Palms Middle School

Be a Leader!

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What You Learn

Leadership students learn about the characteristics, attributes, and skills that encompass good leadership.

They engage in discussions and debates, plan school activities, and provide service to their school and their classmates.

Support the annual Magazine Drive, which raises funds for activities directed by Student Leadership.

Leadership

Leadership

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).

2016-05 Leadership at City Hall
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.

2016-05 Leadership at City Hall

Palms Leadership students pose with Sheriff James McDonnell at the Hall of Justice. The students also met with District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Leadership Eligibility

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
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.

See also

Faculty

Spring 2017 Student Body Fundraiser

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Palms families and supporters can earn money for Palms without spending a penny! Just use ShopWithScrip gift cards to make your regular purchases.

Buy the gift cards for your favorite stores from Palms at face value, then spend them on your regular shopping. Palms gets 1% to 14%!

How it works

  1. Download and fill out a copy of the order form. There are over 100 vendors to choose from!
  2. Send the form to Room 144 by Friday at 3:00pm each week.
  3. Pick up your gift cards the following Thursday, in Room 144 at lunch or after school.

Downloads

2016-2017 Student Body Officers

  • President: Aminah Aliu
  • Vice President: Lujain Almahadi
  • Secretary: Jamie Gelond
  • Treasurer: Andrew Palacci
  • Commissioner of Activities: Dani Moot and Emily Krakovsky

Student Body President Aminah Aliu
Student Body President Aminah Aliu

Student Body Elections

Student Government Campaign: Tuesday September 6 to Tuesday September 13, 2016 

Student Body Elections: Tuesday September 13, 2016

 

During the campaign, watch for campaign posters on campus!

Student Body Offices

All Palms students are members of the Palms Associated Student Body.

Students in Leadership are eligible to run for the six student body offices:

President (8th grader)

Presides at student body assemblies. Represents the school to the school district. Member of the Local School Leadership Council (LSLC).

Vice President

Oversees noon playground activities. Member of the Local School Leadership Council (LSLC). Takes over when the President is unavailable.

Secretary

Prepares the daily agenda. Records Leadership class minutes. Records daily attendance. Handles Student Body correspondence.

Treasurer

Keeps student body financial records. Signs expenditure authorizations. Coordinates fundraisers. Works with the school's financial manager.

Commissioner of Activities

Coordinates social events managed by Leadership.

Commissioner of Athletics

Coordinates athletic events managed by Leadership.

2015-2016 Student Body Officers

  • President: Fletcher Jones
  • Vice President: Catherine Spielberg
  • Secretary: Chastity Wilson
  • Treasurer: Elijah Mcrae
  • Commissioner of Activities: Taylor Green
  • Commissioner of Athletics: Chloe Deng