 p.m. High School & Middle School chairs turn in Advancing pieces.  Submissions due to Loon Lake Elementary                                         

​December 13, 2016 - ​6:00-9:00 p.m. Elementary school chairs turn in advancing pieces.  Submissions due to Loon Lake Elementary

January 14, 2017 - WLCS District winners announced to chairs and PTSA board via email.  Winning entries will be submitted electronically to the state of Michigan.

February-March 2017- Date TBD-State of Michigan winning entries announced

Walled Lake School District
Reflections Celebration:
March 27, 2017
Walnut Creek Middle School

State of Michigan                                                                                                                   ReflectionsCelebration: 1:00-3:00p.m.​​                                                                                                                                            Southfield Parks & Recreation Multi  Purpose Room                                                                                                                                                 26000 Evergreen Rd                                                                                                                              ​Southfield, MI 48076



Reflections Chair Information


Below, you will find several documents to assist with the implementation of your school's Reflections' program.  For further assistance, please contact the WL PTSA Council chairperson, Dawn Fuhrwerk Phone (313) 663-0404 | Email:  


Michigan_Reflections_Guide_for_Local_Leaders 2016-17

Reflections Tool Checklist 2016-17

Reflections Tools Volunteer Sign-Up 2016-17

Reflections Template Press Release


Tips for Promoting Reflections-2016-17    




Reflections Template Media Advisory 2016-17


Reflections Tool Judging Guidelines 2016-17 

Reflections Tool Judging Score Card 2016-17

2015-16 National Awards


2016-17 Template Certificate

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WLCSD - Reflections National ID Numbers