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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.

Rams Rock & Rams Read!

This week we finished our school-wide reading of Mockingbird, by Kathryn Erskine. A former RHMS student spoke to us this morning to share his experiences growing up with autism, we hosted a Special Olympics soccer tournament, and made a school donation to Autism Speaks. Thank you to all of our students, families, and staff for your support!

Intersession, 9/19 - 10/7

Our first intersession of the school year will be from Mon, Sep 19 through Fri, Oct 7. School will be closed to students during this time. Classes will resume on Mon, Oct 10.

Fall Sports Games, 9/20 - 22

On Tue, Sep. 20, our Soccer, Volleyball, & Cross Country teams will compete at home against Lowe’s Grove. On Wed, Sep. 21, our Football team competes at home against Lowe’s Grove. On Thu, Sep. 22, our Soccer, Volleyball, & Cross Country teams will travel to Shepard. All games begin at 4pm. Admission is $3. Children under 10 & DPS employees (w/ badge) are free. Rams Sports Passes are still on sale for just $25 but the price will go up soon! The Rams Sports Pass is good for admission into ALL RHMS home games during this school year! If you have any questions, please email Coach Beasley at darryl.beasley@dpsnc.net.

Girls on the Run Reg. Due 9/23

Register for Heart & Sole by Fri, Sep 23! Heart & Sole is the middle school version of Girls on the Run, where middle school girls have the opportunity to learn about themselves, explore new ideas, cultivate empathy, strengthen connections, and develop skills that will help them move through adolescence and beyond. 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. The program starts in October and will take place at RHMS on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-4pm. It will end with the Girls on the Run 5k in December. For more information and to register for the program, please click here.

Student Volunteering Mtg, 10/13

Please join us on Thu, Oct 13, 6:30pm, to learn about nearby volunteer opportunities for your child from former RHMS President of the National Junior Honor Society (Wendy MacIver, 9th Grader) as well as one of our 6th graders, Samantha Schoppe. This is a great way to get ideas for a 6th grade GREAT project, the NJHS application, college applications, and most importantly, being a positive force in our community! All students are welcome! Come and be empowered!

Fresh Photos!

In an effort to keep the photos on our website current, please email dov.rosenberg@dpsnc.net any pictures you take at school/events that you think would be a good addition to our website/yearbook! If you have a phone with a camera, please just email them directly from your phone and remember to select “Actual Size” for the photo (that way the resolution will be good enough for our yearbook). Thank you!

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!

Working Together

Only by working together can we meet the needs of our kids. Thank you for your support and collaboration, which makes Rogers-Herr an extraordinary place to learn, work, & grow!

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.

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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Calendar

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Academic Calendar

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Parent-Teacher Association

Join our PTA: Support RHMS

Your membership and donations to the RHMS PTA support classroom supplies, educational activities, RHMS staff appreciation events, informational forums for parents, and fun events for RHMS students throughout the year. PTA dues and donations are also tax deductible! Joining our PTA 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?

It’s Hip to Clip Box Tops!

logo: Box Tops for Education

Collecting the "Box Tops" insignia is SUCH 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 from now through Fri, Oct 21. The team that brings in the most box tops will get popcorn and popsicles! The Pioneers are currently in the lead with 286 box tops with the Explorers close behind with 245. The Voyagers have collected 142, the Navigators 116, the Pathfinders 67, and the Dreamseekers have collected 32. You can see how your team is competing at any time by the entrance to the library. 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 sroux@cisco.com 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 sroux@cisco.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 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 16, 2016