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

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There are many ways that Palms parents can get directly involved in making Palms the best it can be.:

  • Have everyone in your family join PTSA
  • Attend the monthly Friends of Palms/PTSA meetings
  • Show your Palms Pride!

Welcome to Palms Middle School!



The January issue of "Middle Years" is available for download here.  The current issue features the following articles:

  • Project successMiddle Years newsletter
  • To tell you the truth...
  • How to "help" with homework
  • Shift the responsibility
  • Finding new friends

Back issues from prior school years are also available upon request to Friends of Palms.


volleyballThe Beyond the Bell Volleyball season begins this week starting January 17th.  Students who want to play, practice their skills, or join the Palms' teams are welcome to attend. The program is free and no sign-up is necessary. Just stop by after school.



basketballCongratulations to the Beyond the Bell Basketball Boys' Team and Girls' Team!  Both teams qualified to advance to the South/West Regional Middle School Tournament Finals this Saturday, January 21st.  Come on out to cheer them on!  


Washington H. S.

10860 S. Denker Ave.

Los Angeles 90047


Intersection of Western Ave. 

and Century Blvd; south on

Western Ave six blocks to 108th St;

left two blocks

Boys' Team first game will begin at 9:10 am (Boys Bracket Schedule).

Girls' Team first game will begin at 12:30 pm against Peary (Girls Bracket Schedule)


Well done A+

Academic Credits are points that LAUSD students earn during their 8th grade year. They determine whether students can participate in Culmination at the end of the year.

  • Students receive 5 academic credits for most classes that they complete in the Fall semester, and 5 more points for most classes that they complete in the Spring semester, but no points for any class they fail.
  • Participation in Culmination requires 50 out of the 60 possible Academic Credits, as well as good marks in Work Habits and Cooperation.

See the details on the Academic Credits page.



LAUSD's Children's Health Access and Medi-Cal Program (CHAMP) will make a presentation for parents about eligibility for the California state Medi-Cal program.

The presentation will be held on Wednesday January 18, 2017, at 8:30am in Room 233.

A video in English and Spanish will give an overview of how families can access health insurance.

Download the Medi-Cal Eligibility Frequently Asked Questions:



calendarThere will be no school on Monday, January 16, 2017.

Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, observed on the third Monday in January each year.


Students in the Video Production elective, taught by Ms. Clark, invite you to view over a dozen videos they made as part of their schoolwork in the Fall semester.
Their first assignment was to make a six-second video. The second was to film a "visual dictionary" covering the terminology of framing and shooting video.

Check out their new playlist: Video Production 2016


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Family Annual Donation Drive

Please click here to donate and find out where your money goes! Both one-time and monthly donations are welcome.

Parents: What's Your Choice?

Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.

Fill out the Parent Volunteer Form today!

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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Dress Code


Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.

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