Palms Middle School

Dr. Moriuchi

Principal's Message

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Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members:

It is my pleasure to welcome you to another exciting year at Palms Middle School. Besides a full and robust academic program, we have planned many activities to enrich your experience. By participating in school activities, you will have opportunities to experience the Palms spirit, and have a successful school year.

We are committed to ensuring that students reach their full academic and social potential by participating in the full range of subjects from English-language arts, mathematics, science, history, and physical education to the many elective classes offered this year. Palms offers elective courses such as orchestra/band, choral music, art, drama, leadership, video production, and stage crew. We are pleased to announce that an after-school robotics class will be offered for the first time.

We are proud of our history. Palms Middle School has consistently ranked in the top 8 middle schools in the LAUSD. Our students are engaged in rigorous common core classes which prepare them for high school and beyond. Teachers are skilled at motivating students to communicate effectively, write coherently, work collaboratively, and excel in critical thinking skills such as analysis and creativity.

Every teacher and staff member is a part of a dedicated support team. We are committed to the safety and success of every student. Please do not hesitate to call the school at (310) 253-7600 if you have questions.

I look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

Derek Moriuchi, Ed.D

Principal

Un Mensaje del Principa

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Es mi placer darles la bienvenida a otro año emocionante aqui en Palms Middle School. Además de un programa académico robusto, hemos planificado varias actividades para enriquecer su experiencia. Al participar en las actividades de la escuela, usted tendrá la oportunidad de experimentar el espiritu escolar de Palms y tener un año escolar exitoso.

Estamos dedicados en asegurar que los estudiantes lleguen a su potencial académico y social participando en un programa completo de materias de Ingles, matemáticas, ciencia, historia, y educación física hasta las varias clases electivas que ofrecemos este año. Palms ofrece cursos electivos como orquesta/banda, música de coro, arte, drama, liderazgo, producción de video, y organizador de escenario. Estamos complacidos en anunciar que vamos a ofrecer  por primera vez una clase de robótica(robots) después de escuela.

Estamos orgullosos de nuestra historia. Palms Middle School ha constantemente clasificado como uno de los 8 mejores escuelas intermedias de LAUSD. Nuestros estudiantes participan en clases rigorosos de los estándares estatales comunes (common core) que ayuda prepararlos para la escuela secundaria y más allá. Los maestros son diestros en motivar a los estudiantes a que se comuniquen efectivamente, escriban coherente, trabajen en colaboración, y sobre salir en pensamientos criticos como analisis y creatividad.

Cada maestro y miembro del personal de la escuela es partes de un equipo que apoya y es dedicado. Estamos cometidos a la seguridad y éxito de cada estudiante. Por favor llámenos a la escuela al (310) 253-7600 si tiene preguntas.

Deseo conocerlos pronto.

Sinceramente,

Derek Moriuchi, Ed.D.

Director

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Dr. Moriuchi has been the Principal of Palms Middle School since Fall 2012.

He has a doctorate in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.), was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and was an administrator at Dr. George Washington Carver Middle School in Los Angeles.