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Club Rush

children clapping, courtesy of Lakeshore


Palms teachers organize and manage clubs for Palms students. We thank these teachers for making the extra effort to help our students.

Clubs are first-come, first-served whenever a club or room has a maximum capacity.

Club Showcase: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, on the quad

Mobile phone users: The chart below looks best if you turn your phone sideways.

Active Clubs
Club name Days/Times and Location Sponsor

Ballet Folklórico

A chance for students interested in dance and Mexican culture to learn and perform.

Friday, 3:00-5:00pm


Mrs. Santana and Mr. Santana

Beading Club

Tap into your creative side while creating jewelry and patterns using colorful beads.

Thursday, 12:35 to 1:00pm

Room 57

Ms. Assefa

Board Game Club (Fall semester)

Play Monopoly, chess, Uno, and Connect Four with your friends.

Wednesday at lunch

Room 48

Mrs. Igarashi

The Bruin Experiment (Spring semester)

Design your own experiment or engineering project in partnership with UCLA undergraduate students. Sign up through your science class.

After school Mrs. Igarashi

Champs Up! (for boys)

We help the world, gain a deeper understanding of self, and eternalize these principles through our actions.

Monday at lunch Mrs. Bradshaw

Chess Club

Play chess. No experience necessary.

Every day at lunch

Room 112

Mr. Westhoff

Disc Golf Club

Join the fastest growing sport in America. Disc Golf is like traditional golf except played with Frisbees.

Wednesday, 3:15 to 4:00pm

P.E. field

Mr. Vinstein

Dungeons and Dragons (7th and 8th grade)

Friday at lunch

Room 208

Ms. Rothstein

E-Sports Club (7th and 8th grade)

An open, supportive environment for students to express their passion for gaming, by participating in competitive game play in the pursuit of creating memorable experiences.

Wednesday, 3:05 to 4:15pm

Room 232

Mr. Martinez

Film Club

Watch and discuss your favorite classic movies, and learn about how they were made.

Wednesday at lunch

Wednesday after school

Room 163

Mrs. Clark
Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)   Mr. Kim and Ms. Straub

Gimkit Club

Show off your knowledge of characters and shows like Harry potter, Pokémon, Avengers, Sailor Moon, Minecraft, Star Wars, and many more playing Gimkit games with other students.

Every other Thursday during lunch

Room 232

Mr. Martinez

Jazz Band (requires approval)

A club for musicians who already know how to play their instrument and read music. We perform jazz music from around the world, learn how to solo, and perform in events like the Dia De Los Muertos show and the Black History Month Show.

Wednesday, 3:15-4:00pm

Room 172

Ms. Jones

Magenta House-Environmental Solutions

Teams turn their ideas about helping the environment (inventions, processes, or social media campaigns) into reality, with funding from We'll compete against other L.A. schools. In 2021-2022 we won 1st place and 2nd place.

Monday and Wednesday, 3:15 to 4:15pm

Room 233

Ms. Vogel

Newspaper Club

Share your voice, conduct interviews, and report on events in our school community. Create, edit, and publish a newspaper.

Every day at lunch

Room 132

Ms. Skidelsky

Palmarian Debate Team

Empower yourself through debate. Foster communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creative skills.

Wednesday, 3:15 to 4:15pm

Room 113

Ms. Garret

Palms Black Student Union (PBSU)

We foster student growth and development through diversity, academics, and community services and outreach. We provide an opportunity for students of all races to celebrate black culture, lifestyle, and history.

Monday, 3:00pm

Thursday at lunch


Mrs. Bradshaw

Penheads Club

A creative writing club for students who like to write stories, poems, or other creative work.

Tuesday at lunch

Library Patio

Ms. March

Pokémon Club

We trade and discuss pokémon. Students can bring their switches and Nintendo systems to play inside the classroom.

Tuesday at lunch

Room 43

Mr. Tran

Puzzle Club

Work on jigsaw puzzles in small collaborative groups while listening to classical music,and eating your lunch among other puzzlers. Work your way up in puzzle levels with a variety to choose from. Prepare for the second-semester final puzzle-off. The first team to complete the all-green puzzle (Palms Pride) wins!

Tuesday and Thursday at lunch

Room 113

Ms. Garret

Rubik's Cube Club

Come play Rubik's Cube and learn new strategies with experienced and new players.

Friday at lunch

Room 56

Mrs. Gipson

Stepping in the Right Direction (for African American students)

Programming, educational resources, and opportunities for African American youth and communities.

Monday, 3:00pm Mrs. Bradshaw

Volleyball Club

Fun and exciting volleyball interaction with other students for beginners and advanced players.

Tuesday at lunch

P.E. gymnasium

Mr. Mendoza and Ms. Millet

Yo-yo Club

Beginners or experts all are welcome to learn about the wonderful world of yo-yos.

Wednesday at lunch

Room 113

Ms. Garret
Inactive Clubs

These clubs from previous school years may return in the future.

Club name Days/Times and Location Sponsor
Anime and Asian Culture Club

Friday at lunch

Room 45

Mr. Kim
Art and Expression Club    
East West Players

Wednesday, 3:10 to 4:20pm


Mr. Kim

Garden Club

Plant and maintain our vegetables, herbs and flowers in the Palms Garden. Bring your lunch and prepare to get dirty.

Thursday at lunch

Palms Garden

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) (6th graders by counselor recommendation)

Thursday at lunch

Room 45

Mr. Kim
Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) (7th/8th graders, pass from Ms. Straub required)

Thursday at lunch

Library patio

Ms. Straub
Motivating Minds (7th and 8th graders)

Thursday at lunch

Room 114

Sixth Grade Lunch Club (6th graders, August and September)

Every day at lunch

Various rooms

see web page
Student Tech Team (Genius Bar)

Every day by appointment


Mr. Jauregui and Mrs. Santana