Welcome to the Walled Lake Consolidated School District's Reflections Webpage!
The National PTA Reflections Theme for the 2017-2018 School Year is:
"Within Reach"

 WLCSD Students: Tell us your interpretation of the theme: “Within Reach.Only new and original works of art will be accepted. Enter only ONE piece 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, “Within Reach” 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.


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 17, 2017 - Submissions due to individual schools/PTAs/PTSAs                                                          
December 11-15, 2017 - Advancing Artwork due.  Specific dates and location TBD.                                         

January 13, 2018 - WLCS District winners announced to chairs and PTSA board via email.  Winning entries will be submitted electronically to the state of Michigan.

January 16, 2018 - School chairs will be sent a list of the WLCSD winners that went to the state level. 

March 2018 - Date TBD- State of Michigan winning entries announced

Walled Lake School District
Reflections Celebration:
March 26, 2018
Walnut Creek Middle School

State of Michigan
Reflections Celebration
Date, Time, and Location TBD (May 2018)



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

reflections celebration



WLCSD - Reflections National ID Numbers