Reflections

Committee Chair:

Debbie Yates – reflections@livoniaptsacouncil.org

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WHAT IS REFLECTIONS?

The PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students in preschool through grade 12 the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. It celebrates the many skills of our students and encourages them to pursue artistic expression in a number of different ways including Film/Video Production, Dance Choreography, Musical Composition, Photography, Visual Arts and Literature.

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THIS YEAR’S THEME – LOOK WITHIN

Each year, students create projects that are inspired by a common theme. The theme for 2019-20 is “Look Within.” Students must use the theme as inspiration and include an explanation in their artist statement that shows how the project relates to the theme.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Start by reading the 2019-20 Reflections rules flyer.  This document incorporates the national rules, as well as the Michigan-specific and the Livonia-specific rules.

Then, download the student packet.  This document includes the official rules from the National PTA and an entry form.  (Please read the next section, titled “School-Specific Student Packets” before you download.)  If your project includes a person’s voice or image, then also download the consent form.

Then, go make some art!

Make sure you follow all of the rules when you create your projects.  And turn your projects in to your school’s Reflections chairperson no later than November 15th.

SCHOOL-SPECIFIC STUDENT PACKETS

There is a section on the entry form that your chairperson needs to fill in with information about your PTA unit.  As we get copies of those student packets with the pre-filled top portion, we’ll post them here.  Please use this version, instead of a blank one, if we have it for your school.

Cooper Student Packet
Franklin Student Packet

2018-2019 REFLECTIONS CHAIRS

The following people have volunteered to lead the Reflections program at their school.  If you would like information about how to participate at your school, please contact your Reflections chair.  If there is not one listed, then please contact the council Reflections chair at reflections@livoniaptsacouncil.org.

Jackson Center –
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Buchanan Elementary – Valerie Jackson & Cathy Miner | valerierjackson@gmail.com & Cathyminer01@yahoo.com

Cleveland Elementary – Courtney Renas | Courtney.renas@gmail.com
Coolidge Elementary – Kellie Stark | kstark2@livoniapublicschools.org
Grant Elementary – Kelli Miller | KelliMarie81@yahoo.com
Hayes Elementary – Vanessa Mohler | vramosmohler@gmail.com
Hoover Elementary – Christina Testa | christina.testa.80@gmail.com
Kennedy Elementary – No chairperson this year
Niji-Iro Elementary –
Randolph Elementary –
Roosevelt Elementary –  Jennifer Weiser & Cassie Walczyk | Jweiserwrites@gmail.com
 & MCWalczyk1@gmail.com
Rosedale Elementary – Kathy Spencer-Reister | kspencer2000@gmail.com
Webster Elementary – Monique Cadoret | mcadoret@sbcglobal.net

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Cooper Upper Elementary – Debbie Yates | reflections@livoniaptsacouncil.org
Johnson Upper Elementary –
Riley Upper Elementary – Cathy Miner | Cathyminer01@yahoo.com
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Emerson Middle – Kellie Dummer | kdummer@sbcglobal.net
Frost Middle – Claudine Wooley | claudinewooley@comcast.net
Holmes Middle – Angela Rutterbush | Angier953@gmail.com
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Churchill High – Julie Hill | juliehill93@earthlink.net
Franklin High – Tina Kleczka | Tinastanley819@gmail.com
Stevenson High – Karen Bradford | karenbradford6@att.net

2019-2020 REFLECTIONS CHAIRS

The following people have volunteered to lead the Reflections program at their school.  If you would like information about how to participate at your school, please contact your Reflections chair.  If there is not one listed, then please contact the council Reflections chair at reflections@livoniaptsacouncil.org.

Buchanan Elementary – Valerie Jackson | valerierjackson@gmail.com
Cleveland Elementary – Courtney Renas | Courtney.renas@gmail.com
Coolidge Elementary – Kellie Stark | kstark2@livoniapublicschools.org
Grant Elementary – Lauren Peters | lseverini.peters@gmail.com
Hayes Elementary – Vanessa Mohler | vramosmohler@gmail.com
Hoover Elementary – Christina Testa | christina.testa.80@gmail.com
Kennedy Elementary – Erin Piper | piperschoolstuff@gmail.com
Niji-Iro Elementary –
Randolph Elementary –
Roosevelt Elementary –  Cassie Walczyk | MCWalczyk1@gmail.com

Rosedale Elementary – Kathy Spencer-Reister | kspencer2000@gmail.com
Webster Elementary – Monique Cadoret | mcadoret@sbcglobal.net

