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. 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, our State Test Scores, our many cultural, artistic, and other programs, and our friendly and safe atmosphere. Each year since 2011-2012, LAUSD has recognized the Palms Middle School Magnet as an Excelling Magnet or an Achieving Magnet (the top 2 categories) based on the School Performance Framework (SPF).
Elementary school parents: Palms administrators can visit your school to speak to a group of parents and answer questions. Have a staff member or parent representative call Palms if you are interested in the Palms Roadshow.
Wednesday January 28: Garden Tour with Dr. McKenna
Friday February 6: ELAC Meeting
Tuesday February 10: Friends of Palms/PTSA Meeting
Wednesday February 11: Palms Drama Ensemble Performance
Friday February 13: SSC Meeting
Monday February 16: No School (President's Day)
Thursday February 19: Education Town Hall Meeting
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
What's New at Palms
7th and 8th Graders Can See "Selma" for Free
Business leaders across the country have funded SelmaForStudents, which offers free admission to the movie Selma to 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students. Selma, nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, is about the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Students can show their student ID or report card at the box office at these participating Los Angeles theaters for a free ticket, while supplies last:
Be sure to check that Selma is playing at the movie theater you plan to visit. For details, see the SelmaForStudents website.
Garden Tour with Dr. McKenna: January 28
Parents are welcome to join any of the tours, which will take place the morning of Wednesday January 28, 2015.
Principals, teachers, and community members will be there. The Motor Avenue Improvement Assocation hopes that the tour will help build a more cohesive community within their Urban Garden Network.
Cheer for Palms Basketball: January 27
The Palms Basketball Team will play WISH Charter Middle School on Tuesday January 26, 2015, at 6:15pm.
The game will take place at St. Jerome Elementary School, 5580 Thornburn Street, Los Angeles, 90045.
Come out and support the team!
Former Palms Students in Hamilton Academy of Music Show
Former Palms students Maggie F. and Wendy R. will be performing, along with their classmates, as the Hamilton High School Academy of Music presents their Spring Musical: Beauty and the Beast.
The show will run from February 5 through February 21, 2015.
You can find more information and a link to buy tickets at www.hamiltonmusic.org.
Town Hall Education Meeting with Dr. George McKenna: February 19
LAUSD Board Member Dr. George McKenna will host a Town Hall Meeting at Palms on Thursday February 19, 2015, from 6:00 to 7:30pm in the Auditorium.
You'll have the opportunity to:
Dr. McKenna will hold similar town hall meetings at 3 other LAUSD schools in January, February and March.
Spring Drama Performance: February 11
The Palms Drama Ensemble (P.D.E.) will present a one-night program of theatrical fun with monologues, scenes, skits, songs, dance, Shakespeare, and more.
Bring your whole family and your friends.
Donations will be welcome. Please support the arts at Palms Middle School!
Dining for Dollars at B.J.'s Brewhouse: January 21
We hope to see Palms families at B.J.'s Brewhouse on Wednesday January 21, 2015, for our Dining for Dollars event. B.J.'s will donate 15% of your meal payment to Palms Middle School.
You must bring the Palms flyer: click to download
This is a one-night event so you have a good chance to see other Palms families you know. Don't miss it!
B.J.'s Brewhouse is at 6000 Sepulveda Blvd. in Culver City, south of Jefferson Blvd. near Fox Hills Mall. You can use the coupon from 4pm to 11pm. You can check out their website or their menu for further information.
Try to save room for their famous Pizookie dessert!
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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!
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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.