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Principal Rogers' Updates

Welcome Rogers-Herr family and friends! We appreciate you taking the time to visit our website. Please mark your calendars and note the following upcoming events and reminders.

Congratulate Ms. Umbarger!

Our Media Coordinator, Ms. Jenny Umbarger, has been selected as one of 22 Lilead Fellows from a competitive, nationwide pool of applicants.The Lilead Fellows Program is a nationally recognized professional development opportunity designed to empower school district library supervisors to think creatively about library programs and be inspirational leaders. The Fellows work collaboratively with peers and mentors from districts across the country and are charged with thinking critically about the impact school libraries can make on all members of their school communities. Way to go, Ms. Umbarger

Ticks & Text Neck

We've posted some new, important information on our Health & Wellness page. Please click to take a look!

Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 4/26

On Wed, Apr 26, in accordance with the NC Dept. of Public Instruction, the NC Dept. of Health & Human Services, and the National Center for Disease Control, a random sampling of our students will take a survey about risky behavior. The results of this survey will provide these agencies with important data regarding adolescent health. If your child's class has been selected to take this survey, they will bring home a consent form tomorrow with more information. You may return this form ONLY if you do NOT want your child to participate in the survey. Otherwise, please encourage your child to take the survey seriously and answer all questions honestly; all the information will be kept anonymous and cannot be connected with the names of anyone taking it.

Eat at CPK often before 4/27

Take your family to California Pizza Kitchen, 6910 Fayetteville Rd, present the card we provided when you pay, and 20% of what you spent will be donated to Rogers-Herr until Thu, Apr 27. We've earned $430 so far! If you are NOT planning to use your card, could you please drop it off with the front office staff so we can give it to someone who needs one?

School Dance, 4/28

The GEMS are hosting a dance on Fri, Apr 28, 6-8pm in the cafeteria and will have game consoles in the auditorium! Permission slips are available in the main office. Admission to the dance is $5 per student. Please contact Ms. Logan if you have any questions.

Book Fair, 5/1-5

Get lost in a good book during our spring book fair, which will be open for business from 7:30am to 3pm daily in our media center from Mon, May 1 through Fri, May 5. Our online store opens a week earlier on Mon, Apr 24. Join us for family night on Thu, May 4 beginning with a Poetry Slam at 5:30pm, followed by a PTA meeting and Ice Cream Social!

Eat at Chipotle, 5/10

Take your family to Chipotle at Southpoint Mall, 6910 Fayetteville Rd, on Wed, May 10, 5-9pm and present this flyer and 50% of your purchase will be donated to RHMS!

$10 Sports Physicals, 5/17

EmergeOrtho (formally Triangle Orthopaedics) is offering sports physicals for just $10 Wed, May 17, 6-8pm, at 120 William Penn Plaza. All the money collected for these physicals will be donated back to the school that each student attends!

Spring Sports Banquet, 5/18

Our Spring Sports Awards Banquet is for spring athletes and their families and takes place on Thu, May 18, at 6pm. RHMS Athletes, Administration and Coaches eat free. All guest meals are $10 each and must be paid online at this link (money will not be accepted at the door). All participants who plan to eat at the banquet must respond no later than Thu, May 4. If you have challenges paying online, please email Coach Beasley at

Pianist Needed, 5/20

The Honors Vocal Ensemble is looking for a piano accompanist to for our Carowinds’ Festival of Music competition on Sat, May 20. If interested, please email our Band Director, Mr. Bodiford, at

EOG Proctors Needed, 5/26 - 6/8

We will need about 50 testing proctors every day of state testing, which will be from May 26 - Jun 8. State polices require testing proctors to monitor the administration of final exams and all end-of-grade and end-of-course exams. Please contact the main office to let us know that we can count on you to help us! If you are unable to proctor please spread the word to co-workers, church members, social organizations, family, and friends. Proctors must be cleared DPS volunteers, 18 years or older and may not be a current DPS student. If you have not already done so, please register as a DPS volunteer at this link and be sure to select Rogers-Herr Middle School and “Test Proctor."

