PTA Reflections 


Reflections has been a staple NATIONWIDE ARTS PROGRAM in many schools for over 50 years.  

All Schimelpfenig students are eligible to participate in the Reflections program.


  • Categories
    • Dance choreography
    • Film production
    • Literature 
    • Music composition 
    • Photography and 
    • Visual arts
  • Eligibility: All Schimelpfenig students
    • At least one person from the household must be a current PTA member. To become a member, click here
    • Students may enter any or all of the six art categories. 
    • Multiple entries within a single arts category are permitted.  
    • Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the national theme. 
    • Each entry must also conform to the general guidelines developed by National PTA
  • National PTA rules

Students should download the Program Rules to ensure their art meets the requirements for each art category. Each entry must be accompanied by a completed Student Entry Form.


Student Program Rules Packet:  English | Spanish

Student Entry Form:  English | Spanish


Submitting your entries

Reflections 2023 - 2024 theme: I Am Hopeful Because... If you have not started already, now is the time to be working on your Reflections projects! The deadline to submit your entries is OCTOBER 31st to the front office along with the entry form! If you have any questions please email Deanna Herrmann at


What happens after I submit my entry?

Once entries are submitted judging will occur. Judging will be done by outside art experts, and they will not have access to participants’ information. Award of Excellence entries move on to Plano ISD Council of PTAs Reflections.


A Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. Selected entries are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. 


The final artworks submitted to TEXAS State PTA by districts are then considered for Outstanding Interpretation, Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Outstanding Interpretation and Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent TEXAS in the final National PTA judging round.


Visit the 2022-2023 Reflections Gallery to see examples of entries from last year.


Questions?  Email


Celebrating 50+ Years of Reflections

This YouTube Video explores 50 years of the Reflections program. Learn about the impact Reflections has had on students, families, and communities since the program was founded in 1969.




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DISCLAIMER: The Schimelpfenig Middle School PTA is a noncommercial, nonsectarian, nonpartisan association that does not endorse any candidate or political party. This PTA does not endorse non-PTA products or services. If you have a concern, please contact a member of the PTA Executive Board.