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10860 Woodbine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034
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Palms students' well-researched, clearly articulated science projects dazzled UCLA faculty on Sunday, April 8, at The Bruin Experiment Science Fair. Palms won for the third year in a row, beating out strong competitors Webster Middle School and Mark Twain Middle School. One winner was named from each school, several Honorable Mention medals were awarded, and Palms was named the overall winner. Madeline Doi was the Palms winner, and Adnan Shavers, Danika Pienkos, and Brendan Messinger won Honorable Mentions.

The Bruin Experiment provides students an opportunity to investigate a scientific question of their choosing. Students design and execute an experiment, employing all parts of the scientific method, and then synthesize their results in a display. Each student is expected to give multiple oral presentations to the judges, made up of UCLA faculty from different scientific disciplines. It's a terrific experience for all student participants. Palms is very proud of all students who participated in The Bruin Experiment 2018!


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Approximately eighty 8th grade Palms students experienced history while visiting Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC over Spring Break on the Founding Fathers Tour. With packed travel days, they saw many amazing historic sites! To name just a few, they visited Trinity Church, the Boston Public Library, and Fenway Park; the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, and the 9/11 Memorial; Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the Rocky Steps; and Mount Vernon, the Jefferson Memorial, and Capitol Hill. And though it has been a very cold winter, everyone managed to stay warm and enjoy traveling as a group! We'll post details of their trip in the 2018 Trip Journal.


Ballet Folk rico Son de la Palmas logoBallet Folklorico will host their first annual "Big Show" on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 6:30 pm, in the auditorium. The event will feature special guests Palms Middle School Band, Hamilton High School's FolkloricoGroup, and UCLA's Ballet Folklorico. Tickets are $5 at the door ($3 for children under 9). Come and enjoy a terrific performance!

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2018-04WeAreOneOn April 12, Ballet Folklorico will join an amazing roster of performers including Sheila E, Pete Escovedo, Judith Hill, and other talented LAUSD students, as well as celebrity hosts Patricia Arquette, David Arquette, Regina King, and more in supporting arts education. Ballet Folklorico will take the stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as part of the We Are One! Benefit Concert. The VIP reception starts at 6 pm, followed by the concert at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are available online or through the box office, and LAUSD families can get 50% off early bird tickets with the promo code LAUSDWAO!. Download the flyer for more information.


TheBruinExperiment logoThe Bruin Experiment's 4th Annual Science Fair will be held this Sunday, April 8, from 2-5:30 pm at Ackerman Grand Ballroom at UCLA. Come and support the Palms students who are participating! With the support of UCLA student volunteers, each participant designed and conducted a scientific experiment and created a project display sharing their results. UCLA faculty will be judging the projects, and there will be gourmet catering, a special celebrity guest, and additional activities to try out.


The 2017-2018 Gifted/Talented Conservatory of Fine Arts will hold its culminating performances on two Saturdays in April. The Visual Arts Division Exhibition is the culmination of students' year-long studies in the visual arts. The event will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Fine Arts Gallery at CSU Los Angeles, from 10 am to 12:30 pm. The Performing Arts Division Showcase Performance will feature live performances from dance, drama and vocal classes. It will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 3-6 pm, at Esteban Torres High School. Please join in celebrating the students' accomplishments for the program's 37th year!

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2018 Co-Ed Swim Team

Students in all grades are invited to join the new Palms Co-Ed Swim Team. Practices are Mondays after school.

Students swim around the school, starting from Palms Canal. They swim up the Glendon Creek, merge into the Woodbine Waterway, and finish in the Midvale River, where they take a submarine back to the starting point.

The swim team is coached by P.E. teachers Ms. Flume and Mr. Estuary.

There are no classes on rainy days, since we don't want students to get wet.

Happy April 1st from Palms Middle School!


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Friday, April 27, 2018

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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.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018 

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

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

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