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Camp Palms

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Welcome New Palms Families



Welcome Sixth Grade Students!

Camp Palms is a middle school orientation for incoming sixth grade students, who will have the opportunity to become familiar with the campus, meet some of the teachers, rotate through classes, and make new friends.

Camp Palms is a two-day program in August, before the Fall school semester starts. See the schedule below. Invitation letters are usually mailed by the end of May. Sixth grade students wishing to participate in Camp Palms should sign up in advance for this event.

Camp Palms starts in the School Auditorium on Woodbine Street (see campus map). Over two days, students attend 8 sessions (4 each day), learning everything from study skills to math games to using a P.E. locker. Students learn their way around campus in a fun scavenger hunt.

Sixth grade parents and other family members can attend a one-hour orientation on Tuesday.

Use the registration link below.

Camp Palms Schedule

Incoming 6th Grade Students
Incoming 6th Grade Families
Tue., August 6, 2024


Camp Palms
Day 1



Wed., August 7, 2024
Camp Palms
Day 2


Students should register for Camp Palms as soon possible, but space is no longer limited. We have room for all incoming 6th grade students who want to attend.

Camp Palms Registration Form

Students: Bring water, a snack, and wear sunscreen.

If you didn't register show up anyway. We'll do our best to make room!

6th Grade Parents

Parents of sixth grade students, and other family members, are welcome to attend the orientation section immediately following the registration period on Tuesday.

Your student should be registered for Camp Palms. You do not need to register.

What the Parent Orientation Covers

  • Overview
  • Teacher Introduction
  • Transition to Middle School
  • School Safety
  • Academic Placement
  • Counseling Department
  • Magnet Program Busing
  • Title I Funds and Meal Program
  • Team Prime Time
  • Parent Volunteers

Tip: The Student Store is Open

While your child is on campus for Camp Palms, they can purchase P.E. uniforms at the Student Store. Cash only.

You can find Student Store on the campus map.

What if You Miss Camp Palms?

Don't worry if your child cannot attend Camp Palms. Typically, only about two-thirds of new students attend Camp Palms.

New students are made to feel welcome on the first day of school and beyond. People will be standing by to answer questions and help with maps and directions for any student who seems a little uncertain. We want all of our students to feel comfortable and confident as soon as possible!

Seventh and Eighth Grade Students

If you are new to Palms Middle School, starting in seventh or eighth grade, please study the campus map to learn about the campus layout.

Your classes will be in the buildings surrounding the central quad and on the south side of Palms Blvd.

Parent Check-In (Registration)

Palms uses a parent check-in process in mid-August, prior to the first day of school. The parent check-in enables families to complete and submit required paperwork such as emergency contact information before school starts, find out the student's class schedule, pick up textbooks, sign up for the Parent Portal, and purchase P.E. uniforms and other items at the Student Store. It's a great way to get a jump on the school year rather than having to do all of these things the first week of school.

Families of new and returning students are sent a letter in mid-June listing the dates and times for each grade's parent check-in session. Please plan to attend the parent check-in for your grade level, and get an organized start to the school year.