Welcome to the Walled Lake Consolidated School District's Reflections Webpage!
The National PTA Reflections Theme for the 2020-2021 School Year is:
"I Matter Because..."
Learn more about the Reflections program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A03mHzBpl4
2020-2021 WLCSD Students: Tell us your interpretation of the theme: “I Matter Because...". Only new and original works of art will be accepted. Enter only ONE piece per the following art categories you qualify for:
- Dance Choreography
- Film Production
- Music Composition
- 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 “I Matter Because...” 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 (must be 10-100 words), tell us about your work and what it means to you. You can include some of these points below in your statement:
- 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?
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
2020-2021 Program Rules, Entry Forms, and Consent Forms:
Theme Search Contest - due October 20, 2020 to your school chairperson
Additional/Exact Dates to be announced once school resumes
September 16, 2020- 6:30pm, Virtual Chairperson Training (like for meeting will be sent to all chairs as event gets closer)
October 1, 2020 – **Recommended** Reflections launch date for schools
October 20, 2020 - Theme Search entries due to the district, who will forward on to the state
November 16, 2020 - **Recommended** Submissions due to individual schools/PTAs/PTSAs
December 7, 2020 – Advancing Artwork due via the shared Google Drive folder
January 7, 2021 - Reflections art pieces due to state electronically via FluidReview
Mid-January 2021 - WLCSD District winners announced to chairs and PTSA board via email. Winning entries will be submitted electronically to the state of Michigan.
Mid-January through End of February 2021 - WLCSD district chairs forward district winners to State of Michigan Reflections judges to be processed, judged, and then State of Michigan winners determined.
Early March 2021 - State of Michigan winning entries announced
March through May 2021 - Winning State of Michigan Reflections art is sent to Washington, DC, for judging at the National Level
May 1, 2021 - National winning entries announced
Walled Lake School District Reflections Celebration
Monday, March 22, 2021 @ 6:30pm
Clifford H. Smart Middle School
**A virtual celebration will be held in lieu of in-person celebration if the in-person celebration can't be held.
State of Michigan Reflections Celebration
Date, Time, and Location TBD (May 2021)
National PTA Reflections Celebration
June 24-27, 2021
Reflections Chair Information
FOR 2020-2021 REFLECTIONS' CHAIRPEOPLE - HELPFUL INFORMATION/DOCUMENTS
All chairs have been granted access to a shared Google Drive folder with helpful information and documents for Reflections. Below, you will also find several documents to assist with the implementation of your school's Reflections program. For further assistance, please contact the WL PTSA Council chairs:
- Susie Crafton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Sarah D'Agostino (email@example.com)
- Torry Yu (TorryYu@wlcsd.org).
Click here for additional resources for chairpersons from the National PTA.
Stay tuned for a September 2020 WLCSD Reflections Chair training session. Date still to be determined.
WLCSD Reflections Chair Training will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30pm. All Reflections chairs will receive a link to join the meeting as the event gets closer.
Link to Register as Your School's Reflections Program (active July 1st)
Link to Upload School Winners for State Judging (district chairs will notify you which entries to submit via this system)
2020-2021 Certificate Template (feel free to use or you can create your own)
TRAINING RESOURCES FOR CHAIR PEOPLE