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?"

See the video and read about a contest here: http://www.pta.org/programs/reflections.cfm?ItemNumber=2898&navItemNumber=4777

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:

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts (2D and 3D)
  • 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!

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

  • How does your work relate to the theme?
  • What is your personal connection to the theme?
  • What did you use to create your work (supplies, technology, instrumentation, props, etc)?
  • 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. 

  • Interpretation-How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity-How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation
  • 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. www.pta.org/reflections

Program Rules:  2016-2017

Please Read the rules prior to submitting your work to ensure all the requirements are met.  All Reflections entries are due to the main office by Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by 4:00PM! The entries must be accompanied by a consent form and an entry form (see below). Click the links below for the official rules and required forms.

If you have any questions about Reflections, please do not hesitate to contact the Hickory Woods PTA Reflections Chairs: Torry Yu (TorryYu@wlcsd.org), Kavita Namjoshi (kavitanamjoshi@gmail.com), or Stacey DeRoche (staceyderoche@gmail.com).

2016-17 Reflections Student Entry Form
2016-17 Reflections Consent Form
2016-17 Full National Packet w/ Rules
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

Important Dates

November 23, 2016 - Submissions due to the HWE Main Office by 4:00 PM                              

​December 13, 2016 - ​Elementary school chairs turn in advancing pieces.  Submissions due to Walled Lake Schools

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- State of Michigan winning entries announced

​March-May 2017 - State of Michigan Reflections Celebration

Walled Lake School District Reflections Celebration: March 27, 2017, 6:30-8:00 PM at Walnut Creek Middle School