March 28, 2023
Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9 will have a normal day with NO CHANGE to their usual schedule.
Sophomores will attend their first period class at 8:30am, then take the Pre-ACT beginning at 9:30am. Sophomores will be dismissed for the day at approximately 12:15pm (1:30pm for students approved for extra time).
Juniors will begin the ACT at 8:30am. Juniors will be dismissed for the day at approximately 12:45pm (2:30pm for students approved for extra time).
Seniors are not required to be on campus. They are encouraged to perform community service to fulfill their requirement. Community Service forms are due on May 1.
Lenten Mass Series
Wednesdays at 7:00pm
You are invited to join us on Wednesdays at 7:00pm for our Lenten Mass Series. The March 29th Mass will be hosted by Palma’s junior class.
Mass is celebrated every school day at 7:30am in the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel. You are welcome to attend.
Please note there is no morning Mass on Wednesdays during Lent.
Five Alumni Inducted into Palma’s Hall of Fame
Congratulations to the 2023 inductees into the Palma Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 11th.
Robert Burlison '74. Outstanding athlete and coach. Coached Palma to the 1992 D-IV basketball state championship.
Steve Clayton '76. Valedictorian, athlete-of-the-year, outstanding athlete, teacher and coach. Steve was also Palma’s athletic director for 23 years.
David Esquer '83. Valedictorian, three-sport athlete, team captain and MVP in baseball, football, and basketball. Dave is the head baseball coach at Stanford.
David Fales '09. Outstanding athlete. Tri--county offensive MVP and all-league as quarterback. He played for SJSU, Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins.
Marc Matock '94. Outstanding athlete. One of the best defensive lineman ever at Palma. He played for USC and was signed by the Detroit Lions.
Dr. Galindo Elected to AAAS Executive Committee
Dr. AJ Galindo has been elected to the executive committee of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS nurtures students and young scientists, and forges relationships with and between individuals and organizations around science-related issues. They seek to understand and facilitate new trends within scientific disciplines, especially as they relate to learning and the relationship between science and society. Dr. Galindo has been a member of the AAAS Pacific Division Council for more than 20 years. As a member of the executive committee, he will run the education group that judges student submittals. More than 100 students submit papers in all scientific disciplines for judging and scholarships annually.
Congratulations to Adán Magaña ’23 and Roberto De León ’24 for earning awards from the College Board National Recognition Program. They are recognized because of their academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and/or AP Exams. Both excelled in College Board assessments and are recipients of the National Hispanic Recognition Award.
Looking for more than a school? Find it at Palma
Whether you’re moving up from elementary school or entering Palma at any grade level, you will find a welcoming campus culture. The bond of brotherhood is strong and students feel connected within their class and across their school.
A Palma education is focused on the whole person, preparing students to thrive in college and in the world. Palma graduates are men of character who are confident in their convictions.
of 2022 graduates were accepted to college
was received by 2022 graduates college scholarship offers
service hours are logged by students on an annual basis
graduates have received athletic scholarships in the past 10 years
Alumni credit Palma for the success they continue to have in college and life.
"I use the tools given to me at Palma to educate and empower students like me — underrepresented, underserved, low-income students. It’s because of the courage and conviction I gained at Palma that I can show my students that they, too, can achieve the education necessary for social mobility.”
“Palma set the foundation for me to establish a strong work ethic in order to be successful in an unfamiliar environment. Some of my best memories come from Palma and I can’t thank my parents enough for making the sacrifice to send me there. Thanks to Palma I’m a first-generation college student.”
“Palma offers a value-based education that’s really unlike any other school in Monterey County. I personally grew impassioned and really learned through my volunteering at Soledad State Prison with the Prison Ministry working with those on the margins.”
Palma Alumni Webcast Series
A weekly webcast hosted by Abe Lincoln ’88 includes interviews of alumni from a diverse range of backgrounds, spanning several decades, career fields, and interests to discuss their experiences at Palma and life after graduation.
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