Windemere Ranch Middle School

DUE DATE FOR ENTRIES

Monday, October 16th 2017

Reflections

2017-18 Reflections Update

A big thank you to all the participants, for being a part of this year’s Reflections’ program. The dedication and hardwork, that went into these beautiful creations, was palpable. Congrats to each and every one of them!! Thanks to the wonderful panel of judges, our staff and teachers, who took time out of their busy schedule, to painstakingly judge all the entries. Special thanks to Ms.Kim Cummings, for being a trooper and helping with all the coordination.

 

We had a total of 37 entries, in 4 categories. The winning entries, in each category, competed at the district level competition. The showcase, at our school level, to recognize and reward all the participants, will take place shortly. We will be sending out a flyer, with the date and details.

 

Visual Arts

Winner : Anika Awasthi, Grade 6, “There is a Better Person Within Reach”

Winner : Priyal Sharma, Grade 7, “The Stars are Within Reach”

Winner : Anika Sharma, Grade 7, “Memories are Within Reach”

 

Honorable Mention : Harshita Chawal, Grade 7, “Catching Time”

 

Photography

Winner: Venya Masula, Grade 7, “The Stretch of a Paw”

Winner : Kaavya Vipul, Grade 6, “Perspective”

 

Literature

Winner : Ananya Vittaladevuni , Grade 7, “Broken Girl”

Winner : Anika Jena, Grade 8, “Monkey Dare”

 

Honorable Mention : Priyal Sharma, Grade 7, “Dreams are Within Reach”

 

Music Composition

Winner : Anika Jena Grade 8, “My Summer’s Wish” (Piano)

Winner : Venya Masula Grade 7, “Soar High” (Piano and voice)

WInner : Adarsh Seth, Grade 6, “Mr.Jazzobeat” (Alto Saxophone)
 

District Level Winner

Anika Jena’s (Grade 8) entry, in music, “My Summer’s Wish”, will be advancing to the State level competition. Kudos to her!!

 

District Level Showcase

The winning entries, and the honorable mentions, will be displayed at the District showcase, on December 7th, from 7 pm to 8 pm, at Charlotte Wood Middle School, Danville.

2017 - 2018 Reflections

                                              

 

"Within Reach" is the theme for the 2017-2018 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.

All students attending PTA schools sponsoring the program are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six areas:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts.

Artworks are submitted first to school-level PTAs, where they are first recognized, celebrated and judged by five grade-level divisions, while a non-judged Special Artists division celebrates student artists with special needs. School PTAs then choose a selection of entries to be judged by local PTA units, which are then sent on to councils and then districts for consideration. The final artworks submitted to California State PTA by districts are then considered for Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit. Award of Excellence entries then go on to represent California in the final National PTA judging round. Please review general entry rules.

State-level Award of Excellence honorees receive:

  • The opportunity to showcase their artwork at the California State PTA Convention
  • Prizes including an Award of Excellence medal, certificate and a $100 savings bond presented on stage at convention
  • An expense-paid trip for the award-winning student and one parent/guardian to convention.