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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.
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Thursday February 11: Deadline for School Experience Survey
Friday February 12: SSC Meeting
Saturday February 13: Girls Volleyball Tournament
Monday February 15: No School (Presidents Day)
Thursday February 18: GATE/SAS Parent Workshop
Saturday February 20: District 1 Town Hall Meeting
Saturday February 20: Boys Volleyball Tournament
See the calendar for all upcoming events.
A review by William S. Peare, world-famous drama critic:
"I was amazed at the incredible show put on by the Palms Drama Ensemble (P.D.E.) on Wednesday night.
The title "Pure Imagination" fit the show perfectly; it was indeed imaginative. The appreciative audience seemed to enjoy it as much as I did.
I was very impressed how these middle school students combined music, action, introspection, dance, movement, drama scenes, and themes from Shakespeare to Star Wars.
The scenes of students expressing common middle school gripes were poignant, and the scenes pitting girls against boys were well choreographed and excellently performed. Every performer had good stage presence and projected well.
The songs were well chosen, with an extra touch from the talented students accompanying the ensemble on piano and guitar. I couldn't have asked for more.
Bravo, Palms Drama Ensemble!"
Two Palms band members, Alex Lui and Jasper Timmermans, were accepted into the California All-State Honor Band by the California Band Directors Assocation.
They were selected from a pool of over 1,700 applicants throughout the state after submitting their audition recordings.
Alex plays tenor saxophone and Jasper plays trumpet.
Alex and Jasper will play in formal concerts at the CBDA Conference in the San Jose Center for Performing Arts, Friday February 12 through Sunday February 14.
Congratulations to Alex, Jasper, and to instrumental music teacher Ms. West!
On Wednesday February 10, 2016, the Palms Drama Ensemble will present their annual theater arts showcase. This year's show is named Pure Imagination.
The show begins at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Don't miss it!
You can meet new LAUSD superintendent Michelle King as well as District 1 Board member Dr. George J. McKenna at the District 1 Town Hall Meeting.
Date: Saturday February 20, 2016
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Dr. Theodore T. Alexander, Jr. Science Center School, Exposition Park, 3737 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles (see map)
Light refreshments and translation services will be provided.
Come cheer for the Palms Boys Volleyball Team this weekend.
The Beyond the Bell middle school volleyball tournament begins on Saturday February 6, 2016.
The Palms boys team will play in Division 6 with
Date: Saturday February 6
Location: Manual Arts High School, 4131 S. Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles (see map).
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