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Photos from the 2012 Gym Renovation

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Physical Education

Physical education is an integral part of the overall education program for every student and provides an opportunity for every student to develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence necessary to lead a physically active lifestyle. A high-quality physical education program promotes an active lifestyle, improved health, motor skill development, and better cognitive performance. Studies show that when children's exercise and fitness needs are met, they are more able to learn and achieve.

Over the course of each semester Palms P.E. students rotate among activities:

  • Basketball
  • Floor Hockey
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Gym
  • Paddle Tennis
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Team Handball
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Room

The complete rotation schedule for each instructor is available from the P.E. department.

Track and Field activities

  • high jump
  • long jump
  • one-mile run
  • softball throw
  • 100-meter dash
  • 800-meter run

Friday is Lap Day, when all students run or walk

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We're Getting a New P.E. Field!

LAUSD has approved a project to replace our P.E. field.

The district expects to begin the remodel in Summer 2016, although the work has been repeatedly delayed.

The field will be replaced one portion at a time, so students can continue to use it.

Palms Weight Room

Palms weight room

Equipment includes:

  • biceps curl
  • chest press
  • chin up/dip assist combo machine
  • dumbbells (assortment, 5, 8, and 10 pounds)
  • elliptical machines (3)
  • incline sit-up boards (3)
  • lat pulldown
  • leg curl
  • leg extension
  • leg press
  • shoulder press
  • Smith machines (2)
  • Stairmasters (4)
  • stationary bicycles (12)
  • wall-mounted flat-screen television

Students have two 2-week rotations through the weight room, when they are instructed on how to use the equipment.