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2016-05 Leadership at City Hall
Palms Leadership students talk to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at City Hall. They discussed the state of Los Angeles, civic duty, leadership skills, and community service.

2016-05 Leadership at City Hall

Palms Leadership students pose with Sheriff James McDonnell at the Hall of Justice. The students also met with District Attorney Jackie Lacey.

Leadership class meets Jackie Lacey
Leadership Class meets Jackie Lacey, the first woman and first African-American to serve as Los Angeles County District Attorney. Ms. Lacey leads a staff of 1,000 lawyers and 300 crime investigators.


Leadership Class

7th and 8th grade students can take Leadership, also known as Student Council. They've help organize or participated in the following:

Some Leadership students participate on the Local School Leadership Council (LSLC).

What You Learn

Leadership students learn about the characteristics, attributes, and skills that encompass good leadership.

They engage in discussions and debates, plan school activities, and provide service to their school and their classmates.


Any 7th or 8th graders with a grade no lower than a B and no U's may apply to be in Leadership.

Students must receive an application from Mr. Nicholson, Leadership Coordinator.

The completed application requires parent and teacher approval, grades from the last grading period, and a 200-word essay.

Leadership Applications
for the 2020-2021 school year

Applications available: February 2020

Applications due: March 2020


Visit the Leadership pallet!

2020-2021 Student Body Officers

2020-2021 Student Body Officers

Results of the Fall 2020 Student Body Election:

  • President: Arielle Jackson
  • Vice President: Aubrey Jenkins
  • Secretary: Zain Almahdi
  • Secretary: Mia Rubalcava
  • Treasurer: Daniel Shashoua
  • Commissioner of Activities: Ava Gutierrez
Spirit Week, Fall 2019

Spirit Week

Monday: Marvel vs. DC
Tuesday: Twin Day
Wednesday: Meme Day
Thursday: Wear Red
Friday: College Day: UCLA vs. USC

Canned Food Drive

As the holiday season approaches, Leadership is running a canned food drive to collect food for needy families. It is part of their "Reach out to Friends and Family/Thanksgiving Project". Please donate non-perishable items by November 15, 2019. Bring all donations to your homeroom class.

Canned Food Drive

Student Body Offices

All Leadership students are eligible to run for student body office; however, only 8th graders can run for Student Body President.

For descriptions of the positions, see the Student Body Election page.

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