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Palms Middle School

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    Welcome to Palms Middle School!

    Palms Middle School is a Gifted/High Ability Magnet School, a School for Advanced Studies, and a Neighborhood School.

    Principal's MessageOverviewWhy Choose Palms?Site Map

    Considering Palms? Start in our New Parents section.

    Attend one of our Visitors' Days! The next upcoming date is Monday, April 8, 2019. Full schedule here.

    Palms MS received the Excelling Magnet Award, 2017-2018, from the Office of Integration. A special thank you and recognition to Mrs. Weissmann for her wonderful leadership of the magnet and to the remarkable teachers who worked diligently to keep up the academic rigor. Great work, team!

    Posted 3/15/19

    Professional singer and Palms parent Dorothy Pincus will teach a vocal coaching class for kids on Monday, March 18, from 3:30-5 pm, at the Palms-Rancho Park Library. If your kid(s) love to sing, this is the program for them! Whether they sing for fun or want to do it professionally, Dorothy will show kids techniques on how to nail an audition. 

    Posted 3/15/19

    Congratulations to Bryan Salinas, winner of our school's first Geography Bee. Also, congratulations to Zoe Pena, 1st place winner of Palms' SCRIPPS Spelling Bee. She will be representing Palms Middle School this weekend at regionals at North Hollywood High. We also applaud her alternates, who tied for second place, Charlee Franklin and Pearl Velasco. Go Palms!

    Posted 3/7/19

    On Friday, March 15, 2019, Junior Leadership will be presenting a show honoring Aretha Franklin during Periods 5 and 6 in the Auditorium. The show is open to the public. Doors open at 1 pm. We are fortunate to feature several special guests: the Palms Middle School Choir, the Palms Middle School Jazz Band, and singer Dorothy Pincus. Contact Mr. Kim for more info. 

    RESPECT  A Show Honoring Aretha Franklin

    Download the flyer.

    Posted 3/7/19

    Are you interested in learning about robotics? Do you already have experience with EV3, but want to learn more complex design? Apply for after school robotics classes in Lego EV3 or Exploring Robotics mBot/Maker Bot and Edison. Classes are held on Mondays, 3:15-4:30, starting March 11. 

    There is limited space available, and you must apply to participate in Robotics classes! Download and complete the application. Classes are free, but donations are politely requested. See Ms. Vogel with any questions.

    Posted 3/1/19

    coffee cupJoin Dr. Moriuchi on Friday, February 22, at 9 am, in the Library for Coffee with the Principal. He'll provide updates on WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), the Title 1 program, and the Communications Magnet program.

    Posted 2/15/19

    Big congratulations to Ms. Carina Garret, history teacher, who was recently awarded the Joseph O'Flaherty Teaching Award by the History Society of Southern California. The award honors "creative excellence in the teaching of history in grades K-12 in the schools of Southern California." We are proud of Ms. Garret for her excellent accomplishments and well-deserved recognition!

    Posted 2/11/19
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    What's Happening

    Monday, March 18

    Thursday, March 21

    • Chamber Music Concert

    Friday, March 22

    • Chamber Music Assemblies

    Complete School Calendar
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    Prospective Family Visitor Days

    Calling all prospective Palms families. Come and visit our school to learn about all the wonderful programs the school offers and visit classrooms.

    Future dates TBA.

    Your child is welcome to attend with you.The program begins at 9:00 a.m. in the auditorium.

    Visitor Days Flyer (English and Spanish)

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    Parents: What's Your Choice

    Every Palms parent should choose their preferred way to help their school, through volunteering, donations, and participation.

    Fill out the Parent Volunteer Form today!

    Positive Behavior Support Program

    Read about the Palms Positive Behavior Support program, student behavioral expectations, and parents' rights and responsibilities. Read the message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi.

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    Please read the Dress Code rules. Make sure that students are properly attired for school each day.

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    Mayura Restaurant is among Jonathan Gold's 101 Best Restaurants in Los Angeles, 2017 edition.

    You can get a discount there using the Palms Westside Saver Card!