Dear Raider Families, 


After the unprecedented end to the last school year our administration, teachers, staff and parent volunteers are thrilled to get back to school and looking forward to an exciting year at MIS and HPMS.  As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, we hope you will consider giving to our annual PTA fundraiser, Raider Challenge. Raider Challenge is the only PTA fundraiser at MIS/HPMS, and the donations from our families directly impact this school year to enrich every student’s academic experience, support our teachers and promote the best learning environment for our students.


Now more than ever we need to come together to support our students, school and community.  The Raider Challenge needs at least $700 per student to “meet the challenge” and reach the $1.5 million goal set for this school year.  This year’s focus is to get back to basics and concentrate on professional development for our teachers, building enhancements to improve the interior spaces, technology needs, support for the MIS Spanish program, supplementing teacher salaries and ongoing recurring expenses for MIS and HPMS. 


During this year’s Raider Challenge we want to encourage 100% participation at ANY amount.  In the past some families may have felt that if they didn’t contribute the per student amount the money would not be appreciated.  We want to take away that stigma and emphasize that every dollar counts. I would ask you to consider giving what you can, whether it be $100 or $100,000.  If 100 families that had previously not given donate $100 that would be an additional $10,000 to support our teachers and school. Each family that contributes $25 or more will receive a MIS/HPMS car decal, and if we exceed our participation from last year, we will hold a school wide celebration.


With the amazing support from our Raider families and community, we can achieve our Raider Challenge goal and prepare our students for future success.  Thank you for your consideration and generosity.


Go Raiders!




Dr. Skip Moran                                                                     Dr. Chris Miller

Principal, McCulloch Intermediate School                           Principal, Highland Park Middle School


Tricia Perhirin                                                                       Kyle Huckaby

2020-2021 MIS PTA President                                             2020-2021 HPMS PTA President


Alaina Brooks, Susan Jenull, Leslie Toomay, & Jennifer Pankratz                                        

2020-2021 Raider Challenge Co-Chairs                          


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