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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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. See the Site Map or use the Search box to the right if you can't find what you're looking for.
If your family is new to Palms or you're considering Palms for your child, start in our Welcome section.
Monday April 25 to Friday May 6: Common Core Testing
Wednesday May 4: Minimum Day
Thursday May 5: Dining for Dollars at Baja Fresh
Tuesday May 10: Final Friends of Palms/PTSA Meeting
Friday May 20: Last Day to Order Dave & Buster's Power Cards
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
Palms families will be meeting each other and enjoying meals at Baja Fresh in Culver City on Thursday May 5, 2016.
It's another fun Dining for Dollars event!
Baja Fresh is located at 10768 Venice Blvd. in Culver Center. They are open 10:30am to 10:00pm. Remember to bring the flyer, and give copies to your friends too!
The May issue of the Middle Years Newsletter -- the last issue for this school year -- has tips about tuning into learning, summer socializing, fostering compassion, an end-of-year checklist, making time for reading, technology addiction, getting familiar with high school, trying new foods, being a good parent listener, and more.
Back issues from this year are available from our Middle Years Newsletter page, and issues from previous years are available on request.
From Monday May 3 through Friday May 20, 2016, you can save money on Dave & Buster's Power Cards by buying them from Palms Middle School.
For example, you can buy a $20 Power Card for only $18, and save the difference. The more you buy, the more you save! And Palms gets a percentage too.
All orders are due by Friday May 20, with cards to be distributed the week of May 23.
Dave & Buster's restaurants are in multiple locations, including in the Howard Hughes Center.
The annual Sixth Grade Olympics were held on Friday April 22, 2016.
Ms. Shimizu's class successfully defended their 2015 title as Running Relay champion, with a time of 34.4 seconds.
Mr. Clair's class won the Sack Race with a time of 1 minute and 34 seconds.
Congratulations to the winning teams and to all the students who participated in this year's Olympics!
California State Testing begins April 26, 2016. Last year, in Spring 2015, technical problems prevented many students from completing the tests. The results didn't reflect the full potential of Palms students.
Despite the problems, the state Department of Education collected and shared the test results. You can find the results for Palms, LAUSD, and California averages on the State Test Results page.
You can find other statistics about Palms on the School Statistics page, including data on ethnicity, class sizes, English learners, and more.
The final Coffee with the Principal for this school year takes place Friday April 22, 2016, starting at 9:15am in the Library.
There will be presentations by Ms. Fields, Dean of Students, and by representatives from the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA), a new LAUSD all-girls school with a STEM focus that is another high school option for Palms students.
As always, you can bring your own questions to the informal gathering.
See you at Baja Fresh!
California State Testing:
April 26 to May 6
April 27, 28, 29 and May 2, 3, 4
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