Council of PTAs

Posted: 1/24/2012 

Reflections Entries to be on Display at B & N Bookfair Saturday Jan. 28

Please join the HEBISD Council of PTAs this Saturday at Barnes & Noble to celebrate the incredible creativity of our HEB ISD students! A total of 74 entries advanced to HEBISD Council this year, of which 10% could advance to State. With so many impressive entries it was a difficult process but in the end, the following entries were selected to be forwarded to Texas PTA in Austin (In no particular order):

- Kaitlyn Norris - Photography (Spring Garden Elementary)
- Makenna Smith - Visual Arts (Bedford Heights Elementary)
- Jonathan Daniel - Literature (Wilshire Elementary)
- Hudson West - Visual Arts (Spring Garden Elementary)
- Katie Li - Musical Composition (Bedford Jr. High)
- Aivan Traylor - Visual Arts (Hurst Jr. High)
- Hillary Manivanh - Visual Arts (Hurst Jr. High)
- Sharon Tieu - Visual Arts (LD Bell)

Barnes & Noble at Northeast Mall will be sponsoring a bookfair this Saturday, January 28th, from 2:00pm 'til closing for the HEBISD Council of PTAs in honor of this year's PTA Reflections program.Students should be bringing home flyers with voucher numbers for discounts throughout the store and online at Barnes & Noble's website ( All Council-level Reflections entries will be on display, with a video presentation featuring entries that advance to the State level.

For over 40 years PTA has supported Arts in Education through the Reflections program, where students create artwork at their local (school) level that is subsequently judged, and when exceptional,submitted to the Council level for advancement to State and ultimately National PTA for recognition.

(From the Texas PTA web site) "PTA believes all children deserve access to quality arts education. Started in 1969 by then Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts."

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