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Cultural Arts Education In Schools

Involvement in the arts increases academic achievement.  Studies have shown that eighth graders who are highly involved in the arts get better grades, are less likely to drop out and are more likely to attend college. Yet fewer U.S. students report receiving any arts education today than 25 years ago-and the declines are steepest among African-American and Hispanic students. PTA supports a well-rounded education for all students, including the arts as a core academic subject.

DCCPTA is proud to run the largest Reflections Program in Florida, with approximately 300 student participants each year from around Duval County.  In 2016-2017 Duval had three students that won Awards of Excellence at the National level.  Way to go, Duval!!!  Reflections is an easy, low-cost program to add to your local PTA this year.  Contact our Cultural Arts Chair at Reflections@dccpta.org if you need help getting started.

 

Reflections 2017-2018 Theme “Within Reach”

Students may create entries in any or all of these categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, and Photography, Visual Arts (2-dimentional or 3-dimentional).  Remember that the successful students relate there artwork to the theme is worth 50% of the total judges’ score.  The specific rules for each category are available here.

The Duval County due date is December 5th from 9 to noon.  Please plan your local unit due dates so that you have plenty of time to select winners before the December 5th deadline.  County winners will be announced at the DCCPTA General Meeting on January 30th, 2018.  State winners are usually announced on March 31.

Reflections Links:

Florida PTA Reflections Facebook Page

Florida PTA Reflections Page

  • Rules
  • Student Entry Forms
  • Training Materials

National PTA Reflections Page

  • Local Unit Toolkit
  • Register your local unit
  • Upload school winners proceeding to County

 

Reflections Program Annual Theme Search

Another great way for students to get involved in the Reflections Program is the annual Theme Search.  Encourage your student to brainstorm and imagine a theme that will appeal to other students. For submitting the award-winning theme, the student receives $100 and recognition at the National PTA convention in June. To submit a student’s suggestions for a Reflections Program theme, complete the entry form and send it to Florida PTA by October30, 2017.

 

Past Reflections Award Winners

2016-2017 “What Is Your Story?”

2015-16 “Let Your Imagination Fly”

2014-2015 “The World Would Be a Better Place If…”

General Meetings:

General DCCPTA Meeting, Tuesday, August 29th @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am, hospitality 9:00 -9:30 a.m. meeting 9:30 am. Make sure your PTA/PTSA has a representative. Join us at:
Duval County Public Schools
School Board Building
Cline Auditorium, 1st floor
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

PTA – Applications – Forms – Spreadsheets – Samples

Mailing Address:

DCC PTA
P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL 32247
Email DCC President
Email Local Unit Team