PTAs in Chesterfield County schools encourage students to participate in the Reflections program, providing opportunities for recognition and access to the arts (which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life). This year’s Reflections theme is “I am hopeful because …”.
Each school’s PTA sets the deadline for students to submit their creations. Reflections information from the National PTA is available here.
Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This year’s theme is “I am hopeful because…” This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.
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). They 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.