Cultural Arts

Reflections
Reflections

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When:
Entries due by November 7, 2016

Young artists get involved in Reflections through their local PTA or PTSA. A student may submit an entry in any of six arts areas. Only original works of art are accepted. The six art areas are: •Literature -- works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, prose, drama, short stories and lyrics.
•Music Composition -- original musical composition, with or without words.
•Photography -- color or black and white, including techniques: photogram, retouched, montage, sandwich and multiple exposure.
•Visual Arts -- drawing, painting in tempera, oil, acrylic, watercolor & t-shirt paints, computer generated art, two-dimensional collage, printmaking, needlework & leather tooling.
•Film/Video -- original works, with or without sound, of animation, narrative, documentary, experimental or music video/film.
•Choreography/Dance -- originally choreographed dance composition.

Special Artist Division (available, see website)

Fundraising

Auction
Auction

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When:
February 10th, 6-10 pm

This is our major fundraiser for the year. We can use YOUR help with procuring donations and all other aspects of preparation. All help is appreciated--this is a fun and rewarding way to help the PTA meet our goals for the year!

Community Relations

Membership
Membership

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Are you a member yet? Complete the "first-time registration" to view and purchase membership options. If you have questions, please contact Membership Co-Chair Michele Wenzler, mtran_n@yahoo.com.

Community

Eighth Grade Graduation Party
Eighth Grade Graduation Party

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(none)

We're looking for a committee to run this year's Graduation Celebration! If you'd like to help plan the 8th grade celebration, e-mail us at hms-ptsa@live.com.

Music Program

Music Boosters
Music Boosters

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(none)
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Year-round

The Music Boosters raise money and assist with events for Band and Orchestra throughout the year. If you have a student in the music program, YOU are part of the Music Boosters! You can help by participating in our fundraisers, attending our meetings, or serving on the Board. Questions? E-mail hms-ptsa@live.com.

PTA Men's Essay Contest

Men Making a Difference
Men Making a Difference

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(none)
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Submission Deadline: March 2017 (exact date TBD)

This "ready to go" program is a statewide essay contest that explores the important and different contributions that men make in the lives and education of children - from our children's perspective. All men involved in a child's life - fathers, uncles, grandpas, brothers, step-fathers, mentors, neighbors, pastors, coaches, and friends - impact the children they care about. Research clearly shows that male involvement positively influences academic success at all levels of schooling - preschool through college! When male figues are involved with student's schooling, they enjoy school more and perform better in and out of school. This statewide essay contest has multiple age divisions and reaches out to every local PTA, council, region, and ultimately every family in our state.

Other

Blast From The Past
Blast From The Past

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(none)
Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

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All year

Throughout the year, we hold lunchtime potlucks or other events to celebrate our wonderful Highland staff. Your contributions are greatly appreciated! Each event has a theme, and we post a signup a few weeks beforehand. Don't want to cook, but want to help out? Cash always works, and sometimes we also have a need for decorative items, setup or cleanup help. We are feeding a lot of people, and we want these lunches to be memorable, so everyone's contributions are much appreciated!