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Coding Class is an enrichment offered after school to all students that want to learn how to write code. Students engage in hands-on programming tasks in the JAVA programming language as they write and test their own code using the approaches real programmers use in the field. Students are able at the end to create their own games and write their own programs from scratch.  Critical thinking skills along with planning and organizing skills are paramount in this class as students learn logic and process. 

Advisor - Mr. Polley

Math Club

Do you enjoy math?  Do you like playing math games like Mancala? Are you fast with a Rubik's Cube? Then Math Club is the place for you!!  Palm Avenue Math Club is a place to have fun while learning math skills and playing math games.  Math Club prepares students to compete in the Kern County Math Field Day.  Students compete in team relays and test their math skills.  Kern County Middle Schools Mathematics Field Day is coordinated by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools.

Advisor - Mrs.Rogers
Advisor - Mrs. Perkins

Battle of the Books

Do you love to read?  Well, Battle of the Books Club is the place for you. The club usually meets weekly to discuss the books they are reading. Students will read 20-30 books throughout the year from the Battle of Books list.  Students then come together in mixed school groups, at the Kern County Battle of the Books competition, to demonstrate their abilities and to test their knowledge of the books they have read.

Advisor - Mrs. Rogers
Advisor - Mrs. Krauter

Chess Club

Chess Club is a math-based/problem-solving-based club on campus for students in grades 6 through 8.  Chess is a historical game that challenges students to think, problem-solve, and compete.  It encourages students to think and use 21st Century analytical skills.  Moreover, Chess Club is a place where students can come to learn the basics of chess or grow their foundational skills of the game. The club culminates with a school-wide chess tournament.  The tournament challenges students to put their best foot forward and compete to be called Champion of Palm Avenue Middle School.

Advisor - Mr. Ballard

Anime Club

Anime Club is an informal club at PALM for students who love reading, watching, and drawing anime. We learn about the history of anime, show any original anime illustrations, and watch appropriate anime on YouTube. 

Advisor - Miss. Allen

Bible Club

With all the challenges facing middle school students, Bible Club serves as a safe place for students to come and get guidance, help, mentoring, and life skills.  This club is open to grades 6 through 8.  The Bible club has always been a safe place for students from all backgrounds.  Biblical teaching is at the heart of the club.  The Bible serves as a tool to instruct, guide, and inspire students to be better students, citizens, and leaders.

Advisor - Mr. Ballard
Advisor - Miss. Allen