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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

Dr. MoriushiA message from Principal Dr. Moriuchi:

Our annual Valentine's Day Dance for 7th and 8th graders will take place on Friday, February 14, at 3:10pm, after school. There will be plenty of adult supervision at the event and all 7th and 8th graders are invited.

Also, this is a friendly reminder that the Art in the Afternoon program continues every Thursday afternoon. If your child is interested in signing up, please ask them to see Ms. Goldin in Room 162.

I wish all of you a great week and thank you, again, for all you do for Palms!

Posted 2/9/20

Micaela BecerraMical CohenEric Sandoval

Micaela Becerra, Mical Cohen, and Eric Sandoval

Each month, Palms faculty and staff select a student from each grade who they feel excels in and out of the classroom, including for extracurricular activities.

Leadership students visit each winner's homeroom and award them a certificate, a backpack, a Palms bag, and a medal.

Read about our first three Students of the Month!

Posted 2/6/20

WASC Accreditation

The official letter from the Accrediting Commission (ACS) for Schools of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is now available for download.

The letter confirms the status of Palms as a WASC-accredited middle school.

The certification covers the 6 years from 2020 to 2026, the maximum interval over which a school can earn accreditation.

Accreditation identifies schools that are "worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning and have clearly demonstrated continual self-improvement."

Posted 2/6/20

Come out and join thousands of LAUSD students, family members, employees, and community members in the free LAUSD 5K "Move It!" Health & Wellness Festival on Saturday February 22, 2020 at Dodgers Stadium, 8am - 1pm. Registration is required. For more information and to register, see the "Move It" website

Posted 2/5/20