2017-2018 Reflections Program



The PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The Texas Reflections program has the most participation of any PTA program with entries totaling over 75,000 across the state. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas:

  • literature
  • musical composition
  • photography
  • visual arts
  • dance choreography
  • film/video

In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art.

A great learning experience! When children express themselves through words, pictures, movement, music, photography and other art forms, they grow intellectually. They learn to analyze their thoughts, feelings and ideas. They learn to look at things, people and experiences in a fresh and exciting way and they become more interested in the ideas and works of others.


As with any student activity, parent involvement and support are very important. But parents must remember that student artists need to create their own works. Children must make their own decisions about what to create and what to enter in the Reflections Program. By creating their own literature, musical composition, photography, the visual arts, dance choreography, and film/video, children not only learn about the arts, more importantly, they learn about themselves.

Please visit Texas PTA for rules and information.

Entries are due by Friday, November 11th before school in the library.


2017-2018 Rules for Participation coming soon


2017-2018 Student Entry Form coming soon


Please contact our Reflections Chair if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.



2016-2017 State Results for the PTA Reflections Program are in!


Texas PTA received 1,027 entries for state-level judging and proudly awarded nearly 500 students.  Plano ISD was well represented with 17 out of 25 entries placing at the State Level!  Four of Plano ISD students' entries received an Overall Award of Excellence and will advance to the National Level, representing Texas PTA.  Best wishes to these students!


Congratulations to our Shepton Stallion, Lauren Kung for her Honorable Mention Award in Music Composition.


Shepton High School PTSA

President - Rhonda Snyder



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