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Cooper Upper Elementary – Debbie Yates | reflections@livoniaptsacouncil.org
Johnson Upper Elementary – Christina Testa | christina.testa.80@gmail.com
Riley Upper Elementary – Cathy Miner & Todd King | Cathyminer01@yahoo.com
 & taskking@yahoo.com
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Emerson Middle – Melissa Bufford | melissa.bufford@gmail.com
Frost Middle – Claudine Wooley | claudinewooley@comcast.net
Holmes Middle – Angela Rutterbush | Angier953@gmail.com
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Churchill High – In need of new chairperson this year
Franklin High – Kellie Dummer | kdummer@sbcglobal.net
Stevenson High – 

DISTRICT-WIDE AWARDS CEREMONY

Please join us in January as we recognize all of this year’s participants and celebrate our winners.  This invitation contains all of the details:

2018-19 Reflections Awards Ceremony Invitation

2018-19 LIVONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS REFLECTIONS AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Dance Choreography

Primary
Award of Excellence – Audrey Bakken, 2nd Grade, Buchanan, “Hooked on Heroes”
Award of Excellence – Vihana Jadhav, 2nd Grade, Webster, “Finding Hero in Me by Skate Dancing”

Intermediate
Award of Excellence – Sophie Armbruster, 3rd Grade, Webster, “Tears”

High School
Award of Excellence – Anna McLeod, 11th Grade, Stevenson, “Heroes”

Film Production

Primary
Award of Excellence – Akshaj Malraj, 2nd Grade, Webster, “My Piano Teacher”

Intermediate
Award of Excellence – Sriyansh Priyadarshi, 5th Grade, Webster, “Real Heroes Around Me”
Award of Excellence – Krish Venkatesh, 5th Grade, Webster, “Two Men on a Bike Ride”
Award of Merit – Mehdi Ali, 3rd Grade, Webster, “The Life of a Hero”

Middle School
Award of Excellence – Erica Bucy, 8th Grade, Emerson, “Trapped”

High School
Award of Excellence – Terry McMillan, 12th Grade, Stevenson, “Heroes Around Me”
Award of Excellence – Brandon Garrison, 12th Grade, Stevenson, “Heroes Around Me”
Award of Merit – Pebbles Robins, 12th Grade, Stevenson, “A Hero Around Me”
Award of Merit – Anas Oweis, 12th Grade, Stevenson, “Hero In Everyone”

Literature

Primary
Award of Excellence – Sathvik Nelluri, 2nd Grade, Webster, “My Amazing Dad Is My Hero”
Award of Excellence – Jia Mhatre, 2nd Grade, Webster, “My Hero – Fire Fighter”
Award of Merit – Vihana Jadhav, 2nd Grade, Webster, “Real Heroes of My Life”
Award of Merit – Dharnithadhevi Anandakumar, 2nd Grade, Webster, “Who Is My Hero”

Intermediate
Award of Excellence – Katherine Machowicz, 3rd Grade, Webster, “Hero Land: My Quest”
Award of Excellence – Hailey Wittek, 4th Grade, Cleveland, “Be a Hero”
Award of Merit – Hope Stark, 5th Grade, Riley, “Heroes”
Award of Merit – Sriyansh Priyadarshi, 5th Grade, Webster, “The Heroes in My Life”

Middle School
Award of Excellence – Aditya Senthil, 8th Grade, Frost, “It’s In All Of Us”
Award of Excellence – Divya Nelluri, 6th Grade, Webster, “The Inspirational Sensation”
Award of Merit – Anish Malraj, 6th Grade, Webster, “Revolving Heroes”
Award of Merit – Sam Reina, 7th Grade, Frost, “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”

High School
Award of Excellence – Juan Carlos Feraro, 11th Grade, Churchill, “The Unrecognized”
Award of Excellence – Gretchen Stemmler, 12th Grade, Stevenson, “To See Two Worlds”

Music Composition

Primary
Award of Excellence – Sathvik Nelluri, 2nd Grade, Webster, “The Inspiration”
Award of Excellence – Akshaj Malraj, 2nd Grade, Webster, “The Bumpin Band”
Award of Merit – Alexandros Kotsogiannis, 2nd Grade, Coolidge, “You Can Be a Hero”

Intermediate
Award of Excellence – Krish Venkatesh, 5th Grade, Webster, “My Salute to First Responder Heroes”
Award of Excellence – Hailey Wittek, 4th Grade, Cleveland, “Heroes Around the World”

Middle School
Award of Excellence – Lydia Thatcher, 7th Grade, Emerson, “A Certain Road”
Award of Excellence – Sanjeevkumar Vijayakumar, 6th Grade, Webster, “Dreamer”

