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.
Friday March 27: Dining for Dollars at Shakey's Pizza
Friday March 27: PTSA Nominations Due
March 28 - April 2: Eighth Grade Class Trip To Washington DC
March 30 - April 6: No School (Spring Break and Cesar Chavez Day)
Tuesday April 7: School resumes
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
What's New at Palms
Dining for Dollars at Shakey's Pizza: March 27
Who likes pizza? Just about everyone!
Shakey's is located at 5604 S. Sepulveda Blvd., at Jefferson, in Culver City. Our FUNdraiser is from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Important: You must put your dinner receipt in the "Friends of Palms" box before you leave Shakey's.
Palms Students Visit the Getty Center
After a picnic lunch, they rode a tram up the mountain, split into four groups accompanied by Getty education specialists and parent chaperones, and learned how to use observation to study the details of paintings, sculptures, and crafts.
Each group of students studied a different set of artwork. One group studied the 15th century Italian painting Hunting on the Lagoon by artist Vittore Carpaccio, learning how researchers discovered surprises about the story behind the painting and the way it was displayed. They also studied the use of color and perspective in the 17th century French painting Landscape with a Calm by Nicolas Poussin.
We hope to make a Getty Center field trip an annual event!
Palms Art Students "Grow a Tree"
Student artists Estefania Flores and Hayden Imgrund recorded themselves as they painted in Ms. Goldin's art class. You can see the movie here, on Ms. Goldin's website, or at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esw5UlboibE.
Vocal Solo & Ensemble Concert: March 26
Palms Chorus students will perform at the Vocal Solo & Ensemble Concert on Thursday March 26, 2015. If you've been to a choral concert at Palms before then you know that the students of Mrs. Chi always put on a great show.
The Vocal Solo & Ensemble Concert begins at 6:30pm in the auditorium. Come hear our students perform for you and show you what they've learned this year.
Pi Day Contest Winner Helina Hai
Sixth grader Helina Hailu won the 2015 Pi Day Contest by memorizing and reciting 1005 digits of pi.
This is an all-time Palms record!
Second place went to Dora Dong and third place was a tie between Arjun Palkhade and Meron Melke.
Winners in other math classes:
Congratulations to Helina, Dora, Arjun, Meron, and our other winners!
All Parents: Submit Your School Experience Survey by April 10
The seventh annual School Experience Survey asks parents, students, and school staff to rate the learning opportunities, atmosphere, safety, and opportunities for engagement at their school.
The deadline to return the survey or take it online is Friday April 10, 2015.
Students will fill out the surveys at school. Parents should fill out the online version of the survey.
Tip: When you are asked for a survey code, enter 0000mmddyy, where mm is the month your child was born, dd is the day your child was born, and yy is the 2-digit year your child was born. For example, 0000123103 means December 31, 2003.
Student Behavioral Expectations and the Positive Behavior Support Program
The Palms Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program increases positive student behavior and decreases problem behavior by teaching new skills and making changes in the school setting.
Please download and share our Student Behavioral Expectations poster with your family. The three primary guidelines for students are straightforward and important:
Also on the Positive Behavior Support Program page:
Positive Behavior Support Program
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Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.
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Family Annual Donation Drive
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