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10860 Woodbine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Phone 310-253-7600

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Welcome to Palms Middle School!



Palms students will learn about and devise their own games in zero and microgravity.  There will be an Assembly next Wednesday, September 27 with presentations from JPL and Space Games Federation.


Back to School Night, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

This event is for parents, not students, to give you a chance to hear from each of your child's teachers. Start in your child's homeroom at 6:00 pm. PA announcements will tell you when to go to your child's next classroom.


Be sure to come early to visit the many other events happening on the same night:

  • Latin Fiesta benefit Dinner 4:00pm-8:00pm, Stop by the Cafeteria for great food, refreshments and free entertainment by the Palms MS Ballet Folklorico for the whole family.
  • Book Fair, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Library  Stock up on books for your children or for gifts, buy books for teachers who have requested them, and help the Palms Library raise money for new book purchases.  While you are in the library, feel free to use the computers to complete your Meal Plan Application available at  It takes only a few minutes!
  • Emergency Preparedness Fair, 6:00pm - 8:00pm Stop by to get some really good information, there will be a benefit raffle and giveaways too! Don't forget to see the student posters! 




Students in Mr. Kim's 6th grade class raised $568 for Hurricane Harvey Relief during Labor Day Weekend.

Their extra credit assignment was to create a poster and take a photo with a donor. It was a Civics lesson - looking out for others is a duty as a citizen. Congratulations students on being such great citizens!



If you play a jazz band instrument and can read music, you may be interested in auditioning for Jazz Band. This group of 25 advanced players rehearses once a week from 3:15-4 pm, usually on Wednesdays or Thursdays.
Auditions will take place during the lunch period this week on:

  • Wednesday, September 6
  • Thursday, September 7
  • Friday, September 8

If you'd like to audition, please see Ms. Jones in Room 172 to get the audition music. Practice it, and then come back at lunch time this Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday to sign up for an audition.
Jazz Band instruments are: saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, bass, electric guitar, piano, and drum set.
Guitar players: we have amps for guitars, but you'll need to bring your own guitar for the audition. You can leave it in Ms. Jones's office on the morning of your audition.
See Ms. Jones in Room 172 if you have questions.


Students may use the P. E. field at lunch time. 


For the first time since 1918, a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the United States. In Los Angeles, we will experience a partial eclipse from approximately 9:00 am until noon. While it is a rare educational opportunity, please talk to your children and the entire family about the risks of looking directly at the sun. Some teachers and classrooms at Palms are planning safe viewing experiences for their students.

The students in Mr. Scott's class have prepared pin-hole cameras so they'll have a safe way to view this celestial event from the quad between 9:05 am and 11:45 am, the period when the moon will be blocking part of the sun. Peak darkness will occur at 10:20 am.



Parent Check-Ins scheduled this week are for parents to take care of all school related business prior to the first day of school.  Documents to be submitted at Parent Check-Ins (e.g., emergency card and related forms) were mailed out in July.  If you did not receive them, a copy of the packet is available for download here.

Parents will also obtain their child's class schedule; pick up all textbooks; and purchase P.E. uniforms.  Assistance in signing up for the Parent Portal and Schoology will also be available during this time.

Check-In Times:

  • 6th Grade - Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 10:00 - 12:00
  • 7th Grade - Thursday, August 9, 2017, 8:00 - 11:00
  • 8th Grade - Friday, August 10, 2017, 8:00 - 11:00
  • Make-Up Day for all grades - Friday, August 10, 1:00 - 3:00

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Volunteers are needed to report news and maintain this website during the 2017-2018 school year. 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.

What's Happening

Monday, September 25:

Monday, September 25-Friday, September 29:

  • Banned Books Week

Thursday, September 28:

  • Elementary School Tours


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Family Annual Donation Drive

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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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Dress Code


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

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