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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 SchoolPlease 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.

Ten reasons your family should choose Palms Middle School!

With comments from students too!

What's Happening

Saturday July 26: New Family Meet & Greet

Wednesday-Thursday August 6-7: Camp Palms

Tuesday August 12: First Day of School (Fall 2014)

See the calendar for all upcoming events.

What's New at Palms

New Family Meet & Greet: Saturday July 26

Meet and Greet 2013

New students and their parents, siblings, and other family members are invited to the Palms Middle School New Family Meet & Greet, a get-together in the park on Saturday July 26, 2014, from 10am to noon.

Principal Dr. Moriuchi, Palms teachers, and other Palms students and their families will be there to welcome you! Snacks will be provided.

Location: Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Avenue (1st driveway south of Pico toward the archery range, at the end of the long driveway).

Please RSVP to Lori Berman (click to email) so we know how many snacks to bring. We'll see you in the park!

Please download the flyer and share it with other incoming families.

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 7/21/14

Main Office Opens July 21

UVic Humanities Computing and Media Centre and Half-Baked SoftwareThe Palms Main Office opens on Monday July 21, 2014. Stop by if you have questions or just want to say hello to the staff members who are already preparing for the start of the 2014-2015 school year.

To get to the Main Office, walk in the main entrance from Woodbine Street, turn right into the main hallway, and the Main Office will be the first door on your right. See the campus map.

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 7/17/14

Office Depot 5% Back to Schools Program

Office Depot logoPalms Middle School is a member of the 5% Back to Schools program at Office Depot. When you shop for school or office supplies at Office Depot stores or at, give the following information at checkout and Palms will earn credits equal to 5% of your purchase:

School Name: Palms Middle School

ID#: 70010188

For more details, download the flyer.

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 7/7/14

Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest

Ben's Beginners logoDo you like to cook as a family? If so, Uncle Ben's has the contest for you.

Enter the Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest and your family has a chance to win $15,000. If you win, so does the Palms Middle School Cafeteria, in the amount of $30,000.

Enter the contest from Wednesday August 13, 2014 to Friday October 10, 2014. For more information, download the flyer or visit the Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest website. Happy Cooking!

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 7/7/14

Perks for PTSA Members

PTA applePTSA members in California are entitled to a number of discounts and even free offers. Whether you're visiting Legoland or the California Academy of Sciences, renting an Enterprise rental car, or filling medical prescriptions, your PTSA membership can save you money.

For details, download the Summer 2014 Member Perks Flyer:


Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 6/22/14

Help Your School: Save Box Tops During the Summer

Box Tops for Education logoStudents and their families can help their school by collecting Box Tops for Education and Labels for Education during the summer months. Save them in July and August, then turn them in during the Back to School Box Tops and Labels for Education Contest after school starts.

Download the Summer Box Tops Flyer for some fun collection sheets you can use to save the Box Tops and Labels that you collect. You can even color in the pictures!

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 6/20/14

Free Digital Storytelling Camp for Kids Up to Age 12

storytellingApple is offering free three-day summer camps in Digital Storytelling at its retail stores in Century City, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills. Students will draw illustrations on an iPad, write text, and create interactive e-books with sound effects. Several dates in July are still open.

Reservations for Apple's similar Movie-Making Camp are filled, but a waiting list is available.

Posted by: Neil Cuadra
Published: 6/19/14

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