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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.

Football Game Tonight at Rogers-Herr at 4pm

The Rogers-Herr football game and time scheduled for today has changed. Due to the conditions of Hillside High School's football field, today's Rogers-Herr football game against Lowe's Grove will now be played at Rogers-Herr at 4:00pm.

On Thursday, September 20th, the RHMS boys soccer, Cross Country and Volleyball games will be held at Brogden Middle School. All games will begin at 4pm. Please come out and show your support for our RHMS athletes.

AIG Game Night

There will be an AIG Game Night on Thursday, September 20th in the Rogers-Herr cafeteria from 6pm-8pm. This is open to all of our AIG students and their parents. Please bring a game or two and a snack to share.

Intersession Break

Mark your calendars, as students and staff will be on intersession break Monday, September 24 – Friday, October 12. Students and staff will return to school Monday, October 15th. Please have a safe and relaxing intersession break. For information on intersession opportunities, visit our Intersession Camps page.
Please note: RHMS does not expressly support any private enterprise. Information on intersession opportunities is offered as a convenience and may not be interpreted as endorsement.

Progress Reports

Progress reports will go home this week. Please review the progress report with your child. Create a plan with teachers to submit any missing assignments and set goals for the remainder of this nine weeks. Rams are SMART and Rams are LEADERS!!!

DPS Media Release Forms

Students will receive a Durham Public Schools media release form with progress reports. Parents, please be sure to return these signed forms and indicate whether or not you give permission for your child’s image and name to be used in print, video, and/or digital media. Also, please be aware that several of our teachers are working on their National Board Certification this year and will be sending home additional release forms specifically for this process. Photos and videos of your child and their work for the National Board Certification process will NOT be published on websites, in school publications, or shared with the media but are solely for use by the teacher pursuing certification. Please contact the school if you have any questions.

RHMS Staff vs. Carrington’s Staff Basketball Game rescheduled to Wednesday, Oct. 17

Plan to come out for great fun Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30pm in the RHMS gym. Admission is $5 per person. Children 5 and under are free. There will be pre-game kick off activities, raffles and more. Come out to see our teachers--Coach Adams, Coach Braswell, Mr. Symes, Mr. White, Coach Williams, Mr. Cofield, Ms. Holloway, Mr. Tindley, Coach Johnson and more--go head to head against the Carrington Cougars’ staff. We are asking Rogers-Herr fans to wear Rogers-Herr blue. It is going to be a BLUE-OUT!!! We know the Carrington Cougars will wear orange. We CANNOT let Carrington out do us. We are hoping to make this an annual event. The winners of the game will get bragging rights as well as a phenomenal basketball trophy. Show your Ram pride by coming out to the game on Wednesday, October 17th, at 5:30 pm and wearing Rogers-Herr blue. As always, Rams ROCK!!!

Athletic Update

Staying for Home Games
Students planning to remain after school to attend any home game must have a signed parent permission form from their parent/guardian and $3.00 for their ticket before they can remain after school. They must also report to the auditorium for supervision immediately after dismissal. Students are not allowed to hang out front of the school, roam the building, or walk across the street to the stores or other businesses. Students in the Encore program will report to the cafeteria for Encore where they will remain until 4:00. If attending for the partial game with Encore, students enrolled in ENCORE are encouraged to donate at least $1.00 towards the Athletics department. If remaining for the entire event, ENCORE students need a signed permission form and $3.00 to be released from the Encore program. Permission forms are available here or in the main office. Emailed and verbal requests will not be accepted. However, a dated handwritten note granting permission with parent's/guardian's signature is also accepted.

Sports Passes
Please support Rogers-Herr Athletics by purchasing a Rogers-Herr sports pass for $25.00. These passes provide entry into all home games during the 2018-2019 school year. The advance purchase price is only $25.00 per person. One card grants entry into every home game! The advance purchase price ends on September 30, 2018. Sports pass request forms are available here or in the main office.


Contact Athletic Director Coach John Braswell with any questions regarding athletics.

PTA Beautification Day

There will be a Rogers Herr beautification day on September 29 (8:00-2:00pm) on our campus. We need volunteers to help. Come out to help shovel dirt, paint, plant, clean up and more. If you are available, please come help us beautify our campus.

Effective Communication

Communication between home to school and school to home are vital in each child's success. If there are immediate concerns or questions, please contact your child's teacher first. The classroom teacher is the first line of communication. If additional support is needed to problem solve after communicating with the teacher, please feel free to contact the grade level administrator. Assistant Principal Ms. Ernetta Cagle and Ms. Tawauna Stewart are the 6th grade and 7th grade Pioneer team administrators and Assistant Principal Mr. Anthony White and Principal Intern Ms. Kristy Rowland are the 8th grade and 7th grade Pathfinder team administrators. Problem solving early and often are among our top priorities. If you need help navigating this process, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at any time by dialing 919-560-3970.

Conferences

Rogers-Herr staff members are on morning duty each morning (7:00-7:30pm) followed by facilitating instruction immediately at 7:30am. Student safety and uninterrupted instruction are among our top priorities. As a result, it is difficult for us to conduct impromptu teacher conferences or parent meetings. However, if a parent conference is needed please email or call the appropriate staff member or leave your contact information along with a brief message at the front desk and our front office staff will relay your request to the appropriate staff member. We want to problem solve early and often to ensure the success of our students.

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 rogers-herr-middle-school+subscribe@googlegroups.com), 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 lisa.richmond@dpsnc.net 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

Mornings

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. Parents, we depend on you to ensure that your child arrives daily between 7-7:15am (doors open at 7am) to allow them time to get ready for their school day.

Afternoons

Car riders and bus riders are dismissed at 2:20pm, which is when the instructional day ends. For student safety, no transportation changes, including early pick-ups, will be honored from 1:45-2:20pm. Please bring a picture ID for all early pick-ups. Thank you in advance for your understanding and we regret any inconvenience this policy may cause, but student safety will always be our highest priority.

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Connections

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@googlegroups.com.
    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 lisa.richmond@dpsnc.net 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 Remind.com. 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 dpsnc.net for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
    Durham Public Schools
  • More links to DPS resources on our
    Helpful Info for Parents page »

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Parent-Teacher Association

Join our PTA: Support RHMS

Renew PTA Membership

Your dues helped the Rogers-Herr PTA provide the following resources last school year:

  • Novels for every child for One Book, One School
  • 38 Chromebooks
  • Monthly Staff Appreciation Luncheons
  • Grants for the Faculty
  • Gift cards for classroom resources
  • The Spring Fling
  • The 8th Gr. Promotion Breakfast
Click here to renew your PTA membership now! Email our PTA Membership Chair, Sonja Love, at sonjaylove18@aol.com with any questions you may have.

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: lisashce@gmail.com

Hip to Clip Competition!

logo: Box Tops for Education
Hit up your parents, neighbors, and friends for Box Top insignias (pictured) and then drop them in your core classroom's "Hip to Clip" collection box! Get as many in as you can because collecting the "Box Tops" insignia is 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.

Re-Link 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 sroux@cisco.com. We will do the rest!

Shoparoo!

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 September 19, 2018