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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.

School's Out Until 1/8

Students should not come to school on Mon, Dec 18 or until Mon, Jan 8 because it is our winter intersession!

Shop Online Here!

Amazon will give us 0.5% of everything you spend if you set our PTA as your AmazonSmile charity and shop from this page instead of Amazon's main page. Please:

  1. Click here.
  2. Type "Rogers-Herr" in the search bar
  3. Click "Search"
  4. Click "Select" next to "PTA North Carolina..."
After that, just use this link to shop instead of Amazon's main page and shop to your heart's content!

Chromebook Challenge

Dr. Rogers and the Rogers-Herr staff would like to extend a sincere thank you to Susan Roux and all of our families for your overwhelming show of support during the Chromebook challenge. Your generous contributions helped us exceed our goal. Because of your enormous efforts, $11,700 were raised and our school will have 39 more Chromebooks added to our classrooms! Rogers-Herr is an extraordinary place to learn, work, and grow because of you! Thank you!

Basketball Game, 12/19

On Tue, Dec 19, we travel to DSA. Come out and support the Rogers-Herr Rams! Tickets are $3. Kids under 10 & DPS employees w/ ID badge are free.

Eat at CPK Often Thru 1/4

Show your "Philanthropizza Card" (which we sent home on 8/15, let us know if you need another one) to your server when you dine at or get take-out from California Pizza Kitchen, 6910 Fayetteville Rd, and 20% of what you spend will be donated to Rogers-Herr! This only works at the Southpoint CPK through Thu, Jan 4.

Nat'l Geographic Bee, 1/12

The winner of each classroom competition for the Nat'l Geographic Bee will compete school-wide on Fri, Jan, 12. Our School Georgraphy Champion will then submit a written test and, if selected, will get an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC for the national tournament in May. The contest will be televised, moderated by Alex Tribek, and the first-place winner will win a $25,000 college scholarship! Please email Ms. Stevens at kelly.stevens@dpsnc.net if you would like to volunteer or have any questions.

History Bee Coming Soon

We will provide information about when our annual History Bee will be when we return from intersession. In the meantime, get prepared by studying the US Study Guide& The World Study Guide. Last year we sent FOUR students to regional finals in Charlotte! We hope to have just as many this year!

Resistance! Defiance! Due 1/12

The NC Holocaust Speakers Bureau is proud to announce its inaugural poster competition! This year's theme is DEFIANCE: Unarmed Resistance During the Holocaust. The competition is open to all RHMS students and entries are due on Fri, Jan 12. The 1st prize is $150, 2nd prize is $75, & honorable mention is $50. In addition to a poster, all entries be submitted with a completed entry form and an essay of ~125 words describing how the poster is relevant to the theme. Check out the flyer here. Winners will be announced on Thu, Mar 1. The prizes will be awarded at Durham's annual Holocaust commemoration on Sun, Apr 15, where the winning posters will be displayed.

Talent Auditions, 1/18

If you'd like to perform in our 3rd Annual Talent Show, pick up a parent permission form from the main office, take time over intersession to develop a great performance, and bring your signed form, along with everything else you'll need to audition (music, monologues, choreography, costumes, props, etc.) to the auditorium on Thu, Jan 18, 2:30-4:30pm. The GEMS talent show is scheduled for Fri, Jan 26. Please contact Ms. Logan if you have any questions.

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?

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 December 15, 2017