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 am hopeful because....


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.  


Entries are due November 28, 2023


Questions?  Contact Balaji Manickavel, HES Arts in Education Reflection Chair



See Entries from last year's Reflections