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Thursday, September 10, 2015

REFLECTIONS 2015 - Calling All Students - REFLECT on a THEME and CREATE an original work!!

Arts Education entails a wide array of disciplines including theater, media arts, literature, visual arts, dance and music.  It is an essential element of a complete and balanced education and plays a critical role in students' success in school and in life.  The PTSA is a strong supporter of Arts in Education as it not only develops the whole person, it nurtures ones creativity, builds teamwork, and it connects families and schools to one another and their community.  It is also proven to enhance students reading, language, math and social skills.

PTSA Reflections Program is a way to support arts in education and student learning by advocating arts in education.  The program has 6 categories in which students will reflect on the common theme "LET YOUR IMAGINATION FLY" and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreographyfilm productionliteraturemusic compositionphotography and visual arts.  Entries can be completed at home or in school, but most be the original work of one individual.  This year there is also an added special artist division, for students with disabilities whose physical, cognitive or mental health challenges meet ADA guidelines.

For more information, entry forms and rules for each category please visit our Reflections page.

All entries are due by October 30.  Students have the opportunity to win awards within the school, the region, the state and even nationally!  

We hope to make this a strong program that will grow over the years with increased participation that will acknowledge the creativity of our students by having an annual Art Night which would exhibit students work and talent or any kind of event that will celebrate arts in education and support our student artists.  If you would like to be part of our Reflections Committee please EMAIL the PTSA or attend one of our monthly meetings.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Reflections Winners!!

Kapa'a High School students showed their artistic side and many placed at the state level in their division in tthe 2014-2015 REFLECTIONS Program!  Students' artwork, music, film, dance and literature were all part of the National PTSA contest which encourages schools to support the arts and students to explore their artistic talents by creating works art for fun and recognition.  This year's theme was "The world would be a better place if..."

Ryemin Liddle received 1st place honors for his essay "A New World." As a first place winner his piece will move onto the National PTA Reflections competition to be announced in May.

In the Visual Arts High School Division Kapa'a High School had two winners, Jack Zhusone Zhou in 2nd place for his graphite pencil portrait and in 3rd place Sierra Hernandez for her painting "Equal Love". 

In the Film Production category, Emily Faretta's film about the world needing more passion, creativity and individuality placed second.

Aretha Matsushima's original song about friendship, which she wrote the music, lyrics and performed, received an honorable mention in the Music Composition category.

All winners were invited to attend the Reflections Award Banquet on Oahu, April 18th at the Ala Moana Hotel.  The Hawaii State PTSA will be honoring all winners at the event.

We are very proud of our Kapa'a High Students and their artistic contributions!