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    Hello Palms Middle Community,

   Since I received my district displacement notice, I have had many people ask me, "What is happening with you?'  One even said, "I hope you enjoy your retirement."

   I am not retiring but I am able to let the Palms Community know 'What is happening."  The district has assigned me to Westchester High School's Sport Medicine Magnet School as a pool sub.  That means they can use me as they need and other schools that need a sub can too.

   I will be staying in contact with many of the Palms Community.  Have a healthy and productive 2018-19.

Bob Scott


In addition to the "Reach for the Stars" mural, Ms. Goldin's art students completed a second mural before the end of the 2017-18 school year - the Butterfly mural. Located on the south side of campus, the mural is visible from Palms Boulevard, beautifying not only Palms Middle School, but also the view for drivers heading east.



New 6th grade students were welcomed this week at the annual, two-day Camp Palms orientation. 




Dozens of Palms new students, parents, teachers and staff gathered on July 28 for the annual new student Meet and Greet. A great time was had by all!


Join us for grade-level check in days this coming week. Bring your child's completed emergency forms, get your child's schedule and books, purchase PE clothes and annual planners, and get the answers you need to many questions before school begins.


6th grade: Monday, August 6, 8-11 am

7th grade: Thursday, August 9, 8-11 am

8th grade: Friday, August 10, 8-11 am

All grade make-up: Friday, August 10, 1-3 pm


Incoming 6th grade students, join us for Camp Palms on Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8, from 9 am-12 pm.


Several Palms 6th graders (now rising 7th graders!) were featured in a June 29th LA Times article about a new school initiative aimed at encouraging middle school and high school students to consider careers in the movie industry. The project is part of a larger goal to address underrepresentation and lack of diversity in the industry. "The superhero project is part of a new school initiative crafted by movie and TV studio Warner Bros. to encourage young people from predominantly Latino and African American communities to find and hone their creative voices."

Read the story here.


Please join us for the Palms Middle School New Family Meet & Greet! 
All new students and their families are invited to join us in the park on Saturday, July 28th. This will be a fun time to bond and make new friends before Camp Palms and school start. Snacks will be provided. Parents and siblings welcome! Palms Principal, Dr. Moriuchi, teachers, and current families will be there to welcome you. 

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 10am – 12pm 
Rancho Park - Cheviot Hills Recreation Center

2551 Motor Avenue, in the back of the park (1st driveway south of Pico toward archery range at the end of the long driveway) 
RSVP to Kelley Reynolds: