The Outdoor Experience Programs allow teachers to expand the learning that takes place in the classroom while giving the students chance to exhibit skills not always visible in the traditional environment.

Each spring, Fifth Grade students take a class trip to explore the Boston Freedom Trail. For 27 years, our Sixth Graders have spent five-days, overnight at the renowned Chewonki Foundation. Last spring, Seventh Graders participated in a “Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Risktaking and Natural Highs” program of mini-adventures lead by MS staff. Eighth Graders have had trips to Chewonki, Camp Ketcha, and Kieve.

The MSPA has been extremely fortunate to be able to help fund these programs through a variety of sources, but two stand out. First, is the Hannaford Grocery Card Program. Purchase a Hannaford Grocery Card (for any dollar amount) through the MSPA and Hannaford gives a FULL 5% back to the school – and you can designate to YOUR CHILD’S CLASS! There are no fees, no overhead, and no strings attached. It’s “free money”. Contact .

Second, is the CLYNK Program. Each class has labeled CLYNK bags – use them at home or work and give them to neighbors and relatives! Return filled bags to any Hannaford store, scan the tag on the bag and the money gets credited to the class – it’s that simple. Bags will be available through homeroom and advisory teachers and the Middle School front lobby.