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.
November 24-28: No School (Thanksgiving week)
Friday December 5: ELAC Meeting
Friday December 5: Coffee with the Principal
Friday December 5: Deadline for Reflections Art Contest Submissions
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
What's New at Palms
Washington DC Trip Scholarship Winners Announced
Five 8th grade Palms students won scholarships toward the Class Trip to Washington DC in March 2015. Each student wrote an essay about themselves and their interests, inspirations, and situation.
From left to right:
Congratulations to our winners!
Dining for Dollars Flyers Available
Flyers are now available for our three upcoming Dining for Dollars events:
Monday December 8 to Friday December 12, 2014:
Menchie's Frozen Yogurt - download flyer
Tuesday December 16 and Wednesday December 17, 2014:
Wahoo's Fish Tacos - download flyer
Wednesday January 21, 2015:
B.J.'s Brewhouse - download flyer
These events are fun for the whole family, and 15% to 20% of meal payments are donated to Friends of Palms.
Download the flyers, put them on your refrigerator or calendar, and share copies with your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers. Everyone must bring the flyer with them during the Dining for Dollars event.
For more information see the Dining for Dollars page.
Donations for Homeless Youth: Now through November 21
Palms is collecting donations for homeless LAUSD students. In the spirit of giving, we ask that you help the homeless youth in need of basic hygiene items, clothes, and canned food. All items must be new and unopened.
Please drop off items in the Donation Box in the Student Services office by the deadline of Friday November 21, 2014.
Art by Palms Student to be Featured on LAUSD Holiday Card
Nicole, a student of art teacher Ms. Goldin, is one of only three students in all of LAUSD whose art was selected after a district-wide competition.
It is a great honor that Nicole's art was selected. Congratulations to Nicole, to Ms. Goldin, and to Palms Middle School!
Yearbook Pre-sales This Week Only: November 17-21
Attention seniors! Order your Class of 2015 School Yearbook this week, November 17-21, 2014, to reserve your copy and get the best price: $35. The books will be distributed in May 2015.
If you don't order this week, you'll have to wait for the Spring semester to place your order, and the price will rise to $40.
Dining for Dollars Begins December 8
Dining for Dollars is starting soon!
Local restaurants donate a percentage of meal payments to Palms Middle School when Palms families and other school supporters visit on designated days. You must bring along our flyer.
Tuesday December 16 and Wednesday December 17 will be Dining for Dollars at Wahoo's Fish Tacos on Lincoln Blvd.
Share the flyer with friends, family, and neighbors too! The Menchie's flyer is coming soon.
Pumpkin Day Projects
November 7, 2014, was our annual Pumpkin Day, when Palms sixth grade teachers incorporate pumpkins into math and science activities.
This year, students gathered data using real-life pumpkins. They worked in small groups as they studied a hypothesis, formed their own predictions, took measurements, and created graphs.
Each group completed a Pumpkin Day packet and everyone has fun! Afterwards, the leftover pumpkins became compost for our Sixth Grade Garden.
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