Immunization Requirements, 6/19

Parents, please be aware that all students must have had one dose of Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis) vaccine and MCV (menningococcal conjugate vaccine) prior to entering the 7th grade. We need proof of this by Mon, Jun 19 via a Certificate of Immunization (shot record). If we don't get it by Mon, Jul 17 (the first day of school), the law requires that we suspend your child from school until proof of these immunizations is provided to us. If your child has not had these vaccines, please contact your health care provider or local health department to take care of this as soon as possible. Please see our Health & Wellness page for more information.

Fresh Photos!

In an effort to keep the photos on our website current, please email any pictures you take at school/events that you think would be a good addition to our website/yearbook! If you have a phone with a camera, please just email them directly from your phone and remember to select “Actual Size” for the photo (that way the resolution will be good enough for our yearbook). Thank you!

Support Deaf Students

The Museum of Life and Science offers hands-on exhibits that our deaf & heard of hearing (D/HH) students can't experience at home or school. Designing a wing to see how wind moves, making a tornado form, or looking at animal skeletons give students visual experiences that would otherwise be difficult to describe. Getting our students out of the classroom to have these experiences with teachers of the deaf and sign language interpreters will help our D/HH have a more rewarding educational experience. But we can't do it without your help! We are trying to raise about $550 to make this trip a reality. Please give whatever you can at this link!

Support for Exceptional Children

When our exceptional children with disabilities are able to participate in field trips where they connect with nature and the arts, they demonstrate better their abilities, beauty, and uniqueness in their classrooms and communities. They enjoy a sense of calm when viewing a painting or sculpture at an art museum, connectedness when visiting a local farm, and creative inspiration when building their own sculptures at arts venues like The Scrap Exchange. Teacher Rita Pierson said, “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” Will you be a champion? Please click this link to give $5 now. Thank you for supporting our exceptional students with disabilities!

Keep In Touch!

RHMS offers lots of ways to stay up to date. In addition to getting updates emailed to you (to subscribe, just send an email to, you can also get text messages (text @rogershe to 81010; you'll get a request for your name; reply and you're done). To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to with your child's name and updated phone numbers. We also have an active presence on Facebook & Twitter!

That is all for this week's announcements. Have a wonderful week. RAMS ROCK!

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School Hours


On school days, our doors open for students at 7am and the instructional day begins promptly at 7:30. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria from 7-7:20am. Students arriving after 7:30am go directly to the main office to sign in, get a tardy pass, and then go to class.


Car riders and bus riders are dismissed at 2:20pm, which is when the instructional day ends. Attendance is very important and contributes to student success. We depend on parents to ensure that our students are present and on time every day.

Pay for School Stuff Online


Here Comes the Bus

Sign up or log in to Here Comes The Bus to track the location and schedule of your child's bus. Our school code is 97034.

Keep In Touch

RHMS offers lots of ways to stay up to date. Use what works for you!

  • EMAIL: Get weekly RHMS updates through the RHMS Google Group. To subscribe, simply send an email to rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe
    To un-subscribe, visit the Google Group page and look for the "My Settings" button (a person with a wheel) in the top right corner. Click it and select "Leave this group."
  • PHONE: To ensure that you get Principal Rogers' weekly phone updates, send an email to with your child's name and updated phone numbers.
  • TEXT MESSAGE: text @rogershe to 81010. You'll receive a request for your name. Once you reply, you will be subscribed to our texting service at Standard message rates apply.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter
  • GRADES & HOMEWORK: To keep up with your child's progress, be sure to check the Team Pages and Home Base. Some classes also use Edmodo to keep in touch. Please contact the school office for login information.
    HomeBase Edmodo
  • DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
    Durham Public Schools
  • More links to DPS resources on our
    Helpful Info for Parents page »


RHMS Google Calendar

Our Google Calendar »
lists upcoming school events.