Photography

Intermediate
Award of Excellence – Krish Venkatesh, 5th Grade, Webster, “My Dad, My Inspiration, My Hero”
Award of Excellence – Hailey Wittek, 4th Grade, Cleveland, “Doctors, The Heroes!!”
Award of Merit – Sara Suwan, 5th Grade, Riley, “Staircase to Heaven”
Award of Merit – Sophie Armbruster, 3rd Grade, Webster, “Veterans Around Me”

Middle School
Award of Excellence – Kathleen Gillies, 8th Grade, Holmes, “My Dog, My Hero”
Award of Excellence – Gabrielle Brandon, 7th Grade, Holmes, “Frankie – The Hero Around Me”
Award of Merit – Alyssa Schroeder, 6th Grade, Cooper, “The Fuzzy American Hero”
Award of Merit – Sanjeevkumar Vijayakuma, 6th Grade, Webster, “Heroes Standout”

High School
Award of Excellence – Anna Novak, 9th Grade, Churchill, “Marine Corps Memorial”

Visual Arts

Primary
Award of Excellence – Colin Calleja, 1st Grade, Grant, “Police Heroes”
Award of Excellence – Vihana Jadhav, 2nd Grade, Webster, “Heroes Intent on Making World Better Place”
Award of Merit – Dharnithadhevi Anandakumar, 2nd Grade, Webster, “Girls Are Heroes”
Award of Merit – Ava Howlin, 2nd Grade, Coolidge, “A Guardian Angel”

Intermediate
Award of Excellence – Adriana Nadong, 5th Grade, Cooper, “Road Map to My Heroes”
Award of Excellence – Chinmaya Shastry, 5th Grade, Webster, “True Heroes”
Award of Merit – Mehdi Ali, 3rd Grade, Webster, “Imam Hussain, a Hero to All”
Award of Merit – Keira Elkins, 4th Grade, Roosevelt, “Real Life Superheroes”

Middle School
Award of Excellence – Olivia Van Acker, 7th Grade, Frost, “My Healing Hero”
Award of Excellence – Brynlee Hass, 7th Grade, Holmes, “Heroes Have Character”
Award of Merit – Colin Whitney, 8th Grade, Holmes, “Heroes Not Appreciated”
Award of Merit – Brianna DeGhetto, 7th Grade, Emerson, “Hurricane Florence”

High School
Award of Excellence – Ava Hanchon, 9th Grade, Stevenson, “Neighborhood Hero”
Award of Excellence – Emma Szabo, 9th Grade, Stevenson, “The Mirror of Heroes”
Award of Merit – Natalie Koelzer, 11th Grade, Stevenson, “Help Me”
Award of Merit – Cindy Doan, 9th Grade, Stevenson, “Heroes of the World”

Reflections State Winners

Congratulations to the nine Livonia students whose Reflections entries won awards at the state level!  We had winners from each of the categories except for music composition. We also had one winner, who will be advancing to the national level of competition.  That person is Natalie Koelzer, for her visual arts entry, “Help Me.”

These students were recognized at a Michigan PTA Reflections celebration in May.

Here are the award winners from LPS.  Congratulations to them all!

Dance Choreography – High School
Award of Merit (3rd place)
Anna McLeod, Heroes, Stevenson HS

Film Production – High School
Award of Merit (3rd place)
Terry McMillan, Heroes Around Me, Stevenson HS

Film Production – Middle School
Award of Merit (3rd place)
Erica Bucy, Trapped, Emerson MS

Film Production – Intermediate
Award of Excellence (2nd place)
Krish Venkatesh, Two Men on a Bike Ride, Webster Elementary

Literature – Primary
Award of Merit (3rd place)
Vihana Jadhav, Real Heroes of My Life, Webster Elementary

Photography – High School
Honorable Mention (4th place)
Anna Novak, Marine Corps Memorial, Churchill HS

Visual Arts – High School
Outstanding Interpretation Award (1st place)
Natalie Koelzer, Help Me, Stevenson HS

Visual Arts – Middle School
Award of Excellence (2nd place)
Colin Whitney, Heroes Not Appreciated, Holmes MS

Visual Arts – Intermediate
Award of Merit (3rd place)
Mehdi Ali, Imam Hussain, a Hero to All, Webster Elementary

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK

This web page will continue to be our official location for documentation you need to participate.  But we have a Facebook page, which we’ll use to post reminders.  Please follow us!  https://www.facebook.com/LivoniaPTSACouncil.Reflections

2018 Livonia PTSA Council Reflections Awards

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