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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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Friends of Palms provides many services to Palms Middle School. In turn, Friend of Palms needs your support for our fundraising programs:

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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.



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: Mr. Acevedo, Counseling Office
  • 7th grade: Ms. Rebecca Gross, Counseling Office
  • 8th grade: Ms. Price, Counseling Office

For more details, or to send a message to your counselor, see the Counselors page and the Counselors Corner.


Palms Middle School logoThe 17 documents you received in your Orientation Packet are available for download in either English or Spanish.

If you've lost your packet or want to refer to a specific document, see the Orientation Packet page and choose the document of interest or follow the link to the corresponding web pages.


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The morning Drop-Off Lanes protect the safety of our children every school day, as they arrive in front of the school on Woodbine (eastbound) or at the back of the school on Palms Blvd. (westbound).

Parent volunteers manage the drop-off lanes and we need additional volunteers, including a coordinator to keep track of the volunteers. Please help us for one day a week from 7:30am to 8:00am.

We can also use volunteers to accompany Visitors Days tours and for other open volunteer positions.

Please fill out the

Parent Volunteer Form

to let us know how you can help!


The Palms Middle School Counselors and the Dean of Students will go over the school rules at grade-level assemblies on Friday August 26, 2016.
Parents should also know the rules that their children are required to follow. Luckily, it's all available on this website.

General Campus Rules:

Cell phones, Internet use, bus behavior, deliveries, Zero Tolerance Policy

Code of Conduct:

Attendance, discipline, health & safety, dress code, environment, ethical behavior and respect, hat policy

Anti-Bullying Program:

Harassment, on-campus or online

Parents should review these and the other Rules & Policies with their children.


peopleMany decisions about school programs and policies, as well as how we use budgeted funds, are made by our standing committees, where parents and the school staff work together to oversee our school.

The Local School Leadership Council (LSLC) makes decisions about the school calendar, student discipline, the budget for instructional materials, and professional development. Community members and students from Leadership participate along with parents and school staff members.

The School Site Council (SSC) oversees school goals and policies, school improvements, and the use of Title I funds.

The English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) manages development, implementation, and evaluation of our program for students who are learning English. Parents of these students can participate.

Each committee meets monthly. Click the links above for dates, times, and locations.


Palms FiestaWe ask every Palms family to make a Family Annual Donation to support their school through Friends of Palms.

This is your single most important donation of the school year.

You donation provides supplies for teachers, computers for students, funds for field trips, after-school Library hours, art, and academic activities, tech support, sport uniforms, increased campus safety, and much more.

To kick off the Family Annual Donation Drive, there will be a Fiesta Dinner (adults only) on Saturday August 27, 2015, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, at the home of Palms parents Lori and Bruce Berman. If you would like to attend this fundraiser/dinner, just email Lori Berman and she'll send you an e-vite.

Download Palms Fiesta flyer

Make your Family Annual Donation


After school dismissal each day, students can walk home, be picked up, or stay on campus. The Library is open until 4:30pm, except on Tuesdays, and general homework help is available there.

Students can stay on the P.E. side until 6:00pm, and a variety of after-school activities are available.

Daily programs:

  • Beyond the Bell is LAUSD's free sports program, with flag football, basketball, volleyball, and soccer.
  • Team Prime Time, a paid program combining sports, arts, leadership training, and academics.

Other programs are available on specific days:

Read all of the details on the After-School Programs page.


More News...

Click the View All News button above for additional news stories.

Keep up with the latest PTA news and newsletters on our PTSA page.

Get news directly from Friends of Palms by subscribing to our Weekly Email.

Use your smart phone to read our mobile news page.

What's Happening

Friday August 26

  • SSC elections
  • ELAC elections and meeting
  • Grade level assemblies

Saturday August 27

Monday August 29

  • Beyond the Bell Flag Football Season Begins

Friday September 2

  • No School (California Admissions Day)

See the calendar for all upcoming events.

Stay Informed

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How Will you Help for 2016-2017?

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Family Annual Donation Drive

Please click here to donate and find out where your money goes! Both one-time and monthly donations are welcome.

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!

Get Involved!

There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:

  • Have everyone in your family join PTSA
  • Attend the monthly Friends of Palms/PTSA meetings
  • Show your Palms Pride!

Positive Behavior Support Program

Read about the Palms Positive Behavior Support program, student behavioral expectations, and parents' rights and responsibilities. Read the message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi.

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Download this poster and share it!

Dress Code


Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.

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