Lower Dauphin Middle School hosts numerous special programs and events each year. Ranging from our Geography Bee and Spelling Bee to our Renaissance Faire, Latin Olympics and Civil War Re-enactment Day, our students are exposed to numerous opportunities to learn in nontraditional settings.
    On our school grounds we have Adventure-Based Education equipment and an Environmental Nature Center which both serve to enhance our students' educational experiences.
    Our school's academic teams also provide numerous opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom through field trips and special projects.
    The following listings are just a few of the special programs offered at Lower Dauphin Middle School:

    Sixth-Grade Learning Opportunities


    JA BizTown - All sixth-grade students experience “Life as an adult” for one day at the Junior Achievement facility in York.  Economic, government, and teamwork principles are taught as students have jobs, earn paychecks, keep an accurate record of spending, and enjoy the day as a BizTown citizen. There is no cost to students.


    Canoe trips - All sixth-grade students have an opportunity to participate in a one day canoe trip during the fall or spring.  This is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and allows our students to meet Pennsylvania water quality standards found in the science curriculum.  $5 is the cost to students for this activity.


    Baltimore - All sixth-grade students are invited to attend the annual trip to Baltimore.  The National Aquarium and Camden Yards are two of the sites visited during this extended day trip.  The day is educational and entertaining.  Students raise money by fundraising.  Cost per student ranges from $50 - $60.