Reflections Art Program
Call for Entries

SPHS Students:

Showcase your creativity and talent by expressing your interpretation of this year’s theme,

I Matter Because…

All entries must be received by October 15, 2020   Contest rules and entry forms are available at Print out the Student Packet (carefully follow the rules for each category, then completely fill out the entry, except the PTSA info box).

All entries must be original pieces, and not created for a different contest or classroom assignment. Follow the program rules for each category, consider the following criteria, and have fun bringing your imagination to life! Email digital files to

This year you can enter as many pieces as you want from one or more of the 6 categories listed below:

* Dance Choreography
* Film Production
* Literature
* Music Composition (Music Notation is Required)
* Photography
* Visual Arts

Review Criteria:

Interpretation: How the piece relates to the theme (I Matter Because…) based on the artwork itself and the artistic statement.

Creativity: Creativity and originality in its conception and presentation of the theme.

Technique: Level of skill demonstrated in the techniques of the artist’s chosen category/categories.

Labeling of Artwork: Make sure to label all original artwork with the standard format shown below:

State. Art Category. Grade Division. Last name. First Name
Example: CA.Dance.HighSchool.Smith.Nancy

Please contact the PTSA Reflections Art Chairs at if you have any questions.

Click here to DOWNLOAD A PDF of the Call for Entries, including clickable links. 

College Talk

Jeffrey Oh, SPHS junior and Region 9 (LA County) President for the California Association of Student Councils, invites SPHS upperclassmen to this college talk webinar fundraiser on September 12. CASC alumni will speak about their college admissions process and other key information. Aimed for seniors who were unable to visit colleges this summer, the event will feature students from a range of top universities such as UC Berkeley, Georgetown, and USC. 

Learn more at

Know Your Rights

The SPHS Speech and Debate team is organizing Know Your Rights as a community program for participants to understand the importance of voting rights. It is tailored as a resource for the community to take advantage of in the wake of the upcoming presidential election. People of any age, background, or experience can participate!

Visit the Registration page to learn more or sign up. 

2020 Honorary Service Award Recipients

In this time when reality seems more like a movie and life has changed for us all, the SPHS PTSA is moving forward with a new Honorary Service Awards celebration.  A handful of people have made videos for this year’s recipients. Each and every one of them has gone above and beyond their title description and given all they could to our schools for many years.  I would also like to say a big thank you to the SPHS PTSA and Janet Anderson for keeping the PTSA on track and finishing the year strong. 
Congratulations to all the 2020 Honorary Service Award recipients. 
Kathleen Michel – Honorary Service Awards Chair

2020 Honorary Service Award Recipients
Click here for a YouTube playlist of all award videos
Casey Shotwell
See Casey’s video, presented by Tisa Poe 
Kathleen Michel
See Kathleen’s video, presented by Ed Donnelly
Tisa Poe
See Tisa’s video, presented by Julian Petrillo
Lindy Yuen
See Lindy’s video, presented by Helena Yee
Christina Holmes
See Christina’s video, presented by Laura Morales
Laura Morales
See Laura’s first video, presented by Chris Holmes
See Laura’s second video, presented by Kathleen Michel 
Rebecca Haider
See Rebecca’s video, presented by Kathleen Michel
Maddie Yoo
See Maddie’s video, presented by Chris Holmes