Welcome to the Walled Lake Consolidated School District's Reflections Webpage!
The National PTA Reflections Theme for the 2019-2020 School Year is:
"Look Within"

2018-2019 State of Michigan Reflections Winners

2018-2019 National Reflections Winners (including several WLCSD students!)

2019-2020 WLCSD Students: Tell us your interpretation of the theme: “Look Within".  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 “Look Within” 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

2018-2019 Program Rules, Entry Forms, and Consent Form by School:

Elementary Schools:

Commerce Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Dublin Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Glengary Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Hickory Woods Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Keith Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Loon Lake Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD  PDF

Mary Helen Guest Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Meadowbrook Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Oakley Park Elementary Rules and Entry Form

Pleasant Lake Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Walled Lake Elementary Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Wixom Elementary Rules and Entry Form

Middle Schools:

Clifford Smart Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

James Geisler Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Sarah Banks Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Walnut Creek Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

High Schools:

Central Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Northern Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF

Western Rules and Entry Form WORD   PDF


Important Dates

Reflections Deadlines for 2019-2020 are still coming together.  Check back for updates.

November 2, 2018 - Theme Search entries due to state electronically by 5pm (no extensions)

November TBD, 2018 - Submissions due to individual schools/PTAs/PTSAs                                                          
December TBD, 2018 - Advancing Artwork due.  Specific dates and location TBD.                                         

January 11, 2019 - Reflections art pieces due to state electronically (no extensions)

January TBD, 2019 - WLCS District winners announced to chairs and PTSA board via email.  Winning entries will be submitted electronically to the state of Michigan.

January TBD, 2019 - School chairs will be sent a list of the WLCSD winners that went to the state level. 

Mid-January through End of February, 2019 - 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 2019 - Date TBD- State of Michigan winning entries announced

Walled Lake School District Reflections Celebration
TBD, Spring 2019
Location TBD

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 2019)

National PTA Reflections Celebration
TBD, Summer 2019
Location TBD



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, Katie Bardocz Phone (248) 417-1998 | Email:


Reflections Chair Position Descriptions

Reflections Timeline

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

2018-2019 Local Leader Packet 

2018-2019 Leader's Checklist

2018-2019 Sample Volunteer Signup Form

Reflections Template Press Release


Tips for Promoting Reflections-2018-2019    




Reflections Template Media Advisory 2018-2019


Judging Rubric and Score Card

Category Rules for Judges' Review

Link to Upload School Winners for District Judging (use after judging at school level)


2018-2019 Certificate Template (electronically editable Publisher file so you can customize)

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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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