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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.

Character Counts at Rogers-Herr

For the month of August, we are focused on the character trait self-discipline. Self-discipline means showing:

  • Self-control
  • Self-restraint
  • Self-reliance
  • Independence
  • Personal commitment to excellence
  • Being punctual to class
  • Abiding by rules
  • Completing assignments and tasks
  • Following rules and procedures (without reminders)
Please talk with your child about the importance of displaying self-discipline at all times.

PTA Update

The PTA provides lunch for our staff on each Early Release day as a gesture of thanks and appreciation. Our first Early Release luncheon for the staff is Wed. Aug. 15 with a luau theme. The PTA is requesting the following items:

  • Navigators: Drinks (bottled water, canned sodas)
  • Voyagers: Desserts
  • Pioneers: Appetizers and dips
  • Pathfinders: Meatballs, flavored wings, BBQ tofu, deli meat (turkey, ham, roast beef)
  • Explorers: Uncut fruit (whole watermelons, pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew melons, strawberries, blueberries)
  • Dreamseekers: Assorted salads (garden, spinach, pasta, three bean, etc.)
Donations for the luncheon may be dropped off in the main office Aug. 13-15. Thank you in advance for your support.

Athletic Update: Fall Sports

Students interested in playing football (7th & 8th grade) or boys soccer, girls volleyball, cross country, or cheerleading (all grades) at RHMS must have a current physical on file prior to conditioning or tryouts. Football and cheerleading voluntary conditioning will be held Aug. 13-17 and soccer, volleyball, cross country voluntary conditioning will be held Aug. 21-24. Student athletes will meet in the auditorium right after dismissal with study hall begining at 2:30. All athletes should be picked up from the school by 5:45pm.

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

Progress Reports

Progress reports will be sent home with students on Wed. Aug. 15. Review the progress report with your child to discuss strengths and areas of need, creating a plan to complete and submit any missing assignments. Stay informed by checking PowerSchool regularly. Contact data manager Lisa Richmond by email or by calling the school at 919-560-3970 for assistance.

DPS Early Release Day Aug. 15

Wednesday, August 15th is a DPS Early Release Day and our students will be dismissed at 12:20pm. Please have all car riders picked up by 12:20pm so our teachers may participate in their professional development opportunities.

Showcase of Clubs and Curriculum Nights

Join us Thurs. Aug. 16 5:30-6:15 to learn about all the clubs and extracurricular activites RHMS has to offer this year. 6th grade curriculum night will take place following the showcase (6:30-7:30pm), where you can spend time with your child's teacher and learn about the curriculum of the content areas. Our 7th and 8th grade curriculum night will be held Thursday, August 23rd (5:30-6:30pm).

Early Pick-Up Safety

Classes end daily at 2:20pm. For student safety, no transportation changes, including early pick-ups, will be honored from 1:45-2:20pm. Parents, please do not pick your child up from school on a routine basis before 1:45pm because it is important that they do not miss instruction. Please bring a picture ID for all early pick-ups. Parents and visitors may be asked to show a picture ID when picking up students early from school. Thank you in advance for your understanding. We regret any and all inconveniences this policy may cause. Student safety will always be our highest priority.

Morning Procedures

Instruction always begins promptly at 7:30am. Students arriving after 7:30am will report to the main office to sign in and receive a tardy pass to class. Parents, we depend on you to ensure that your child arrives daily between 7-7:15am (doors open at 7am). This gives them enough time to get acclimated to the school environment each morning before instruction begins. Otherwise your child will miss part of class and may feel rushed.

Adult Party; RHMS PTA Fundraiser, 8/31

Grownups, please join us for a casual affair to support Rogers-Herr Middle School on Fri, Aug 31, 9pm - 1am, at Carmen's Cuban Cafe, 108-D Factory Shops, Morrisville. Get tickets now for $15 at this link, or pay $20 at the door. RHMS staff can get in with just $10 & their school ID.

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 with any questions you may have.

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.

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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
    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

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Academic Calendar

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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!

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 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 August 12, 2018