Academic Calendar

Durham Public Schools calendars page

Parent-Teacher Association

Join our PTA: Support RHMS

It’s never too late to join the PTA! You’ll be surprised how fulfilling it is to take this step! You’ll join a community of parents and teachers that make a difference for our students together. our membership and donations to the RHMS PTA support classroom supplies, educational activities, staff appreciation events, informational forums for parents, and fun events for our students throughout the year. PTA dues and donations are also tax deductible! Joining our PTA, which is only $8, has never been easier now that you can sign up online! That's right! No forms to download, print, fill out, and turn in with a check! All you have to do is click here to join! It's so easy, why not do it right now?

Buy Ram Gear!

New RHMS duffle bags are just $15! Perfect for health class! New RHMS crewneck sweatshirts are just $20! Short-sleeved tees are just $12! Buy two items and get $5 off your total! Buy all three and get $10 off! Fill out an order form in the front office. Give forms and money to the front office reception. Orders can be picked up from there, too! Questions:

Hip to Clip Competition Results

logo: Box Tops for Education

Students on the Voyagers team and their families clipped and collected over 1,100 box tops! Congratulations on your victory! During this competition, all of our students and families raised over $400. Don’t stop! Keep clipping and continue to submit box tops throughout the year.Collecting the "Box Tops" insignia is SUCH an easy way to make money for our school! Just locate the image above on your favorite foods and home goods, cut them out, and have your child give them to their core teachers. Product lists and complete details are linked from on our Cool School Cash page.

SIT Team Reps Needed

Our School Improvement Team (SIT) is looking for parents to participate as a member this year. This very important team collaborates to write our School Improvement Plan (SIP). No prior experience is necessary, we just need your passion, input, ideas, and time. The SIT meets about once a month. Please email Susan Roux at if you would like to learn more or become a part of this crucial Rogers-Herr team.

PTA Volunteers Needed

Please let us know if you have any interest in serving on our PTA Executive Board as First Vice President as we currently have an opening. We also need volunteers to help plan our annual Spring Fling (EOG Celebration Day), a lead for Teacher Appreciation, and anyone who can assist from time to time with selling shirts, concessions at dances, and with our staff appreciation breakfasts. Even volunteering once this year is a HUGE help to the PTA! Remember, the stronger we are as a PTA, the more impact we can have on the success of our children. Please email Susan Roux at if you can help in any way. And don’t forget to become a PTA member! It's just $8 and that money goes to funding projects for our school! Joining our PTA has never been easier now that you can sign up online!

Time to Re-Link (your shopping cards)!

Did you know that last year we raised over $2,400 for our school by just linking our shopping cards at Target, Kroger and Harris Teeter to our school? All you need to do is go to customer service at your local Kroger or Harris Teeter and ask that they link (or re-link) your shopping card to our school. Both rewards programs run Aug–May each year and you MUST re-link your card to our school ID each year. Our Kroger School ID is 94484 and our Harris Teeter School ID is 3646. Our PTA can link your Harris Teeter card for you. Just email your last name and your HT card number or the phone number associated with your HT card to Susan Roux at We will do the rest!


Shoparoo is an app that lets you earn cash donations for your school, just by taking pictures of your shopping receipts! It's so easy! It doesn't matter where you shop, what you buy, or where you eat - every receipt counts! Grade levels compete for the most money raised. We just received a check from Shoparoo for $55! Use this referral code: goh50341. Join us in fundraising today! Download the free app here!

Volunteering at Rogers-Herr

We have so much appreciation for our parent volunteers who give of their valuable time! All potential DPS volunteers must complete an online volunteer application and undergo a background check before volunteering. The process will take 5-7 days. Once approved, your certification is good for two years. If you have any questions, please contact guidance counselor Ryanne Logan at 919.560.3970 x 70234.

This page last updated April 21, 2017