In Literature: Isa Jilani, Surya Vijay, Isra Jilani, Hannah Murphy, and Nora Reidy
In Music: Charlie Smith
In Visual Arts: Parker Byford and Hadley Cross
(everyone advanced to the Elmhurst Council, which we previously called District)
New for 2020-21, submission will be done completely virtual this year. Fill out the Google form and upload your entry and student entry form: https://docs.google.com/forms/
The Google form is 3 parts:
a) Name and category information
b) Upload your completed student entry form
c) Upload your project file
a. Name your file TitleofWork_JACKSON (make sure the title in the file name matches the title listed on the student entry form)
b. Make sure your name is NOT included anywhere in the file you upload for your project – no signatures on artwork, no author on literature and no introduction on an audio or video file.
The Reflections program is here again for the 2020-2021 school year. The National PTA Reflections program is PTA's cornerstone art program, offering students an opportunity to explore their artistic creativity and earn recognition for the artwork they create.
The theme this year is I MATTER BECAUSE . . .
The six Reflections project categories include:
There also is a special artist division 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.
No experience is required to participate and all grade levels are welcome. Just have fun and express yourself - draw, paint, make a collage, write something, take a photo, compose a song, choreograph a dance, produce a movie. All students who participate will be recognized!
Only original works of art are accepted but it does not matter whether an entry created for the Reflections Program has been created as a classroom assignment or independently at home. Only individual, original works of art are accepted. No group projects are allowed. Judging and advancement will occur at the following levels:
School (Jackson) – end of November
Elmhurst Council – mid December
Regional – early January
State – end of January
Any questions, please email Janice Castillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the State of Illinois Reflection Website.
Entries are due Wednesday, November 18th. We are working to set up a way to submit your entries virtually. Please stay tuned for more information on contact free submission.
Rules for each category are linked below. Please carefully read the rules for specific categories. Failure to submit a proper entry form or follow specific arts category rules could disqualify a project.
- Dance Choreography DanceRulesEnglish.pdf DanceRulesSpanish.pdf
- Musical Composition MusicRulesEnglish.pdf MusicRulesSpanish.pdf
- Photography PhotographyRulesEnglish.pdf PhotographyRulesSpanish.pdf
- Visual Arts VisualArtsEnglish.pdf VisualArtsSpanish.pdf
- Literature LiteratureRulesEnglish.pdf LiteratureRulesSpanish.pdf
- Film/Video Production FilmRulesEnglish.pdf. FilmRulesSpanish.pdf
- Special Artist - This is an option for students with disabilities who receive services under IDEA or Section 504. SpecialArtistEnglish.pdf SpecialArtistSpanish.pdf
Each project submission must include an official entry form. Link to Entry Form
2020-2021 Yearbooks On Sale Now
Jackson School yearbooks may look a little bit different this year, but they’re already on sale! Visit https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1013807425161094 to order yearbooks and/or set up a new account. You can even create two custom pages for your child to celebrate their unique 2020-2021 school year. The deadline to order a book and submit your custom page is April 9, 2021. The attached flyer provides more information.