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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.
Eclipse: Official DPS Notice
Three DPS year-round schools that are now in session would normally have students boarding the buses or carpooling home during solar eclipse on Mon, Aug 21. To ensure the safety of our students, bus drivers, families, and staff, Easley Elementary, Holt Elementary, and Rogers-Herr Middle will dismiss at 12:20 that day, which means there will also be no athletics or afterschool. All other year-round and speciality high schools that are open on Mon, Aug 21 will dismiss at their regular time. DPS has trained our principals and staff whose schools will be in session on eclipse safety, and will provide supplementary educational materials and programming to students and families.
Curriculum Night, 8/17
Join us for Curriculum Night on Thu, Aug 17. This is an opportunity to learn about the curriculum your child is being taught and ask questions. More details will be included in your child's team’s weekly newsletter. Due to our limited parking, we have designated specific times for each grade level:
- 5-6:00pm| Parents of 6th graders visit classrooms
- 6-6:30pm| Parents of AIG 6th graders (library)
- 6-7:00pm| Parents visit elective classrooms
- 6-7:30pm| Showcase of Clubs (main lobby)
- 6:30-7pm| Parents of 7th/8th gr. AIG students (library)
- 7-8:00pm| 7th Gr. Curriculum Night (auditorium)
- 7-8:00pm| 8th Gr. Curriculum Night (cafeteria)
Help Our Lacrosse Team By 8/18
Dicks Sporting Goods is doubling donations! This Donors Choose project for our Lacrosse Team has only 3 weeks left to get fully funded. Let's get the Lacrosse team what they need! Click here and donate!
Eclipse Info, 8/21
We are so excited about the fun solar eclipse activities our students are doing during on Mon, Aug 21! We will remind them that looking at a solar eclipse can cause blindness. The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from any part of NC was 1979! Learn about NC eclipse visibility here, and there's a US visibility map here (in Spanish). Parents, please talk with your children about not looking directly at the eclipse. There's more info on eclipse safety at this link.
School Closed, 8/23
There will be no school for students on Wed, Aug 23. It is a required workday for teachers.
Athletic Conditioning, 8/14-25
Voluntary conditioning for those interested in football or cheerleading will be Mon-Fri, Aug 14-18. Voluntary conditioning for those interested in volleyball, soccer, or cross country will be Thu-Fri, Aug 24-25. Only those who have already turned in a completed physical may participate. All athletes will meet in the auditorium immediately after dismissal. Study hall begins at 2:30 sharp. Conditioning and tryouts may be inside or outside. Parents, please ensure that your child is picked up before 5:45pm. Please contact Athletic Director Darryl Beasley with any questions regarding athletics.
RHMS Sports Pass Ends 8/31
A sports pass will be available for $25 (until Mon, Aug 31) that will get you in to all of our Home games (football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball, baseball, softball, and track & field) during the '17-'18 school year. One card grants entry into every home game! Sports pass request forms are available in the main office or you can download one at this link.
Heart & Sole, 9/11
Register now for Heart & Sole, Girls on the Run for middle school! During this 10-week program, middle school girls will learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections, and develop skills that will help them as they move through and beyond adolescence. Physical activity is a core element of the program, but it is designed to be accessible to all girls regardless of athletic ability or fitness level. It will be at RHMS on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30-4pm beginning on Mon, Sep 11 and ends with the GotR 5k in December. Click here for more info and to register.
Eat at CPK!
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. To maximize the success of this fundraiser, consider making CPK Southpoint your destination for:
- Birthday parties w/ restaurant tours for kids and teens (includes pizza making!)
- Group Gatherings
- Family Dinners
- Date Night
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 firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 email@example.com 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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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit dpsnc.net for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
RHMS Google Calendar
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: email@example.com
Hip to Clip
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.