Within Reach

Does your child like to create? Did you know that each year the Mill Creek Middle PTSA participates in a national art program called REFLECTIONS?


The Reflections Arts Recognition Program is a national arts recognition and achievement program for students. Since 1969, over 10 million students across the nation have taken part in this popular PTA program.


Every student is invited to enter in the PTA Reflections program.  Participants are asked to reflect on this year’s theme: WITHIN REACH.

Students may choose one or all of the available arts categories:

  • Dance Choreography

  • Film Production

  • Literature

  • Music Composition

  • Photography

  • Visual Arts


The arts—and the National PTA Reflections program—support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in your school community. Celebrate arts learning in your school community with Reflections. 


In showcasing and celebrating student talent, the Reflections Program increases community awareness of the importance of the arts in education.

All students who enter will be recognized at the school level. 1st and 2nd place winners from our school will move on to county judging. Winners at the county level will be recognized at a ceremony in November and they will move on to state level then have a chance to compete nationally.

Entries will be due to our school on September 29th. For more information please contact our Reflections Chair, Kim Kazee at kimkazee.mcms@gmail.com



Rules and Forms


Special Artists Division

ELIGIBILITY. The National PTA Special Artist Division is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504 to have the opportunity and accommodations they may need in order to participate fully in the program.


The Special Artist Division offers modified rules and guidelines to ensure that every student has the chance to be part of the National PTA Reflections® program. Who qualifies as a disabled individual under the law? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines an individual with a disability as a person who: (1) Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the major life activities of that person; (2) Has a record of such an impairment; or (3) Is regarded as having such impairment.


Links for more information: click National Program