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, 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 November 23 - Friday November 27: No School (Thanksgiving Break)
Tuesday December 1: Venice High Modernization Project Community Meeting
Tuesday December 2: Winds and Strings Open House
Friday December 4: ELAC Meeting
Friday December 4: Coffee with the Principal
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
Coffee with the Principal: December 4
Featured topic: School Report Card.
You can also ask questions or let Dr. Moriuchi know what's on your mind. All Palms parents and guardians are welcome to attend.
Venice High School Modernization Project: Community Meeting December 1
A major modernization project is planned for Venice High School, including removal of bungalows, earthquake improvements, classroom remodeling, plumbing and electrical upgrades, and more.
Parents and guardians are invited to a community meeting about this project on Tuesday December 1, 2015, at 6:00pm.
The meeting will take place in the Student Cafeteria at Venice High School, 13000 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles.
Eighth Grade Class Trip Scholarship Winners Announced
Many students from the 8th grade Class of 2016 will be going on the Founding Fathers East Coast Tour in March 2016. To give more students a chance to go on the trip, Palms held a scholarship essay contest.
The contest winners have now been announced:
Thank you to all of the students who entered the contest, and to Friends of Palms for providing the scholarship funds.
Donations Requested for a Classroom Set of "I am Malala"
He asks for donations to purchase a classroom set of the book "I am Malala".
This well-known book was written by Malala Yousafzai, the Nobel Prize-winning young Pakistani activist for girls' and womens' rights.
As Mr. Westhoff explains:
My students, especially my English Language Learners, need engaging, relevant novels to read in class. I have seen what popular and important novels like "The Outsiders" and "Persepolis" can do.
My students are very diverse, culturally and academically. They appreciate this tremendous diversity.
We will use the class set of "I am Malala" in my English class.
Donations of any amount are welcome. Visit DonorsChoose to contribute to this campaign.
Are You a Helicopter Parent?
The Palms Counselors recommend that parents read an article by the former Standard University freshman dean, giving tips on how parents should foster independence in their sons and daughters.
Palms Students Make Art From Pumpkins
Just before Halloween 2015, Mr. Reynolds held a pumpkin carving workshop. He provided the tools, templates, classroom, and supervision.
About thirty 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students provided their pumpkins and practiced their artistic skills.
The results were nothing short of Spook-tacular!
Check out the slideshow on our Pumpkin Carving page.
Exploring Your Universe at UCLA
UCLA will host an annual Science Event, Exploring Your Universe, this Sunday, November 8 from Noon-5pm (with nighttime activities from 5-8pm).
Free Admission (Parking costs $12)
Enjoy Your Holiday!
Family Annual Donation Drive
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Parents: What's Your Choice?
Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.
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There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:
Positive Behavior Support Program