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soccer ball​​​​​​​Students: Would you like to participate in Noon Sports?

Palms intramural sports are offered three days a week at lunchtime, and you're welcome to play!

The Spring 2020 semester games are:

  • Flag Football
  • Three-point Shootout
  • Soccer

To join in or to learn more, talk to your counselor or visit Mr. Mullaney in the P.E. office.

Posted 2/27/20

Please join Palms students, families and friends for Dining for Dollars on Thursday, February 27  from 4 - 9:00 pm at Hamburger Habit, 11223 National Boulevard, Los Angeles (at Sepulveda, across from Ross). Twenty percent of food and beverage purchases will be donated to Palms. Take-out or dine-in orders are eligible.


We are going paperless this year, so please either present the flyer or just tell them you are with Palms Middle School. 

Posted 2/24/20

Dr. Moriuchi​​​​​​​A message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi:

I want to inform parents and the community that Palms Middle School is in the middle of budget planning for the 2020-2021 school year.

When creating the master schedule and hiring teachers, our first priority is to do what's best for students by putting available personnel in classrooms to lower class size. We understand the importance of putting a qualified teacher in all classrooms.

The school is looking to increase enrollment in the 6th grade to make room for new students in the Communications and Media Magnet Center. We anticipate an exciting first year for this new magnet.

Lastly, I wanted to thank all parents for everything you do. Your commitment has made us stronger and we truly appreciate all you've done and continue to do. Have a great week.

Posted 2/23/20

coffee cupPalms parents are invited to Coffee With the Principal, which will take place on Friday, February 21, 2020, at 9:00am in the Library.

Principal Dr Moriuchi will be discussing vaping and its harmful effects.

Vaping has received serious media attention and it has become a matter of concern at schools. Unless you're familiar with the types of vaping devices, you may not be aware that those around you are vaping.

Please join us and bring any questions you have on this topic and other school topics.

Posted 2/20/20

LAUSD's 5K "Move It!" Health and Wellness Festival will be held at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 8 to 1pm. It is a free family event with giveaways, entertainment, informational booths, thank you food trucks and more.

By popular demand, Palms Middle School's Ballet Folklorico, Son de la Palma has been selected to perform.

Posted 2/20/20

Kobe and Gianni Bryant​​​​​​​

The Palms Middle School Black Student Union has organized to celebrate the lives of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianni, and the other victims on Monday, February 24, 2020: Kobe and Gigi Day.

They are inviting everyone to wear Lakers colors -- purple and gold -- and/or basketball jerseys.

A speech and a moment of silence will be given during the morning announcements and during lunch on the quad, followed by hip/hop, African dance routines, basketball dribbling contests, and more.

A celebration of Black History Month, also organized by the Black Student Union, will be held on the quad on Thursday, February 27, 2020 during lunch, with speeches, song and dance, and more.

Posted 2/19/20

Attention Palms students: are you looking for something fun to do at lunchtime? Are you interested in gardening, writing, puzzles, games, or more? Check out some of these noontime club offerings! They are a great way to meet new friends who share your interests.

  • Garden Club: Tuesdays, meeting in the 6th grade garden area at lunch
  • Gay Straight Alliance - Wednesdays, room 55
  • Kindness Game Club - Tuesdays, room 140
  • Pen Heads, Writing Club - Thursday, Library patio at lunch, all grades welcome
  • Flag Football for boys & girls - lunchtime (PE office for more info)
  • Chess Club - Monday, Wednesday, Friday at lunch in room 112. All grades welcome, no experience necessary (Mr. Westhoff)
  • Puzzle Club - Fridays at lunch, room 113 - jigsaw puzzles, classical music & chocolate (Ms. Garret)
  • Anime Club - meetings on hold until March (Mr. Kim)
Posted 2/18/20

Parents and community of Palms Middle School, join us tonight February 18, 2020 for our monthly Friends of Palms (FOP) meeting in the library at 6:30pm. This is where you will hear what is happening around school, meet other Palms families and staff members, as well as have a voice in making Palms even better. FOP supports many progams at the school and we are always looking for more parent participation and input. Your involvement and attendance is appreciated. See you soon!

Posted 2/18/20

Dr. MoriuchiA message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi:

Monday, February 17, 2020 is the Presidents' Day Holiday and all LAUSD will be closed. We wish you a safe and happy school holiday.

Coffee With the Principal is scheduled for Friday, February 21, at 9:00am in the Library. The topic will be anti-vaping and I look forward to seeing you there for this important topic.

Thank you for all you do for Palms MS.

Posted 2/17/20

Presidents  Day

Monday, February 17, 2010 is Presidents' Day, honoring our first president George Washington and our 16th president Abraham Lincoln.

School will be closed Monday, and will resume Tuesday, February 18, with the regular Tuesday bell schedule.

Enjoy the holiday!

Posted 2/14/20