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..."

2019-2020 State of Michigan Reflections Winners

2019-2020 National Reflections Winners

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:

  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 “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, 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.

National PTA Reflections Page

2020-2021 Program Rules, Entry Forms, and Consent Forms:

2020-2021 Information is Not Available Yet, Information Below is for 2019-2020

Rules (find rules for each category here)

Entry Forms and Consent Forms (find pre-filled forms for each school here)


Important Dates

2020-2021 Dates To Be Announced Once School Resumes

October 1, 2019 – Recommended Reflections launch date for schools

October 15, 2019 - Theme Search entries due to the district, who will forward on to the state

November 15, 2019 - Submissions due to individual schools/PTAs/PTSAs

November 26, 2019 – Optional Assistance for Chairs on Google Drive uploading, ESC @ 6:30pm​​​​​​

December 2, 2019 – Optional Assistance for Chairs on Google Drive uploading, ESC @ 6:30pm 

December 3, 2019 - Advancing Artwork due via the shared Google Drive folder

January 10, 2020 - Reflections art pieces due to state electronically (no extensions)

January 14, 2020 - 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, 2020 - WLCSD district chair people forward district winners to State of Michigan Reflections judges to be processed, judged, and then State of Michigan winners determined.

March 2020 - Date TBD - State of Michigan winning entries announced


Walled Lake School District Reflections Celebration
Monday, March 30, 2020
Clifford H. Smart Middle School

March through May, Winning State of Michigan Reflections art is sent to Washington, DC, for judging at the National Level

State of Michigan Reflections Celebration
Date, Time, and Location TBD (May 2021)

National PTA Reflections Celebration
TBD, Summer 2021
Location TBD



Reflections Chair Information


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, Sarah D'Agostino ( or Torry Yu (


Link to Register as Your School's Reflections Chair (active July 1st)

2019-2020 Local Leader Packet

Reflections Leader's Checklist

Reflections Template Press Release


Tips for Promoting Reflections 2019-2020

Promotion Board Example 1

Promotion Board Example 2

Promotion Board Example 3

Reflections Template Media Advisory 2019-2020


Judging Rubric and Score Card

Category Rules for Judges' Review

Link to Upload School Winners for District Judging (district chairs will notify you which entries to submit via this system)


2019-2020 Certificate Template (electronically editable Word file so you can customize)

Reflections Celebration

Reflections Celebration WLCSD


WLCSD - Reflections National ID Numbers

eLearning Presentation from National Reflections Website

How to Register Your School

State of Michigan PTA Reflections Request Access


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Special Artist Icon

Film Icon

Dance Icon

Art Icon

Literature Icon

Music Icon


Reflections Logo

I Matter Because Theme Logo

I Matter Because 8.5x11 Posters

I Matter Because 17x22 Posters