Magnet/SAS parents should see the Magnet School page for available parent/teacher/student conference dates and times.
All calendar events are subject to change.
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Welcome to Palms Middle School!
Palms Middle School is the best middle school in Los Angeles. We're a neighborhood school, a School For Advanced Studies, and a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School, for grades 6 through 8. Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn about Palms Middle School. To find what you are looking for, see the Site Map, use the Search box to the right, or simply ask us!
If your family is new to Palms or you're considering Palms for your child, start in our Welcome section.
The Palms Middle School Eighth Grade Class of 2016 is leaving middle school behind after today's Culmination ceremonies.
We wish them luck, but we know that they've gotten at excellent education at Palms and will do well in their chosen high schools.
Congratulations to the Class of 2016!
The program brings biology, mathematics, physics, geography, history, literature and the environment to life in the "classroom of the sea."
Visit the Sailing page for a trip slideshow, including students taking a "leap of faith" into the ocean!
A message from Pastor William D. Smart Jr., this year's Drop-Off Lane Co-Coordinator:
Greetings Palms Families:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the parents who volunteered to do drop-off lane this year. It was a long year and you were very dutiful in your execution of the responsibility.
I really need to acknowledge Gigi Whittiker who was there on every day setting up the cones on both sides and making sure there was always a presence on the Woodbine side.
All of you made a great team and thank you for a wonderful year.
May your child's future be bright and prosperous.
Palms Middle School thanks William and Gigi for keeping our students safe every morning!
Our school now has a second automated external defibrillator (AED) unit for emergencies. In case of sudden cardiac arrest, the P.E. teachers can use either of our defibrillators. They underwent AED training just this week.
In attendance was Audrey Cleo Yap, a multimedia journalist, entertainment reporter, and blogger based in Los Angeles. She has just published an article in "The Atlantic" that discusses the performance and mentions Palms Middle School several times.
The article title is Can Theater Save Minority History in U.S. Classrooms?
The East West Players performed at Palms last year as well.
The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading.
Last year's winner in the Middle School category was Dogtag Summer by author Elizabeth Partridge.
This year's nominees: Intermediate Category
This year's nominees: Middle School Category
Check out the book descriptions with your children. They make great picks for summer reading!
Tuesday June 7, 2016 is the California Presidential Primary Election. Be sure to vote, and to explain why you vote to your children.
District, state, and national representatives for the Palms neighborhood can be found on our Representatives page.
Saturday July 30
Tuesday August 9
Wednesday August 10
Tuesday August 16
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Parents: What's Your Choice?
Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.
Fill out the Parent Volunteer Form today!
There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:
Positive Behavior Support Program