Cougar Challenge Cougar Challenge

2017-2018 Cougar Challenge

  What is the Cougar Challenge?

The Cougar Challenge is our only fundraising event for the year.  It is a direct donation campaign to make your contribution easy and effective.  100% of your donation goes directly to your child’s education.

We believe that this direct donation format provides a more equitable and responsible fundraising effort.  It allows families to contribute directly to their school in a meaningful manner.

SHMS is an award winning school with a staff dedicated to helping students develop their potential academically and socially. 

Your Donations Fund:
  • Classroom Mini-Grants (exmples of grants awarded: equipment for food lab, sports equipment for PE department, individual white boards for students, iPad minis, Digital SLR Camera for Art class, digital flash recorders for language classes, headphones for Chromebooks, sheet music for band, choir and orchestra, furniture for math classes, etc.)
  • National History Day
  • Computer and Art Supplies
  • Guest Speakers
  • Teacher Appreciation Events
  • Grade Level Field Trips
  • Needs of the Music/Band/Orchestra Depts.
  • Improvements to Common Areas
  • Social Events for Students
  • The New Climbing Wall (installed in March of 2010)


How can you help us meet the challenge?

 Our goal for the 2017-2018 school year is $75,000 with 100% participation. 

SHMS PTO is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization, 100% of your contribution is tax deductible.

We also accept corporate matching funds from your employer.  Please inquire with your company.

Donations can be made throughout the school year, but please help Southern Hills meet the “Challenge” by October 31, ​2017.  

 For more information, please feel free to contact our Treasurer, Heather Schwartz, at​