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10860 Woodbine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone 310-253-7600

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Mr. Westhoff s classroom

Mr. Westhoff's Classroom

Mr. Westhoff has a new fundraiser at the DonorsChoose website.

The campaign is named A Clean Classroom Environment. The funds will be used to purchase a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner.

Mr. Westhoff writes:

In my years of teaching, I have noticed there is a clear link between classroom environment and student learning. A clean classroom sends the message that the work we do in class is serious and important. It sends the message that the teacher is attentive and organized. It sends the message that people care. I need help providing my students with an optimal learning environment. A good robotic vacuum will ensure the learning environment is always maintained and clean.

Donations of any amount can help.

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Martin Luther King Jr.
This year's Black History Program will be held in the Auditorium on Friday February 24, 2017 during 4th, 5th and 6th periods. The theme is Black Men Who Changed the World.

The achievements of black men will be recognized by Palms students through song, dance, and spoken word.


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calendarSchool will be closed on Monday February 20, 2017 for Presidents Day.

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky, raised in Indiana, worked in Illinois, and went to Washington DC as a politician and then President.

How many states have you been to?


2016 Science Testing  % who met or exceeded state standards

Science test results from the 2016 California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) show that Palms 8th grade students scored noticeably higher than average compared to state and school district averages.

For more test results, see the State Test Results page.


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The 2017-2018 California Young Reader Medal nominated books have been announced. Student voting between now and April 2018 will determine the winner.
Intermediate Category nominees:

  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • Ms. Rapscott's Girls by Elise Primavera
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Middle School Category nominees:

  • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor
  • A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman & Eric Elfman

These books, and CYRM nominees and winners from past years, are recommended reading for middle school students, at home or at school.

Voting is still in progress for the April 2017 CYRM winners, listed on the CYRM Reading Contest page.


Palms Jazz Band
The Palms Jazz Band performs in 2014

The Palms Jazz Band, under the direction of Ms. West, is performing today (February 15, 2017) for the Principals Meeting at Crenshaw High School at 9:45am.

Jazz Band is an after-school class with up to 25 students who learn jazz style and techniques on saxophone, trombone, trumpet, clarinet, flute, piano, drums, and guitar.

Auditions for next year's Jazz Band will take place in the Fall.


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  • Getty Center Field Trip

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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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