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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.

Welcome Back!

We'd like to remind you that our doors open at 7am and Discovery begins at 7:30. To ensure our students are proficient, exceed expected growth, and reach their full potential, please make sure your child arrives to school before 7:30 every day so they are not marked tardy or miss important instruction. During the remainder of the year, Discovery will be focused on intervention and enrichment skills.

Sports Games, 10/17-19

On Tue, Oct 17, our volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams will travel to Githens Middle for 4pm games. On Wed, Oct 18, our cross country and soccer teams will host Brogden Middle at 4pm. Also that day, our football team will travel to Hillside High to play Shepard Middle at 5:30pm. On Thu, Oct 19, our volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams will travel to Shepard for 4pm games. Admission is $3 for everyone 10 years and older. DPS employees with picture ID are admitted free. If the DPS Athletics Dept. cancels any events or practices, our Athletics Dept. will let you know as soon as possible through email or text.

Eat Tomato Jakes, 10/19

If you dine in or take out at Tomato Jakes at 8202 Renaissance Pkwy on Thu, Oct 19, from 5-9pm, and show this flyer (REQUIRED) when you order, they will donate 20% of the proceeds to us!

Kids Durham Candidate Forum, 10/19

Join other kids from around Durham THIS Thu, Oct 19, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Holton Center, 401 N. Driver St, to meet who's running for Mayor and City Council of Durham! You'll be able to ask them questions and share your thoughts & ideas! All are welcome, but only kids may ask questions! A light dinner and snacks will be provided. Contact 919.560.7321 or info@kidsvotingdurham.org for more info.

Report Cards, 10/20

Report cards should come home Fri, Oct 20. Please discuss strengths and any needed areas of improvement with your child and set goals for the 2nd quarter.

Coding Club Interest Mtg, 10/23

If you will be free on Mondays, from 2:30-3:30, can arrange a ride to get you by 3:30, and are interested in computer coding, come to the interest meeting on Mon, Oct 23. Email Mr. Rosenberg at dov.rosenberg@dpsnc.net with any questions you may have.

Early Release Day, 10/25

Wed, Oct 25 is an Early Release Day, so our students will be dismissed at 12:20pm.

Donations for Staff Lunch, 10/25

For every early release day, our PTA is generously providing lunch for faculty and staff to grab as we rush off to meetings and trainings. On Wed, Oct 25, our PTA is hoping you can you contribute time, food, or money. Please sign up to help at this link. If you'd prefer to make a cash donation, drop it off in the front office in an envelope marked "For Staff Lunch." Set up begins at 11am; lunch is from 11:00 - 1pm (we also need help setting/cleaning up). Non-perishable items can be given to the main office any day before the lunch (attach a note saying "For Staff Lunch"). Please bring all perishable items (including hot items in a crock pot) to the main office conference room by 11am on the day of the lunch. Any dish, pot, or container you bring should be labelled with your name and number to ensure you get it back. Thank you so much for making our faculty & staff feel appreciated!

Picture Day, 10/27

Remember to dress to impress for Picture Day on Fri, Oct 27! Pre-payment isn't necessary (everyone have their picture taken) but pre-pay costs are lower.

School Dance, 10/27

Please join us for a school dance on Fri, Oct 27, 6-8pm. Tickets are $5.

Eat At City BBQ, 11/8

If you eat at the City BBQ at 208 W NC 54 on Wed, Nov 8, and show this flyer (REQUIRED!) when you order, they will donate 25% of the proceeds to us! All you have to do is eat BBQ and scan this barcode and we'll get 25% back!

Sports Awards Banquet, 11/9

We hope to see every RHMS athlete and their families at our Fall Sports Banquet on Thu, Nov 9, 6pm, in the auditorium and cafeteria. Athletes, you must return a completed invitation to the head coach of your team by Wed, Nov 1 if you want to eat at the banquet! Guest MUST purchase a $10 meal online prior to the event at this link. No meal tickets will be sold at the door.

Eat at CPK Often Thru 1/4/18!

You should have received a "Philanthropizza Card" from California Pizza Kitchen with your child's Progress Report, which should have come home on Tue, Aug 15. Present the card to your server when you dine at CPK (or get take-out or catering), 6910 Fayetteville Rd, and 20% of what you spend will be donated to Rogers-Herr! The Philanthropizza Card is valid only at the Southpoint CPK through Thu, Jan 4.

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 before the competition ends on Fri, Oct 20. The winning team from each grade will get a popsicle celebration! The team that collects the most Box Top insignias will get a trophy! 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.

Appreciate A Principal

October is Principal Appreciation Month! Principal Rogers, we sure are grateful for all your hard work. You have a positive impact on so many teachers, students, & parents in our community! Principals are often overworked and under-appreciated, so let's celebrate great Principals everywhere throughout October! Check out this video from NC State's Education Leadership school about a Principal's job. Use #NCSUthankaprincipal & #CelebrateAPrincipalOct2017 in posts to share your appreciation of Principals!

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.

Afternoons

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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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

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?

Shop at Amazon? Read This!

Every time you shop on Amazon, if you use AmazonSmile, they'll donate 0.5% of the purchase to any charity you choose. To set our PTA as your default charity:

  1. Click here.
  2. Type "Rogers-Herr" & our school should pop up.
  3. Click on our school.
From then on, all you have to do is use this link to do your shopping instead of Amazon's main page. Thank you!

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

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 October 17, 2017