The annual college fair was held in Palma School’s Steve Clayton Memorial Gym on Wednesday. Students from Notre Dame and Palma were able to get information from 76 colleges and universities from around the country.
Palma’s annual Dodgeball Tournament will be held in the Steve Clayton Memorial Gym on Wednesday, September 20th from 6 to 8 pm. Teams made up from almost every constituency on campus are geared up to be cheered up. Be sure to get here early…this is an exciting event and the gym fills up quickly.
Student wishing to apply for the STEM+ Scholar, Excellence in Humanities Scholar or Certified Bilingual designation must submit their application by Friday, September 15th to be considered. Get your application in today!
Come to Palma School on Saturday, August 12 from 9 am to 1 pm to watch football scrimmages, play games, enjoy great food, shop the farmers’ market and take home a BBQ Tri Tip dinner for four for only $40. Come out and join in the fun with the Palma community. See you there!
Palma School’s first day is so popular that Salinas Police needed to set up at the school entrance to direct traffic. Thanks to their efforts, everyone arrived safely and got to classes on time. Thanks, Salinas PD!
Today launches another exciting year of challenging academics, championship athletics and life changing service to our community. We welcome back all of the returning students, faculty and staff and especially welcome all of our new Chieftains.
Palma School’s Alumni Weekend, scheduled to begin on September 22nd, will conclude with Mass at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 24th held in the Blessed Edmund Rice Chapel on Palma’s campus. Fellow Chieftain, Rev. Ken Laverone, OFM ’69 will be the celebrant.
On Saturday, June 3, Spencer Gamble ’13 and Andrew Todd ’13, friends since kindergarten, served as Cake Bearers at the annual La Merienda Festival in the Memory Garden of the Custom House Plaza in Monterey.
During a gala event on May 6th, Jorge Rico ’08 was crowned LLS’s Man of the Year. The annual gala, held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, was in culmination of several 10-week fund raising campaigns conducted by supporters of LLS’s Man/Woman of the Year candidates.
On Sunday, May 7th, Mr. Micheletti, Omar Garcia ’17, Oliver Mirassou ’17, Jacob Fajnor ’17, and Mrs. Mirassou made a presentation about the Palma/CDCR Soledad partnership at the National Steinbeck Center.
Palma’s AP/Studio Art students got a rare treat on Friday, May 6th — a visit from professional artist and Palma alum Bryce Elischer. Bryce gave an oil painting demonstration and talked to students about art and Palma.
On Friday, May 6th, the Palma team battled all night. Trading points back and forth with Hollister and sitting 10 points down going into the 200 meters. But a 22-6 point swing turned a deficit into a 7-point lead and the boys never looked back.
Every summer St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, organizes a nine-day National Catholic Youth Choir camp. Among the high school students selected from around the country is Palma’s Jake Ottone ’18.
Among the nine athletes and one team selected to be inducted into the Salinas Valley Sports Hall of Fame will be two Chieftains; Bob Burlison ’74 and Dave Esquer ’83. This fifth Salinas Hall of Fame class will be inducted on August 26, 2017, at the Storm Center in Salinas.
On April 8th, the Junior High Chieftains competed in The David Raptis Invitational hosted by Washington Middle School. All of our Chieftain wrestlers finished the day in medal matches and the team walked away with an 8th place finish.
On Friday, March 31st, Palma School had two team enter THRIVE Innovation Foundation’s Young Innovators Challenge. The competition was made up of 40 teams and was designed to “develop key skills to meet the requirements of a competitive, innovative and entrepreneurial economy.” The categories for which middle and high school students could exercise their opportunity finding and solution development skills included hacking/coding, robotics, agtech and sustainability.
On April 1, the Palma wrestling team attended the Spartan Invitational hosted by El Sausal Middle School. The Chieftains wrestled extremely well and a majority of the wrestlers finished the tournament with medals.
You are invited to join us again this Wednesday for the fifth Lenten Mass. This Mass will bless our Blessed Edmund Rice Society Team as they prepare to embark to Mexico to build another home for a deserving family. Bishop Garcia will be our celebrant. Make your plans to attend this special Lenten observance.
Palma freshman Ramon Guzman entered his painting, “Under the Sea,” in the juried high school art exhibition, Thinking Out Loud, held at the Carl Cherry Center in Carmel. His painting was purchased by Amy Essick, the art curator for the CHOMP Foundation.
Andrew Newcomb ’22 serves regularly at St. Joseph’s Church in Capitola. Last summer, Andrew also served in Europe. Here are photos of Andrew serving in Assisi and at St. Alphonsus Liguori Basilica in Rome.
MBL Gabilan Division MVP and Player of the Year, Jamaree Bouyea ’17 scored the final five points to secure the Chieftain victory over Central Catholic of Modesto in a see-saw game that never stretched beyond two scores for either team.
It was a fun and special day at Laguna Seca on Saturday, March 11th, when Palma’s Mountain Bike Team Riders/Band Members performed the National Anthem during the opening ceremony of the NorCal High School Cycling League Race #2 event.
The excessive rain has dampened the spirits of many as some have experienced property damage and the inconvenience of lost power and longer commutes. The Mountain Biking Club at Palma School, however, has discovered the silver lining to all those rain clouds.
Palma men are not intimidated by any challenge it appears…not even one as daunting as creating original artwork to exhibit in Carmel's oldest and most prestigious art gallery! These brave, hardworking and very talented Palma seniors are exhibiting original paintings in the show: Vianni Fratangelo, Christian Gallardo, Branden Werner and Michael Zaragoza.
Palma School’s Robotics Club, the Armored Patriots, attended their second tournament of the season on Saturday, January 28. Sixteen teams from around northern California were registered to compete at Cisco’s headquarters in San Jose.
Palma School’s AP Literature class joined with students from Notre Dame High School to discuss themes and characters from the novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Mrs. DeSantis and Mrs.
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Palma is a private, college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7 through 12 owned and operated by the Christian Brothers Institute of California. Palma School is dedicated to providing young men an excellent education in a Roman Catholic environment that embraces the Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education and challenges each individual to develop spiritually, intellectually, morally, physically, and socially.