Student Activities & Events
ASB is a student government body composed of twelve members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant at Arms, 8th Grade Representatives (2), 7th Grade Representatives (2), and 6th Grade Representatives (3). The leadership class consists of the ASB officers and accepted applicants. This student organization is established to govern finances, organize activities, and represent the students of Palm Avenue Middle School. The main objective is to raise school spirit and student morale by helping students feel connected to school and each other through involvement in ASB organized activities.
Advisor - Ms. Ramirez
History Day is a history-based learning experience, for students in grades 6 through 8, who not only learn about issues, ideas, people, and events in history, but they apply what they have learned through creative and original productions. Beyond simply memorizing names and dates and reporting on historical events, History Day students develop invaluable research and analytical skills as they process the information gathered through intensive research and draw their own conclusions about their topic’s significance in history. History Day is a school and District-wide competition in coordination with the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.
Advisor - Mrs. Rodriguez
Science Fair is a science-based learning experience, for students in grades 6 through 8 during Quarter 2.. Every student in 7th and 8th Grade is required to complete a science fair project in their science class. 6th Grade students are highly encouraged to participate. Projects require students to pick a testable, science-based question and hypothesis that will allow them to design and carry out an experiment to test their hypothesis. Students wishing to compete in the District Science Fair may enter, and the winners of the district fair will progress to the county fair, sponsored by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.
Advisor - Mr. Mildenberger
The annual Palm Avenue Middle School Spelling Bee allows students to practice their word study skills and compete with their peers in a schoolwide spelling bee. The top student has the opportunity to compete in the Kern County Spelling Bee.
Students memorize and present their interpretation of a published literary work, written by a known author. Presentations are 3-5 minutes in length with grades 4-6 and grades 7-8 competing separately. Categories of competition are Verse Choir, Humorous Interpretation Solo, Humorous Interpretation Duo, Serious Interpretation Solo, and Serious Interpretation Duo. The top student(s) has the opportunity to compete in the Kern County Oral Language Festival.
Advisor - Mr. Ballard