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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 hope everyone had a relaxing intersession break and will return ready to work hard during the second nine weeks. Please remember that Quarter 2 does begin Monday, October 15th.

Athletic Update

Come out this week to support our RHMS Athletes

  • Monday, Oct. 15: Volleyball, Cross-country and boys soccer HOME against Githens - 8th Grade recognition night for Cross Country
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16: Football HOME against DSA - 8th grade recognition night
  • Thursday, Oct. 18: Volleyball, Cross Country and boys soccer HOME against Shepard - 8th grade recognition night for Soccer and Volleyball
All games this week begin at 4pm. Tickets are $3.00 for all Middle School Sports Events. Children 5 and under are free. DPS Employees are free with ID badge.

No Early Release Day This Week

This week’s DPS Early Release day has been cancelled by the District. We will operate on a regular schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

RHMS Staff vs. Carrington’s Staff Basketball Game Wednesday, Oct. 17

Plan to come out for some great fun Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 5:30 pm in the RHMS gym. Admission is $5 for adults, and $3 for students. Children 5 and under are free. There will be pre-game kick-off activities, raffles and more. Come out to see your teachers go head to head against the Carrington Cougars’ staff. We are asking Rogers-Herr fans to wear Rogers-Herr blue. It is going to be a BLUE-OUT!!! We know the Carrington Cougars will wear orange. We CANNOT let Carrington outdo us. We are hoping to make this an annual event. The winners of the game will get bragging rights as well as a phenomenal basketball trophy. Show your Ram pride by coming out to the game on Wednesday, Oct. 17th, at 5:30 pm and wearing Rogers-Herr blue. All students wearing blue will receive a free ring pop at the PTA table. See you Wednesday! RAMS ROCK!!!

GEMS Community Service Opportunity October 20

The members of GEMS (Girls Enthusiastically Motivated to Succeed) invite all Rogers-Herr families out to participate in our first community service project of the year. In collaboration with the National Junior Honor Society, the GEMS have adopted W. Cornwallis Rd. It is our duty to keep our school and the community around us clean. This is sure to be a fun-filled event with music, concessions, and lots of laughter. Gloves and safety vests will be provided to ensure everyone stays safe. Please come out on Oct. 20 from 10 am-2 pm and show your Ram pride.

Report Cards

Report cards will be distributed Thursday, Oct. 25 instead of Friday, Oct. 19th. Please review the report card with your child, celebrate successes, create a plan for any needed areas of improvement and set goals for the second nine weeks.

Picture Day Friday, Oct. 26

Fall pictures are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26th. Look for more information to be sent home with your child regarding pictures.

Info Session about Northern's Academy of Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Plant Sciences

8th grade students and families are invited to Northern High School from 6:00pm-7:00pm on Monday, October 29 (room V-1) to learn more about the Academy of Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Plant Sciences. The Academy engages all learners in rigorous instruction, hands-on-learning experiences and leadership opportunities within a science and agricultural context. Students in the Academy can participate in FFA activities that promote leadership, personal growth, and career success. The Academy also will provide students with the opportunity to network and gain hands-on-learning career experience through internships. With the opportunity to gain professional certifications in Vet Assisting and Young Plant Professional while in high school, students will graduate ready for college and the workforce. Also, honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered at Northern High School. If you would like to attend, please register here by October 22 or contact Mrs. Dickerson.

Magnet Fair Saturday, Oct. 27

The Durham Public Schools Magnet Fair will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10am-1pm at Southern School of Energy and Sustainability located at 800 Clayton Road. This is a great opportunity for families to explore elementary, middle, and high school options and to talk with school staff about magnet theme offerings. Please note that this is a drop in event and fair visitors should expect heavier traffic if arriving at 10 a.m. More information about the fair and magnet school options is available on the web at

Music Department Update

The 6th grade Music Department Performance is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our band director, Ms. Cammon or Chorus/Orchestra director, Mr. Bodiford.

Support Rogers-Herr Soccer at Mellow Mushroom

Please come out on Tuesday, Oct. 30th from 5-9 at Mellow Mushroom on 410 Blackwell St. in Durham to help raise funds for the Rogers-Herr soccer team! 10% of the sales go to our soccer team. When you order mention you are there for Rogers-Herr soccer.

Effective Communication

Communication between home to school and school to home are vital in each child's success. If there are immediate concerns or questions, please contact your child's teacher first. The classroom teacher is the first line of communication. If additional support is needed to problem solve after communicating with the teacher, please feel free to contact the grade level administrator. Assistant Principal Ms. Ernetta Cagle and Ms. Tawauna Stewart are the 6th grade and 7th grade Pioneer team administrators and Assistant Principal Mr. Anthony White and Principal Intern Ms. Kristy Rowland are the 8th grade and 7th grade Pathfinder team administrators. Problem solving early and often are among our top priorities. If you need help navigating this process, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at any time by dialing 919-560-3970.


Rogers-Herr staff members are on morning duty each morning (7:00-7:30pm) followed by facilitating instruction immediately at 7:30am. Student safety and uninterrupted instruction are among our top priorities. As a result, it is difficult for us to conduct impromptu teacher conferences or parent meetings. However, if a parent conference is needed please email or call the appropriate staff member or leave your contact information along with a brief message at the front desk and our front office staff will relay your request to the appropriate staff member. We want to problem solve early and often to ensure the success of our students.

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. Parents, we depend on you to ensure that your child arrives daily between 7-7:15am (doors open at 7am) to allow them time to get ready for their school day.


Car riders and bus riders are dismissed at 2:20pm, which is when the instructional day ends. For student safety, no transportation changes, including early pick-ups, will be honored from 1:45-2:20pm. Please bring a picture ID for all early pick-ups. Thank you in advance for your understanding and we regret any inconvenience this policy may cause, but student safety will always be our highest priority.

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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.
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  • DURHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Visit for calendars, lunch menus and other info.
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  • More links to DPS resources on our
    Helpful Info for Parents page »


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Academic Calendar

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Parent-Teacher Association

Join our PTA: Support RHMS

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.

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 October 15, 2018