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. Please read our Principal's Message and explore our website to learn about Palms Middle School.
We are proud of our academic program and the education we offer, including our Academic Performance Index (API) score of 878, as well as our cultural, artistic, and other programs. The Palms Magnet has been repeatedly recognized by the Los Angeles Unified School District as a Model of Excellence.
Monday September 1: No School (Labor Day)
Wednesday September 3: After-School Tutoring Begins
September 5 to 14: Book Fair
Friday September 5: ELAC Elections & Meeting
Friday September 5: SSC Elections
Tuesday September 9: First Friends of Palms/PTSA Meeting
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
What's New at Palms
New Board of Education Member
See our Representatives page for contact information for Dr. McKenna and our other LAUSD, city, state, and national representatives.
Health Tidbits Newsletter
The Health Tidbits Newsletter is brought to you by PTSA. Watch the PTSA page for announcements about each issue.
The August 2014 issue had information about storing medicine, avoiding hot cars, improving school attendance, and recognizing teen depression.
The September 2014 issue has information about health insurance opportunities, dangerous teen trends, smart snacks, family routines for starting school, a health-event calendar, and more.
Would you like to talk with one of your child's teachers?
You're welcome to:
If you want to schedule a conference with your child's teacher, here's how:
Volunteering at Palms
There are countless ways you can participate as a volunteer at Palms. Whether you prefer planting a garden, baking cookies, or helping plan events, there's something just right for you.
Every parent should pick at least one way to help out, whether it's volunteering on a regular basis or helping with a single event.
Which would you like to do?
Make your choices and fill out the Parent Volunteer Form today!
The Difference Between Friends of Palms and PTSA
As a Palms parent you are automatically a member of Friends of Palms. The focuses of Friends of Palms are:
PTSA requires a membership payment and asks each member of your family to join. The focuses of PTSA are:
What to Do if You Lose or Forget Something
Everyone loses things now and then. For students, learning to manage your own school items is part of the Middle School experience.
Who's My Counselor?
Students can speak with their counselor about almost anything that concerns them, from academics to personal problems. Parents with concern's about their child's success or well-being at school should contact their child's teachers and/or their child's counselor.
Ms. Weissmann (in the Magnet Office) is the counselor for students in the Magnet School.
For students in the Home School or the Honors Program, your grade level determines your counselor:
6h grade: Ms. Price, Counseling Office
7th grade: Mr. Acevedo, Counseling Office
8th grade: Ms. Perez, Counseling Office
More news for parents...
Keep up with the latest PTA news and newsletters on our PTSA page!
Happy Labor Day!
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!
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There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:
Family Annual Donation Drive
Please click here to donate and find out where your money goes! Both one-time and monthly donations are welcome.