The theme for 2017-18 is "Within Reach"  Congratulations to our 2016-17 winners, Photography-Ashley (8th), Art-Kate (8th), Music- Tanish (6th), and Literature-Rachel (8th). Reflections Art & Literature submissions can be viewed in the PMS Library until Winter Break. 


National PTA Reflections Program Honors Pleasanton Middle School Student

Reflections Program


Reflections Art Recognition Program theme for the

2017-18 "

"Within Reach"  

The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students that provides an excellent opportunity for students of all ages (Preschool to Grades 12) to unleash their creative talents and be inspired, express themselves imaginatively in their artwork and receive positive recognition for their original works of art. In addition to this, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of the importance of the arts in education

During the 2016-2017 school year, tens of thousands of students across the country and in U.S. schools overseas contributed their original works to be considered for PTA’s highest honor in the arts. A panel of arts and education experts juried 1,042 national level submissions, selecting 206 works to be exhibited

How to Get Involved

To get involved, students must fill out the entry form and consent form, and submit an original piece, inspired by the annual theme, for the Reflections Program.  All entries must be submitted in accordance to the rules and turned in on time to be considered.  The art areas for this year are:

·         Dance Choreography (click to see rules)

·         Film Production (click to see rules)

·         Literature (click to see rules)

·         Music Composition (click to see rules)

·         Photography (click to see rules)

·         Visual Arts (click to see rules)

Please note that the consent form is required for Dance Choreography, Film Production, and Music Composition entries only. It is best to use USB sticks for recordings.  

Special Artist Division

The Special Artist Division is a non-graded division limited to students with physical, cognitive or mental health challenges. These students will follow all general and arts category rules, but may submit an entry in the grade division most closely aligned to their cognitive or functional abilities. Click here to see details on the Special Artist Division Rules.

If you have any questions, please contact PMS Reflections Chair, Uzgen Rencuzogullari