7th and 8th grade students can take Leadership, also known as Student Council. They've help organize or participated in the following:
- Tutoring and mentoring students in the Special Needs Room
- Leading Visitors Day tours
- Attending a Leadership Seminar at Disneyland
- Preparing holiday gift bags for the Mar Vista group home
- Helping with the Black History Program
- Touring Los Angeles City Hall and the new Hall of Justice
- Meeting Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey
- Raising over $50,000 for Student Body activities (see Magazine Drive)
- Organizing School Dances
- Organizing Palms Pride Days and Spirit Week
Some Leadership students participate on the Local School Leadership Council (LSLC).
Palms Leadership students talk to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at City Hall. They discussed the state of Los Angeles, civic duty, leadership skills, and community service.
Palms Leadership students pose with Sheriff James McDonnell at the Hall of Justice. The students also met with District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
Any 7th or 8th graders with a grade no lower than a B and no U's may apply to be in Leadership.
Students must receive an application from Ms. Primus, Leadership Coordinator.
The completed application requires parent and teacher approval, grades from the last grading period, and a 200-word essay.
Leadership Applications available in February 2017.
Applications due in March 2017.
Leadership Class meets Jackie Lacey, the first woman and first African-American to serve as Los Angeles County District Attorney. Ms. Lacey leads a staff of 1,000 lawyers and 300 crime investigators.
- Sixth Grade Leadership elective, for 6th grade students