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Palms Middle School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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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, February 11, 2019. Full schedule here.

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    Connecting Cultures at the Los Angeles Central Library

    The Connecting Cultures Mobile Museum, which began at Palms Middle School, was one of two dozen selected exhibitors at the Los Angeles Central Library's first-ever Mobile Museum Fair on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

    The Connecting Cultures Exhibit at Palms will run from April 2 to April 9, 2019.

    Posted 1/14/19

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    The DonorsChoose website lets families and friends help teachers purchase needed supplies and equipment.

    There are three Palms donation drives in progress:

    To date, Palms teachers have raised $15,8743 through DonorsChoose.

    Posted 1/13/19

    LAUSD has established a hotline to answer community questions about the UTLA strike. Parents and community members may call the strike hotline for the most updated information. A live person is available to answer questions from 6 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Call 213-443-1300 with any questions.

    Posted 1/11/19

    Following is an update from Dr. Moriuchi regarding the UTLA strike:

    Our teachers and school staff work hard every day to help our students reach their full potential. As you may be aware, Los Angeles Unified has been unable to reach agreement on a new contract and United Teachers Los Angeles has announced that its members will strike beginning Monday, January 14th. Despite this action, Palms MS will be open and operating on a regular bell schedule.

    Central office employees have been assigned to our campus to help ensure the safety and well-being of our students and staff, and we encourage you to send your child to school.

    Transportation and meal service will be provided as usual, along with after-school programs provided by Beyond the Bell and Team Prime Time. However, athletic programs and other extracurricular activities will be cancelled. There will be no after-school tutoring. 

    Please monitor KLCS – TV, the district’s social media accounts and your local news station for timely updates. If you have questions, please call the school at 310-253-7600. We look forward to seeing your child at school.

    Posted 1/9/19

    Superintendent Austin Beutner has written a letter to parents (please read here in English and Spanish) regarding the possible upcoming UTLA teacher strike on Thursday, January 10. The Superintendent is asking parents to send their children to school in the event of a strike. Palms has a safety/instructional plan in place.

    UPDATE: The strike has been postponed until Monday, January 14.

    Posted 1/7/19

    Redesigned Palms website​​​​​​​The Palms Middle School website has a new look and feel as of Spring 2019. How do you like it?

    Our redesigned website has the same depth of information that parents and students depend on, plus a few improvements:

    • We're using larger and more readable text, more whitespace, and new fonts.
    • Our site looks great on computers, tablets, and smart phones. For example, two-column pages on a computer automatically switch to a single column with drop-down menus on a smart phone.
    • Every page is now accessible to the visually disabled. Screen reader software can identify every photo, graphic, table caption, and other visual element throughout the site.
    Posted 1/6/19

    campus entranceWelcome back to Palms Middle School for the Spring Semester!

    We hope students and their families enjoyed the Winter Break and that students are ready to continue their studies.

    The Spring Semester runs from Monday January 7 to Friday June 7, 2019. For a complete list of events, see the School Calendar.

    Posted 1/6/19
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    What's Happening

    Monday, January 14

    • UTLA strike begins

    Tuesday, January 15

    • Candygram sale begins

    Friday, January 18

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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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    Help Us With This Website

    Volunteers are needed to report news and maintain this website during 2018. Prior web experience is not required; we'll teach you everything you need to know.

    Please fill out the Parent Volunteer Form if you're interested in being a Palms Website Manager or Palms Website Reporter.

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    Family Annual Donation Drive

    Please click to donate and find out where your money goes! Both one-time and monthly donations are welcome.

    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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    Dress Code


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

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    Westside Saver Cards

    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!