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Dear Raider Families,
As we look forward to the 2022-2023 school year, we are excited for the momentum that awaits our students at MIS and HPMS. There is an energy at our schools with students smiling as they enjoy new active learning furniture in many science classrooms, digital TV screens throughout the school, upgraded athletic equipment in PE classes, and try their hand at new activities during Raider Hour Clubs. Enhancements like these are made possible with generous donations made by our Raider families and community supporters through our annual PTO fundraiser, the Raider Challenge. We would like to ask you to help us continue this momentum by giving to this year’s Raider Challenge.
With your donation of $700 per student to this year’s Raider Challenge, the MIS/HPMS PTO will be able to meet the continuing and growing needs of our schools. If EVERY family gives $700 per student, we will reach our $1.4 million goal. And the need is truly ongoing as the State of Texas remains 43rd in funding for public schools recapturing 68% of every dollar from HPISD since 1994. That’s over $1.8 billion dollars thus far.
Raider Challenge is the only annual PTO fundraiser at MIS and HPMS, and the dollars raised immediately fund requests from the school directly impacting every student’s educational experience. It supports professional development of our teachers, provides enhanced learning environments, funds enrichment programs like Spanish, and also contributes to everyday operating expenses like teacher supplies, copier toner, and copier leases.
Will you help us Meet the Challenge? Whether you are a first-time or sustaining supporter, our students, teachers and schools truly need you. Every dollar counts. Please consider several giving levels and benefits and help us Meet the Raider Challenge by donating online at raiderchallenge.com or during Back to School Sign Up (BSSU) from July 28 to August 5.
Your donation will help ensure we keep the momentum going for our students’ academic success. Thank you for joining us in this effort. Go Raiders!
Dr. Skip Moran Dr. Chris Miller
Principal, McCulloch Intermediate School Principal, Highland Park Middle School
Jessica Turner Waugh Libby Johnson
2022-2023 MIS PTO President 2022-2023 HPMS PTO President
Haley DeVault, Missy Finger, Amy Kovac and Jennifer Lander
2022-2023 Raider Challenge Co-Chairs