Reflections Art Program

Reflections is a program established by the National PTA over 50 years ago to support students’ participation in Fine Arts in schools.  Through participation in the Arts, students gain self-confidence, find ways to express their feelings and ideas, explore fundamental questions of humanity, develop creative thinking skills that support problem-solving, and derive satisfaction and pride from completing a creation of their own making. 


 This year's Reflections theme is 

I Will Change the World By…


Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. 


Students participate in the appropriate division for their grade: Primary (Pre-K - Grade 2), Intermediate (Grades 3-5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Special Artist (All grades welcome). Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.*


Arts Categories


  Dance Choreography



  Film Production






  Music Composition





Visual Arts

  Visual Arts


Reflections submissions must include the entry form (detailed packet linked) and parent/student membership in the HES PTA.  Program Rules and Details are linked here.


Entries are due November 6th (updated).


Questions?  Contact Shelley Barclay, HES Arts in Education Reflection Chair



See Entries from last year's Reflections